Minimally Invasive Surgery ( Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery )

Laparoscopy is a procedure where the abdominal cavity is visualised through small incisions (5mm) made over abdomen. Almost all the Gynaec surgeries can be done through these small incisions. Laparoscopy could be done for diagnostic purposes for unexplained Infertility, to check for tubal patency, for chronic pelvic pain, to take biopsies, to rule out mild endometriosis, and to look for other intra-abdominal pathologies. Many surgeries could be done laparoscopically like Hysterectomy (uterus r...
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AMNIOTIC FLUID

Amniotic fluid is the wonder liquid in which new life takes form, grows and develops. The term amniotic fluid is derived from the Latin words ‘liquor amnii’. Amniotic fluid serves multiple functions. Early in gestation, the fetus floats in the fluid which allows for free movement and in turn, the formation of joints and movements. The fluid is breathed in and out by the fetus and this helps the lungs to grow and air sacs to develop. When the fetus swallows the fluid. It passes through the intes...
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Your 9th Month Pregnancy Diet Chart

In this last month of your pregnancy, you can feel steadily uncomfortable. In this month your baby’s growth is almost complete. However, it is important that you eat well as your baby’s lungs and brain are still developing at this stage. You need to follow a healthy and balanced diet to ensure that your baby gets enough nutrition. You need to eat larger portions than from the beginning of your pregnancy. But avoid overeating as it can add to the rapid weight gain that you experience durin...
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Your 8th Month Pregnancy Diet Chart

  In the eighth month of your pregnancy, you will start seeing more changes in your body. You also start to feel increasingly tired and get easily fatigued. Indigestion and heartburn also become common during this month. This is because of the increased pressure of your growing uterus on your stomach. You need to eat small portions throughout the day in a relaxed manner to avoid these side effects. You should also avoid food that make you gain too much weight. You need to follow a...
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Your 7th Month Pregnancy Diet Chart

  In the seventh month of the pregnancy, your diet should focus on providing your growing baby with nutrition and health. You also need to eat foods that will give you enough nutrients that will help you stay strong and healthy after the birth of your child. During this month, you should eat food that provides you with a minimum of 450 additional calories every day. You can achieve this by eating small portions throughout the day instead of large meals. You also need to eat in mod...
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Your 6th Month Pregnancy Diet Chart

  As you enter the sixth month of the pregnancy, your hunger pangs also increase. This is because your baby is growing and needs more nutrition at this stage. You can start to feel hungry all the time in the sixth month of your pregnancy. This is absolutely natural. This is why you need to ensure that you are not only eating regularly but also eating right. Everything you eat in the sixth month of the pregnancy has a big role in the development of your baby later on. Protein ...
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Your 2nd month pregnancy diet chart

The second month of your pregnancy is the most crucial. Many women don't even realize that they are pregnant in the first month. Getting proper nutrition in the second month of pregnancy is important. This is when your baby starts to develop. The second month of your pregnancy can bring on morning sickness. This can make you not want to have any food. However, it is essential that you eat properly in the second month of your pregnancy. This is when the initial development of your baby's n...
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Your 1st month pregnancy diet chart

  The first month of your pregnancy is always very tentative. You are unsure about what to do and what to eat. The first month often determines the course of the pregnancy. For that reason it is essential that you know the exact pregnancy diet chart, which will ensure a healthy growth of the child and keep you fit as well. Your body changes rapidly during this time and for that reason you need to strike the right kind of balanced diet. The hormonal changes are also quite drastic. ...
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What are the important components of good prenatal care?

What are the important components of good prenatal care? What are the best practices? A quality prenatal care can makes a huge difference in your overall pregnancy journey. It is important that you contact a proper maternal and child health doctor who will correctly advise you to take the necessary steps. At Apollo Cradle we believe that every pregnancy is different and that is why our prenatal care unit deals with each case individually. An ideal maternal care unit will provide you with s...
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In Conversation with Dr. Vishnuvardhan Reddy on World Prematurity Day – Cradle Neonatal Doctors

Dr. Vishnuvardhan Reddy Meedimale is a consultant Paediatrician in Apollo Cradle, Kondapur, Hyderabad. He has practiced in India and UK for the past 21 years. He is well-verse with the values and sentiments of both cultures as well as the Western standards which can be adapted to our requirement. He is an active member of various associations in his field like Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK, Member Of Royal College Of Physicians Ireland, Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP). ...
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