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Hearing loss and Language development of Infant

Hearing loss, if any should be detected and re-mediated at the earliest – at least before the baby is six months old. Even minimal hearing loss can retard language development. All children with speech delay should have a hearing assessment as the first investigation. Never ever make a casual statement that “he will be alright” or “he will speak later” without proper assessment. Hearing loss has considerable impact on the overall development of the infant-language development, development of cognition, development of social and emotional competence.

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Why are Prenatal Tests Important?

The significance of prenatal tests is that they confirm the normal progress of pregnancy. Routine check-ups will help the gynecologist to rule out the possibilities of birth defects and developmental abnormalities………….While a blood test that determines the blood count of the mother rules out the possibility of anaemia which can hinder the development of the foetus, another measures the glucose level and keeps track of the possibility of gestational diabetes……….The goal is to look for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome, birth defects and body development of the baby……..Apart from these tests and scans, urine test and blood pressure test are also performed regularly to check up on urinary tract infection and preeclampsia condition to make pregnancy smooth and safe.

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Is exercise safe during pregnancy?

Expectant mothers often have doubts about their routine and everyday activities, especially about those involving physical exertion. Women care a lot more than they used to about physical fitness once they get pregnant……..The first thing that worries most newly pregnant women is chances of miscarriage……..Depending on the women’s individual medical history and workout experience, the exercise routine will be different……Pregnant women often notice that they feel out of breath more quickly than they used to. In fact, during pregnancy, you are breathing 20-25% more air because you need to get rid of the carbon dioxide levels in your own blood and in your babies.

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International Women’s Day 2018

We can be proud of many things in life yet nothing beats being a women. Mrs. Chithra Gopinath, wishing you a safe and secure time ahead. International Women’s Day greetings. Read more on women’s safety manual.

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When the spotting during pregnancy becomes risky

Differentiating between spotting and bleeding could be the key to saving your child. Spotting and bleeding are entirely different incidents. Spotting is a coloured vaginal discharge that leaves marks on the pad or panties. It is usually pink or light red in colour whereas in bleeding, there is enough fluid to soak the pad and it is usually bright red in colour……..The cause of this light bleeding could be the breakage of the mucus plug…….As these diseases and infections can cause irritation in the vagina with spotting or bleeding being the first sign. If you experience unusual pain during urination or vomiting or sometimes a stomach pain, consider the possibility of STDs or infections……..Many women might not be able to differentiate between normal spotting and dangerous bleeding until it is too late.

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Antepartum Depression – Not a Myth

Some women go through a rough phase during their pregnancy in which they experience a bunch of negative emotions that goes beyond mere mood swings. This phase is called antepartum depression or prenatal depression, a form of clinical depression and up to 20% pregnant women experience it. …………Pregnant women often have random emotions as the shift in hormone levels has a significant impact on neurotransmitters, the brain chemicals that regulate mood. ………..A clinically depressed expectant mother will experience persistent sadness, difficulty in concentrating, indifference in activities that she enjoyed before, recurrent thoughts of death, suicide, or hopelessness, and feelings of guilt or worthlessness. ………..Untreated Depression has the potential to harm both the mother and baby. Babies born to depressed mothers are likely to be less active and more irritable. The baby is at risk of premature birth, being born underweight, developmental defects, malnutrition and poor health. ……….A healthy body can always support one’s mental health. A diet low in caffeine, sugar and processed foods will help with getting more sleep and soothing your body. Including foods high in vitamin and nutrition can improve one’s health, thus, improving mental health.

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum – A Pregnancy Bummer

Some expectant mothers have trouble keeping in any food including fluids throughout their pregnancy. This condition is called hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and it is not to be taken lightly. Hyperemesis gravidarum can turn into 40 weeks of struggle if it goes untreated…..Every woman has different severity of HG and only a doctor can determine the appropriate treatment for each mother. Most women receive relief by 14th week but some women need consistent care throughout their pregnancy.

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Baby Proofing Your Life

Baby proofing your house is significant but that’s not the only part of your life in need of proofing…….Once your baby figure out how to crawl and move around, you are going to have a hard time controlling the house……..Losing pregnancy pounds should be a one year plan. You are in need of energy more than ever and crash diets might make you physically weak as well as affect your moods………

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The Postpartum Phase

You grew a whole human being inside your body for 40 weeks and went through dramatic physical changes as well as frantic hormonal changes……In the first few days of delivery, you might continue to experience pain because the uterus will continue to have contractions…….If you had a C-section, you are dealing with little more loss of blood and pain as well.

