SINGLE UMBILICAL ARTERY AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

The normal umbilical cord contains 2 arteries and 1 vein (there vessel cord ) single umbilical artery is characterized by the absence of either the lep- or right umbilical artery. This malformation has a reported incidence of 0.5-6% in singleton pregnancies it increases of 3-4 times in twin pregnancies. Single umbilical artery is of 3 types TYPE 1- The entire length of the cord from baby to placenta , has just 2 vessels – one artery and one vein TYPE 2- There are 3 vessel at the baby's end of...
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Vaginal delivery in high-risk pregnancies is a satisfying experience!

Dealing with a high risk pregnancy is a challenge! The joy that we get and are able to give to our new mothers by achieving a successful vaginal delivery in a difficult case is immense. The happiness we see in the new parents and the family of achieving a vaginal delivery is unexplainable! We feel proud to be able to give the memorable bonding to the mother and baby. Apart from innumerable immediate advantages of a vaginal delivery, the chances of achieving another vaginal delivery in the next p...
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Dr Meenakshi T. Sahu successfully delivered a third gravida with history of previous caesarean section

Pregnancy following liver transplantation is uncommon and involves maternal and Fetal complications. We are proud to inform that team led by Dr Meenakshi T. Sahu, successfully delivered a third gravida with history of previous caesarean section, who had liver transplantation for Caroli’s disease. Such patients need immunosuppressants after liver transplantation, which was continued during pregnancy. Her pregnancy was closely monitored for graft status, liver function tests, diabetes, hyperten...
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What to eat when you’re expecting

Eat When Expecting
Dr. Archana TiwariB.Sc. Food Science and Quality control, P.G. Dip. In Dietetics, M.Sc.Dietetics and Food Service Management Why additional diet is required during pregnancy and lactation? What are the nutrients that require special attention? Pregnancy is physiologically and nutritionally a highly demanding period. Extra food is required to meet the requirements of the fetus. Undernutrition starts as early as during conception. Because of extensive maternal undernutrition (underwe...
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Endometriosis: Importance of early detection & timely intervention – A Case Study by Dr Vishakha Munjal

Endometriosis: Importance of early detection & timely intervention A case study by Dr Vishakha Munjal MBBS, MD (AIIMS) Gynecology Laparoscopic Surgeon and Obstetrician Endometriosis is a prevalent condition & affects women during their prime years. 1 in 10 women has Endometriosis during their reproductive years. According to World Endometriosis Research Foundation's prospective Global Study of Women's Health, 64% of women when diagnosed, are less than 30 years of age.
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Low Grade Endometrial Carcinoma – A Case Study by Dr Seema Sharma

Low Grade Endometrial Carcinoma Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy A case study by Dr Seema Sharma MBBS, MD Endometrial cancer is a cancer that arises from endometrium and is a result of abnormal growth of cells that have ability to invade or spread to other parts/organs of the body. The most common symptom is post-menopausal bleeding per vaginum. High risk factors, associated with almost 40% cases, are obesity, excessive estrogen exposure, high B.P and ...
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Stress at the Workplace

Dr Jayasree, MD, DGO Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology Apollo Cradle Jubilee Hills A Tale of Two Systems - your body works differently when you are feeling safe, happy, comfortable, relaxed, and differently when you are feeling anxious, unhappy, angry, uncomfortable. They are two different chemistries, and you can see that in your body’s vital signs. Respiratory Rate, Heart Rate, etc
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Bilirubin encephalopathy

Dr. Gaurav Jawa, Consultant Neonatologist- Apollo Cradle Royale This case describes a baby who was brought to Apollo Cradle Royale in the middle of the night with yellow discoloration of body till soles and an outside Serum Bilirubin report of 38 mg/dl. Baby had decreased feeding and vomiting after feed. Baby was showing signs of stage 1 Bilirubin encephalopathy, suggestive of bilirubin crossing over into the brain. Baby was born to G2 mother at 34 week gestation by normal vaginal delivery at...
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Minimally Invasive Surgery ( Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery )

According to Dr. Usha B.R, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology-Apollo Cradle Koramangala, 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-abdom...
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AMNIOTIC FLUID

According to Dr.Amitha Indersen, Consultant Fetal Medicine specialist-Apollo Cradle Jubilee Hills, 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 lu...
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