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Birth control pills: Are they right for you?

Oct 11, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Birth control is a way for men and women to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods of birth control including hormonal contraception such as pills. Women take the pill orally to prevent pregnancy and when taken correctly, it has 99.9% efficacy. Other type of combined oestrogen and progesterone include the patch and vaginal ring. … Continue reading Birth control pills: Are they right for you?

Urinary Problems in girls?

Sep 25, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Urinary tract infection is the most common urinary problem in young girls. Urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. This occurs when too much bacteria especially those that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract and the skin thrive inside the urinary system.  Infection of the urinary tract could manifest … Continue reading Urinary Problems in girls?

HPV Vaccine Information For Young Women

Sep 25, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
HPV vaccine is a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer (cancer of the mouth of the uterus). Whenever there is a persistent infection of the uterine cervix with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) it leads to the development of cervical cancer.The vaccine also provides protection against cancers of the anus, vulva, vagina, genital warts and oropharynx (back … Continue reading HPV Vaccine Information For Young Women

Signs & Symptoms of a Teenage Girl With a Hormone Imbalance

Sep 25, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Whenever there is too much or too less of a hormone in blood it leads to hormonal imbalance. Since these hormones play a very vital role in the body, an even small imbalance in their levels cause side effects in the whole of the body. This hormonal imbalance is nowadays very common among teenage girls … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of a Teenage Girl With a Hormone Imbalance

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Sep 17, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health. It reduces stress and relieves muscle tension. Massage therapy can be incorporated into routine prenatal care as an emotional and physical health supplement which is shown to improve pregnancy outcome and maternal health. It helps the mother to prepare for labor and give her … Continue reading Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Does physical exercise reduces risk of Breast Cancer?

Sep 17, 2018
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by: Dr. Jyoti Singh
Consultant - Physiotherapy
Breast cancer is cancer that occurs in the cells of the breast. After skin cancer breast cancer is most common. This can occur in both males and females but the occurrence is more common in females. Breast cancer is when cells in the breasts begin to grow out of control and these cells form tumors … Continue reading Does physical exercise reduces risk of Breast Cancer?

What happens if I stop taking the birth control pill and my period doesn’t come back?

Sep 12, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Birth control pills come in 21 days of packaging of active hormone oils and for 7 days of placebo pills. By taking placebo pills menstrual period like bleeding occurs. Some extended cycle pill treatments have active hormone pills every day for 3 months, which follows by a week of low dose estrogen pills or placebo … Continue reading What happens if I stop taking the birth control pill and my period doesn’t come back?

Does having PCOS make you high risk?

Aug 27, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common endocrinopathy among women of reproductive age. In this condition, the ovaries produce higher than normal levels of male hormones which in turn can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, and appearance. The symptoms are irregular periods, weight gain, hirsutism(excessive hair growth), acne, infertility(inability to conceive) and … Continue reading Does having PCOS make you high risk?

How to deal with a high risk pregnancy

Aug 27, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A high-risk pregnancy is one that entails potential medical complications for mother or baby or both like GDM, pre-eclampsia, history of miscarriages, kidney or lung problems, sexually transmitted diseases, age above 35, obesity and lot more. Continuous monitoring by a medical specialist and a well-designated birth plan, delivery can be managed effectively. Let us have … Continue reading How to deal with a high risk pregnancy

Does massage help Dad and Baby bond?

Aug 27, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Yes, regular massages help to the bond between the baby and father. Father can make massage as a part of baby’s bedtime routine. Fathers who tend to massage their babies have a closer relationship with their babies. This works both ways. If the babies enjoy this close physical contact with their dads, whenever they see … Continue reading Does massage help Dad and Baby bond?

Pregnancy after 40s is High Risk Pregnancy

Aug 27, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
According to studies, there are about 30% of the woman aged between the age of 40 to 44 years that experience infertility. Chances of getting pregnant in any month after crossing 40 are low. Getting pregnant after 40 years of age is possible. But at the age of 40 years you only have 5% chances … Continue reading Pregnancy after 40s is High Risk Pregnancy

When did your feet start to swell during pregnancy?

Aug 24, 2018
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The body produces approximately 50% more blood and fluids during pregnancy to meet the needs of developing baby. Swelling during pregnancy is caused by additional blood and fluids. During pregnancy uterus puts pressure on your veins which in turn impairs return of blood to your heart. How to Prevent  Swelling During Pregnancy: There are various … Continue reading When did your feet start to swell during pregnancy?

Treatment of Pubic Bone Pain in Pregnancy

Aug 24, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pubic bone pain is very common during pregnancy and is also called as Symphysis Pubis Diastasis. Again the hormones are to be blamed particularly “Relaxin” which causes pubic bone to loosen. There is misalignment of pelvis and excessive movement of Pubic Symphysis. The gap between pelvic bones increases, this when exaggerates causes pain in the … Continue reading Treatment of Pubic Bone Pain in Pregnancy

Is it safe to use insect repellent while I’m pregnant?

Aug 24, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
During pregnancy certain types of insects’ repellents are safe both for mother and baby. You should check the product description before purchasing about its safety instructions. This is also a smart way to get protection against Zika and other mosquito borne illnesses. Mosquitoes tend to get more attracted towards pregnant females It is shown in … Continue reading Is it safe to use insect repellent while I’m pregnant?

High risk pregnancy- Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Aug 21, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A normal low risk pregnancy is a very normal and natural process. A woman becomes pregnant, all investigations and parameters are within normal range. She goes in labour at term and gives birth to a healthy baby. But things are not that smooth always. There are complications which can effect the mother, baby or both. … Continue reading High risk pregnancy- Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

First Prenatal Check-up Questions to ask your Gyne

Aug 11, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Your first prenatal visit with your gynecologist will be around eight weeks after your last menstrual period. If you find out you are pregnant then you should consult your gynecologist as soon as possible. During your first prenatal visit with your gynecologist after your check-up, the common questions that you can ask your doctor. In … Continue reading First Prenatal Check-up Questions to ask your Gyne

Breastfeeding cuts diabetes risk in half

Aug 11, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half. In type 2 diabetes, cells don’t respond properly to insulin, a hormone that signals cells to take in the sugar glucose from the blood. If left untreated, blood sugar … Continue reading Breastfeeding cuts diabetes risk in half

Treatment of pubic bone pain in pregnancy

Aug 10, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pubic bone pain is very common during pregnancy and is also called as Symphysis pubis diastasis. Again the hormones are to be blamed particularly “relaxin” which causes the pubic bone to loosen. There is a misalignment of the pelvis and excessive movement of the pubic symphysis. The gap between pelvic bones increases, this, when exaggerates, … Continue reading Treatment of pubic bone pain in pregnancy

What is Lamaze? Benefits of Lamaze Classes

Jul 30, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The Lamaze method was founded by Dr. Fernand Lamaze in France. Lamaze includes breathing and relaxation techniques along with continuous labor support. The Lamaze specifies that the childbirth is natural, normal and healthy. Every woman had the right to give birth to the child from routine interventions. The main focus to cope up with labor … Continue reading What is Lamaze? Benefits of Lamaze Classes

Why is breast milk good for babies?

Jul 30, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Breastfed babies have a greater sense of taste and smell because breastmilk changes flavor based on the mother’s diet. Just as importantly, your baby thrives emotionally because skin-to-skin contact with mom creates a strong bond and sense of security. Breastfeeding gives your baby the body-building components that are particularly suited to his health and development. It also … Continue reading Why is breast milk good for babies?

Does Nursing Mother Need To Eat More In Order to Make enough Milk

Jul 30, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Human breast milk is the perfect nutrition source for an infant. It strikes a balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, water and nutrients. It’s easily digested and absorbed, and its composition naturally changes as a baby’s developmental needs change. While nursing babies are unlikely to develop a food allergy from breastfeeding, some foods may not agree … Continue reading Does Nursing Mother Need To Eat More In Order to Make enough Milk

How breastfeeding can help soothe C-Section pain?

Jul 30, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
We all know very well that breastfeeding has innumerable benefits for both the mother and the baby. Undergoing a cesarean does not mean that you cannot breastfeed the baby. You should take the support of the nursing staff or family members in the beginning. Breast milk is the best nutrition for the newborn in terms … Continue reading How breastfeeding can help soothe C-Section pain?

Hypnobirthing vs. lamaze?

Jul 26, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Lamaze class approach highlights the natural and healthy child way of the birth process. Lamaze does not support or discourage the use of medicines and any routine medical interventions during the time of labor and delivery. They inform mothers to be about the options so that they can make choice or take decision for their … Continue reading Hypnobirthing vs. lamaze?

Hepatitis B vaccine in pregnancy for maternal and foetal safety

Jul 24, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a worldwide public health crisis, both acutely and from sequelae in chronically infected individuals. Transmission occurs via vertical transmission or early childhood infection in the countries where HBV endemic. Strategies to decrease the risk include prevention of blood and body fluids exposure, avoidance of high-risk behaviors, universal screening of … Continue reading Hepatitis B vaccine in pregnancy for maternal and foetal safety

Intermittent preventive treatment of Malaria (IPTp)

Jul 21, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Malarial infection during pregnancy is a major public health problem with substantial risks for the mother, her fetus and the neonate. Pregnant women are especially at high risk for malaria because of their change in the immune system during pregnancy and the presence of a new organ (placenta). With new places for the parasite to … Continue reading Intermittent preventive treatment of Malaria (IPTp)

Is It Safe to Get a Massage for Pregnancy Back Pain?

Jul 20, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnant women who are interested in massage therapy should always opt for safety first approach and always see the massage therapist who is trained and certified in prenatal massages. The first trimester is the time when the woman is usually not feeling well and may not opt for prenatal massages, as they are not comfortable … Continue reading Is It Safe to Get a Massage for Pregnancy Back Pain?

New Moms Weight Loss Nutrition Guide

Jul 16, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Losing weight after pregnancy is a hot topic. Set reasonable weight loss goals, like 2-5  kgs a month. The good news is, your body will naturally shed weight, so aiming for small weight loss goals will be quick to reach in the beginning. Start with walking You need to wait at least two weeks before … Continue reading New Moms Weight Loss Nutrition Guide

Why is a Lamaze class helpful to pregnant women?

Jul 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Lamaze is a technique of breathing, relaxation and various other methods are used during labour. It was founded by Dr. Fernand Lamaze in France during the 1940’s. It is a whole philosophy which also involves continuous labour support to the mother in form of doulas. Birth is a normal, natural and healthy process. Birthing experience … Continue reading Why is a Lamaze class helpful to pregnant women?

How are Pregnancy Related Complications of Severe Malaria Managed?

Jul 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Malaria is a disease is caused by the bite of female anopheles mosquito which carries the parasite. The severity of malaria varies based on the species of plasmodium. Symptoms are chills, fever and sweating, usually occurring a few weeks after being bitten. People travelling to areas where malaria is common typically take protective drugs before, … Continue reading How are Pregnancy Related Complications of Severe Malaria Managed?
Butterfly Exercise During Pregnancy

Various Breathing techniques during Pregnancy

Jul 12, 2018
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by: Dr. Meenu Verma
Sr. Physiotherapist
Pregnancy demands extra care and special effort to stay healthy. Breathing is very effective during pregnancy. It provides calmness, relaxation and more oxygen for your baby, your muscle and your uterus. It also reduces anxiety, pain, and depression. It also helps to prepare you for labor’s pain. Yoga Breathing Techniques: Some breathing techniques which will … Continue reading Various Breathing techniques during Pregnancy

Meal Plan: Nutritional Guidelines for Pregnancy

Jul 02, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
It’s always important to eat a balanced diet — and it’s even more important when you’re pregnant because what you eat is the main source of nutrients for your baby. However, many women don’t get enough iron, folate, calcium, vitamin D, or protein. So when you are pregnant, it is important for you to increase … Continue reading Meal Plan: Nutritional Guidelines for Pregnancy

How Can Yoga Help In Post Delivery Back Pain

Jul 02, 2018
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by: Dr. Meenu Verma
Sr. Physiotherapist
Post delivery (postpartum) back pain is very common among most of the women because during pregnancy & delivery there is stress which leads to some physical changes and this will lead to post delivery back pain. Reasons for Back pain in Pregnancy: During pregnancy, some hormonal changes will loosen the ligaments of pelvis’s joint for … Continue reading How Can Yoga Help In Post Delivery Back Pain

What is Postnatal Nutrition Counselling?

Jun 30, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
After giving birth, it is a great time to re-evaluate your nutritional needs and you need to be counseled about the same. An adequate diet is especially important to help ensure your health and to supply you with the energy necessary to care for your new baby. You will probably have some very specific concerns and … Continue reading What is Postnatal Nutrition Counselling?

Why caffeine is considered a “drug” during pregnancy?

Jun 30, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Caffeine is prevalent in chocolates, drinks like sodas, coffee etc. and it should be limited. Expecting females should limit their caffeine intake during pregnancy as it can cause low birth weight if baby and irritability if caffeine is taken in large quantity. If caffeine is taken in moderation then it is acceptable and does not … Continue reading Why caffeine is considered a “drug” during pregnancy?