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Natural Supplements for Pregnancy

There are certain vitamins and minerals that will help you to achieve a healthy body and provide your fetus with everything it needs. With some attention into planning your diet, consuming them as capsules will not be necessary. Not all fats are enemy of your heart. Monounsaturated fats are one of the major energy sources and helps with controlling LDL (bad cholesterol) which reduces risk of high blood pressure and other risks during pregnancy.

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Maternity Delivery Package MOM Luxury

Normal/ epidural/Cesarean
4 nights in suite room at the time of delivery
All routine obstetric consultations (limited to 14 visits)
All routine medicines inclusive of post discharge medications for 30 days (iron, calcium, folic acid)
Routine lab test – HB, blood RE, urine RE , OGTT, BG, Serology, TFT, combined test, cross match
Routine scans – 12 weeks, 20 weeks/ additional by OB-(limited to 4)
CTG –(limited to 4)
Physiotherapy consultations -2
Dietician consultations -4
Procedure charges
Post natal doctor visits for 3 days
1 Post natal review(after 15 days from discharge)
Patient diet
Anaesthetic charges
Theatre/post operative charge (8 hrs)
24 hrs. Dedicated nurse on call
Priority consultation/centralised services
BABY
Neonatology consultation
Post natal neonatologist visits – 4
Screening- hearing/metabolic/bilirubin
Vaccines @ birth (OPV, BCG)
NICU charges
Goodies worth Rs. 5000/-

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Maternity Delivery Package MOM Superior

NORMAL DELIVERY PACKAGE
Rs. 55,000
Upgrade to Deluxe room : Rs.75,000/-
Normal delivery
3 nights in standard room at the time of delivery
All routine obstetric consultations (limited to 14 visits)
All routine medicines inclusive of post discharge medications for 30 days (iron, calcium, folic acid)
Routine lab test – HB, blood RE, urine RE, OGTT, BG, Serology, TFT, combined test, cross match
Routine scans – 12 weeks, 20 weeks
CTG (limited to-4)
Physiotherapy consultations -2
Dietician consultations -2
Procedure charges
Post natal doctor visit for 3 days
1 Post natal review (after 15 days from discharge – OBG)
MOM CESAREAN PACKAGE
Rs.95,000
Upgrade to Deluxe room : Rs. 1,20,000/-
Cesarean
4 nights in standard room at the time of delivery
All routine obstetric consultations (limited to 14 visits)
All routine medicines inclusive of post discharge medications for 30 days (iron, calcium, folic acid)
Routine lab test – HB, blood RE, urine RE, OGTT, BG, Serology, TFT, combined test, cross match
Routine scans – 12 weeks, 20 weeks, 2 scans advised by the doctor (limited to 4)
CTG (limited to-4)
Physiotherapy consultations -2
Dietician consultations -2
Procedure charges
Post natal doctor visits for 3 days
1 Post natal review (after 15 days from discharge – OBG)
Patient diet
Anaesthetic charges
Theatre/post operative charge (8 hrs)
BABY
Neonatology consultations
Post natal neonatologist visits – 2
Screening- hearing/metabolic/bilirubin
Vaccines @ birth (OPV, BCG)
NICU observation charges (8 hrs)
LUXURY PACKAGE
Rs.1,30,000
Normal/ epidural/Caesarean
4 nights in suite room at the time of delivery
All routine obstetric consultations (limited to 14 visits)
All routine medicines inclusive of post discharge medications for 30 days (iron, calcium, folic acid)
Routine lab test – HB, blood RE, urine RE , OGTT, BG, Serology, TFT, combined test, cross match
Routine scans – 12 weeks, 20 weeks/ additional by OB-(limited to 4)
CTG –(limited to 4)
Physiotherapy consultations -2
Dietician consultations -4
Procedure charges
Post natal doctor visits for 3 days
1 Post natal review(after 15 days from discharge)
Patient diet
Anaesthetic charges
Theatre/post operative charge (8 hrs)
24 hrs. Dedicated nurse on call
Priority consultation/centralised services
BABY
Neonatology consultation
Post natal neonatologist visits – 4
Screening- hearing/metabolic/bilirubin
Vaccines @ birth (OPV, BCG)
NICU charges
Goodies worth Rs. 5000/-

