Essential reading for Women and Children Health

On April 7, 2017

Endometriosis – Everything You Need To Know

Many women learn to normalise pain they experience during their period and not to talk about out loud. We’re encouraging women and teenagers to break a taboo and talk about their menstrual health. Endometriosis (pronounced en- doh – mee – tree – oh – sis) affects more than just the physical body and can have a profound […]

On April 6, 2017

Endometriosis & It’s Effect On Fertility

The most common complication of endometriosis is infertility and couples often find out about the problem when they take up tests to check fertility status. The relationship between endometriosis and infertility has been the topic of much debate. Research has shown that infertile women are six to eight times more likely to have endometriosis than […]

On March 28, 2017

Endometriosis : The Silent Disease

All You Need To Know About Endometriosis. Endometriosis-An invisible disease yet painful.The woman suffers and fights within herself.She fights the pain , she fights to explain the unbearable and the unpredictable.Such is the situation of a woman having endometriosis.She has to know as to why she is hurt.She has to know that she has the […]

On March 20, 2017

Contraception : The Voluntary Prevention Of Pregnancy

Considerations when Choosing a Contraceptive Method Safety Protection from sexually transmissible diseases Effectiveness Acceptability Convenience Education needed Side Effects Benefits Interference with spontaneity Availability Expense Preference Methods of Contraception Temporary Behavioral Hormonal Barrier – Spermicides Long-Term / Permanent Types of Contraception Barrier contraceptives Hormonal contraceptives Sterilization Note: No single method of birth control is the […]

On February 13, 2017

Breast Milk – The Elixir of Life

“BREAST FEEDING IS A MOTHER’S GIFT TO HERSELF, HER BABY AND THE EARTH”-Pamela K Wiggins Of every 1000 children born in India, 39 infants do not live to see their first birthday. Almost fifty percent of infant deaths in India are due to respiratory infections and diarrhoea. Breast feeding alone can reduce the infant deaths […]

On December 15, 2016

Antenatal Ultrasound Scan

( KNOWING AND BONDING WITH YOUR BABY AT EVERY STAGE) Ultrasound scan use sound waves to image your baby. The scans are completely painless and have no known side effects. For most of the expectant mothers its very exciting to see their baby in the womb Depending on the stage of pregnancy your doctor will […]

On December 15, 2016

Infections To Look Out For During Pregnancy

Expectant mothers are more susceptible to various viral, bacterial and other types of infections compared to regular people. Being aware and taking precautions is significant in ensuring the health of mother and baby      Pregnant women are at increased risk of acquiring infections because of the  lower immunity levels.According to Dr Teena Thomas, Consultant Obstetrician […]

On May 13, 2016

CERVICAL CANCER

Introduction Cervical cancer is one of the commonest causes of cancer-related deaths amongst women in developing countries. Every year in India, 122,844 women are diagnosed with Cervical cancer and about half of them die due to this fatal disease. Worldwide, Cervical cancer accounts for 500,000 new cases every year and India contributes nearly 25%. Who […]

On January 14, 2016

Preterm labor – be on the alert By Dr. Beena Jeysingh

Preterm labor is when your body gets ready for birth too early in your pregnancy. It is premature if it starts earlier than 3 weeks of due date. Risk factors are overweight or underweight at time of conception, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, alcohol, pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, uterine abnormalities, previous history of preterm delivery, any […]