Pregnancy and Obesity: How Does Obesity Affect Pregnant Women?

0 2 November 2018

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 in the body. Anything ab

0 8 October 2018

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 4 October 2018

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 you doctor. While you wait for the help follow these steps: • Empty your bladder. • Lie down on your left side, this may slow down or stop signs and symptoms. • Avoid lying flat on your back, this may cause contractions to increase. • Drink several glasses of water, becau

0 25 September 2018

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 in the sleeping period. But they are also responsible for increasing the frequency of urination, disrupting the sleep and shrinking the efficiency of their sleep.

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 10 June 2016

Laparoscopy is procedure in which we look organs inside body. Pelvic laparoscopy comes under the category of Gynecologic laparoscopy. Gynecologic laparoscopy is used as an alternative for open surgery.You should consider to best laparoscopic surgeon for successful laparoscopy. It is used to look inside your lower part of tummy which includes womb, bowel, bladder, uterus etc. It is also a form of treatment. In which doctor uses miniaturized instruments to perform various surgeries such as-

  • Ovarian cyst removal
  • Tubal ligation, which is surgical contraception
  • Hysterectomy

Gynecologic laparoscopy contains shorter time for healing as compared to open surgery. A gynecologist performs this type of surgery. DR.Neelima Mantri is best laparoscopic surgeon Mumbai.She has experience of 10 years in her work. Reasons for  laparoscopy –

  • Unexplained pelvic pain
  • Unexplained infertility
  • A history of pelvic infection

Laparoscopy treatment consists-

  • Investigation of infertility
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Hysterectomy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Poly cystic ovary
  • Tubal ligation, sterilisation

Risk for any laparoscopy include-

  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots in the leg or pelvic veins, which could travel to the lungs and, rarely, be fatal

0 29 May 2016

As we all know that girls are more sensitive than boys. Behind this quote there are many physical factors which is responsible for the sensitivity of female. There is a stage in life of female due to which role of female is important and that role is pregnancy. Pregnancy is a situation in which a female get ready to give the birth to young one. This situation is more critical as compared to other cycles and stages which takes place in the life of female. At this stage good care is needed. But, beside of all this, a good advice is must. In general we see that ladies do not take expert advice in stage of pregnancy which is the biggest mistake of ever. For this reason many problems in pregnancy stage happens like miscarriage of baby etc. So a good advisor is needed as a doctor. A doctor which is specialist for pregnant women or delivery is called Gynaecologist. DR. Neelima  Mantri is  best  Gynaecologist mumbai who advice you in stage of pregnancy. She has the experience of 10 years in her work. In many cases some females get fail to give the birth to baby due to some inner problems this condition is called infertility. But DR. Neelima Mantri helps to overcome   your infertility problem. Dr.Neelima Mantri and her whole staff try their best to give you chance to become a mother. Dr. Neelima works on Obstetrics, General Gynaecology and laparoscopy. So don’t think that you nev