Diabetes during Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or GDM is a condition in which the blood sugar levels are deranged in a pregnant woman during her second or third trimester of pregnancy, who has had prior normal levels of blood glucose. In a pregnant woman, there is an organ called the placenta in the uterus which acts as a […]

Thyroid during Pregnancy

1. Thyroid during Pregnancy – Hypothyroidism Approximately 10% of women suffer from thyroid problems in India. As the thyroid issues are common, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels for all women during their pregnancy is checked. Women with thyroid disease are diagnosed with hypothyroidism – where the gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. Symptoms of hypothyroidism […]

Antenatal Exercises for Pregnant Woman

Antenatal exercises can help reduce back pain, prevent excessive weight gain, make labour easier and help to recover faster after childbirth. Antenatal exercises depend on an individual’s pre-pregnancy level of fitness. On an average, women should walk for 30-45 minutes every day and do 20-30 minutes of specifically designed antenatal exercises. Pregnancy Exercises for Normal […]

Understanding Normal Labor and Delivery

What is normal labor and delivery? When the baby is born in head down position at full term (9 months) through the vagina after spontaneous labor pains, it is called as Normal Labor and Delivery. It will last for a period from 6 to 18 hours for first-time mothers.

Jaundice in New Born

About 70 of babies are diagnosed with neonatal jaundice and Parents need not worry when proper care is taken in time. Jaundice in babies occurs due to the build-up of a yellow pigment, called bilirubin, in their body. When the baby is in the womb, the mother’s placenta helps in eliminating the pigment from the […]


What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a chronic pelvic disease in which the menstrual blood that is supposed to flow out through the vagina, travels up through the fallopian tubes and accumulates around the ovaries. This results in formation of lumps or cysts on ovaries which can sometimes lead to infertility. What are the symptoms of […]


It is important to treat anemia in pregnancy.  If left untreated, women would be unable to tolerate the usual blood loss during delivery.  It can also lead to low birth weight and low iron stores in the baby at the time of birth. What are the Symptoms of Anemia in Pregnancy? Feeling fatigue and breathless […]


Piles during pregnancy is a common occurrence, especially in women who are in their third trimester. As per sources, 25% to 35% of pregnant women develop piles or hemorrhoids. What is Piles? When the blood vessels in and around the lower rectum and anus become swollen and inflamed, they are referred to as piles. It […]


Vaginal bleeding can have different causes and needs to be treated accordingly. What causes heavy bleeding during pregnancy? The cause of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy depends on the period of gestation. Bleeding during early pregnancy will have different causes as compared to the second or third trimester pregnancies. Bleeding in Early Pregnancy (First Trimester): Bleeding […]