Vaginal birth after (one) caesarean section (VBAC) (UK) or Trial of labour after caesarean section
(TOLAC) is an option that many women may want to consider.
Here is some information regarding the same for women who want to make an informed choice.
If you have had a previous caesarean section for either breech presentation or on request without any obstetric indications, a VBAC may be considered, provided all parameters are normal this time round such as normal baby growth, no medical problems ( like gestational diabetes) etc. Continue Reading
Take a night-night? Nan-a-boo, goo-goo ga-ga? Goo-goo ca-ca? Da-da … doesn’t make sense. However, ask a mother and she will quickly relate to these sounds. Yes, only a mother can understand the sounds of her newborn bundle of joy. But sometimes even a mother fails to understand, why the baby is not sleeping !
It has been seen that raising a kid can become difficult in today’s times. Given the stress and pressure that exists, persistent crying of the babies can create huge stress in the families including marital conflicts, depression, low self-esteem and obesity. Continue Reading
The thought of a new arrival in the family is always exciting. Couples and their families look forward to this joyous event and the birth of a baby is cause for celebration.
It is a known fact that a planned pregnancy is safer than an unplanned one. Despite this, four in ten pregnancies are unplanned.
So why does a pregnancy have to be planned, especially since it is not a disease? The wellbeing of the mother, both physical and mental affects the mother and baby, directly and indirectly during and after the pregnancy. Continue Reading
In the lifespan of a woman nothing is more challenging or rewarding than the journey through motherhood. This challenge becomes a struggle if she has to navigate this journey with the added burden of depression. Even as awareness about mental illness is improving around us, it’s important to break some long held myths around mental wellbeing during and after pregnancy.
1. Pregnancy is a happy time: While this is true for most women, depression and anxiety during pregnancy is much more common than we think. Emerging studies show that for Indian women, the risk of developing depression in pregnancy is almost twice that of gestational diabetes. Continue Reading
When the two lines appear on the urine pregnancy kit every woman intending to get pregnant rejoices.But when the nausea and vomiting sets in they wonder why the path to joy has such hurdles .Morning sickness though termed so does not necessarily occur in the morning.It can occur at any time of the day.
It usually starts before 9 weeks of pregnancy and in 90% of cases ends after the 20th week or 5 months into your pregnancy. Continue Reading