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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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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Your 1st month pregnancy diet chart

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. That is th...
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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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Keeping cool during pregnancy

Keeping cool during the Indian summer is challenging, but it can be especially difficult for expectant mothers to deal with. This is because the extra blood flow that results from pregnancy adds to the heat and can cause higher-than-normal body temperatures. The effects of dehydration, heat stroke and other heat-related conditions get amplified when it comes to pregnant women and their babies. Thus, it is very important for moms-to-be to take the necessary precautions during the summer. Here ar...
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Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

Whether you are planning a pregnancy, or on your way towards a delivery, weight gain is a thought that grabs your attention often. If you are starting out with those extra pounds that you have put on before pregnancy, it takes a toll on your body that can be very discouraging. Although the doctors recommend that every woman should gain a certain amount of weight to sustain a pregnancy, you need to be sure that you are managing your weight and know when you have gained more than what is suggested...
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Dental care during pregnancy

The importance of dental hygiene during pregnancy is often not stressed enough. The fact is, infections that start in the mouth can soon spread to other parts of the body. While this is something you should be mindful of at all times, its importance shoots up during pregnancy. These infections put yours and your baby’s health at risk. It is also advisable to avoid any sort of dental procedures, such as tooth extraction, tooth implant or root canal during the 1st trimester (first 12 weeks) and th...
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10 benefits of Natural Childbirth

Natural childbirth is considered the most preferred type of childbirth since it involves minimal to no medical intervention. Nature knows best where biological processes are involved and medical intervention should only be resorted to in cases when it becomes absolutely necessary. Natural birth is beneficial to both, Mother and child. Here are a few reasons why Mothers should opt for a natural birthing process, unless there’s a very strong reason to choose otherwise:   Risk is reduced: A...
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Easy ways to stay cool and enjoy your summer pregnancy by Dr. Asmita Potdar

A gynaecologist by profession, Dr. Asmita Potdar, Apollo Cradle, Pune, shares a few tips for pregnant women on how to stay hydrated and relax in this summer heat with Life 365, Pune’s leading English daily. One can avoid the spell of heat exhaustion with appropriate precautions and care. As the doctor describes the ill effects of the summer heat, she explains how the body of a pregnant woman, takes twice the normal time to cool down. However, the body also needs minimum exposure to sunlight f...
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