What is Premature Pregnancy and How to Prevent?

0 12 June 2018

Premature pregnancy is giving premature birth before the due date of delivery. Let us discuss the premature causes and signs that can help you to prevent premature pregnancy. The causes that can lead to premature birth are:

  1. Overweight or underweight
  2. Getting pregnant soon after the previous delivery
  3. Having twins or more during pregnancy
  4. Problems regarding the cervix or the uterus
  5. High blood pressure
  6. Stress
  7. Diabetes (especially gestational diabetes)
  8. Smoking and drugs

These are the major causes of premature pregnancy, which can be prevented to reduce the risks involved. Here is how you can prevent premature pregnancy, says Dr. Neelima Mantri, a renowned Gynecologist.

  1. Follow some light to moderate exercises for having control over weight. A balanced diet is important for preventing obesity as well as to improve upon the present weight. Staying physically active will help in overall health during pregnancy.
  2. Avoid getting pregnant soon after giving birth to a previous baby. Talk with your partner to avoid such situations when there might be a chance of conceiving.
  3. If you are having problems with the cervix or t

0 12 June 2018

According to the studies carried out in the past and in recent times, obesity in pregnant women has been proven to be a cause for Gestational Diabetes. With the increase of weight and BDM, pregnant women are found to carry higher risk of diabetes. Excess maternal weight is found to be a major cause of diabetes among pregnant women, and in certain cases also causing the baby to be carrying the dreadful disease. If not addressed in time, diabetes may sometimes prove to be fatal for both the mother and the baby. So, what can we do to prevent obesity and diabetes in pregnancy? Exercise and simply exercise can be the only remedy. Recent studies have revealed that even small changes in the body mass weight can help to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes to a great extent. This can be achieved through exercise and physical activities on a regular basis. Retention of weight can also be achieved by following a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet plan, excluding comfort food and plenty of water can reduce the risk of increased blood pressure and the BDM. The types of exercises recommended for pregnant women include moderate intensity treadmill walking for about half an hour and strength training exercises for about 20 minutes. These exercises should be done on a regular basis and record kept on the amount of loss in body weight. The best strength training exercises include, goblet squa

0 20 February 2018

Having twins is a moment of excitement tingled with nervousness and anticipation for the parents. There is much information for the parents to gobble up as twins are on the way. There are multiple tips for healthy pregnancy to be taken on-board as you prepare for the hectic pregnant time. If the parents knew what to expect during pregnancy, labour, and beyond, the nervousness would dissipate easily.

  • Prenatal Precautions:

Monitoring the pregnancy routine is critical as there would be multiple issues like preterm labour and preeclampsia (a condition characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine). A single child pregnancy puts enough stress on the body and twins would exponentially increase that. The doctor would be regularly performing ultrasound at each visits in order to measure the length of your cervix. This would help the doctor ascertain the delivery date as well as track the growth of the babies. Doctors would choose the mode of birth depending on the baby’s size. It can be a natural or C-section.

  • The D-Day:

Immediately after the babies are born, your doctor will assess whether they need to go straight to the intensive care unit for the babies. There are times when the doctors will evaluate the weight

0 13 February 2018

Pregnancy is the happiest moment in a woman life as she prepares for a life with a baby. Cravings for food and mood swings are the common occurrences in the pregnant phase. Back pain during pregnancy also accompanies it and growing uterus and hormonal changes are the reasons. Most pregnant women experience back pain, usually starting in the second half of pregnancy. Causes of Back Pain During Pregnancy:

  1. Weight Gain:

During pregnancy, women gain a sizeable amount of weight. The spine has to support the growing weight. The weight of the growing baby and uterus also puts pressure on the pelvis blood vessels and nerves in the pelvis and back.

  1. Posture:

During pregnancy, the body posture changes without your notice. This results in the back pain.

  1. Hormonal Changes:

The body releases the hormone called relaxin during the pregnancy that allows the ligaments in the pelvic area to relax. The hormone enables the joints to became looser for the delivery time. The same hormone also causes the ligaments that supports the spine to loosen, leading to back pain.

  1. Muscle Separation:

With the Uterus expanding, wo parallel sheets of muscles (the rectal abdominis muscles), which run from the rib cage to the p

0 11 January 2018

Are you pregnant? This is a question we ask to others and get vague answers if they haven’t seen a doctor. Doctors assessment are one of the surest way to find it but there are plenty of signs to read and make an inference on the pregnancy. Let’s take a close look at the Pregnancy symptoms that may allude to the idea that you are pregnant. Pregnancy symptoms can also vary in their intensity, frequency and duration. For some women, the pregnancy symptoms can arise in the first weeks of pregnancy. Also, the pregnancy symptoms can sometimes be similar to the routine pre-menstrual discomforts. The Easy to read Pregnancy symptoms:

  • Tender Swollen Breast:

Owing to pregnancy, hormonal changes leads to breasts becoming tender, tingly or sore. After two weeks of conception, breasts may fell heavier and fuller.

  • Fatigue:

Fatigue and tiredness are one of the leading symptoms of the pregnancy. During early pregnancy, levels of the hormone progesterone soar. In high enough doses, progesterone can put you to sleep.