Skin changes during Pregnancy

Jun 30, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
When you are expecting, your skin goes through a lot of changes, also after you give birth. Hormonal changes are key in causing the same. It is best that all expecting mothers are aware of the changes that shall be taking place so that they can take precautionary and preventive measures. If you feel any … Continue reading Skin changes during Pregnancy

Are Prescription Drugs Harmful To The Unborn Fetus ?

Jun 27, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A prescription drug is a pharmaceutical drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed. Drugs, alcohol, recreation drugs, over the counter (OTC) medication are known to cause birth defects in the baby if taken during pregnancy. Drugs which cause birth defects are called “teratogens”. A teratogen interferes with the natural development of the … Continue reading Are Prescription Drugs Harmful To The Unborn Fetus ?

What’s going on with your skin during and after pregnancy?

Jun 15, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
You may experience changes in your skin and hair as your pregnancy progresses. Some women develop dark patches on the face or their skin may feel darker due to hormonal changes. If you are experiencing the same, it is best that you consult a gynaecologist or a dermatologist at the earliest. Early and timely attention … Continue reading What’s going on with your skin during and after pregnancy?

Ways to manage Weight with Yoga during Pregnancy

Jun 15, 2018
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by: Dr. Meenu Verma
Sr. Physiotherapist
Yoga during pregnancy is very important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Yoga helps in strengthening the joints and muscles and calms the mind during pregnancy. In this special period, yoga helps in maintaining body changes and also helps in the normal delivery by controlling excessive weight gain during pregnancy. There are a number of side … Continue reading Ways to manage Weight with Yoga during Pregnancy

New Daddy- The Art Of Baby Care

Jun 11, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
First few weeks with the baby at home are crazy and the most memorable time of your life. Till now life was rotating all around you and your needs but from now on baby’s needs are a priority and it needs round the clock attention and care. It is extremely important that you as a … Continue reading New Daddy- The Art Of Baby Care

How to Take Care of Your Expecting Wife?

Jun 11, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy is emotionally and physically challenging for a woman. Even if it’s her first time of pregnancy or second or third, husband should always be caring and should show extra compassion at this time. Following are few tips which can help you to take care of your wife. Visit all prenatal appointments: You should accompany … Continue reading How to Take Care of Your Expecting Wife?

Dengue In Pregnancy

Jun 01, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Dengue is an illness caused by a virus transmitted to people by certain mosquitoes. It’s usually short-lived but symptoms can sometimes be severe or fatal. Dengue is one of a few mosquito-borne illnesses, along with Zika and chikungunya that can be problematic or even dangerous for pregnant women and babies. Signs and Symptoms associated with … Continue reading Dengue In Pregnancy

How Does Gestational Hypertension Affect My Baby?

Jun 01, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy induced hypertension is also known as gestational hypertension. Gestational hypertension is a condition which is characterised by high blood pressure during pregnancy. It is a serious complication and can lead to preeclampsia which is also known as toxaemia. It is seen that during pregnancy hypertension affects about 6 to 8% of pregnant women. Types … Continue reading How Does Gestational Hypertension Affect My Baby?

Lifestyle tips and advice for Women

May 25, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
To look and feel good at any age, it is important to make correct lifestyle choices. Especially for women who are burdened with a lot of responsibilities and multitasking most of the times.  Majority of the Indian women ignore their health issues either due to inaccessibility or lack of knowledge. Adopting the following simple, basic … Continue reading Lifestyle tips and advice for Women

Diseases more common in Women

May 25, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Heart disease- Yes it is a reality. Contrary to the popular belief that men are more prone to heart diseases, more women, especially after the age of 50, suffer from heart diseases especially coronary heart disease. In young females, there is a high incidence of valvular heart disease in India as well as developing countries. … Continue reading Diseases more common in Women

Breast cancer myths

May 25, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Breast cancer can occur in women and rarely in men. Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple and changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast. Its treatment depends on the stage of cancer. It may consist of chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy and surgery. … Continue reading Breast cancer myths

Can Hepatitis Effect Pregnancy

Apr 28, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Adult viral hepatitis is the most common cause of jaundice in pregnancy. Hepatitis is the type of infection that can seriously damage your liver and if you are pregnant you can pass onto your baby. You can have one of three most common types of Hepatitis viruses A, B and C and usually, it won’t … Continue reading Can Hepatitis Effect Pregnancy

What is Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy (AFLP)

Apr 27, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is a life-threatening rare complication of pregnancy which occurs immediately after delivery or in the third trimester.  It is caused by disordered metabolism of fatty acids by mitochondria in mother which is caused by 3-hydroxyacylcoemzyne A dehydrogenase deficiency. Earlier this complication was considered to be a fatal condition, but with … Continue reading What is Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy (AFLP)

New Mom- taking care of yourself after birth

Apr 27, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Postpartum period begins when you have given birth and ends after 6-8 weeks after delivery during which time the body is in healing mode. You undergo a lot of changes, learn a lot of things and bond with the baby. You and your family should take good care of you and the baby for a … Continue reading New Mom- taking care of yourself after birth

Pillars of Safe Motherhood

Apr 24, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Safe motherhood means that no woman, foetus or baby should die or be harmed by pregnancy or birth. Safe motherhood begins with the assurance of basic safe living as a girl and as a woman in society. It can also be defined as a global effort that aims to reduce death and illnesses among women … Continue reading Pillars of Safe Motherhood

What is the difference between normal PMS and unhinged, need meds PMS?

Apr 24, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
PMS or premenstrual syndrome is a combination of emotional, physical, psychological and mood disturbances that occur after a woman’s ovulation and end with the onset of menstrual flow. A severe form of PMS is called As Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder (PMDD) also known as Late Luteal Phase Dysmorphic Disorder which leads to significant loss of function … Continue reading What is the difference between normal PMS and unhinged, need meds PMS?

What causes Liver problems during Pregnancy?

Apr 18, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A liver condition that occurs during late pregnancy is known as cholestasis. In this intense itching in caused in the pregnant lady but the same is without any rashes. Usually, itching occurs in the feet and hands; sometimes it affects the other body parts. Cholestasis during pregnancy makes you really feel uncomfortable. Not only there … Continue reading What causes Liver problems during Pregnancy?

Benifits of Dancing during Pregnancy

Apr 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Meenu Verma
Sr. Physiotherapist
For every woman, pregnancy is a beautiful, life-changing experience. To maintain an exercise routine, with the morning sickness, tiredness and the hormonal changes it is difficult. However during pregnancy dancing is a great exercise. It will maintain your flexibility while toning your muscles. Before doing any kind of pregnancy exercises always talk with your doctor. … Continue reading Benifits of Dancing during Pregnancy

Which types of dance are best in Pregnancy

Apr 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Meenu Verma
Sr. Physiotherapist
During pregnancy, dancing is safe and a fun way to exercise. For beginners, always start with gentle dance classes that don’t involve jumping and too strenuous activity (always talk to your doctor before dancing during pregnancy). Dancing helps to keeps you flexible, it strengthens your muscles, keeps your heart and lungs healthy during pregnancy. Dancing … Continue reading Which types of dance are best in Pregnancy

Back Pain Following Your C-Section

Apr 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
After caesarean section delivery, the symptom of lower back pain is very common because of the spinal anaesthesia. Also during the childbirth process, you use muscles which you usually do not use in routine, so after using those muscles you can feel some effects for some time especially in the case when you were in … Continue reading Back Pain Following Your C-Section

PAP test and HPV tests – Screening for Cervical Cancer

Apr 12, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Cervical cancers are caused by oncogenic, high risk types of HPV which are sexually transmitted. Most HPV infections go away on their own within 1-2 years without any sequels. Cervical infection with high risk HPV if persists can cause cellular changes which can develop into precancerous lesions and can eventually progress to cancer. It usually … Continue reading PAP test and HPV tests – Screening for Cervical Cancer

Can Mother’s stress cause Harm to the Baby?

Apr 10, 2018
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Giving birth to a baby is not an easy task. You get worried about each and everything. Whether fruits or diet you are taking is enough and healthy for the baby? Can I exercise during pregnancy? How are you going handle you work once the baby arrives? It is very common to have some sort … Continue reading Can Mother’s stress cause Harm to the Baby?

Lifestyle Disorders and their impact on Pregnancy

Apr 10, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Lifestyle disorders are defined as health problems that arise due to changes in lifestyle. This cause less oxygen levels in blood and hypoxia occur. Habits, behaviours and practices such as poor eating habits, inactivity or smoking cause these. Factors which we cannot control are age, gender and hereditary. Risk factors responsible for causing lifestyle disorders: Majority … Continue reading Lifestyle Disorders and their impact on Pregnancy

Best diets for new Mom’s

Apr 06, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Delivering a baby normally or by c-section is extremely taxing on your body. You require extra calories and nutrients for proper healing and recovery, as well as for breast milk production. Post partum nutrition is the key to mother and baby yet many mothers just focus on the baby. They neglect their own health and … Continue reading Best diets for new Mom’s

How does PCOS affect my Fertility?

Apr 04, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age. PCOS affects the ovaries (organs responsible for the production of hormones like estrogen and progesterone). Today PCOS affects every 3 in 10 women. It is due to the unhealthy lifestyle and hormonal imbalance. Leading an active lifestyle rich in physical activity and … Continue reading How does PCOS affect my Fertility?

How to reduce Labour pain?

Mar 22, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Labour Pain is regarded as the most painful experience in a woman’s life. It takes a lot of effort and patience. Due to the same, it is often a cause of apprehension and worries in the minds of the pregnant women. To reduce the labor pains it is essential that you follow the recommendations of … Continue reading How to reduce Labour pain?

Can HIV be passed to an unborn baby in pregnancy?

Mar 22, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
HIV positive woman can transmit virus of HIV to baby during pregnancy, childbirth, delivery, and breastfeeding (through breast milk).  Mother to child transfer of HIV infection is known as perinatal transmission of HIV. Only if the right procedures are to be followed the chances of baby getting HIV are comparatively less. It is a perception … Continue reading Can HIV be passed to an unborn baby in pregnancy?

How does Lamaze support Natural Birth?

Mar 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Lamaze is a technique of breathing, relaxation and various other methods used during labor. It was founded by Dr. Fernand Lamaze in France during the 1940’s. It is a whole philosophy which also involves continuous labor support to the mother in form of doulas. Birth is a normal, natural and healthy process. Birthing experience affects … Continue reading How does Lamaze support Natural Birth?

What is Endometriotic cyst or Ovarian cysts?

Mar 09, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Endometriotic cyst also called as “ chocolate cyst” of the ovary is a type of cyst of the ovary. It is a space in the ovary that contains fluid and the semi-solid material called as a complex ovarian cyst. It is a blood-filled cyst inside the ovary. It is formed when the tissue lining the … Continue reading What is Endometriotic cyst or Ovarian cysts?

Common Disorders that cause Infertility

Mar 06, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Infertility is a diagnosis when the couple is unsuccessful in efforts to conceive even after frequent and unprotected intercourse for 1 year. It can be due to issues with a female partner ( 1/3rd of cases), male partner ( 1/3rd of cases), or both (1/3rd of cases). Aspects that can cause infertility in Women: Can … Continue reading Common Disorders that cause Infertility

What are the Symptoms of Menopause and At What Age?

Mar 05, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Menopause is a journey with no clear-cut starting and end points. Prior to the onset of the menopause i.e. perimenopausal period, the body will start providing helpful physical clues that the menopause process is starting. But it can be still years before your last menstrual period. Some common signs are irregular periods, hot flushes, vaginal … Continue reading What are the Symptoms of Menopause and At What Age?

Can Menstrual Cycles Change?

Mar 05, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The menstrual cycle is the monthly series of changes in the reproductive hormones which a woman’s body goes through in preparation for the possibility of pregnancy. For most women, a normal menstrual cycle ranges from 21-35 day and can last two to seven days. In the first few years of commencement of menstruation, irregular cycles are … Continue reading Can Menstrual Cycles Change?

6 Vagina Problems Every Woman Should Know About

Mar 05, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A woman can go through numerous types of vaginal problems related to periods, yeast infections, sex, birth control methods and urinary tract infections, just to name a few. Apart from these, there can be a number of problems varying from discharge to lumps or unexplained pain that may lead to a lot of discomforts. There … Continue reading 6 Vagina Problems Every Woman Should Know About

Is it Safe to Take an Epidural for Delivery

Feb 20, 2018
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Epidural analgesia is an advanced technique of regional anesthesia in which anesthetic drug is injected in the lower back near spinal cord in the spinal canal to ensure comfort and pain relief to the laboring mother. Epidural analgesia is the most popular and effective form of childbirth pain relief. It is used either for cesarean … Continue reading Is it Safe to Take an Epidural for Delivery

What are the Side Effects of Laparoscopic Surgery?

Feb 20, 2018
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A Laparoscopy is a slender and light telescope. This device helps doctors to see inside the body of the patient. It can help to decide if you are having endometriosis or fibroids inside your body. It is also a form of treatment. With the help of miniature instruments, the doctor can perform a variety of … Continue reading What are the Side Effects of Laparoscopic Surgery?

When Can I go for Scan During Pregnancy?

