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…

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.…

Sneha and Arun walked into my cabin. The couple was excited about the first baby. It was just third month of pregnancy and second visit to me. This time the mother was also accompanying the couple. The mother looked happy and watchful too. After the consultation we had a quick chat and then they got…

Anemia is a common health problem amongst women in India. Iron tablets is the most common medicine prescribed medicine for this. All pregnant women are given a tablet of iron. Iron tablets can be very effective but only if they are taken correctly. Here are ten things you must know about iron intake.  Iron is…

Social media and mobile have become an integral part of our life. We are connected to our family, friends and to market places by internet and social media all the time. Doctor is a crucial person in every one’s life. Being connected with the doctor makes everyone feel secure and safe. Naturally patients use social…

A number of blood tests, urine tests are suggested for all women during pregnancy. These tests can help find conditions that can increase the risk of complications to the mother and the baby. Many of these conditions do not necessarily cause any symptoms and are likely to go unnoticed if not tested for. Early diagnosis and treatment can definitely improve the outcome.

The incidence of obesity is increasing in India. Obese women when pregnant pose different challenge. Despite the risks, child birth can be made safer by working closely with the team of doctors and other healthcare providers by monitoring the weight and exercising regularly.

Vaccines are helpful in preventing infections. Vaccines boost your immunity against an infection… thus keep you and your growing family safe. All vaccines are not safe during pregnancy. As a general rule vaccines made up from live viruses should not be taken in pregnancy. Vaccines made from dead viruses or toxoids are safe in pregnancy.

The sonography or scan or ultrasound means using sound waves to “see” the organs inside the body. The technology can be used to “see” the baby in the womb.