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Diet During Pregnancy

PREGNANCY   A period of great physiological as well as psychological change for a woman. She has to : Maintain her health at optimum level to prepare for delivery and lactation Provide good nutrition for the development of the foetus. Produce adequate nutrients so that maternal stores do not get depleted Produce sufficient milk to nourish her child after birth STAGES OF GROWTH First trimester – the rate of growth of the foetus is slow. Mother is unable to eat well…
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TheNest
TheNest, on June 27, 2017

A Mom’s Journey of High Risk Pregnancy at The Nest, Bangalore

Four surgeries and a health complication during pregnancy had endangered this young woman’s life. But path-breaking care by gynaecologists at Fortis Hospitals has ensured she is today a proud mother to a beautiful baby girl. For years, 28-year-old Ragini (name changed) struggled with painful gynaecological problems and even underwent multiple surgeries. Her medical complications had taken a major toll on her body at a young age. So when she finally conceived through In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) earlier this year, all she…
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TheNest
TheNest, on May 3, 2017

How a 36yrs Old Women Overcame her High risk Pregnancy

It was with much trepidation that Pranitha (name changed) welcomed the news of her latest pregnancy. Like every young woman, eager to have children and to complete her family life, she too was full of joy and anticipation. Married for eight years, she longed for her bundle of joy. But having already gone through three miscarriages and with multiple health issues, the 36-year-old’s journey to motherhood had been particularly arduous. So when Pranitha discovered she was pregnant again, she and…
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TheNest, on May 3, 2017

Ovarian Cyst

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac which develops in an ovary. Most ovarian cysts are benign (non-cancerous) and cause no symptoms. Some cause problems such as pain and irregular bleeding. No treatment may be needed for certain types of ovarian cysts which tend to go away on their own. For other types, a surgery may be advised to remove the cyst. What are ovarian cysts? Functional ovarian cysts dermoid cysts(sometimes called benign mature cystic teratomas) Cystadenomas Endometriomas Polycystic ovary…
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TheNest, on May 3, 2017

Nipping Cervical Cancer in the Bud

India has a population of 432.20 million women aged between 15 years and above. As per Human Papilloma virus and Related Diseases 2015 stats report, most of them are at a risk of developing cervical cancer. At present, every year around 12 lakh women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Nearly 67 thousand women out of this succumb to the disease. Currently, cervical cancer is the 2nd most common form of cancer that affects women between 15 and 44 years of…
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TheNest, on May 3, 2017

Matters Of Motherhood

Deciding to expand your family is one of the most significant decisions one makes in a lifetime. A great number of variables come into play. It might be your own choice to walk into this new experience, perhaps you might be swept into this. Regardless of the decision you take, care and guidance is important in embracing the new found emotion of motherhood. PLANNING The preconception period (three months prior to pregnancy) is the time to make changes in your…
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TheNest, on May 3, 2017

Nurturing in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

WHO states that 15 million babies are born too early worldwide every year, and India alone accounts for 21% of global preterm births. While high risk pregnancy leading to the risk of delivering a preterm baby in the best of maternal centres in the city has become a common phenomenon today, we still have to improvise our infrastructure, technical facilities, high standard of nursing care and full time dedicated neonatologists to ensure that such babies are discharged healthy. A preterm…
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TheNest, on May 3, 2017

Gestational Diabetes – A common Syndrome during Pregnancy

Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood glucose (sugar) levels during pregnancy are said to have gestational diabetes. According to a 2014 analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of gestational diabetes is as high as 9.2%. Women who are obese or who have had gestational diabetes during their previous pregnancy, or women who have a strong family history of diabetes are at a high risk of developing gestational diabetes….
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TheNest, on May 3, 2017

Mothering Preterm Babies

Premature birth has become a common phenomenon in the country. A premature infant is a baby born before 37 completed weeks of gestation. Mothers with health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure may contribute to preterm labour. And, about 15% of all premature births are multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc.). Having a preterm baby impacts the mother psychologically; she often tends to feel guilty as her breast may not produce enough milk because the hormonal stimulation…
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TheNest, on May 3, 2017

Thyroid & Pregnancy

Thyroid conditions can be easily managed in day-to-day life with the right medications and hormone therapy. However, the risks of low or high thyroid hormone levels become much more apparent during pregnancy. The thyroid is an organ located in the front of the neck that releases hormones to regulate the metabolism (the way the body uses energy), heart and nervous system, weight, body temperature, and many other processes in the body. The thyroid diseases like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are relatively…
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TheNest
TheNest, on May 3, 2017