  • Slight Bleeding:

The bleeding is an early symptom of the pregnancy. Also known as implantation bleeding, it occurs when the fertilised egg gets attached to the lining of the uterus.  This type of bleeding is usually a bit earlier, spot

0 4 January 2018

Expectant mothers require a right amount of nutritious food for their well-being and the coming child. During pregnancy, your baby-to-be depends on you to provide the nutrition they need. For this reason, it’s important to eat a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. There are plenty of Health Benefits of Eating Apples in Pregnancy. With its rich quotient of nutrients, Apples are a major source of nutrients for the pregnant woman. Dr Neelima Mantri one of the top Female Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon in Mumbai concurs that apples are one of the major source of nutrition for the women in the pregnancy.

  • Rich source of Antioxidants:

Its antioxidant contents, flavonoid and polyphenolic are known to be effective for body healthy, especially for expectant mothers.

  • Reducing Blood Pressure:

Apple is a fruit that is good for reducing cholesterol. Consuming apple on a regular basis will lead to blood pressure becoming normal and the risk of high blood pressure can be avoided.

  • Reducing Pain:

Pain is something common to all the expectant mothers. Consuming green apple during the early phase of pregnancy is good for reducing

0 17 November 2017

Wondering what PCOS is, it is a Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The condition caused in women when the sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone are unstable and above in level than usual. This follows the growth of ovarian cysts and affects menstruation cycle, fertility and changes in the body shape. Women with this hormonal disorder have higher level of male hormones and insulin resistance. Hence, they are at high risk to diabetes, cardiac arrests, sleeping disorders and uterine cancer. Now comes to the immediate question, is PCOS causes overweight and why? Yes, it does. It is also wise versa, PCOS can result in overweight and being obese can cause PCOS. However, some clinical researches states it is not clear that PCOS is the direct cause for overweight in women. As it is said, people who have PCOS are less sensitive to insulin, it is difficult to convert sugars to starch .i.e; foods to energy. Since the hormone fails to convert insulin to energy, it results in high insulin levels in the body and increases production of male hormones. Typically, the fat remains more in the abdomen subsequent in an apple shaped body for the woman who is suffering with PCOS. What to do to keep you out from PCOS. As there is no cure found to treat PCOS, some lifestyle changes can eliminate the medical disorder and make you feel

0 8 November 2017

Vomiting can take off your energy and leaves you in a miserable state, the scene is even worse during pregnancy. Vomit is common during pregnancy, but there are ways to reduce it. Read on to follow the best and super- easy home remedies for vomiting in pregnancy. Hydrate: As puking dehydrates the person, sipping water in regular intervals of time make a lot of difference. Intake of sufficient water flushes the harmful toxins out of the body and stop vomiting. Studies proved that drinking water clears 90% of the health issues, apart from vomiting sickness. Mint: Chewing fresh mint leaves whenever getting sensed or about to vomit will help the lady in sickness issues. The menthol flavour in it soothes the stomach and avoids further occurrences of vomiting. Ginger Ale: Ginger has an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties by nature and it is one of the best herbal medicines to cure any disease. The smell or the flavour itself helps to get out of the nausea. Prepare a can full of ginger ale solution and take few sips throughout the day. Baking Soda: Yeah, you read it right!! Baking soda neutralizes the acids that have risen during and after vomiting. Rinse your mouth with the solution to get rid of after taste of puking. Rice Water: This is a tip from the older generation.

0 17 October 2017

Motherhood is full of surprises and struggles. One of the common problem faced is digestion. Many pregnant women complain that there are suffering from watery bowel movements immediately after few hours of taking a meal. And this leads to misconception of miscarriage. Constipation, watery stool, diarrhea are very common symptoms during various stages of pregnancy, especially in earlier trimesters. What causes it? Diarrhea can be caused by many factors. Diet changes, vitamin intake, hormonal changes, food addictions are to be blamed. The reasons can be many – letting out all the good-for-you food that you are eating now, excess water intake, prenatal vitamins that you are taking. Besides these common concerns, food poisoning, intestinal parasites can cause a severe diarrhea for the pregnant woman. What to take? Stay Hydrated: It is important to stay hydrated in every level of the life. Loose bowel moments remove lot of water from the body, take as much fluids as you can. Diarrhea is not harmful in most of the cases, but severe dehydration of mother can hamper the blood flow for the baby. BRAT: The famous BRAT diet – banana, rice, applesauce, toast. It is highly recommended because it is gentle on human’s stomach. Starchy Foods: Potatoes, crackers, cereals can be taken in limits. Vegg

0 10 October 2017

Joy, relief, shock – the let-out emotions when you know that you are pregnant. But it is also important to realize that this period is a roller coaster which shows the worst your body can do. The most common symptom of early pregnancy is morning sickness; this condition is called so because morning is often the time when you feel queasy.  According to Dr. Neelima Mantri, Gynaecologist in Navi Mumbai, being pro-active is the first thing to escape nausea.  Very few women are fortunate throughout the pregnancy without a single bout of nausea, but some women (more than 65% across the world) are unlucky. There is no particular pill to completely cure nausea, but there are remedies to cure it. We give you some clean and effective remedies to help you from the queasiness experience. Stay Hydrated: Most pregnant women complaints that they find it hard to drink water especially in the first trimester. But keeping hydrated is as important as taking some good medication. Try to consume any kind of water-type liquids, avoid drinks with artificial sweeteners. Sip water in regular intervals of time throughout the day. Natural fruit juices and flavoured water are the alternatives to try. Ginger: Take ginger in any type. It is one of the most popular home remedy ingredients for morning sickness