Essential reading for Women and Children Health

On June 29, 2015

The Common Cold in Children

The Common Cold in Children Cold is the most common reason for a pediatric office visit. It’s responsible for a child’s absence from school &   parent’s staying away from work. Let us try to understand this common illness in the next few paragraphs. What causes a Cold? “Cold” is a group of symptoms caused […]

On May 22, 2015

What is Urinary incontinence Dr. Rubina Shanawaz

Do you involuntarily leek urine when you laugh hard or sneeze? To find a solution to this embarrassing situation, read on Isn’t involuntary leakage of urine a part of having children & growing older?? Though it is caused by repeated childbirths, hormonal changes, there is a solution to this embarrassing predicament which more than 1 […]

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On May 18, 2015

Umbilical Cord Care By Dr. Prashanth Gowda

In the womb, the umbilical cord connects the fetus to the mother. After birth, the cord is no longer needed. It is cut, then clamped. The stump of the cord usually dries and falls off the newborn in a 7-12 days or so. Sometimes the stump falls off before the first week. Other times, the […]

On April 1, 2015

Trying to conceive: Expert advice By Dr. Jayashree Murthy

“Doctor, we’ve been married for a few years and trying to have a baby but nothing’s happening,” is a line gynaecologists often hear. For couples trying to conceive, there are a few basic rules they should follow. Know your fertile phase For a woman who has regular 28-30 day menstrual cycle, the fertile phase would […]

On March 19, 2015

What should I expect from my first prenatal checkup?

When you suspect that you could be pregnant or if you have already got a positive pregnancy test at home, you must see your gynaecologist as soon as possible. At this first visit, a detailed consultation with your doctor would take place. The aim is to understand details of your health, any problems that may […]

On March 18, 2015

What is Urogynaecology? By Dr. Rubina Shanawaz

Urogynaecology is a sub-specialty which integrates the complex and intricate specialities of Urology and Gynaecology, focusing on urinary problems and pelvic floor disorders in women. These problems arise due to the close anatomy of the urinary bladder and urethra with the uterus and vagina. Hence, these issues in women will have to be dealt with […]

On February 18, 2015

Hypothyroidism in pregnancy

Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism—the way the body uses energy—and affect nearly every organ in the body.  Too little thyroid hormone is called hypothyroidism and can cause many of the body’s functions to slow down. Hypothyroidism affects between three and ten percent of adults, with incidence higher in women and the elderly. Thyroid hormone plays a […]

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On February 13, 2015

Love and Limits – Parenting playfully

Discipline and Freedom: What’s the correlation between these two powerful words? Discipline is taken up as a serious business by some parents, they curb their child’s freedom to choose or act. But as they say, freedom brings in opportunities to learn likewise disciplining needs to bring in the freedom to think and choose. Our goal […]

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On January 29, 2015

High-risk pregnancy ensuring the best possible outcome by Dr. Beena Jeysingh

Pregnancy, a nine-month period of caretaking, is a time of happiness and joy for every mother. It also brings along a new set of anxieties. While most pregnancies are uneventful and without any sudden surprises, some pregnancies may be categorised as “high-risk”. What is a “high-risk” pregnancy? A “high-risk” pregnancy is one in which the […]