8 Things That Women Worry About During Pregnancy 1 Miscarriage: A loss of a wanted pregnancy does cause emotional turmoil. Many women start blaming themselves for the miscarriage. But medical science says something different! Miscarriages are mostly related to abnormal babies! It is the nature’s way to filter out abnormal babies! Only if a woman…

When the pregnancy is unplanned a woman always goes through a major dilemma. Obviously she has two options…to continue the pregnancy and give birth or to consider an abortion. Myths around abortion can mislead them to take ill informed decisions. So here I discuss the myths and scientific truths around the abortion. 1.    Asking for…

In the last week, the talk of the town in the consulting room was the eclipse and its effects on pregnancy. The last time that Snehal (name changed) delivered her baby, she had not seen all her family members right away; but this time, Snehal (name changed) came for her consultation with her full family…

By Dr Nikhil D Datar. MD DNB FCPS FICOG DGO LLB Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Health Rights Activist, Mumbai www.mygynaec.com “Patient no 13/2017” calls out a nurse. A patient reduced to a number, as if she were in jail. Sounds demeaning, doesn’t it? May I say that this practice is legal and in fact, desired in…

By  Dr Nikhil D Datar Gynaecologist and Health Rights Activist “Doctor, you stood behind us like a rock when we felt all else had failed and showed us the way forward to get justice!” said a 42 years old man. He was accompanied by his wife and daughter of 11 with tears rolling down their…

When Mr. Das went to the hospital for his wife’s surgery he proudly flashed his insurance card for availing cashless services. He was under the impression that his financial responsibility will be over only by showing the card. At least that is what was told to him by his agent when he took the cashless…

Mrs. Saluja is a professor of bio technology. Her gynaecologist has advised her a surgery for removal of uterus (hysterectomy) and the same was scheduled the next day. Her close relative had almost dragged her to me, insisting that I should see her once and opine. Mrs. Saluja seemed very sure and clear about everything.…