Molar pregnancy / Trophoblastic disease

Molar pregnancy is part of the spectrum of diseases known as trophoblastic disease. A normal pregnancy consists of the fetus or developing baby and the placenta which is made of trophoblasts. A molar pregnancy (also called hydatidiform mole) is an abnormal overgrowth of the placenta caused by an imbalance in the number of chromosomes supplied … More Molar pregnancy / Trophoblastic disease

Sleep Tips for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy brings different types of discomforts and health issues. Sleeplessness, snoring, nausea, morning sickness, leg cramps, heartburn etc. are some common problems that afflict almost all pregnant women. Due to lack of sleep, most expectant mothers suffer from fatigue, feeling low etc. As pregnancy progresses, women find it difficult to sleep due to uncomfortable sleeping … More Sleep Tips for Pregnant Women

Amniocentesis

The foetus is surrounded by a water-like fluid known as amniotic fluid. This fluid contains the live cells of the foetus and other substances which are helpful in determining the health of the baby before birth. Amniocentesis is a specialised medical procedure in which a small amount of amniotic fluid is taken out from the … More Amniocentesis

Human Rights in Childbirth – A Global Movement A word from Dr. Evita Fernandez

  Over the past seven years, my views on childbirth practices have taken a 180 degree turn. Today, I am convinced we obstetricians in India need to UNLEARN a lot of what we have been taught, and we need to LISTEN more to the women we are privileged to serve. I realized, to my horror … More Human Rights in Childbirth – A Global Movement A word from Dr. Evita Fernandez

Dr. Evita Fernandez’s response on the article – “Can We Please Stop Telling Pregnant Women This?”

Original Article – “Can We Please Stop Telling Pregnant Women This?” I’m currently 29 weeks pregnant and have already lost track of the amount of times I’ve been told by people that ‘everything will be fine.’ Read complete article at: Can We Please Stop Telling Pregnant Women This? | The Huffington Post Dr. Evita Fernandez’s … More Dr. Evita Fernandez’s response on the article – “Can We Please Stop Telling Pregnant Women This?”

Lactation Techniques

Breastfeeding is a natural process for women and provides a precious experience. However, breastfeeding your baby properly needs patience and practice to make the process enjoyable. Breastfeeding helps in building a special and intimate relationship between mother and baby. If you are a new mom, it is very essential that you know the right lactation … More Lactation Techniques