Feb 20, 2018
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Ultrasound procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to scan pelvic cavity and abdomen of a woman, it then creates a sonogram i.e. picture of the placenta and the baby. An ultrasound scan can be done at any point of pregnancy. Results of pregnancy ultrasound can be viewed immediately on a monitor when the procedure is carried … Continue reading When Can I go for Scan During Pregnancy?

What are the Main Causes of Cervical Cancer?

Feb 19, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Cervical cancer forms when abnormal cells in the mouth of the uterus called as cervix grows out of control. It can be successfully treated if found early. Cancer cervix is caused by a viral infection called human papillomavirus which is transmitted by sexual contact with someone who has it. Only the high-risk varieties can cause … Continue reading What are the Main Causes of Cervical Cancer?

Can you get Pregnant if you have Ovarian Cancer?

Feb 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Having ovarian cancer and remitting treatment can affect your fertility. Ovaries produce eggs, along with the female hormone oestrogen and progesterone. There are several ways through which ovarian cancer can affect your ability to have children in the future. Cancerous tumours can damage your ovaries and your ability to produce eggs. You may need to … Continue reading Can you get Pregnant if you have Ovarian Cancer?

What are the symptoms of Ovarian and Cervical Cancer?

Feb 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Ovarian cancer is a disease in which abnormal or cancerous cells begin to multiply out of control in the ovary and form a tumour. It can spread to other parts of the body if not treated. Early symptoms are very vague and hence only 15 -20% are detected at an early stage. There is no … Continue reading What are the symptoms of Ovarian and Cervical Cancer?

Can you get Pregnant if you have Cancer?

Feb 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Cancer detection can turn your life overnight. Pregnancy after the treatment of cancer depends on various factors like the type of cancer you had, treatment of cancer and your overall health. The most common cancer can also affect the ability of a woman to conceive. Can cancer treatment affect your menstrual cycles adversely? Cancer involves … Continue reading Can you get Pregnant if you have Cancer?

How does Twin Pregnancy Occur? What are The Risks Associated with Twin Pregnancy?

Feb 02, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Twins are two offsprings produced by the same pregnancy. There are two types of twins: monozygotic and dizygotic. Monozygotic twins occur at a rate of three in every 1000 deliveries worldwide. But in dizygotic twinning occurrence is about 6 per 1000 birth in Japan which is 4-5 to 15 per 1000 in identical twins in … Continue reading How does Twin Pregnancy Occur? What are The Risks Associated with Twin Pregnancy?

Painless Delivery Advantages and Disadvantages

Feb 01, 2018
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
Motherhood is the most valuable and charming moment in a woman’s life. On one side it is the delight of bringing forth a baby, while on the other there is the dread of labor pain. Ladies, who have the fear of agony and pain, regularly decide on the caesarian section, unnecessarily even when they can … Continue reading Painless Delivery Advantages and Disadvantages

Pregnancy USG – Purpose, Procedure and Preparation

Feb 01, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
USG test in pregnancy is a very useful tool to look for baby’s development, multiple pregnancies, anomalies in baby and many other multitudes of things. It is a painless, noninvasive and safe test which can very accurately detect various anomalies in the baby. It uses high-frequency sound waves to study the various internal body structures. … Continue reading Pregnancy USG – Purpose, Procedure and Preparation

Can uterine Fibroids make you Feel Nauseous?

Feb 01, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Fibroids are abnormal (non-cancerous) growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. They are also known as leiomyomas or myomas. But most females don’t know that they have fibroids because often they cause no symptoms. They are diagnosed incidentally only during routine examinations or when undergoing examination for any other problem. They can vary … Continue reading Can uterine Fibroids make you Feel Nauseous?

What is a Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?

Feb 01, 2018
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Hysterectomy, surgical removal of the uterus, is one of the most commonly performed gynecologic surgeries Total laparoscopic hysterectomy is a keyhole or minimally invasive surgery performed through very small incisions in the abdomen using specialized instruments. How is Hysterectomy performed? Firstly through a tiny incision, a camera is inserted. The surgeon sees the entire procedure … Continue reading What is a Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?

Can I Still Breastfeed if My Baby is Premature?

Feb 01, 2018
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
Breast milk is best for your baby, and the benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. In addition to containing all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of life, breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness. Stomach viruses, lower respiratory illnesses, ear … Continue reading Can I Still Breastfeed if My Baby is Premature?

What are Possible Complications Following Laparoscopic Surgery?

Feb 01, 2018
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Laparoscopy was introduced approximately 30 years back and was used in the diagnosis of tubal sterilization. But it has expanded to more sophisticated operations to nearly all the abdominal and pelvic surgeries and even malignancies. Despite rapidly improving technical equipment and surgical skill there are few complications. The overall complication rate ranges from 0.2% to … Continue reading What are Possible Complications Following Laparoscopic Surgery?

Can I Have my Fibroids Removed Laparoscopically If They are Located Inside The Uterus?

Feb 01, 2018
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Fibroids are very common benign tumours of the uterus. 70-80% of females of reproductive age group have uterine fibroids. These can be discovered by chance or due to the symptoms that they may cause – depending on the size, number and location. Fibroids near the cavity usually cause abnormal uterine bleeding and pain. Fibroids away … Continue reading Can I Have my Fibroids Removed Laparoscopically If They are Located Inside The Uterus?

How long does it take to Stop Menstrual Bleeding after C-Section?

Jan 03, 2018
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
During pregnancy, women are free from the monthly menstrual cycle for nine months. And it returns after the delivery of your baby. Menstrual bleeding does not depend on the type of your delivery, whether you have a vaginal delivery or cesarean section delivery, it depends on the breastfeeding and other factors. Following are the aspects … Continue reading How long does it take to Stop Menstrual Bleeding after C-Section?

Will the epidural in painless delivery harm my baby?

Dec 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Epidural analgesia is a very popular method of pain relief in labor. It is a regional analgesia which blocks pain in particular part of the body. It blocks pain impulses from lower spinal segments. Drugs are delivered into the epidural space of the spine. Drugs used are mostly local anesthetics and opioids. It has certain … Continue reading Will the epidural in painless delivery harm my baby?

HIV and AIDS during Pregnancy

Dec 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, gradually destroying its ability to fight infections and certain cancers. If it is left untreated, HIV can develop into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This is the most severe stage of HIV and is usually fatal. In the past, HIV infection was commonly considered … Continue reading HIV and AIDS during Pregnancy

What drug is in an epidural? Do epidurals slow down labor?

Dec 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Epidural anesthesia is the most popular method of pain relief during labor. 50% of women giving birth use epidural anesthesia. It is the pain-relieving shot that some pregnant women get when they are giving birth. But it has other uses too. It is an injection that goes into your epidural space which is right outside … Continue reading What drug is in an epidural? Do epidurals slow down labor?

FAQ’s on Birth Control Pills – Know how they work

Dec 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
How do birth control pills work?  Most birth control pills are “combination pills” containing a mix of the hormones estrogen and progesterone to prevent ovulation (the release of an egg during the monthly cycle) How effective are they?  If taken correctly they are 99.9% effective. Recent studies show that birth control pills increase the risk … Continue reading FAQ’s on Birth Control Pills – Know how they work

Did Labor Epidural Cause Chronic Backache?

Dec 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Now the ladies can deliver without pain. This has been made conceivable by epidural anesthesia which suits those patients who can’t endure labor pain. The technique of painless delivery called as Epidural Analgesia or Epidural Anesthesia is a popular technique used by women, if advised by the doctor, during labor. It gives relief from unbearable … Continue reading Did Labor Epidural Cause Chronic Backache?

What is Epidural in Painless Delivery & It’s usage During Pregnancy

Dec 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Gupta
Consultant and Unit Head Gynecology
Motherhood is the most beautiful experience for a woman. At one time it is the delight of bringing a baby, while on the other there is the fear of labor pain. However today, thanks to the medical advancements, today, the ladies can deliver without pain. This has been made conceivable by epidural anesthesia which suits … Continue reading What is Epidural in Painless Delivery & It’s usage During Pregnancy

Painless Delivery is s Safe or Not?

Dec 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
All pregnant females who are on the verge of motherhood have the common fear of labor pains and delivery. The quantum of labor pains varies from one mother to another. Some have a short duration of labor and easy delivery while others may have a long duration of labor pains. Labor pain is the most … Continue reading Painless Delivery is s Safe or Not?

What is Normal Vaginal Delivery? How do you prepare for Normal Vaginal Delivery?

Dec 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A normal vaginal delivery is the birth of a baby through the vagina when the pregnant woman goes into spontaneous labor at term i.e. between 37-42 weeks of gestation. Due date is calculated from the LMP or if periods are irregular, USG dating is done. It happens on its own without any help of drugs. … Continue reading What is Normal Vaginal Delivery? How do you prepare for Normal Vaginal Delivery?

What are the Long Term Side Effects of Painless Delivery?

Dec 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Females who have the fear of agony and pain, regularly decide on the caesarian section, unnecessarily even when they can deliver normally. However due to scientific advancements now the women can deliver naturally without going through a C section procedure.This has been made conceivable by epidural anesthesia which suits those patients who can’t endure labor … Continue reading What are the Long Term Side Effects of Painless Delivery?

Methods of painless delivery of baby

Dec 13, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Motherhood is the most valuable and charming moment in a woman’s life. On one side it is the delight of bringing forth a baby, while on the other there is the dread of labor pains. Ladies, who have the fear of agony and pain, regularly decide on the caesarian section, unnecessarily even when they can … Continue reading Methods of painless delivery of baby

What are the side effects of an epidural?

Dec 13, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Women experiencing labor pains can opt for epidural to handle their pains better. It is also essential that each woman is advised about the advantages and the disadvantages of Epidurals. Please note that it can also have few side effects. Following are the side effects of epidural: You may have a sudden drop in blood … Continue reading What are the side effects of an epidural?

Is AIDS a contagious disease?

Dec 13, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Gupta
Consultant and Unit Head Gynecology
Contagious disease refers to a communicable disease that can spread rapidly from person to person through direct contact (touching an infected person), indirect contact (touching a contaminated object), or droplet contact (inhaling droplets made when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks). HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, gradually … Continue reading Is AIDS a contagious disease?

Can a person with diabetes have a baby?

Nov 30, 2017
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
Diabetes is an ailment that is affecting the masses today. It can be caused if concern for women suffering from diabetes and deciding to plan their families. However, it is important to know that diabetics can have a baby. Since diabetes is a chronic condition, a person is required to take care of their health. … Continue reading Can a person with diabetes have a baby?

How does Diabetes Affect my Pregnancy?

Nov 30, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Diabetes can affect a person without warning and sometimes may even occur without any family history. For a woman of childbearing age, this is stressful as the desire to become a mother and the thought of bringing harm to the child. If the question is asked whether a diabetic woman can have a baby or … Continue reading How does Diabetes Affect my Pregnancy?

Pneumonia During Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Nov 30, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection which is often a problem of the common cold or flu that occurs due to infection and spreads to the lungs. Maternal pneumonia is a term used for pneumonia that occurs during pregnancy. Pneumonia is a serious and fatal illness for all. Certain groups are at a greater risk … Continue reading Pneumonia During Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Chest Infections During Pregnancy

Nov 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
During pregnancy, your immune system weakens and you become more susceptible to colds, coughs, flu and the likes. Being sick can worry you about the baby’s health much more than you worry about your own. So just take good care of yourself, drink plenty of fluids, take proper sleep and eat healthily. If you don’t … Continue reading Chest Infections During Pregnancy

Can being Pregnant cause Hypoglycaemia?

Nov 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar is an issue with pregnant women who are diabetic. It is unusual for pregnant women without diabetes. As the mechanism of insulin secretion and blood sugar maintenance is very efficient in normal women, so hypoglycemia is not a problem. On the contrary, pregnancy hormones are diabetogenic i.e. they keep the … Continue reading Can being Pregnant cause Hypoglycaemia?

Lack of Sleep in Pregnancy may contribute to Gestational Diabetes

Nov 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Gestational diabetes is defined as high blood sugar levels in a pregnant woman who has no prior history of diabetes usually in the second half of pregnancy. Incidence is rising with time because of many reasons, lifestyle and genetics being the most important ones. Pregnancy causes many hormonal changes in the body leading to diabetes … Continue reading Lack of Sleep in Pregnancy may contribute to Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Nov 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Gestational diabetes is defined as high blood sugar levels in a pregnant woman who has no prior history of diabetes usually in the second half of pregnancy. Incidence is rising with time because of many reasons, lifestyle and genetics being the most important ones. Pregnancy causes many hormonal changes in the body leading to diabetes … Continue reading Gestational diabetes- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

How does gestational diabetes affect the baby after birth?

Nov 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Abnormal glucose regulation in pregnancy occurs in 3-10% of pregnancies. Most women who develop gestational diabetes have a healthy baby if sugar is kept on control but untreated gestational diabetes can cause serious health problems for mother and baby. Fetal Effects of Gestational Diabetes: Macrosomia: Macrosomia is defined as fetal weight >90th until for gestational … Continue reading How does gestational diabetes affect the baby after birth?

