Your diet in pregnancy lays down the foundation stones for your baby’s health and wellbeing in future. Research shows that babies who are born healthy and at full term remain healthier throughout their lives. They are better equip to face the infections and illnesses of childhood . A balanced diet rich in all the necessary proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins & minerals is important. But
Pregnancy , for most women, is a journey of joyful anticipation, excitement and anxiety all at the same time . This is because along with the thrill of welcoming a new life into your life, pregnancy brings along a lot of hormonal and physical changes in your body which may disrupt your normal daily routine to a significant extent. Most important among these are the bowel and bladder problems whi...
Welcome to the second trimester of pregnancy, Moms! As you must have already started to notice, this trimester (13-27 weeks) is a more comfortable and enjoyable time compared to the first trimester. The nausea and morning sickness of pregnancy now start to subside and the appetite returns. The baby bump usually does not show before the 20th week which can bring some discomfort but not yet. Not yet. Most women feel more energeti...
Women are the central axis around which the social framework of our society revolves. Bone health is critically important in maintaining the quality of life and yet many women tend to ignore their own healthcare while tending to the multiple roles in balancing their professional and household responsibilities. In women, bone health deteriorates rapidly after menopause. According to worldwide estimates, 1 in 3 post menopausal women suffers from osteoporosi
Urinary Tract Infections in women Urinary Tract Infection ( UTI ) is defined as the infection of any part of the Urinary system i.e the Urethra, Urinary bladder, Ureters or the Kidneys. These infections are quite common in women because of the short length of the urethra & the proximity of the urethral opening to vagina & anal opening in females. How does Urinary Tra
Best Nutrition Tips for Pregnancy A nutritious diet forms the basic foundation of a healthy lifestyle at any point of time , but it is even more important if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. This is so because your baby receives nutrition through your body during pregnancy and hence well nourished mothers give birth to healthy babies. This of course, does not mean that during p
Pregnancy is the most dynamic time of a woman’s life . It is a roller coaster journey where you may feel ecstatic & joyful one moment and quite low & tearful the next .Most of these changes are dependent upon your body’s response to the pregnancy hormones and there isn’t much that you can do about it. However, you can ensure that your body is better prepared to deal with these change
Endometriosis is a condition in which cells of uterine lining i.e the Endometrium, are present in abnormal locations outside the uterus, for eg. over the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvic wall and in the space between rectum and the postrier aspect of the uterus. Just as the uterine lining grows and bleeds under the effect of hormonal cycles every month, similarly these abnormally located cells also grow and cause bleeding every month in the body part where
Pelvic Infections or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), is a term used for infection of Pelvic organs i.e the Uterus, Fallopian tubes & Ovaries in a woman. These are commonly transmitted sexually but may, sometimes, be attributed to other causes. According to WHO, about 448 million new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) are diagnosed annually and it is among the top 5 disease categories for which an individual seeks medical care.Signs a
Uterine fibroids or myomas are benign (non-cancerous) tumours of the muscle cells of the uterus. These are produced due to a localized overgrowth of the smooth muscle and connective tissue of the uterus and can cause a variety of symptoms. They are hormone dependant tumours found in about 20%- 30% Indian women. They are usually found in the age group of 30- 50 years but can actually present at any age. The exact cause of development of fibroids is unknown