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0 28 December 2018
Should you be eating Organic foods during Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is the most exciting phase in the life of a woman. It is quite common for you to feel antsy and nervous about the 9 months journey that you are about to take. Of course, you are filled with many questions about the lifestyle choices you will have to make for optimal development of your baby. Additional dietary requirements during Pregnancy: Now that you are two, you will be in need of additional nutrients, vitamins, minerals and not to forget additional calories. An additional 300-500 calories are needed each day by the pregnant women from the day you enter your second trimester. All these additional requirements have to be met through a balanced diet of protein-rich foods, fruits, whole grains. Where do Organic foods fit in the mix? Maintain a balanced diet through a variety of food sourced do help, but what really counts is the quality of foods that are consumed to satiate the dietary requirements. The fruits, vegetables, that we consume are often produced using harsh pesticides, and chemicals, same might hold true for the meat products like Chicken (estrogen injection) and fish (high mercury levels). The risk of chemicals and pesticides though is minimal for an adult it could prove harmful for the baby in development. What are Orga

0 17 December 2018
Need to Know Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where the ‘Endometrium’, the tissue that lines the walls of the uterus grows outside the uterus. The ‘Endometrium’ is a vital lining of the uterus that acts as a cradle for the embryos during implantation. It is the most important part of a female reproductive system that is responsible for menstruation, pregnancy, and development of the embryo. But the displacement of this Endometrium i.e. the growth of this Endometrium in other areas of the body can result in a painful disorder called Endometriosis. But here’s why Endometriosis is such a painful disorder: Though it looks like a tissues displacement, Endometriosis is the cause of a lot of pain and has a serious effect on the reproductive health of women. To completely understand the condition let us go back to its basic function: During a normal menstrual cycle, a woman’s body produces hormones that thicken this endometrium so as to receive the fertilized egg after copulation. If the egg is not fertilized, the uterus sheds the endometrial lining which along with vaginal secretions, cervical mucus and unfertilized egg form the menstrual blood that is pushed out for every period. So, what happens when the Endometrium grows outside the uterus?

0 12 December 2018
Foods to Prevent Common Gynaecological Problems

The body of women is as complicated as it is wonderful. From the time it reaches puberty the body adapts itself to develop a healthy reproductive system. Yet, every woman in the world, at some point of time suffers from gynecological problems. In most of the cases these problems can be easily treated, so there is nothing embarrassing about having your health checked when your encounter slightest of problems down there. So, what are the common gynecological problems? Dysmenorrhea (Abdominal Cramps), Yeast Infections,  Urinary Tract Infections, Menopause,  Endometriosis, Leucorrhoea (excessive discharge), Pelvic Inflammation and more. All these problems can be treated in most cases but what if you can decrease the risk of these common gynecological problems altogether? Yes, you can drastically improve your chances of preventing these problems by an adopting a well-balanced and nutrient-rich diet. So here are some common gynecological problems foods that can help you prevent them: Menstrual Cramps: Foods you eat a week before your period or even during a period can help you alleviate the pain of those notorious cramps. Studies have confirmed Omega-3 can help women reduce their period pain. Being essential fatty acids, Omega-3 are anti-inflammatory and that is good for relieving general pain. Food to eat:  Fish

0 2 November 2018
How Does Obesity Affect Pregnant Women?

Maternal Obesity has always been a major risk factor during pregnancy. Compared to women with normal weight, obese women are at increased risk of pregnancy complications like Gestational Diabetes, Preeclampsia. Does it mean that obese women cannot have a healthy pregnancy and delivery? No, absolutely not. There is more to this situation than just so-called risk factors and there ways that can help you get past the risks too. The term ‘Obese’ itself is a general term, which is categorized again based on the severity. So what are the risk factors?  Are they the same for each category? Let us find out: What is Obesity? Obesity is a condition in which body accumulates excess amounts of body fat and thus, the weight. Body Mass Index (BMI) is the metric that is used to determine if the person is obese. It is a mathematical calculation that is based on height and weight. Here’s how the scale reads: The health condition of an individual is determined based on the above scale: 18.5 – 24.9 is the recommended range for healthy adults anything above this score is the territory with varying amounts of risk. The score that falls between 25 and 29.9 translates to the excess weight that comes from their fat, bone, muscle, and water

0 19 October 2018
Best PCOS Treatment Mumbai

Dr. Neelima Mantri provides best PCOS treatment Mumbai. Basically, she is MS – Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS Obstetrician, Gynaecologist. She has experience of 10 years in her field. PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome. It is problem occurs in female in which her hormone balance get out off control. In this disease, balances of hormones get disturbed. With PCOS, female can have problem in their menstruation also chances of infertility increases. PCOS also cause unwanted problem in your appearance. According to Dr. Mantri, if PCOS is not properly treated at time, it may lead to serious health problems. It may lead to heart diseases and diabetes. With PCOS small cysts can grow in ovaries of female. This is the reason why it is named as polycystic ovary syndrome. These cysts are not too much harmful but it may disturb hormone balance. Early diagnose and treatment can cure this diseases. The example of disturbance of hormones with PCOS is the sex hormones get out of balance. With this, the ovaries make a tiny amount of male sex hormones. In PCOS, they start making slightly more androgens. This may stop ovulating, get acne, and grow extra facial and body hair. The body may have a problem using insulin, called insulin resistance. When the body doesn’t use insulin well, blood sugar levels go

0 8 October 2018
Is Consuming Fish Safe for Pregnant Women? What are the benefits and risks?

