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Tuesday, April 07, 2020



Expecting a baby soon? Parents reveal things you should do before delivery

January 17, 2020 4:21 pm

"Get as much sleep as you can, go out just the two of you. It will be awhile before you get either again," said a parent.

Can you have a vaginal birth after C-section? Here's what moms should know about caesarean delivery

January 09, 2020 1:41 pm

A doctor would recommend C-section only if normal delivery is not possible, due to maternal or foetal reasons like the mother's high blood pressure.

Water birth is as safe as land birth for the mother and baby, says research

December 16, 2019 11:59 am

Water birth: Experts have argued the safety of having a water birth because of perceived risk to the newborn but a new study has found that it is no more risky than a land birth.

'Vaginal delivery, breastfeeding reduces risk of allergy and asthma in children'

November 15, 2019 10:36 am

Researchers compared the records of 1,58,422 children to analyse how the method of birth (vaginal vs caesarean) and feeding practice (breastfed or bottle fed) influenced the number of allergic conditions reported by each young person up to 18 years.

A mom's photo series on her stillborn sends a strong message

October 29, 2019 1:53 pm

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), stillborn is a baby born with no signs of life at or after 28 weeks' of gestation. In 2015, there were about 2.6 million stillbirths globally.

Did you know these 6 things can happen during labour?

September 23, 2019 1:07 pm

There are some other things your body might experience that you should know about, from vaginal tearing to retained placenta. Take a look.

Women should take more control in the delivery room, says this mother

August 05, 2019 1:09 pm

"Everything is put forward as safety, so if you question what is happening, you start to look like a dangerous woman, a bad mother," said the columnist.

All you need to know about the first period after C-Section

July 24, 2019 12:12 pm

Your first period post your C-Section can actually be darker and have many blood clots present. This is normal because the anticoagulant produced by the body to prevent menstrual blood clotting may not be as effective. There is nothing to worry about if you are facing this.

Water birth soothes the labouring mom: Here's all you need to know

June 26, 2019 8:21 am

The first advantage of water birth is pain relief. When the contractions or labour pains start, the warmth of the water soothes and calms the labouring mom. The need for pain relievers or analgesics is reduced. The circulation improves and the back and perineal muscles are relaxed.

Birth photography, a growing trend: Meet a couple behind the lens

June 25, 2019 12:08 pm

Birth photography: In India, there are just a handful of people who are offering their services for birth photography. The photographer is dressed in sterile hospital scrubs and fully sanitises her hands and feet before entering the labour room or OT.