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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

0 21 June 2018

While stress and depression, which are part of our lives can be overcome at some or other point, women suffering from infertility stress can find it hard to overcome until they give birth to a baby. Depression and stress are the two factors that can take a toll on women undergoing infertility treatment, especially in cases where there have been multiple miscarriages. Although we cannot change the circumstances that lead to depression and stress, there are ways by which women are able to deal with them. Here are some ways by which you can deal with depression & stress during infertility?

  1. There may be at times when you might feel discomfort when somebody asks you about getting pregnant and babies during a social interactive session. This is where you will need the support of your husband to overcome the situation which can make you feel distressed. Your husband can approach you with some simple gestures that will show that you are both equal partners.
  2. Practice dancing alone or with a group. This will help you to release stress and depression. Make it a daily habit dancing to your favorite items. This will keep your body and mind free.
  3. Pick up some hobby that will keep you engaged for a certain period of time. This will help your mind to be diverted to the new occupation and to o

0 13 June 2018
Best Doctor for PCOS Treatment in Mumbai

PCOS stands for poly cystic ovary syndrome .It is a problem takes place in female in which her balance of hormones get disturbed. Hormones are secreted out of limit. It can cause difficulty with your periods and create problem in pregnancy. PCOS also cause changes in way you appear.If pcos is not treated at proper time then it leads to serious health problems like heart diseases and diabetes. Women  suffering from PCOS having cysts in her ovaries. That is why it is called “polycystic ovary syndrome”. These cysts does not harm your health but cause problem in hormone secretion.Early diagnostic and proper treatment help to control the symptom and prevent long term problems. PCOS can be passed either from mother’s side or father’s side. If you notice such changes in yourself then you see a doctor for proper PCOS treatment. Dr Neelima Mantri is best PCOS doctor in Mumbai. She advice that the problem of PCOS eliminates if early proper treatment is performed. Symptoms  of pcos tend to be mild at first. You may have only a few symptoms or a lot of them. The most common symptoms are:

  • Acne.
  • Weight gain or trouble losing weight.
  • Extra hair on

0 12 June 2018
What is Premature Pregnancy and How to Prevent?

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 the uterus, consult a doctor before you plan to get pregnant. This can

0 12 June 2018
How to Prevent Obesity and Diabetes in Pregnancy

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

0 2 June 2018
Obstetrician Infertility Specialist Mumbai

Infertility is a situation in which a female is unable to give a birth to young one. There are various reasons behind infertility such as-infrequent menstrual period, female age of 35 or older, a history of pelvic infections or sexually transmitted diseases, known fibroid or endometrial polyps, known male factor semen abnormalities etc. Infertility is the inability of the couple to conceive and have a baby despite trying. In one third of the cases are due to problems with the women, in a third of cases there occurs problems with the male partner, whereas the remaining cases are due to a combination of male and female factors. Infertility should be investigated early to avoid its irreversibility as ageing of the female partner drastically reduces the probabilities of pregnancy. Also certain conditions like tuberculosis or endometriosis keep on advancing if not treated early. Many ladies suffering above mentioned problems think that they will never give birth to baby, but they think wrong. There are various medical treatments which give you chance to become a mother. Dr Neelima Mantri is Obstetri