How much does weight affect fertility?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana
Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Whenever women and couples, who are encountering challenges with conception are overweight, they have generally already heard or read the advice that being overweight reduces their chance of conceiving. Seeing other women who have an equivalent or much greater issue with their weight, who have conceived effectively and are cheerfully pushing their strollers down the … Continue reading How much does weight affect fertility?

Can pregnancy cause mental illness?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana
Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Pregnancy is generally thought to be a time of happiness and emotional well-being for a woman. However, for many women, pregnancy and motherhood increase their vulnerability to psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and psychoses. These conditions are often under-diagnosed because they are attributed to pregnancy-related changes in maternal temperament or physiology. … Continue reading Can pregnancy cause mental illness?

What is prenatal depression?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss New Delhi
During pregnancy, symptoms of depression such as changes in sleep, appetite, and energy are often difficult to distinguish from the normal experiences of pregnancy. The course of depression varies throughout pregnancy: Most studies report a symptom peak during the first and third trimesters and improvement during the second trimester. Depression is the most common psychiatric … Continue reading What is prenatal depression?

Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy

Oct 13, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz
Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Treating women with psychiatric disorders during pregnancy is a challenge for numerous reasons. Balancing the risks and benefits of symptoms and treatments is particularly important during pregnancy because both medication and maternal illness may have adverse effects on the fetus. Pregnancy is generally thought to be a time of happiness and emotional well-being for a … Continue reading Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy

Post Natal Depression

Oct 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Ruchika Sharma
Consultant Psychology & Psychotherapy
Safe delivery of a baby is a time of gratitude, happiness, and celebration for the whole family. The mother’s joy of cradling her baby in her arms is indescribable. When the whole family seems to be rejoicing, new mothers tend to go through a rollercoaster of emotions. They may experience fatigue, exhaustion, sleep deprivation, low … Continue reading Post Natal Depression

How much does weight affect fertility?

Oct 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana
Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Whenever women and couples who are encountering challenges with conception are overweight, they have generally already heard or read the advice that being overweight reduces their chance of conceiving. Seeing other women who have an equivalent or much greater issue with their weight, who have conceived effectively and are cheerfully pushing their strollers down the … Continue reading How much does weight affect fertility?

Why is it important to have Family Planning?

Sep 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Family planning services help people to decide when, how many, at what interval and whether to have children at all. It is very important as it is apparent from the name itself ‘well-planned family’ so that the couple has the freedom to choose the number of children and in the process choose health and happiness … Continue reading Why is it important to have Family Planning?

Which Nutrient needs are increased the most during Pregnancy?

Sep 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
Your body has increased nutritional needs during pregnancy. Although the old saying of ‘eating for two’ isn’t entirely correct, you do require more micronutrients and macronutrients to support you and your baby. The needs for most nutrients are increased during pregnancy to meet the high demands of both the growing fetus and the mother, who … Continue reading Which Nutrient needs are increased the most during Pregnancy?

When can I Breastfeed after Drinking Alcohol

Sep 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Minakshi Saxena
Chief Coordinator - Mother & Child
How long after an alcoholic drink can I breast feed my baby?  You should wait at least for 2 hours before you nurse your baby. It takes 30-90 minutes for alcohol levels to peak in your blood and there are differences in clearance from person to person. Alcohol from the bloodstream makes its way to … Continue reading When can I Breastfeed after Drinking Alcohol

How much Calcium is essential in Pregnancy. Are the supplements suggested?

Sep 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
In pregnancy starting from 2nd trimester it’s important to supplement RDA 1000 mg per day is required to be taken.  It’s important to supplement as required: For Calcification of fetal bones and teeth. It also helps in protection of Calcium Resources of Mother to meet the needs during lactation. During pregnancy, 80% of the fetal … Continue reading How much Calcium is essential in Pregnancy. Are the supplements suggested?

How Alcohol Affects Fetus?

A woman who drinks alcohol while she is pregnant may harm her developing baby (fetus) and may cause a spectrum of birth defects in her baby called as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The problems range from mild to severe.  Alcohol can cause a child to have physical or mental problems that may last all … Continue reading How Alcohol Affects Fetus?

Can you drink Alcohol while Pregnant?

Sep 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monika Chaudhary
Attending Consultant, Gynecology
It is not at all safe to take alcohol while you are pregnant.  Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. There is no way to know how much alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could pose a long-term risk to your developing baby, and the more you drink, the higher are the risks. In … Continue reading Can you drink Alcohol while Pregnant?

Alcohol Effects on a Fetus

Sep 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Consuming alcohol during pregnancy can harm the baby. Alcohol passes from the mother’s blood into the blood of the baby and it can cause damage and affect the growth of the baby. Due to the alcohol flow to the brain and spinal cord, the cells in the same are damaged. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) … Continue reading Alcohol Effects on a Fetus

Foods that helps to reduce weight Post Delivery

If you are trying to lose weight, it is best recommended that you adhere to a strict nutritional diet plan. Eating the right food at the right intervals can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. You can refer to the list below of some super foods that can bring you exceptional benefits. … Continue reading Foods that helps to reduce weight Post Delivery

Can I have a glass of wine during Pregnancy?

Sep 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
A common area of concern during pregnancy is over what you can eat and drink while pregnant. It can be difficult to adjust to pregnancy and change without the help of your favorite comfort food or drink, so obviously you want to find out if your favorite foods and beverages are safe to ingest. Maybe … Continue reading Can I have a glass of wine during Pregnancy?

Importance of Healthy Eating before & during Pregnancy

A healthy balanced diet is important for maintaining good health throughout life. During the pregnancy period the requirement of macro nutrients and micro nutrients increases and it’s more important the mother consume food which will give both the energy and nutrients help in maintaining health. Importance of healthy diet before and during pregnancy helps to … Continue reading Importance of Healthy Eating before & during Pregnancy

Tips for an Alcohol free Pregnancy

Aug 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
It is a well-known fact that alcohol is a harmful addiction during pregnancy which can harm both the mother and baby. No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. It can harm the baby at any stage of the pregnancy. It can cause miscarriage, poor growth, still birth, low birth weight, premature birth and many … Continue reading Tips for an Alcohol free Pregnancy

Nutritional deficiency in Pregnancy

Intake of sufficient nutrition during pregnancy is very important, as the baby is dependent on his mother for nutrients and in future the health of the baby depends on the nutrient intake of the mother. During pregnancy the requirement of energy and nutrients exceeds and insufficient nutrient intake affects the mother and the developing child. … Continue reading Nutritional deficiency in Pregnancy

Reasons for Joint Pain During Pregnancy

Aug 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Monika Chaudhary
Attending Consultant, Gynecology
Joint pain is the feeling of stiffness, soreness or pain in the places where your body bends like elbows, fingers, knees, hips and more. Pregnancy weight gain itself causes strain on your joints and make them hurt especially if it’s your first baby. This is a very common discomfort during pregnancy and is just another … Continue reading Reasons for Joint Pain During Pregnancy

Conditions which leads to a High Risk Pregnancy

Aug 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the life of the mother or her fetus. For most women, early and regular prenatal care promotes a healthy pregnancy and delivery without any complications. But some women are at increased risk for complications even before they get pregnant for a variety of reasons. Pregnancy including labour and … Continue reading Conditions which leads to a High Risk Pregnancy

Steps to ensure a Healthy Pregnancy

Aug 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
When you are pregnant, early and regular prenatal care is important to keep yourself and your developing infant healthy. During your prenatal visits, your doctor will suggest you few things that you will have to keep in mind entire pregnancy. Following are the instructions are given by your healthcare provider: FOLLOW A HEALTHY DIET: When … Continue reading Steps to ensure a Healthy Pregnancy

Joint pain during Pregnancy

Aug 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
During pregnancy, there are many changes that occur in your body. Due to these normal physical changes, it is common to experience increased joint and muscle pain. Increased weight puts pressure on the knees and may exacerbate knee pain. Arthritis is a condition in which the joints become inflamed and some women may find their … Continue reading Joint pain during Pregnancy

Pre Conception or Pregnancy Counseling

Aug 24, 2017
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
Pre-conception counseling is a meeting with a health-care professional by a woman before attempting to become pregnant. This provides a window of opportunity for health education, as it is thought that women are very motivated to alter unhealthy lifestyles at this time. Pre conception counseling generally includes a pre-conception risk assessment for any potential complications … Continue reading Pre Conception or Pregnancy Counseling

At what age is it high risk to have a baby?

Aug 24, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pregnancy and a healthy baby are issues which has direct relation to the age of the mother. Both underage and overage mothers face problems in their pregnancy. Nature has decided the right age for a woman to get pregnant. The age from 22-28 years are apt for any woman to get pregnant. However there may … Continue reading At what age is it high risk to have a baby?

Precautions to take during Post Natal Massage if you had C section Delivery

Aug 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Post pregnancy massage has many benefits. It relaxes the body muscles and rejuvenates you both physically and emotionally. It is very important to choose a massage provider (Malishwali) who is experienced in giving post delivery massage. It is safe to get massage aftercesareann section with certain precautions. Doctors usually advise to wait for few weeks … Continue reading Precautions to take during Post Natal Massage if you had C section Delivery

Breastfeeding and working Mothers-How to Manage

Mother is a mother whether she is a working woman or a housewife and breast milk remains the most powerful tool for baby’s growth irrespective of the professional status of the mother. Besides the benefit of strong emotional bond and health benefits to both mother and newborn, it also has many hidden advantages. For example, … Continue reading Breastfeeding and working Mothers-How to Manage

How does Dengue affect Women during Pregnancy?

Aug 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Dengue is an illness caused by a virus transmitted to people by a mosquito called Aedes Aegypti. It cases flu like symptoms. Dengue has become a public health concern in India and in the rest of the world. It is common in urban population. Dengue is now so common that half of the world’s population … Continue reading How does Dengue affect Women during Pregnancy?

What is a High Risk Pregnancy?

Aug 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The word “high risk” sounds scary and may ring your bells that something is abnormal with the pregnancy. So to define high-risk pregnancy, ‘Any pregnancy with an increased risk to the health of the mother, baby or both is called high risk’. High-risk factors are usually listed on the file of the patient so that … Continue reading What is a High Risk Pregnancy?

Preventing Aches and Pains During Pregnancy

Aug 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Swelling may be experienced at any point during pregnancy, but it tends to be noted around the fifth month 22 to 27 weeks and increases while you are in the third trimester. However if you experience sudden swelling in your hands and your face then it could be a sign of Pre Eclampsia. So there … Continue reading Preventing Aches and Pains During Pregnancy

Breastfeeding Tips For New Mothers

Congratulations! You are now a mother. Being a new mom you now need to accept the challenge of breastfeeding willingly. Nobody was born learned. We all learn through experiences so don’t be worried if you are clumsy at the outset. The best is to talk to other mothers and understand the apprehensions and the issues … Continue reading Breastfeeding Tips For New Mothers

Do you have to stop receiving massage close to your due date?

Aug 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Massage during pregnancy can be done to comfort and pamper the pregnant women. It might have many positive effects like- lowered anxiety, improved sleep, decreased levels of stress hormones, reduced swelling, reduced headaches, reduced joint and muscle pain, decreased cramps in legs and back, improved mood, improved cardiovascular health, less feeling of depression etc It … Continue reading Do you have to stop receiving massage close to your due date?

When shouldn’t I get a Post Natal massage?

Aug 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Post natal massage is a full body massage therapy given to mother’s every day up to 40 days after the birth of a baby by trained therapists. It is an effective and holistic approach to become relaxed and reduce the stress of child birth. It also has other benefits like pain relief, reduced swelling, better … Continue reading When shouldn’t I get a Post Natal massage?

Why do women suffer more bone problems after 40?

Aug 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
After the age of 40 years i.e.around menopause there is a rapid bone loss (about 20%) over the next 5 – 7 years. This condition is called osteoporosis. It is a disease which weakens bones and makes them brittle.There is a direct relationship of decreasing estrogen levels and development of osteoporosis. There is a high … Continue reading Why do women suffer more bone problems after 40?

Dengue During Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Aug 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Dengue is an illness caused by a virus transmitted by a mosquito called as Aedes aegypti. Dengue can be mild, severe and fatal. It is highly prevalent in tropical countries because of the warm and humid climate which is favorable for the breeding of mosquito. It bites during daytime mostly early morning and late evenings. … Continue reading Dengue During Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

When can I Breastfeed after drinking alcohol?

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
 No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy, but during lactation, there are certain guidelines which need to be followed. Age of infant is very important. If the newborn is less than 3 months of age, its brain and liver are very immature. Hence alcohol is very toxic for them and is metabolized with great … Continue reading When can I Breastfeed after drinking alcohol?

Common Breastfeeding Problems and How to Overcome Them

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed a baby but that doesn’t always mean it’s easy. Breastfeeding is an important activity that bonds the mother and the baby and provides the newborn immunity to fight against diseases. Along with immunity, mother’s milk also helps in brain development and IQ enhancement. Children who are breastfed are … Continue reading Common Breastfeeding Problems and How to Overcome Them

Why is Breastfeeding good for The Mother?

