Post Pregnancy Diet

In conversation with Dr Deepika Alva MBBS, MS (OBG) Being a mother is an amazing experience in life. When we look beyond ourselves, and dedicate each moment, our being, to the life growing within. While in pregnancy, a carrying mother would choose the diet carefully. Because, the mom to be has to eat for the […] Read more

Pregnancy and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). And what you can do about it.

In conversation with Dr Sandhya Shivakumar (MBBS, DGO, DNB – Obstetrics & Gynecology) Carpel Tunnel Syndrome or CTS is a condition when pregnant women experience numbness, pain and discomfort in their fingers and wrists and sometimes in hand, during the second and third trimester of their pregnancy. The symptoms also include tingling, numbness, and weakness. […] Read more

Pregnancy Discharge: What’s Safe?

Pregnancy is a delicate time where many are concerned about the health and wellness about the mother and baby. Increase in vaginal discharge is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. Leukorrhea, the normal vaginal discharge is thin, clear or whitish and has a mild smell. The discharge becomes more prominent and heavier as the […] Read more

Benefits of Lamaze For Childbirth

The Lamaze method, developed by French obstetrician Dr. Fernand Lamaze in the 1950s, is a prepared childbirth technique. It teaches expectant mothers to cope with the pain in ways which also help in facilitating labor and making it more comfortable. It also works on increasing women’s confidence in childbirth by removing the negative preconceptions associated […] Read more

Pregnancy Cravings

While expecting a baby, a lot of women experience food cravings. Food cravings during pregnancy make expectant mothers have an overpowering urge to eat something, be sweet or spicy, at that very moment. It is absolutely okay to satisfy one’s cravings as long as the foods craved for are not harmful to the body. However, […] Read more

IVF and ICSI

What is IVF? IVF or In-vitro fertilization is the process of combining the ovum (egg) and sperm outside the body, in a laboratory. Once fertilization takes places and a healthy embryo forms, it is placed in the uterus where the embryo grows and is later delivered, at the end of the gestational period. IVF is […] Read more

Recovering From a C-Section

Welcoming a new life into the world after a long wait of nine months can be overwhelming and rewarding. A c-section is a surgical procedure where the baby is delivered through the mother’s abdomen, rather that the birth canal. Mothers who deliver through a caesarean section will be discharged from the hospital 2-3 days post […] Read more

What is Maternal Obesity?

Gaining weight during pregnancy is normal. However, it is important to maintain a healthy pregnancy weight. Obesity is when the BMI (body mass index)is higher than 30. The BMI is calculated based on the height and current weight of the mother. Obesity during pregnancy can increase health risks for both mother and baby. Health Risks […] Read more