Pregnancy makes women jitter even about regular food, understandably so. Now that you are sharing your food with the baby, you will have to be extra careful about your food habits as it directly affects the baby’s health. Even some of the healthiest foods which are consumed without any hesitation normally, have to be double checked. And Seafood falls under this category. So, is consuming fish safe for pregnant women? Yes but only if you take necessary precautions. Fish being a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein, it is one of the critical components for the optimal development of your child. But not all types of fish are safe for you too. So, the key here is choosing the right fish for consumption. But the problem with fish as a food is it harbors Mercury, a heavy metal that is dangerous for the development of the baby’s brain, sensory and motor skills development. A lot of industries drain their toxic mercury wastage into the seas and oceans. The mercury is converted into methyl-mercury by the bacteria in the water. And when the fish consume these bacteria, the mercury enters the fish and stay in their body binding at the cellular level. These Mercury contents are generally found in the cells of predators at the top of the food chain. The bad thing about the mercury content is that it cannot be eliminated through cooki

0 6 October 2018
Nutrition and Diet During Pregnancy

To become a mother is a golden opportunity for females. Babies are gifts from God. Every female wants to give birth to healthy and beautiful baby. But for this, she has to follow all precautions suggested by gynaecologist. With these precautions, proper amount of proteins, nutrients, vitamins etc are necessary. Some pregnant women do not give attention to their nutrition and diet during pregnancy, which may affect health of their babies inside the womb. It is very important that pregnant woman should take vitamins and supplements on a health care provider’s direct recommendation. Dr. Neelima Mantri is one of the best gynecologists  in Mumbai who has worked on many cases and has become successful in her each case. She recommended a particular diet plan to her patients who make both mother and child strong. Dr Neelima Mantri Mumbai  About Nutrition and Diet During Pregnancy:

  • Take milk, eggs, carrot, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, pumpkin and yellow fruits for vitamin A & Beta Carotene. This helps to grow bones and teeth.
  • Eat fatty fish and take sunshine for vitamin D. This helps body to use calcium and phosphorous whi

0 4 October 2018
Premature Contractions in Pregnancy

What are Symptoms and Treatment of Premature Contractions in Pregnancy? A normal pregnancy last about 40 weeks, but sometimes labor may begin earlier, before 37th week of pregnancy. This happens because uterine contractions cause the cervix to open up earlier than normal. In such the case the baby is born premature and may be at health risks. However, by knowing the symptoms of and by avoiding some of the risk factors, such a condition may be avoided. A contraction is when the muscles of your uterus contract and as a result your abdomen hardens, as the contraction goes away your uterus becomes soft. Warning signs and symptoms of premature contractions:

  • More than 5 uterine contractions in an hour.
  • Watery fluid leaking from your vagina.
  • Menstrual-like cramps in the lower abdomen.
  • Backache felt below the waistline that may come and go or be constant.
  • Pelvic pressure that feels like your baby is pushing down.
  • Abdominal cramps may occur with or without diarrhea.
  • Increase or change in vaginal discharge

If you suffer from 1 or more of these symptoms, Contact Your Doctor. While you wait for the hel

0 3 October 2018
Different Types of Menstrual Problems

There are various menstrual problems occurs in females. Menstruation is a cycle in which ovaries excrete eggs in a month. If this egg gets contact with sperm then it results as fetus which becomes young ones. If this egg does not get contact with sperm it release out of body in form of bleeding. This whole process is called menstruation. But there are some problems and irregularities occur in menses. Dr. Neelima Mantri is best gynecologist in Mumbai. According to her experience some of the menstrual problems are:

  • Amenorrhoea– It is a problem in which females does not get menstruation by till 16 years old or her menstrual cycle get stopped after three month even she is not in pregnancy stage. Causes of amenorrhoea are excessive exercising, eating disorders, physical stress, tumor and hormonal problem. Females who suffering PCOS also experience amenorrhoea.
  • Oligomenorrhoea– It is diseases in which infrequent bleeding and heavy bleeding occurs.
  • Premature ovarian failure (POF)- POF describes stop in normal functioning of ovaries in a female younger than 40 years. Women suffering from POF either don’t get periods or they have irregular periods.
  • Uterine fibroid-It is non-cancerous disease in female in age of child bearing. Most of women with uterine fibroid don

0 25 September 2018
Pregnancy and Sleep

The Changes in Early and Late Sleep Characteristics during Pregnancy Pregnancy is one gruelling exercise for us, women. It is tiring; both physically and mentally as it primarily affects almost every part of the human body finding us at our vulnerable self. But unlike other physical and mental tasks, pregnancy can seriously dent the quality of sleep too. Most women are presently surprised by the fatigue and sleeplessness they experience during the first trimester. So, this is an effort to help you gain a good picture of your sleep cycle you’ll go through your pregnancy. So ladies, buckle-up and jump right in! Your Sleep in First Trimester: Sleep and the First Trimester are the friends who fight often. In fact, sleep is one of the first complaints that precedes the realization of pregnancy. A wide medical study has reported that there is an average 0.7 hours increase in the sleeping period among the women in their first trimester. But here comes the ‘fighting’ part: though they will be an increase in the sleeping period, the effectiveness of the sleep is considerably reduced owing to the changes pregnant women go through, in their first trimester. The sudden surge in reproductive hormones results in drowsiness-causing an increase