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Why is breastfeeding good for the mother? Breastfeeding, we all know is good for the mother, baby, and family as a whole. It is one of the most beneficial aspects of the mother and the baby. Breast milk is a portion that provides lifelong immunity to the baby against numerous diseases and reduces the risk … Continue reading Why is Breastfeeding good for The Mother?

Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Aug 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Health professionals recommend that breastfeeding should begin within the first hour of a baby’s life and continue as often and as much the baby wants. Baby demand feed every 2 to 3 hours during the first few weeks. Also the duration of feeding should be 10-15 minutes on each breast. Mothers may pump milk so … Continue reading Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding & Work – Let’s Make It Work

Aug 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Working and breastfeeding is not an easy task. Sometimes you will have embarrassing moments and you may receive comments from the people who do not understand what you are going through. But once you make a commitment to breastfeed your baby, things become easy. Following are the tips that will help you to continue breast … Continue reading Breastfeeding & Work – Let’s Make It Work

Preventing Aches and Pains During Pregnancy

Jul 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
During pregnancy, you are likely to experience different aches starting from your first trimester like cramping, which generally results from normal changes that occur during your baby’s development. It is important to know about the changes that your body might be experiencing. You may develop a number of health issues and may feel sick at … Continue reading Preventing Aches and Pains During Pregnancy

Hygiene Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Jul 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Breastfeeding is the best practice for feeding the baby and mothers need to follow certain hygiene tips to avoid getting the baby sick. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months post birth is strictly recommended. This exercise is not just beneficial for the baby but also helps the mother get back to her old and … Continue reading Hygiene Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding and The Working Mother

Jul 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Minakshi Saxena
Chief Coordinator - Mother & Child
Workplace barriers contribute to low rates of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding yields important immediate and long-term health benefits for infants and their mothers, including positive impacts on children’s cognitive development and their health as adults. Breastfeeding is associated with higher productivity and lower absenteeism for breastfeeding mothers and has additional benefits for society.  Employment of mothers outside … Continue reading Breastfeeding and The Working Mother

Barriers to Breastfeeding for Working Women’s

Jul 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Professional organizations recommend 6 months of exclusive breast feeding and the addition of iron certified food with breast feeding until at least with 1 year of age. This is the recommendations of organizations including World Health Organization, 2001; Despite these recommendations breastfeeding goals fall far below expectations and the low breastfeeding rate can negatively impact … Continue reading Barriers to Breastfeeding for Working Women’s

Can having Hepatitis B cause you to have a Miscarriage?

Jul 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver and can, in some people, lead to lasting liver damage and/or liver cancer. Hepatitis B is passed on through contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person, often via sexual contact or sharing needles to inject drugs. Healthcare and laboratory workers may … Continue reading Can having Hepatitis B cause you to have a Miscarriage?

What happens if you don’t breastfeed?

Jul 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Breastfeeding is a boon for the mother, baby, and the family as a whole because of the health benefits it offers. Once established it is the easiest and effortless way to feed the baby with the highest quality nutrition in the most hygienic manner. It is a beautiful means through which the mother and baby … Continue reading What happens if you don’t breastfeed?

Is Hepatitis A and E contagious?

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Gupta
Consultant and Unit Head Gynecology
Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by Hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A is a self-limited disease that does not cause chronic disease. Antibodies produced during infection give life-long protection against the disease; there is an effective vaccine against HAV. In rare cases, hepatitis may lead to liver failure or even death. If we talk … Continue reading Is Hepatitis A and E contagious?

Prevention and Treatment of Malaria in Pregnant Women

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Malaria contributes to antenatal anemia and slowing of fetal growth, especially in first-time mothers. It is thought that these effects harm the mother and baby, and interventions to prevent or mitigate the effects of malaria are often recommended. Malaria … Continue reading Prevention and Treatment of Malaria in Pregnant Women

What happens to the Mother if she does not Breastfeed?

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Jasmeet K Monga
Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Making the decision to breastfeed is a personal matter. It’s also one that’s likely to draw strong opinions from friends and family. Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants. It has a nearly perfect mix of vitamins, protein, and fats. Nearly all essential nutrients required by your baby. And it’s all provided in a … Continue reading What happens to the Mother if she does not Breastfeed?

Can Hepatitis be transmitted to an unborn child?

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Acute viral hepatitis is the most common cause of most viral infection is not affected by pregnancy. Jaundice is the characteristic feature of the liver disease. You have to differentiate between all types of hepatitis by biochemical testing because signs and symptoms are more or less same. Different types of hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis … Continue reading Can Hepatitis be transmitted to an unborn child?

What is Hepatitis B during pregnancy?

Jul 14, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver caused by hepatitis B virus. It can cause liver cirrhosis, failure or cancer if not treated. In majority (90-95%) of the cases, acute infection usually clears off by itself due to the immunity of the body and cannot occur again. Some people cannot clear the infection … Continue reading What is Hepatitis B during pregnancy?

Lamaze Session

Gone are the days when the mom in laws used to spend time, energy and bestow their valuable advice on the expecting daughter in law. They would religiously share their experience of childbirth. Even though not very accurately it would form a platform for the would be mothers to tolerate labour pains in an order … Continue reading Lamaze Session

I am a single mom-to-be. Can I still attend the course even if I don’t have a partner?

Jul 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Lamaze or antenatal class is a great course for the positive health of the mother and baby as it keeps the mother active and aware about her body and pregnancy. You can learn a lot about correct exercises, breathing techniques and other things which help you a lot during delivery. Usually pregnant women bring their … Continue reading I am a single mom-to-be. Can I still attend the course even if I don’t have a partner?

Is Yoga Good For Pregnant Women?

Jul 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Yoga is very beneficial during pregnancy. Yoga helps you to breathe and relax, which in turn can help you to adjust your physical demands of pregnancy, labor, birth and motherhood. It calms both the mind and the body and provides physical and emotional stress relief that your body needs throughout the pregnancy. Taking a prenatal … Continue reading Is Yoga Good For Pregnant Women?

Can Malaria Affect Pregnancy?

Malaria has been known to occur since centuries. Even the Vedic literature Atarva Veda and Chakra Samhita talk about Malaria. Since independence we have launched various programs and strategies to fight against the disease. Inspite of all these WHO estimates that India accounts for 75% of all malaria cases in South East Asia. About 95% … Continue reading Can Malaria Affect Pregnancy?

What are Lamaze prenatal classes?

Jul 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Lamaze method was developed by French obstetrician Dr. Lamaze. The earlier focus was on using controlled breathing techniques to cope with labour pains but now a day’s Lamaze classes have expanded and also include methods of pain relief and labour management. The goal of Lamaze prenatal classes is to increase the mother’s confidence about natural … Continue reading What are Lamaze prenatal classes?

How Lamaze supports natural birth?

Jul 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Lamaze technique is a childbirth technique developed by a French doctor Dr. Fernand Lamaze as an alternative to the use of medical intervention in birth of a baby. It was designed in the 1940’s but now has come a long way with lot of scientific changes and elaboration. It involves lots of breathing and relaxation … Continue reading How Lamaze supports natural birth?

When is the best time to take Lamaze classes?

Jul 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Lamaze method was developed by females obstetrician. Lamaze has been used in the United States since the late 50s, one of the most commonly taught child birth classes. In early days the focus was on controlled breathing techniques to cope with labour. But now the Lamaze education has become a necessity for the expecting mothers … Continue reading When is the best time to take Lamaze classes?

Can Malaria be transmitted from Mother to Child?

Aug 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Malaria is an infection caused by the protozoa (small organism) Plasmodium, which is transmitted to humans by the mosquito bite. It is a disease characterized by fever with chills and rigors, at a regular interval like a daily or alternate day, sweating, anemia, fatigue, and an enlarged spleen. Malaria is of overwhelming importance in the … Continue reading Can Malaria be transmitted from Mother to Child?

Why Should You Take Antenatal Classes?

Jul 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Antenatal classes are educative classes which help you and your partner prepare for labour, birth and parenthood. The aim of these classes is to educate the expecting parents about late pregnancy, signs of labour, warning signs, process of labour, coping with pain, birthing, breastfeeding and care of newborn. As soon as any couple conceives, there … Continue reading Why Should You Take Antenatal Classes?

Weight gain during Pregnancy

Within a span of few weeks to months a young charming girl transforms into a pregnant lady with all those extra fat layers which she least wanted especially on her belly. Is it correct to inflate ourselves like a balloon during pregnancy; absolutely not! Pregnancy is a state of change in metabolic homoeostasis. The extra … Continue reading Weight gain during Pregnancy

Diet mistakes during Pregnancy and how to avoid them

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Even if you know everything about the right eating habits, exercise and other nuances of pregnancy, there are still chances that you might fall prey to some of the most common mistakes that every expectant mother makes, albeit unknowingly. Here are some of the most common mistakes that women make during pregnancy. Eating for two: … Continue reading Diet mistakes during Pregnancy and how to avoid them

The benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy

Jun 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Shweta Mendiratta
Associate Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
As we gear ourselves for the International Yoga Day on June 21st, here are a few inputs about Yoga in pregnancy. A new life growing inside you produces hormonal changes and changes in your mind and body. Yoga is the best option for you at that stage. Why Yoga? Woman battle fatigue, sickness, emotional blues, … Continue reading The benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy

Sun Burn Symptoms and Treatment during Pregnancy

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Sunburns during pregnancy can make the expecting mother uncomfortable. So you are best advised to take some preventative measures to protect yourself from the sun during pregnancy and avoid any sunburnt misery.  It is also important as sunburns can make you feel uncomfortable, can alter and affect your sleep and eating patterns. Moreover over exposure … Continue reading Sun Burn Symptoms and Treatment during Pregnancy

Is It Bad to Smoke When You are Pregnant?

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Monika Chaudhary
Attending Consultant, Gynecology
Smoking in pregnancy causes additional health problems other than heart disease and cancer. It become sthe root cause of a number of ailments and can adversely affect a woman, her pregnancy and the baby in her womb. It is a habit that can affect the smoker and the people that are around the smoker, inhaling … Continue reading Is It Bad to Smoke When You are Pregnant?

Trying to Conceive: Your Pre-Pregnancy Check-up

Jun 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pre-conceptional counseling is an integral part of prenatal care because the health of women during pregnancy depends upon her health before pregnancy. The main goal is to ensure that a woman is healthy before conception and to diagnose and treat any medical problems if present. During pre-conceptional visit: Detailed reproductive history – is taken including … Continue reading Trying to Conceive: Your Pre-Pregnancy Check-up

Is Hypertension common in Pregnancy?

Jun 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Gupta
Consultant and Unit Head Gynecology
Pregnancy induced hypertension is a complication characterized by high blood pressure (more than 140/90), swelling due to fluid retention and presence of protein in the urine (Proteinuria). Pregnancy induced hypertension affects 5-10% of pregnant women. It is more commonly seen during first pregnancies. What are the risk factors leading to hypertension during pregnancy?  A woman … Continue reading Is Hypertension common in Pregnancy?

Is Laser Treatment Harmful During Pregnancy

May 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy is a phase in life when a woman’s body can go through numerous hormonal changes in the body. These hormonal changes can cause various skin and hair changes. One needs to be aware about the changes that your body may be going through. Each woman may respond differently to pregnancy. Some may complain of … Continue reading Is Laser Treatment Harmful During Pregnancy

Tobacco a Barrier to Parenthood

It is the cherished dream of every couple to parent a child. But in about 15-25% of cases they may not be able to do so due to tobacco. Their habit may be responsible for them opting for infertility treatment. Tobacco use today is one of the biggest causes of infertility. It affects both males … Continue reading Tobacco a Barrier to Parenthood

What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy?

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Smoking per se is very dangerous for health as it causes serious diseases like heart disease, lung problems, cancers, vascular disease etc. It is even more dangerous during pregnancy as it causes problems for the unborn baby. Smoke contains many chemicals like lead, cyanide, carbon monoxide, nicotine and many other carcinogenic elements which are like … Continue reading What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy?

How to Get Pregnant – Fertility Tests for Women Trying to Get Pregnant

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Infertility can be described as the inability of a woman to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse after marriage. First of all make an appointment with your infertility specialist. Doctor will take the history of your medical health and habits, chronic illness or surgeries. Your use of any medication Use of caffeine, alcohols, … Continue reading How to Get Pregnant – Fertility Tests for Women Trying to Get Pregnant

Tests to Do Before Pregnancy

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Before getting pregnant you should consult you  doctors and undergo checkups and screenings for immunity which is very important to make sure you and your baby will be as healthy as possible. This is also important to know your present health status as your lifestyle and pregnancy can lead to a number of pregnancy induced diseases … Continue reading Tests to Do Before Pregnancy

Can Smoking Affect Fertility & Pregnancy?

Smoking (active/passive) is bad because it releases many ingredients which can harm your body. It is said that a cigarette smoke releases as many as 7000 toxic substances. Smoking causes osteoporosis, heart disease, 90% of deaths from lung cancer, 80% of deaths from COPD (severe lung disease) and 17% of deaths from stroke. So it … Continue reading Can Smoking Affect Fertility & Pregnancy?