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Maternity Delivery Package MOM Deluxe

Cesarean
4 nights in standard room at the time of delivery
All routine obstetric consultations (limited to 14 visits)
All routine medicines inclusive of post discharge medications for 30 days (iron, calcium, folic acid)
Routine lab test – HB, blood RE, urine RE, OGTT, BG, Serology, TFT, combined test, cross match
Routine scans – 12 weeks, 20 weeks, 2 scans advised by the doctor (limited to 4)
CTG (limited to-4)
Physiotherapy consultations -2
Dietician consultations -2
Procedure charges
Post natal doctor visits for 3 days
1 Post natal review (after 15 days from discharge – OBG)
Patient diet
Anaesthetic charges
Theatre/post operative charge (8 hrs)
BABY
Neonatology consultations
Post natal neonatologist visits – 2
Screening- hearing/metabolic/bilirubin
Vaccines @ birth (OPV, BCG)
NICU observation charges (8 hrs)

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Maternity Delivery Package MOM Standard

Normal delivery
3 nights in standard room at the time of delivery
All routine obstetric consultations (limited to 14 visits)
All routine medicines inclusive of post discharge medications for 30 days (iron, calcium, folic acid)
Routine lab test – HB, blood RE, urine RE, OGTT, BG, Serology, TFT, combined test, cross match
Routine scans – 12 weeks, 20 weeks
CTG (limited to-4)
Physiotherapy consultations -2
Dietician consultations -2
Procedure charges
Post natal doctor visit for 3 days
1 Post natal review (after 15 days from discharge – OBG)

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Make Birth Plan

Make Birth Plan | Labor Pain | Maternity Service | Pregnant Woman | Complications | Things to consider | Pain relief | Forceps or ventouse | Intervention.

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Delivery Room Medical Tools

Delivery Room Medical Tools | Amniotic hook | Hemostat | Forceps | Vacuum | Scissors | Scalpel | Mentally preparing for delivery? Smart!

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Pregnant Women Holi Tips

Pregnancy is an exciting time, in anticipation of new beginnings. With Holi round the corner, doctors recommend some basic care so as not to let pregnancy mar the festive spirit.

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Pregnancy Skin Health

Indeed, while pregnancy can leave some lucky ladies looking luscious, for others, all that extra hormonal activity can have the opposite effect, causing a variety of pregnancy skin problems.
However, fret not as we compile some common skin issues and their treatments for you to rectify these skin surprises quickly!

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Reduce Pregnancy Stress

It’s natural to fret about what you eat, drink, think, feel, and do. It’s also perfectly normal to worry about whether your baby is healthy, how this new person will change your life and relationships, and whether you’re truly up to the task of parenthood. But if your anxiety is becoming all-consuming and regularly interferes with your day-to-day functioning, it’s time to find a better way to deal with it.

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Safe Winter Pregnancy

It’s amazing being pregnant any time of year, of course, but winter brings on a few special challenges. How to stay comfy and minimize mama-to-be worries when winter hits? Here are some smartest tips to keep you warm and safe during your pregnancy.

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Things people say

Being pregnant gives you real insight into human nature. It’s been fascinating to see how people reacted to our big news, who willingly offers up their seats on the train to me, and the whacked remarks that occasionally come out of people’s mouths. Here are some of the things pregnant women have been hearing these past few months

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Pregnancy Safe Driving

Driving in pregnancy can be a bit uncomfortable but if you feel fine, there’s no reason to be house-bound. A recent study on the effect of driving a car in pregnancy on the baby’s heart rate and mother’s uterus found no adverse influences on either the baby or mother. Some women worry that the increased uterine activity they may feel while driving during pregnancy could cause preterm labour. The researchers found, however, that women actually had fewer contractions when sitting in a car than they did when walking. While you would expect driving could increase the mother’s blood pressure and heart rate, it in fact lowered it.

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Talking to baby-bump

Pregnancy can be stressful and leave you tired and exhausted. All this fatigue can take away attention from your baby bump — unless you experience your baby’s kick. But that’s not a healthy way to be reminded about your baby. Experts say that it is essential to bond with your baby-bump before you receive the actual reward.

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Things Babies Do in the Womb

When you’re pregnant, you’re bound to wonder at various points over nine months: What is she doing in there? Is she bored? Is she loving that pint of superfudge chunk ice cream I just engulfed? Turns out babies are busy, busy, busy in the womb!

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