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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

0 5 September 2018

Whatever you put in your body directly affects the well-being of your child. And that is why the diet is deemed out to be the most important factor during pregnancy. It’s not just about what you put inside but it is also about what you put on your skin too. Perplexed? Yes, you read that right. Skin absorbs almost 50% of what you put on it. So are you sure they are safe? Most of them might be safe in normal conditions but pregnancy is a special condition, isn’t it? The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy throw your body out of its balance and that’ll surely show up on the outside. This may allure you to stack-up your shelf with lot cosmetics onto your skin, but we advise you to stay put. Not all the cosmetics are your friends now, few of them do more harm than good. But it’s not the cosmetics that you must avoid but the harmful ingredients they are made of. So, avoiding the cosmetics with certain ingredients can help you avoid any potential complications. Here is the list of ingredients that you must be wary of before using them: Retinoids: Retinoid is a type of Vitamin A that is widely used to treat acne and is known for its moisturizing and anti-aging properties. When taken orally, these retinoids are found to induce Fetal Retinoid Syndrome i.e. characteristic pattern of mental and physical birth defects that results from maternal

0 24 August 2018
Laparoscopic Surgery Vs Open Surgery

No matter how big or small the procedure is, it is completely normal for the patient to feel anxious and stressed before undergoing a surgery. Most of their tensions revolve around the pain factor and recovery time which largely depend on the type of procedure chosen. Although the ultimate aim of these different procedures remains the same, the process remains different. Take Laparoscopy and open surgery for example. Though Open Surgery has been around for decades, Laparoscopy is found to be the most efficient in terms of recovery with a minimal amount of risks. So what is Laparoscopy and how is it better than Open Surgery? Let us find out: Open Surgery: Open surgery is a traditional method of surgery where a large incision (10 inches) is made by the surgeon using the scalpel and then the surgeon uses his instruments to perform surgery. Having a large incision may result in more pain, higher risk of complications, a lengthy recovery and hence longer hospital stays. Laparoscopic Surgery: In contrast with Open Surgery, Laparoscopic surgery uses a very small incision in the abdomen or pelvis cavities to carry out the procedure. A Laparoscope, i.e. a thin instrument with a video camera at the end of it is inserted into the small incision to give the view of the organs inside and the image is projected onto the screen for the surgeons to carry out t

0 5 July 2018
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in Mumbai

In today’s world minimal invasive surgery is available in all hospitals because it has more advantages then open surgery. These procedures are performed with tiny incisions instead of one large opening as incisions are small, patient tend to have quicker recovery time and also less discomfort as compared to conventional surgery. During this surgery doctors make several small incisions in the skin as well as long thin tube with camera attached at the end is passed through one of the incision. Images from endoscope are projected to the monitor which helps surgeons to see proper surgical area to perform surgery easily. It is procedure which include art of reducing damage of  human tissue during operation. There are some advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures that can be performed almost exclusively through a single point of entry – meaning only one small incision. This is called Single Site Laparoscopy, and is another approach to performing traditional laparoscopic surgery using the same tools. These kinds of procedures are not for everyone and only  doctor can determine if a minimally invasive surgery is right for you. Dr. Neelima M

0 24 June 2018
Vitamin B12 Supplementation in Pregnancy

Vitamin B12  is a water soluble vitamin, essential for proper red cell formation, neurological function and DNA synthesis. Its deficiency is very common affecting 1.5-15% of the general population, the cause being unknown. Its deficiency results in anemia, fatigue, weakness, constipation, weight loss, neurological problems like tingling and numbness in hands and feet, neuropathy, poor memory, confusion and sore mouth. Maternal vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with the increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes  like low birth weight babies, premature delivery and neural tube defects i.e. defects affecting the brain and spinal cord of the fetus. During infancy it could result in lack of weight gain, delayed development of milestones, poor mentation and megaloblastic anemia. The natural sources of vitamin B12 are fish, meat, poultry, eggs and milk products, fish and red meat being excellent sources. Vegetarian diet is a poor source of the vitamin. Maternal vitamin B12 levels gradually decline throughout the normal pregnancy, thus requiring its supplementation during the pregnancy. Exclusively breastfed infants depend on maternal reserves for their nutritional needs. A women who is on a vege

0 21 June 2018
How Does Diabetes Affect Pregnant Women?

High blood sugar levels in pregnant women can cause birth defects and can also increase the chances of miscarriage. Let us now discuss elaborately how diabetes can affect a pregnant woman. It is important to consult a doctor as soon as you come to know that you are pregnant, as high blood glucose level during the early stages of pregnancy can have a negative bearing on the outcome on successful pregnancy. It is during the early period (2 to 4 weeks) that the baby gets affected due to high blood sugar level because it is during this period that the organs of the baby start forming, such as the head, heart and the lungs. There is always a chance of these organs being defective due to diabetes. Examples of such defects include defects in the heart, spine or the brains. There are many health problems that a pregnant woman can develop due to diabetes. Such problems include kidney disease and problems of the eye. Other health problems that a pregnant woman can develop include toxemia, which is a problem related to high blood pressure and excess proteins in the urine as a result of high level in blood sugar. These problems generally arise during the second half of the pregnancy and may become life threatening both to the mother as well as the baby. In most cases the result is premature delivery, which becomes necessary when reaching the 37