Geeta Phogat, India's renowned freestyle wrestler and Commonwealth Gold Medalist, delivered a baby boy on 24th December 2019 at Manipal Hospitals, New Delhi. She was under the treatment and guidance of Dr. (Lt. Col) Leena N Sreedhar ( Head, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology) during her course of pregnancy.
Premenstrual syndrome is a condition which affects women’s physically, behaviourally and psychologically. It occurs regularly during the luteal phase (last 10-15days)of each menstrual cycle and which disappears or significantly regresses by the end of menstruation.
Nothing in the world will make you as happy, as sad, as exhausted and as incredibly proud as Motherhood. With the COVID pandemic spreading its tentacles, I would add one more ‘as anxious’. Yes, becoming a new mom in the COVID times and with the lockdown can be an anxious time for the new mother as also her family. Hospitals are careful not to allow too many attendants and only one person is there to be with her. While this is necessary to maintain social distancing, a new mother longs for the comfort and care her family would provide., especially when the baby is handed over to her. Breastfeeding, changing diapers and taking care of both baby and herself can pose a big challenge.
You are at risk for high-risk pregnancy if you have one or more of the following: diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV. The risk is higher if you are obese, or carrying twins, or you are a teenager or your age is 35 years or older.
Plan your pregnancy before you conceive. Talk to your gynaecologist and start taking folic acid and other prescribed vitamins regularly. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or HIV, your treatment may be adjusted accordingly. Quit alcohol, smoking, drugs and also maintain a healthy weight before you get pregnant.
Hysteroscopy allows the doctor to diagnose and treat abnormal uterine bleeding. A thin, lighted tube called a hysteroscope is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and the uterus.
Cervical screening detects a virus called high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), which is generally linked to cervical cancer. Undergoing cervical screening may help prevent cervical cancer.
A small incision is made in the abdomen, and a laparoscope (A thin, lighted tube fitted with a camera on end) is inserted which takes images of the organs. This procedure is less painful, faster recovery, and shorter hospital stays.