Gestational Hypertension: Symptoms and Management

May 26, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Gestational Hypertension is the most common hypertensive disorder in pregnancy. It affects about 6% – 15% of pregnant woman. Gestational hypertension is defined as finding of blood pressure more than 140/90 mmHg on at least two occasions at least 6 hours apart after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Hypertension differs from preeclampsia by absence of protein … Continue reading Gestational Hypertension: Symptoms and Management

Heart Murmurs and Pregnancy

May 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Heart murmur is an extra and unusual sound heard during heart beat. Murmurs range from very faint to very loud sometimes. They sound like whooshing or swishing noise. Normal heart beats make a lup-dup or lub-dub sound. This is the sound of the heart valves closing as blood moves through the heart. Doctor can hear … Continue reading Heart Murmurs and Pregnancy

Dengue during Pregnancy – Causes & Symptoms & Treatment

May 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Dengue is an infection which is passed on by mosquitoes. If you catch dengue when you are pregnant, you may be more likely to develop a severe form of the disease. This usually happens as the immune system during pregnancy is suppressed and you require hospital treatment. There are different levels of severity for dengue, … Continue reading Dengue during Pregnancy – Causes & Symptoms & Treatment

What is Transient Hypertension of Pregnancy?

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Hypertension is the most common medical problem in pregnancy, in about 2 to 3 % of pregnancies. It is classified into 4 types, transient or gestational hypertension is one of them. It is important for pregnant women to consult specialists and get their hypertension under control.  The 4 types of hypertension are – Chronic hypertension … Continue reading What is Transient Hypertension of Pregnancy?

What Causes Heart Failure after Giving Birth?

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Heart failure is not common after delivery but can occur due to different conditions like valvular heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension etc. Postpartum cardiomyopathy, that can occur during the last month of pregnancy or up to five months after giving birth is one of the most important causes. . About one in every 2,000 to 3,000 … Continue reading What Causes Heart Failure after Giving Birth?

What Causes High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women

Blood pressure (BP) is read as a fraction of systolic blood pressure over the diastolic. High blood pressure (BP 140/90) is the most common medical complication of pregnancy. To determine what is normal for a lady we generally record the blood pressure at the first visit and carefully follow it through out the  pregnancy. Knowing … Continue reading What Causes High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women

Parenting: Being a Supermom Stressing You Out?

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
Juggling work with family life wrecks a couples’ relationship and may harm your children’s education prospects as well. Women frequently feel under stress trying to balance a career with raising a family. As a result many suffer from with headaches, exhaustion, backache, anxiety, etc It has been found that 1 in 4 working moms cry … Continue reading Parenting: Being a Supermom Stressing You Out?

Stress Management for Mothers

May 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Ruby Ahuja
Consultant - Clinical Psychologists Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Stress is a term used for behaviour reaction to any situation and its bilogival impact on endocrine system. Hence stress impacts both psychologically and physically. It’s impact on the multiple systems affects the metabolism and memory. Every individual has two responses to any situation “Flight or fight”. We either fight the situation for take a … Continue reading Stress Management for Mothers

The Importance of Regular Gynaecological Exams

A woman is often a multitasker, being a wife, mother, daughter, daughter in law all at the same time. For those who are working women, finding time for oneself becomes all the more difficult .In a nutshell she is expected by our society to be a superwoman.  Some problems may silently creep up and she … Continue reading The Importance of Regular Gynaecological Exams

Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting can be the first sign of pregnancy. More than 60% of pregnant women experience morning sickness. Morning sickness refers to the presence of nauseous feeling during first trimester of pregnancy. It is usually because of increased hormones in pregnancy. Morning sickness can occur at any time of the day and it stops … Continue reading Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Can Having Asthma Affect Pregnancy?

May 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Some Physiological changes occur in maternal respiratory system during pregnancy which are normally well tolerated without any symptoms. Pregnancy and Asthma: Mild breathlessness is common during normal pregnancy and it does not always indicate cardio pulmonary disease. Breathlessness is usually noticed after 28 weeks of gestation. However it should be noted that Asthma affects about … Continue reading Can Having Asthma Affect Pregnancy?

Can I use my Asthma Inhaler While Pregnant?

May 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
It is safe to use an asthma inhaler in pregnancy. In fact your doctor will recommend you to use an  inhaler to keep your asthma under control. Although most women with asthma have perfectly healthy babies. But if depends upon the severity of asthma. Uncontrolled asthma can increase the risk of: Pre Eclamsia Hyper tension … Continue reading Can I use my Asthma Inhaler While Pregnant?

How does Asthma affect Pregnancy?

May 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Asthma is a disease of the respiratory system which involves the airways. Airways become narrow during an attack making it hard to breathe. It is fairly common health problem in pregnant women. It reduces the oxygen supply both to the mother and the fetus.Well controlled asthma usually does not pose any increased risk to the … Continue reading How does Asthma affect Pregnancy?

Asthma and Pregnancy Complications

Asthma is the most common respiratory problem seen in pregnancy. It is a condition wherethe muscles of the air passages go into spasm (due to some trigger)and that leads to tightness in the chest, breathlessness, cough/wheezy breathing and sometimes chest pain. Pregnancy itself does not usually alter the severity of asthma. Most of the times … Continue reading Asthma and Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy and Meningitis

Apr 22, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Meningitis occurs when the membranes around the brain and spinal cord get inflamed. This inflammation results in fever, headache, and stiff neck, photophobia, altered mental status. Bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi all can cause brain infection. Type of Meningitis: Viral – Viral meningitis is the most common type of meningitis. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, it … Continue reading Pregnancy and Meningitis

Can Pregnancy Cause Liver Enzymes to Elevate?

Apr 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy does not usually have a major effect on liver enzymes. If they are elevated, it indicates liver disorder. Liver disorder occurs in about 2-3% of pregnancies. To enumerate some of the medical complications concerning the liver that affect women during pregnancy are: Hyper emesis gravidarum Cholestasis of pregnancy Acute fatty liver of pregnancy Pre … Continue reading Can Pregnancy Cause Liver Enzymes to Elevate?

Is Meningitis contagious to Pregnant Women?

Apr 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Meningitis is a rare infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord called as meninges. It is of 3 types- Viral- Less severe and people generally recover completely Bacterial- It is dangerous and contagious among people in close contact Fungal- Very rare and in people with low immunity Types of Meningitis: Bacterial Meningitis … Continue reading Is Meningitis contagious to Pregnant Women?

Is Hepatitis A Dangerous in Pregnancy?

Apr 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hepatitis A is a water borne disease transmitted by the feco oral route. It is a viral infection of the liver primarily. It causes symptoms like fatigue , nausea , vomiting , abdominal pain , yellow sclera , dark coloured urine and so on . It is the most common cause of jaundice in pregnant … Continue reading Is Hepatitis A Dangerous in Pregnancy?

Liver Disease and Pregnancy

Liver disease in pregnancy can be a very challenging situation for the doctor and a difficult situation for the pregnant woman. The incidence of liver disease in pregnancy is 3-5%. Some liver problems are unique to pregnancy whereas others are unrelated. Prompt recognition of the liver disease can prevent complications and save the life of … Continue reading Liver Disease and Pregnancy

How Does a Cesarean Affect the Baby

Apr 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The WHO states that the rate of cesarean section should be 10-15%. In high income countries such as Australia, Britain, America one third of all mothers give birth by cesarean section each year. Cesarean section is important and can save lives. It is performed when the baby is at risk. Weigh the pros and cons … Continue reading How Does a Cesarean Affect the Baby

Cesearean Birth : What are the Risks and Benefits

Pregnancy ends with delivery which can be either vaginal delivery/ assisted vaginal delivery in the form of forceps/ ventouse or a cesearen section. Each type of delivery has its own pros and cons –  risks and benefits. Sometimes for the sake of mother or the baby or because of certain medical conditions you need go … Continue reading Cesearean Birth : What are the Risks and Benefits

Is It Safe to get Vaccinations during Pregnancy

A vaccination helps to protect a person from infections. When a lady is pregnant she generally shares most of the things with her baby. So the analogy is that any immunization given to the mother will have its effect on the baby. If she is not upto date with the vaccinations either she or the … Continue reading Is It Safe to get Vaccinations during Pregnancy

Vaginal Birth Vs C-section: Pros and Cons

Apr 07, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy is the most beautiful phase of woman’s life. Pregnant woman can have delivery of baby either vaginally or by caesarean section. Main aim is to have safe delivery with healthy mother and healthy baby. Going through labour pains and having a normal vaginal delivery is a long process that can be physically tough for … Continue reading Vaginal Birth Vs C-section: Pros and Cons

Postnatal Care Tips

Apr 07, 2017
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by: Dr. Monika Chaudhary
Attending Consultant, Gynecology
All of us are very particular about our ante natal care that is care during pregnancy. We are on time for all visits and investigations. But we need to understand that post natal care is also very important. Regular follow up from the doctor and a check on your blood pressure, diabetes, gynecological health is … Continue reading Postnatal Care Tips

What exercises are safe during Pregnancy?

Apr 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Exercise is good for the body at any stage of life and the same rule applies in pregnancy as well. To enumerate a few benefits, it releases endorphins which help you feel happy, energetic and stay healthy. It reduces backache, leg cramps, relieves stress, improves sleep, builds stamina and endurance for labour. Medically, it prevents … Continue reading What exercises are safe during Pregnancy?

Hepatitis B During Pregnancy

Apr 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Hepatitis B infection is found worldwide but it is more endemic in countries like Asia and Africa. Hepatitis B is caused by a DNA virus that affects the liver.  Most of the time people have no symptoms during the initial phase and around 50% of people can develop Jaundice, low-grade fever, vomiting, abdominal pain. After … Continue reading Hepatitis B During Pregnancy

Can You Breastfeed If You Have had a C Section delivery ?

Apr 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Yes! Definitely you can. It is a common misconception amongst mothers who undergo C-section that they cannot breastfeed their babies.  Women who deliver by c-section are less likely to breastfeed,or delay breastfeeding initiation. But these women can breastfeed as successfully as those who give birth vaginally, so long as the mother shows real commitment. Important … Continue reading Can You Breastfeed If You Have had a C Section delivery ?

Pregnancy Care-Overview, Prenatal And Postnatal Care

Apr 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy is an important phase in the life of a woman. To ensure healthy mother and baby, it needs expert handling before, during and after delivery. Following are the recommendations for pregnancy care, phase wise. Prenatal Phase Care ideally starts 3-6 months before the actual pregnancy. Aim is history, examination, blood tests, treatment, education and … Continue reading Pregnancy Care-Overview, Prenatal And Postnatal Care

Pregnancy and Hepatitis B

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Monika Chaudhary
Attending Consultant, Gynecology
Hepatitis B is a viral inflammation of the liver.Perinatal transmission, that is from mother to baby, is a very common mode of transmission of this disease. Therefore, all pregnant women must be screened for hepatitis B infection in the first trimester of pregnancy itself. Symptoms associated with Hepatitis B: A woman with hepatitis B can … Continue reading Pregnancy and Hepatitis B

Home Remedies To Recover after C-Section

Mar 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Childbirth is an exciting experience. You finally get to meet the baby who’s been growing inside of you for the last nine months. Yet having a baby can also be taxing to your body, especially if you’ve had a cesarean delivery (C-section). You’ll need more time to recover than you would have after a routine … Continue reading Home Remedies To Recover after C-Section

Know all about High Risk Pregnancy

Mar 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Having a baby is a very natural and fulfilling experience for a woman.But all pregnancies are not very smooth. Some have complications with mother,baby or both and are referred to as “high risk pregnancies” ( 5-10%).They require management by qualified specialists at a well quipped hospital for a safe delivery.Can be grouped as- • Pre … Continue reading Know all about High Risk Pregnancy

5 Important Tests for Women Above 35 Years

Mar 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Monika Chaudhary
Attending Consultant, Gynecology
A healthy woman is the Nation’s Pride. Caring for one’s health is an ongoing process and its importance increases with age. We may or may not feel it- but the biological clock is forever ticking. Wisdom lies in keeping a regular tab on one’s health condition, so that abnormalities are picked up soon and nipped … Continue reading 5 Important Tests for Women Above 35 Years

Pregnancy & Antenatal Classes

The antenatal classes guide you to have a healthy pregnancy, prepare you for the labour, delivery and early parenthood. The ultimate aim of antenatal classes is to build up your confidence and prepare you for a positive birth experience. The initial sessions in early pregnancy will guide you how to have a healthy pregnancy. Details … Continue reading Pregnancy & Antenatal Classes

10 Health Issues that almost all Indian Women Face

Mar 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
With new gender roles, responsibilities, independent and liberated lives Indian women are struggling to create a niche for themselves. Society keeps on increasing its expectation without creating a more favourable environment for women and hence health issues are common with women. Indian women have high mortality rates in childhood and reproductive years due to strong … Continue reading 10 Health Issues that almost all Indian Women Face

Prevention Tips to avoid High Risk Pregnancy

Mar 02, 2017
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by: Dr.Yash Bala
Director Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paras Bliss Panchkula
Pregnancy is a social and medical event. Having an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery of a healthy uncompromised child is the dream of every pregnant lady, her family and the obstetrician.  However an increasing number of pregnancies (5-10%) are have factors which highlight an increase in  the risk of pregnancy to the mother &/ or child. … Continue reading Prevention Tips to avoid High Risk Pregnancy

How to deal with Pregnancy Labor Pains

Mar 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Labor- As the name suggests, highlights hard work. Pain, muscle fatigue, physical, mental and emotional strain all come at the same time with leaps and bounds, multiplying in geometrical fashion. So the birthing mother has to have a lot of tricks and techniques in her kitty, any of which can come handy. Lots has been … Continue reading How to deal with Pregnancy Labor Pains

10 Signs of Pregnancy

Feb 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Before you realise that you are pregnant, the body gives enough signals to indicate that you are pregnant. It is important that you follow them to know that you may be expecting. A number of women realise later and become too engrossed in their every day routine to notice any change. Follow the given aspects … Continue reading 10 Signs of Pregnancy

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Jan 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Hypertension in pregnancy is a very common medical disorder with a lot of maternal, fetal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. It complicates around 7-15% of all pregnancies. What do you understand by hypertension in pregnancy? Defined as blood pressure of140/90 mm Hg or higher after 20 weeks of gestation. It also causes excretion of significant … Continue reading Hypertension in Pregnancy

Happiness and Pregnancy

Jan 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
During pregnancy everyday is new and filled with enigma. Your body is in a creation mode which can make you emotional, happy, sad at times due to the hormonal medley going on inside your body. You and your family should take care of you to make the experience healthy and happy. Following are the must … Continue reading Happiness and Pregnancy

Does Breastfeeding Hurt?

