Blog on Zika during Pregnancy

In conversation with Dr Srisailesh Vitthala MBBS, MD, MRCOG, DFFP Getting infected with Zika virus, while in pregnancy, would mean a lot, for the mother and the newborn. Doctors across the world advice, the zika infection has to be top of mind concern for pregnant women, or those who are planning pregnancy. Zika virus is […] Read more

Pregnancy and Chickenpox

In conversation with Dr Geeta Muliyil MBBS, MS (OBG) Health experts from across the world say that the chances are very rare of pregnant women getting chickenpox. Mostly because many are immune to the condition, as they might have had the disease in the past, so immune, or got vaccination, so immune. But, there are […] Read more

Kangaroo Mother Care

In conversation with Dr Prabhu M MBBS, MD(pediatrics), Fellowship in Neonatology from Manipal Hospitals What is Kangaroo Mother Care? Kangaroo Mother Care, which is widely suggested for babies born as preemies, is a method of holding the baby naked except for diaper and a cloth covering its back, upright against the bare chest of the […] Read more

Lactose Intolerance in Babies

In conversation with Dr Chandra Sekhar Tippareddy MD (paed) (Neonatology and Pediatrics) Lactose Intolerance in Babies- Symptoms, Causes, Treatment What is lactose intolerance in babies? Lactase is the enzyme that is required to digest sugars present in milk ( lactose ). Lactose intolerance occurs when a person does not produce this enzyme, or does not […] Read more

Chloasma during Pregnancy

In conversation with Dr. Kalyani C Reddy (MBBS, MS – Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO) Chloasma often known as melasma or the mask of pregnancy is a skin condition that can affect 50-70% of pregnant women. Hormone fluctuations are partially to blame for melasma. Chloasma or melasma causes patches of discoloration. The patches are darker than […] Read more

Importance of Vitamin D and Iodine

In conversation with Dr. Harini Shetty (MBBS, DGO, Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine)   Why is vitamin D and Iodine important during pregnancy? While vitamin D is a key nutrient for maintaining strong bones for mum and baby. Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function, and during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy it contributes to babies’ […] Read more

Urinary Incontinence During Pregnancy

-A conversation with Dr. Nazima Parveen (MBBS, MRCOG)   Are there different types of urinary incontinence? It is quite common for women to develop urinary incontinence during pregnancy. There can be either stress incontinence which is leaking urine with a cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise (including running, jumping, lifting weights) or it can be urge incontinence […] Read more

Importance of Folic Acid

When should I start taking Folic acid? The body goes through several changes during pregnancy. It needs to be supplemented with important vitamins beforehand, to prepare itself for a healthy pregnancy and baby. An important vitamin that plays a vital role in the early stages of pregnancy is Folic Acid. Now, the important fact to […] Read more