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Genetic testing before and during pregnancy

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What is genetic testing? When is it done and why? These are a few questions which arise if you are planning to have a baby. Here are some of the answers. What is genetic testing? This test involves examining your DNA, the chemical database that carries instructions for your body’s functions to test for changes […]

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Newborn jaundice: causes, symptoms and treatment

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Newborn jaundice, also commonly known as infant jaundice, is a condition characterised by the yellowing of the eyes and skin of a newborn baby. It happens because the baby’s blood contains a high level of a yellow coloured pigment called bilirubin. This phenomenon is common in the case of preterm birth and also among breastfed […]

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The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

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Pregnancy is an important phase in every woman’s life. During this period, your baby grows inside you and is completely dependent on your placenta for important functions like breathing, nourishment and elimination of waste. However, your newborn baby must adjust to the external environment once it comes into this world; but in certain cases, he/she […]

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Foods to avoid when you are pregnant

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Pregnancy is a beautiful phase in a woman’s life. It is not only a time of anticipation of an addition to the family, but it is also a time when she faces a number of changes- in her body, emotions, attitude and most importantly, her priorities. Associated with this phase are food cravings that many […]

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Pregnancy power foods

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When you are pregnant, you have the responsibility for the wellbeing of two. Growth of your baby generally continues irrespective of what you eat, but there are some key nutrients that are required for your baby that, if not included in your diet could lead to deficiencies in both you and your baby. During pregnancy, […]