Jan 07, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The most persistent myth about breast feeding is that it hurts but the truth is that breast feeding should never hurt and if it hurts then the lactating mother needs professional help and lactation counseling so that you are able to breast feed with pain If breast feeding hurts, following are the list of conditions … Continue reading Does Breastfeeding Hurt?

What is Gestational Diabetes? What are the Symptoms?

Jan 07, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Gestational Diabetes is defined as carbohydrate intolerance of variable degree that is first diagnosed during pregnancy regardless of the medication for insulin or persistence of diabetic state after delivery. It will include patient with undiagnosed pre-existing type– 2 diabetic state after delivery. It will include patient with undiagnosed type– 2 diabetes mellitus as well as … Continue reading What is Gestational Diabetes? What are the Symptoms?

Morning Sickness in Pregnancy. What to do?

Jan 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
What is Morning Sickness ? Morning sickness is a very common symptom of pregnancy. It is a term used for the nausea one feels in the first trimester of pregnancy most commonly in the morning (though it may occur at other times of the day/all day long). In fact it is one of the signs … Continue reading Morning Sickness in Pregnancy. What to do?

How often should I visit my Doctor in Pregnancy?

Jan 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Regular antenatal visits are important to monitor the health of both mother and baby. The recommended schedule of prenatal visits is as follows- As soon as you miss your period. Week 4-28 – one visit per month Week 28-36- one visit every two weeks Week 36-40 – one visit every week or even more frequent … Continue reading How often should I visit my Doctor in Pregnancy?

5 Common Myths associated with C-Section Delivery

Dec 12, 2016
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
In today’s era, new moms to be have developed different opinions about birthing techniques. Some strongly demand for a vaginal delivery, some wish to opt for C-sec just to avoid labor pains and many more. All these opinions are based on several myths and facts associated with delivery patterns. Doctors guide the patients the correct … Continue reading 5 Common Myths associated with C-Section Delivery

Abdominal Pain during Pregnancy. What to do

Nov 24, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Abdominal pain during pregnancy may have different interpretation in different trimesters. It may be a non serious symptom of pregnancy or may point towards a more serious issue which needs immediate medical attention. Walk through the pains experienced by expecting mothers in each trimester: First Trimester Pains: Usually some amount of pain is associated with … Continue reading Abdominal Pain during Pregnancy. What to do

Bleeding during Pregnancy: Is It Normal or Not

Bleeding during pregnancy can be an alarming symptom for the mom to be. Though it is a very common symptom in the first three months of pregnancy it is important to get in touch with your doctor to make sure that there is nothing serious. Bleeding in the First Three Months (First Trimester) 25-40% of … Continue reading Bleeding during Pregnancy: Is It Normal or Not

How to Beat the Pregnancy Blues

Oct 12, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy is a very challenging time in any women’s life. Emotions flow high and low taking you through all possible undiscovered arenas of life. To admit that you are depressed may lead to the feeling of being judged as a ‘bad mother’. According to ACOG between 14-23% of women face depression in pregnancy. Causes of … Continue reading How to Beat the Pregnancy Blues

How To Get Back into Your Body Shape Post Pregnancy

Oct 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
After the birth of the baby, every mother is concerned about how to lose all the weight and when to get started? Ideally, as early as 4-6 weeks after delivery is good time to start. It is normal to gain weight during pregnancy and so is keeping yourself fit. Walk around, do mild exercises and … Continue reading How To Get Back into Your Body Shape Post Pregnancy

What are the Long Term Complications in Early (Teenage) Pregnancy?

Health is an important issue amongst teenagers who are parenting. Teenage pregnancy itself is a challenge as any girl of that age lacks the skills and maturity needed to handle pregnancy and mother hood. The girl herself at this age is having ongoing medical and behavioural issues. So it is not surprising that pregnancy at … Continue reading What are the Long Term Complications in Early (Teenage) Pregnancy?

Ectopic Pregnancy

Oct 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Normally fertilized egg implants in the lining of uterus but if implantation occurs anywhere else, it is called an ectopic pregnancy. Almost one in 50 pregnancies is an ectopic pregnancy. The most common site for an ectopic pregnancy is the fallopian tube, in rare cases ectopic pregnancy can occur in ovary, abdomen or cervix Risk … Continue reading Ectopic Pregnancy

Anemia During Pregnancy. Is this an Issue?

Oct 04, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Anemia is the commonest disorder in pregnancy. Its prevalence in India varies between 50 to 70%. It  is an important factor for maternal and prenatal morbidity and mortality so, there is major difference in developed and developing countries. Anemia during pregnancy is especially a concern because it is associated with low birth weight, premature birth … Continue reading Anemia During Pregnancy. Is this an Issue?

What is the Right Age for a Woman to get Pregnant?

Oct 04, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy and motherhood are beautiful yet crucial phases of a woman’s life. When to become pregnant or start family is a personal decision and may vary with each individual. Nowadays women  are becoming more independent and have a career to follow so childbearing age is continuously increasing with time. Still the most secure age for … Continue reading What is the Right Age for a Woman to get Pregnant?

HIV and Infant Feeding

Sep 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
Knowing that one is HIV positive is an extremely difficult mental and emotional challenge to deal with, especially, for any pregnant woman, as she has to make highly vital decisions about her baby’s health and the first point to ponder upon is how to feed the baby? It is considered that breastfeeding requires body contact … Continue reading HIV and Infant Feeding

Acne And pregnancy

Mostly pregnancy is associated with a glowing & radiant skin but quite frequently a number of pregnant women experience the problem of acne which could be quite bothersome. For some it could be a recurrence of problem they experienced in their early adolescent years, for others a continuation of existing acne problem which may flare … Continue reading Acne And pregnancy

5 Ways To Beat Pregnancy Blues

Sep 15, 2016
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Spa Therapy : Pregnancy is a state of body which is full of do’s and don’t’s.as for skin care & various spa treatments during pregnancy one again needs to observe that extra caution. Opt for the simplest of procedures and facials comprising of natural substances. Avoid any kind of chemical peel, electrical stimulation,aroma therapy , … Continue reading 5 Ways To Beat Pregnancy Blues

Can I have Non Vegetarian Food During Pregnancy??

Sep 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy is the most demanding phase of a women’s life. The diet you take in pregnancy directly effects the health and development of the baby. Although the nutrients and supplements are enough, but most women have a question that it is safe to include non vegetarian food in the diet during pregnancy. The answer is … Continue reading Can I have Non Vegetarian Food During Pregnancy??
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Pregnancy Fitness: The Best Ways to Keep Fit while Pregnant

Sep 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Shweta Mendiratta
Associate Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pregnancy and child birth are very special moments in every woman’s life, but with the joys of receiving your little one comes serious tensions and worries about your changing body. Women often panic about their weight gain and bulging body and the post- partum weight management. To stay fit during pregnancy and avoid extensive weight … Continue reading Pregnancy Fitness: The Best Ways to Keep Fit while Pregnant
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Exclusive Breastfeeding for First months After Delivery

Sep 03, 2016
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by: Dr. Minakshi Saxena
Chief Coordinator - Mother & Child
Breastfeeding lays the foundation for good health for all children. It benefits the baby both in short and long terms. Taking the same into consideration, new mothers are advised to exclusively breast feed their young ones for the first 6 months post-delivery. It is also encouraged beyond that, until at least 12 months, and longer … Continue reading Exclusive Breastfeeding for First months After Delivery

Will I Be Able To Lose The Weight Post Pregnancy?

Sep 02, 2016
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Pregnancy is one of the most desirable and memorable experiences of womanhood. Though it entails doctors consultation and visits right from its first prospective sign and confirmation all through the entire nine month period, it surely is a health state totally normal and physiological. And though this physiological journey the woman embraces a lot of … Continue reading Will I Be Able To Lose The Weight Post Pregnancy?

Is it Mandatory to Take Iron and Calcium Supplements During Pregnancy?

Aug 31, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Iron and calcium are given during pregnancy to provide for the needs of the growing baby. IRON Iron is used to produce haemoglobin,the substance in RBC that carries oxygen to various organs.It also increases immunity of body.Blood volume increases in pregnancy,so do the iron needs.Recommended daily allowance of iron is approximately 30 mg per day … Continue reading Is it Mandatory to Take Iron and Calcium Supplements During Pregnancy?

Complications of Cesarean Delivery

Aug 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Vaginal delivery is always safer & better than a cesarean delivery, not only for present but for future pregnancies also. In present time although Cesarean Delivery is considered very safe and is sometimes required for saving the life of the mother & baby, it is associated with some complications because this is a major surgical … Continue reading Complications of Cesarean Delivery

Does Painless Delivery Have Any Complications?

Aug 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The intensity of pain during labor and delivery varies from one lady to another. Some are able to bear the pain and go ahead with normal vaginal delivery, while those who can’t go for a caesarian section. The new generation today due to the medical advancements is opting for painless epidural delivery. Epidural anesthesia is … Continue reading Does Painless Delivery Have Any Complications?

What are the Advantages of Painless Delivery?

Aug 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
‘Motherhood’ is the most precious and pleasant moment in a woman’s life. On one side it is the joy of giving birth to a child, while on the other there is the fear of labour pain. Women, who have the fear of pain, often opt for caesarian section, unnecessarily even when they can deliver vaginally. But, … Continue reading What are the Advantages of Painless Delivery?

Do Women Commonly Opt for Painless Delivery?

Aug 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
All pregnant ladies who are on the verge of motherhood have one common fear, the fear of acute labor pain during the time of childbirth. The intensity of pain varies from one mother to another mother. Some have very less labor pain and the pregnancy is easy while many have long delayed labor pains. The … Continue reading Do Women Commonly Opt for Painless Delivery?

Is a Normal Delivery Better Than C–Section?

Aug 11, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Whenever faced with this question, you should differentiate between planned normal delivery from planned C-section because the risks of unplanned, emergency C-section cannot be compared to the other two categories. Naturally, all emergency surgeries carry higher risks. These risks may, in part, be due to the sudden surgery and, in part, due to the reasons … Continue reading Is a Normal Delivery Better Than C–Section?

Do C Section Medication and Blood Loss make a Woman Gain Weight?

Aug 11, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Caesarean section is the surgical delivery of the baby through incision in abdominal and uterine wall. Rate is mostly 10-20% but varies from region to region. In current day practice it is very safe procedure and saves many mother’s and baby’s lives. There are many medical indications of caesarean. Nowadays there is increasing trend in mothers opting for … Continue reading Do C Section Medication and Blood Loss make a Woman Gain Weight?
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Epidural Anaesthesia For Painless Labour. What is it?

Aug 11, 2016
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What is Epidural Anaesthesia? Epidural anaesthesia is a procedure in which a very thin catheter is placed in the lower part of your back and a pain killer is injected through it. This medicine only blocks the sensation of nerves that cause pain during labour i.e. in the lower part of the body. There is … Continue reading Epidural Anaesthesia For Painless Labour. What is it?
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Does C Section Medication and Blood Loss make a Woman Gain Weight?

Aug 06, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Caesarean section is surgical delivery of baby through incision in abdominal and uterine wall. The incidence rate of opting for a c-section delivery is mostly 10-20% in India, but it also varies from region to region. In current day practice it is a very safe and life saving procedure. The C section has been instrumental in reducing … Continue reading Does C Section Medication and Blood Loss make a Woman Gain Weight?

Why Should Women Opt for Exclusive Breastfeed?

Aug 05, 2016
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by: Dr. Minakshi Saxena
Chief Coordinator - Mother & Child
Doctors, all across the globe recommend that babies be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months after birth. It is also encouraged beyond that, until at least 12 months, and longer if both the mother and baby are willing. Breastfeeding has several benefits for both the mother and the baby. Following are some aspects on why mothers … Continue reading Why Should Women Opt for Exclusive Breastfeed?

