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0 21 June 2022
What Causes Round Ligament Pain During Pregnancy?

Round ligament pain is sharp or cramping-like pain that is experienced most likely during her second trimester. The pain can jab on one side or both side of the abdomen and usually springs up when you (pregnant women) sneeze, laughs or changes sleeping positions. Round ligament pain is not harmful to the health of you are your baby. It is considered normal in pregnancy and is often experienced by 30% of women worldwide. However since its symptoms coincide with other health problems during pregnancy, pregnant women can ignore them assuming round ligament pain. So it is important to know about round ligaments beforehand to better avoid stress beforehand. So with the input of one of the top 10 gynaecologists in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri we give you a brief introduction to round ligament pain in this blog here by answering a few frequently asked questions. Read on.

What Causes Round Ligament Pain?

The human pelvis consists of two specific ligaments that are located around the uterus. These ligaments stretch out and thicken to accommodate and support this growing uterus during pregnancy. This sudden change may once in a while prod mild spasms that are harmless. However, when the body is acutely stressed while changing sleeping position, coughing or sneezing, the

0 21 June 2022
Bicornuate Uterus: Symptoms Effects on Pregnancy

Women’s sexual health is a topic which is frequently overlooked, even after significant steps have been taken towards raising awareness about various indispositions through web series, articles, podcasts, and what not. There are various menstrual issues which are still considered to be a taboo subject when it comes to discussing them in public, many due to religious aspects. India is one of those many countries who needs to generalize talking about various sexual health issues out in the open.  

The Symptoms and Effects of Bicornuate Uterus on Pregnancy

Conditions like PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) are more common than it seems especially for women in their child-bearing age. Women suffering from PCOS have high levels of androgens, they may not ovulate and have the presence of small cysts in their ovaries which may lead to infertility and obesity. Other conditions often seen are Amenorrhea or absence of menstruation, and some lesser-known conditions such as Bicornuate Uterus. Many female gynaecologists have not only treated women suffering due to bicornuate uterus but also experienced it themselves and hence know what they’re dealing with. A Bicornuate Uterus is a heart shaped uterus due to a rare, congenital condition caused

0 21 June 2022
Vaginal Laxity: What You Need To Know

Women’s bodies are home to new lives and roller-coaster rides for all dancing hormones. Throughout their life, a woman’s body goes through lots of changes, which directly or indirectly affect her libido and sexual pleasure. One of the most drastic events for the body and psyche is being pregnant, carrying the life for nine months, delivering the same life, and the tornado of emotions with all the stress of being a mum takes a toll on the woman’s body. In this progressive era, the aftermath of delivery is still overshadowed by the ‘happiness of being a mum’. The concept of ‘VAGINAL LAXITY’, is experienced by all the new mothers after delivering their babies. Vaginal laxity, which is commonly abbreviated as VL is caused mostly due to pregnancy and vaginal birth, it is generally associated with vaginal looseness which leads to the loss of sensation in the vagina during intercourse or causes obstacles to healthy and satisfactory sexual relationships.

Understanding Vaginal Laxity

Vaginal laxity is as common as mass love for pizzas, but the catch here is love for pizzas is well known and well talked about, and on the other hand vaginal laxity is an underlying issue that is common among the world of new bee mums, however not talked about. Despite how common it is, females still are shy about VL. Instead of consulting the ob-gyn, m

0 20 June 2022
5 Menstrual Hygiene Tips Every Woman Must Know

Women seldomly speak when it comes to their menstrual health and hence, they tend to avoid proper guidance on Menstrual Hygiene which further increases the risks of getting infections. If you struggle from any discomfort or infection related to intimate health, you can seek the advice of a gynaecologist in Mumbai and get proper treatment.

What is Menstrual Hygiene?

Menstrual Hygiene refers to the healthy practices that are necessary for women to follow during menstruation. These practices are associated with good menstrual health and are required to adopt in order to avoid infections.

Why is Menstrual Hygiene Important?

During the process of menstruation, the occurrence of vaginal bleeding is normal. In order to cope with the discharge of blood, women acquire several measures to maintain their hygiene. However, there have been various misconceptions around Menstrual Hygiene due to prejudice and lack of information. People especially in India, associate menstruation with impurity and embarrassment which cause insecurities among young females, resulting in neglecting their intimate hygiene which in turn can lead to numerous health issues such as- UTIs, Fungal infections, Reproductive infections, Bacterial vaginosis, toxic shock

0 24 May 2022
Is Cramping During Early Pregnancy a Sign of Miscarriage?

If you’re pregnant, you’re undoubtedly paying extra close attention to your body. If you are cramping, you may be frightened that it indicates a miscarriage, especially if it happens in the early stages of pregnancy. If you have any pain during your pregnancy, see an obstetrician and gynaecologist. Even though miscarriage is most common during the first three months, cramping can develop for a variety of reasons. The timing, severity, and existence of additional symptoms all play a role in determining if cramping signals a miscarriage. Pains in your lower abdomen or lower back during the first three months of pregnancy almost often suggest one of three things: a deranged pregnancy, a miscarriage, or regular discomfort. There is still a one in three probability of a miscarriage, so let’s look at some more facts and observations concerning early pregnancy cramps. However, before getting paranoid, let’s look at the general symptoms, and causes of the disease so that you can take care of the situation in the best possible way.