Benefits of Breastfeeding for the Mother

Aug 05, 2016
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by: Dr. Minakshi Saxena
Chief Coordinator - Mother & Child
Breastfeeding provides a unique emotional experience for the nursing mother and the baby. Breastfeeding is one parenting behavior that only the mother can do for her baby, creating a unique and powerful physical and emotional connection. Breastfeeding benefits baby as well as the mother in many ways: Helps in postpartum uterine involution: During pregnancy and … Continue reading Benefits of Breastfeeding for the Mother
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Dos and Don’ts to protect your Skin During Pregnancy

Jul 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy is a time when the entire body is going through changes. This change not only affects the body, mind but also impacts the skin of the pregnant lady. Some aspects are to be kept in mind to ensure that you have a supple, fresh skin texture. If you start to have skin eruptions like … Continue reading Dos and Don’ts to protect your Skin During Pregnancy
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Can my Husband also be Responsible for me not having a Baby?

Jul 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Not being able to have a baby is called infertility and it is as much a responsibility of the husband as the wife. In fact, in one third of the cases, infertility is due to problems in you, the female partner, and in one third only your husband is responsible. In the rest there may … Continue reading Can my Husband also be Responsible for me not having a Baby?

Hyper Pigmentation in Pregnancy

Jul 07, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Normal pregnancy induced hormonal changes may have remarkable influences on the skin. Some degree of skin darkening resulting from melanin deposition occurs in 90 percent of pregnant women. These changes are triggered by hormonal changes in pregnancy, which stimulates the production of melanin (substance that  give  colour  to hair, skin, and eyes) Causes of Hyper … Continue reading Hyper Pigmentation in Pregnancy
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Why I Feel Dry and Itchy in Pregnancy?

Jul 05, 2016
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During pregnancy your body is undergoing many hormonal changes . The skin is rich in sweat and oil glands which are hormonally sensitive. The hormonal changes of pregnancy can steal the oil and elasticity of skin leading to dry, itchy skin and stretch marks. This can be further exacerbated by the stretching effect due to … Continue reading Why I Feel Dry and Itchy in Pregnancy?
Skin Darkening During Pregnancy

What is Mask of Pregnancy?

Jul 01, 2016
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About 50-70% of women experience darkening of the skin of the face during pregnancy. Also women experience the same during oral contraceptive intake or while on hormone replacement therapy in menopause due to the increased hormones, Estrogen and Progesterone. This occurs in a particular pattern, in the shape of a butterfly with darkening of the … Continue reading What is Mask of Pregnancy?

What is Linea Nigra. Why do we get it During Pregnancy?

Jul 01, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Linea nigra is a Latin phrase which means ‘black line’. It refers to the dark line in the centre of the belly running from the pubic bones below to the navel above and sometimes even beyond. This is most commonly seen during pregnancy. This line is always there even before pregnancy though it may not … Continue reading What is Linea Nigra. Why do we get it During Pregnancy?
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Common Skin Conditions during Pregnancy

Jun 28, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The pregnant body goes through a number of changes during pregnancy. The changing hormones and the body changes also start to affect the skin. However an expecting mother can retain her supple clear skin by following good ante natal guidance. When you start experiencing any changes in the skin, don’t get alarmed and hassled. Talk … Continue reading Common Skin Conditions during Pregnancy
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Becoming Parents: An Emotional Journey

Jun 18, 2016
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by: Dr. Nupur Gupta
Consultant and Unit Head Gynecology
The journey to parenthood begins long before the baby arrives, long before the expectant parents ever set eyes on the new life they have created. Being a parent is hard and exhausting, mentally, physically and emotionally. As a mother, one goes through a journey that encompasses huge changes to her body, her emotional state of … Continue reading Becoming Parents: An Emotional Journey

Bonding of My Baby with Father: Should I do Something extra?

Jun 18, 2016
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
The bonding between the parents and baby is complicated and often takes time to gel. While some dads connect with their baby within the early days of birth, it may take a little longer for others and that’s perfectly normal. Fathers often assume that the mother will naturally have a stronger bond with the baby … Continue reading Bonding of My Baby with Father: Should I do Something extra?
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Pregnancy And Health – Challenges For A Man

Jun 15, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
While pregnant women undergo wide range of emotions throughout the nine months of pregnancy – elation, depression, anxiety, excitement and anticipation, men too experience a roller coaster of feelings. Men who are expecting a baby might be stressed due to things like financial responsibilities, relationships and work. Becoming a dad involves lot of change, often … Continue reading Pregnancy And Health – Challenges For A Man
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How to Prepare For Labor And Childbirth?

Jun 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
Pain during labor is different for every woman. It ranges widely from woman to woman and even from pregnancy to pregnancy. It is caused by contractions of the muscles of the uterus and by pressure on the cervix. It’s often not the pain of each contraction on its own that women find the hardest, but … Continue reading How to Prepare For Labor And Childbirth?
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A Pregnancy is for Both – Father and Mother to Handle

Jun 12, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Looking at Prince William holding his young one in his arms, leaving the hospital after the birth of his new born child was a pleasant sight. Men have a very important role in the process of pregnancy and child birth. It’s challenging for fathers to be actively involved in pregnancy although no one doubts the … Continue reading A Pregnancy is for Both – Father and Mother to Handle
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Myths Associated with Pregnancy

Jun 12, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy is the most exciting period of a woman’s life and has unique challenges. There are numerous well wishers – family members, friends, relatives-  giving you free advice as what to do and what not to do for having a healthy baby. Many of these advices are just myths. Following is a list of common … Continue reading Myths Associated with Pregnancy
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What is Ante Natal Care – Doctor Visits, Education & Training?

Jun 08, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The purpose of ante natal care is To maintain mother and foetus in the best possible state of health. To recognize abnormalities and complications at an early stage. To educate the mother about the physiology of pregnancy. This usually begins with the patient’s doctor and involves the specialist, the midwife and the health visitor. The … Continue reading What is Ante Natal Care – Doctor Visits, Education & Training?
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Do’s and Don’ts in Pregnancy

May 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Once you have got the happy news of a little one coming soon in your life, you should start taking some special care so that you can enjoy the journey of pregnancy and get a healthy baby.    These are some pointers you have to follow during pregnancy: Maintain good hygiene during pregnancy.Take bath regularly. Warm shower … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts in Pregnancy
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Exercise in Pregnancy

May 14, 2016
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by: Dr. Monika Chaudhary
Attending Consultant, Gynecology
 If you thought (and were programmed to do so ) that pregnancy is the period of eating , sleeping ,and resting in excess , I am afraid that you are wrong! This is an  excellent opportunity to focus on your own health and fitness for a healthier future of both you and your child. Exercising … Continue reading Exercise in Pregnancy
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Alcohol & Pregnancy – What to Know?

May 09, 2016
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by: Dr. Nupur Gupta
Consultant and Unit Head Gynecology
The news of a newborn soon arriving is a happy occasion, and happy occasions are often accompanied by a round or two of drinking. However, most expectant mothers are confused as to what constitutes ‘safe’ drinking during their 9 months of pregnancy. Amongst the many precautions a mother-to-be must take to safeguard her child health, … Continue reading Alcohol & Pregnancy – What to Know?
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Tips for a Safe Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy care

May 02, 2016
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by: Dr. Shweta Mendiratta
Associate Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
Carrying your baby in your womb is the most beautiful experience and a precious period that a mother can enjoy in her life time. Concern for your baby’s health, well being and one’s own health is key to have a safe and healthy pregnancy. Diet during Pregnancy: Good nutrition during pregnancy ensures your baby gets … Continue reading Tips for a Safe Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy care
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Things to Give up during Pregnancy

Apr 19, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy is a crucial time that needs extra care, precaution and a sensitive approach to the health of the mother and the baby. Though it is advisable to lead a physically active and normal life, the stage does require adherence to some important do’s and don’ts. A lot of myths and misconceptions also abound in … Continue reading Things to Give up during Pregnancy
Excessive weight can be harmful during pregnancy

Excessive weight can be harmful during pregnancy, say doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula

Apr 19, 2016
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Gaining excessive weight during pregnancy can cause health hazards to both mother and baby Excessive weight gain during pregnancy can lead to chronic conditions such obesity, diabetes and health issues among newborns Weight gain during pregnancy is a normal, even desirable phenomenon. However, excessive weight gain can have dangerous consequences for both the mother and … Continue reading Excessive weight can be harmful during pregnancy, say doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula
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When is the right time & age to get pregnant?

Apr 11, 2016
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
While most doctors will refer to a specific age or life stage to answer this question, planning a pregnancy involves greater consideration than just checking the time period. It is all about bringing yourself to life and committing yourself to nurture the new life. Age consideration: While fertile age for women extends from menarche (onset … Continue reading When is the right time & age to get pregnant?
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What is the Right Time to opt for a Post Pregnancy Weight Management Program?

Apr 04, 2016
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by: Dr. Bharti Minocha
Consultant, Gynecology
The theme for World Health Day, 7th April 2016 is “halt the rise, beat diabetes”. What better way to achieve this than by encouraging the mother’s to start with themselves by losing weight and including exercises and healthy eating habits in their lives. Healthy mothers raise healthy children and healthy families Weight loss after delivery: … Continue reading What is the Right Time to opt for a Post Pregnancy Weight Management Program?
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Healthy Diet & Habits for Breastfeeding Mothers

Mar 16, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Breast feeding imposes great strain on a mother. An average Indian woman secretes 750 ml of milk per day in the first 6 months after delivery. This declines to 600 ml in the next 6 months. Food eaten by a nursing mother enables her to produce milk. Nursing mothers need 25 gm more of protein … Continue reading Healthy Diet & Habits for Breastfeeding Mothers
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Why should Every Women opt for Antenatal Class?

Mar 14, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Antenatal Classes are designed to educate parents about different issues related to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Antenatal classes are a great way to learn about pregnancy and child birth and they can be a source of great support and confidence for couples, especially who are going to be parents for the first time. There are … Continue reading Why should Every Women opt for Antenatal Class?
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Science & Tradition – Whether to follow the old motherhood practices or not

Mar 14, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting phases of a woman’s life. In India, the arrival of a baby is nothing short of a grand celebration with prolonged preparations, age old traditions and an avalanche of opinions on how the baby needs to be taken care of. The new mother, already grappling with hormonal changes, … Continue reading Science & Tradition – Whether to follow the old motherhood practices or not
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Sexual health and Reproduction

Feb 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Sexual and reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being related to reproduction. It means that people are able to have a safe sex life and the capability to reproduce. As the part of routine gynaecological and obstetrical care, patient should be provided with information about normal sexual changes that … Continue reading Sexual health and Reproduction
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Reasons to opt for a C Section instead of a normal delivery

Feb 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pregnancy has a profound effect on the psychology of a woman expecting her bundle of joy. Taking the same into consideration, psychologists and the obstetricians, always recommend a normal vaginal delivery. However, in certain circumstances in pregnancy we need to opt for caesarian delivery for the safe outcome of the mother and baby. We can … Continue reading Reasons to opt for a C Section instead of a normal delivery
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Painless Delivery : The best option to give birth naturally

Feb 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Pooja Mehta
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Labour pain is considered the most painful experience. Gynecologists and Obstetricians all over the world have shared their concerns about the same. Scientific research and latest medical interventions have provided exceptional ways to reduce pain and even have a painless delivery. It should be noted that as one grows old the threshold to bear pain … Continue reading Painless Delivery : The best option to give birth naturally
Cancer in Pregnancy

Cancer in Pregnancy

Jan 11, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Cancer during pregnancy is not very common but not rare. It effects 1 out of 1000 pregnancies .Cancer very rarely affects the baby directly but management of cancer during pregnancy can be challenging for the mother as well as for the doctor. So, the patient should be referred to the specialist who has experience dealing … Continue reading Cancer in Pregnancy
Be Prepared for your Due Date

Be Prepared For Your Due Date

Jan 11, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The birth of the baby is an event that each pregnant mother is happily anticipating for months or sometimes fearfully dreading!! It all depends on the knowledge and preparation you have done for your due date. Due date (or EDOD) is counted by adding 9 months and 7 days to your date of last menstrual … Continue reading Be Prepared For Your Due Date
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Smoking Hazards in Pregnancy

Jan 09, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Smoking during pregnancy is increasing in Indian females especially in urban females. It affects your baby’s health before, during, and after birth. The quantum of the smoking problem in Indian women is not far behind the women in the west. The number of female smokers in India has more than doubled  from 1980 to 2012. … Continue reading Smoking Hazards in Pregnancy
Pregnancy and Weight Management

Pregnancy And Weight Management

Sep 24, 2015
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by: Dr. Nupur Gupta
Consultant and Unit Head Gynecology
Pregnancy And Weight Management Just as you are in the bliss of becoming a mother, your body is going through a change. Your hunger pangs grow, your body is growing bigger and you are flaunting your new baby bump. But just as you are gorging on the heavy food to satisfy yourself, you tend to … Continue reading Pregnancy And Weight Management
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