General Symptoms of Miscarriage

During the first trimester, keep an eye out for these miscarriage signs and symptoms.

  • > Bleeding of a dark brown or bright red colour
  • > Clots of tissue

0 20 May 2022
Stages of Prenatal Development

The process that occurs during the 40 weeks prior to the child birth is called prenatal development. It is divided in 3 trimesters and does not correspond with the stages. The first trimester ends when the embryo comes to an end, the second trimester ends on the 20th week and the third trimester ends when the child is born. Prenatal development is the development of the child inside the mother’s womb. The child does not just come out of the mother’s womb, it goes through stages of change and development. This stage of development is referred to as prenatal development. There are three major stages in the prenatal development:

1.     Germinal stage

The germinal stage occurs from the time of conception until 2 weeks. The conception occurs when the sperm fertilizes an egg to form a zygote. In the first week after conception, the zygote begins to divide and multiply from one cell structure to two cell structures and so on. This cell division process is called mitosis. Five days after the mitosis 100 cells are built up and later million cells are built up after 9 months. These cells get specialized and divided into the different organs of the body. During this stage the cells necessary for umbilical cord, placenta and amniotic fluid are differentiated to form the embryo.

2.     Embryo

0 20 May 2022
Things You Must Know About Getting Pregnant in Your 30s

Pregnancy in the 30s is no longer a rare choice as it used to be. With increased focus on career progression women today are consciously making their choice to conceive in their 30s. We could witness this significant change in our clinical facility ourselves as the average age of pregnancy has risen considerably as compared to the early 2010s. Though it is a welcoming change, it is always to be remembered that the peak reproductive years of women are their 20s. So pregnancy in the 30s does have its share of problems and hence the journey must be carefully planned and care must be taken with active consultation from gynaecologists. But how exactly the age impacts pregnancy and what care must be taken by women in their 30s before and during the pregnancy?  With the inputs from the best gynaecologist in Mumbai Dr Neelima Mantri, we have tried to answer questions in this blog here. Read on:

How do age impact pregnancy and its outcomes:

Every woman is born with a fixed number of eggs. As they age, both the quality and quantity of eggs gradually decrease.  Women in their 20s are considered to be at their reproductive peak as the standard of eggs (combined quality and quantity) is at an all-time high. As women become older

0 26 April 2022
Adolescent Gynecology: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

A gynecologist is a medical healthcare professional, educated and trained to practice in case of medical conditions related to gynecology. They diagnose and treat gynecological conditions and also advise couples planning a baby or matters relating to pregnancy, fertility, birth control, and childbirth. All women have to see a gynecologist at some point of time in their life. Apart from matters relating to childbirth and pregnancy, a gynecologist also assists women dealing with several health issues. These issues include but are not limited to menstrual cycles, irregular periods, heavy menstrual bleeding, spotting in between periods, no periods, vaginal pain, infections, STDs, and confusion regarding safe and unsafe ways of sexual intercourse. A gynecologist is a person who understands the female reproductive and gynecological health and in case of difficulties, they provide the needed help. A lot of women find themselves struggling with period-related problems. While some women experience irregular periods, some struggle with excessive or heavy menstrual bleeding. Both, irregular and heavy bleeding causes great discomfort to women but heavy bleeding can be more disturbing since it can get in the way of normal day-to-day

0 19 April 2022
What is Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia

Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia is a skin disorder that affects the vulva (outer part of the vagina). Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia is a precancerous condition i.e. it is no cancer but can potentially develop into Vulval Cancer when left untreated. What exactly causes Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia and how does this regular skin disorder of the vagina leads to cancer? To know answers we take help from the top gynaecologist in India Dr Neelima Mantri in this blog. Read on to know:

Relation between Cancer & Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia:

Cancer happens when the cells of certain body organs rapidly divide to form lump tissue. Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia is a vulva skin disorder where certain changes happen to the skin cells that rapidly divide into the lines of cancer. These abnormal cells thus formed sometimes go away on their own or over the course of time (10 years) cause cancer. To summarise – Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia is not vulva cancer, in a few cases it over time can develop into one. So it sure is a high-risk factor for Vulval Cancer.

What causes Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia?

The exact cause of Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia is not known but there are certain risk factors that increase the r

0 19 April 2022
9 Home Remedies for Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition that affects millions of women around the world. It is a chronic disease that causes pelvic pain, bowel and bladder problems and other symptoms. It is observed that working women face this problem more than non-working and as the working population of women in Mumbai is finding a good endometriosis specialist in Mumbai is a must. Some of the most famous gynaecologists in Mumbai may recommend a lot of medicines, however, there are simple home remedies that can solve your problem as well. Here are 9 effective ways to treat endometriosis symptoms at home:

1. Turmeric For Endometriosis

This powerful herb has been widely used in Ayurveda, Chinese, and Western medicine for centuries. You can add it to your daily diet in the form of curry, or you can brew it at home as tea.

2. Ginger For Endometriosis

While it’s widely used for many other conditions, ginger is particularly beneficial for endometriosis as it boosts immunity, and reduces inflammation. You can use ginger as a tea, or you can add it to your daily diet as a soup or tea.

3. Fennel For Endometriosis

This herb contains anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce symptoms such as pain and inflammation. Here’s how you can use fennel for en