You’re in the final stretch, with only a few weeks to go before your due date. Now’s the time to gather all the essentials you’ll need during labour and birth and for after your baby is born.
It’s a good idea to have a hospital bag packed by the time you are about 34 weeks pregnant so that you’re ready even if you may need to go to the hospital unexpectedly. Continue reading “Essentials For a New Born’s Hospital Bag”
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women. A study conducted by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) revealed that 80% of breast lumps are benign. The study also revealed that 80% of all cancerous breast lumps are found by women themselves and among these 98% of all cases result in complete cure if detected early. Continue reading “Feel Them to Save Them”
Being pregnant comes with a variety of challenges. But in addition to the obvious obstacles, many pregnant women also struggle with comments on their physical appearance also they receive unsolicited advice from friends, family and even coworkers on how they should eat for nine months. This advice can not only be frustrating, but also may be confusing, as oftentimes, the various sources of information are conflicting.
Here are some pregnancy myth busters to remember: Continue reading “Pregnancy Mythbusters”
29yrs old Primi at 24 weeks of pregnancy was brought to the emergency by ambulance in shock with complaints of sudden onset of epigastric pain and dizziness. There was no complaint of bleeding per vaginum.
The patient was resuscitated and urgent ultrasound was done which revealed massive hemoperitoneum with intra uterine fetal death. Emergency laparotomy was done through midline vertical incision (with differential diagnosis of ruptured uterus, abruption, non-obstetric causes of bleeding) with arrangements being made for blood and blood products. Laparotomy findings were as follows;
1. Hemoperitoneum 4 litre with clots. Continue reading “Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum in Pregnancy From a Ruptured Superficial Uterine Vessel”
Creating a unified voice by ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’
Beginning immediately after the delivery of the baby, breastfeeding is the natural process of providing young infants with the necessary nutrition that they need in order to grow and develop in a healthy manner. Continue reading “World Breastfeeding Week”
Hearing impairment in children across the world constitutes a particularly serious obstacle to their optimal development and education, including language acquisition. According to a range of studies and surveys conducted in different countries, around 0.5 to 5 in every 1000 neonates and infants have congenital or early childhood onset sensorineural deafness or severe-to-profound hearing impairment. Deaf and hearing-impaired children often experience delayed development of speech, language and cognitive skills, which may result in slow learning and difficulty progressing in school. Continue reading “New Born Hearing Screening with OTO Acoustic Emissions (OAE) and it’s Importance.”
1 in 10 women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome(1), a hormonal disorder commonly found in women of reproductive age. PCOS does not have a definitive cause, although metabolic and genetic factors are said to play a major role in the development of PCOS. The most common symptoms of PCOS are acne, excessive hair growth, irregular and painful periods, infertility, and weight gain.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, commonly known as PCOS is a hormonal imbalance affecting 5-10% of women. It is an extremely common condition affecting women from menstruation till menopause. As per a recently conducted survey, at least 50,000 women in the UAE suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which is expected to grow at a rate of 6.81 per cent till 2030. Continue reading “Know PCOS for No PCOS”
It is human tendency to believe that certain conditions appear only among adults, failing to realise how ignorance leads to greater health issues in the future. Chicken pox for example, once a child gets chicken pox we believe that it is not going to occur again. Nobody takes the effort to know more in detail about an issue, the causes for it and if it has any future implications. Another major health issue that is considered to affect only adult women is Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a health condition that affects almost 100,000 women in the UAE. It is a condition of equal opportunity, differentiates on no grounds. The youngest patient of Endometriosis as literature states was said to have been 101/2 years of age who had only two previous menstrual flows.
DUBAI: Obstetrician-Gynecologist for 27 years Dr. Sejal Devendra Surti recently operated on a 42-year-old single woman found through various tests and ultrasound to have a fibroid removed from inside her uterus.
For a week, the patient, who weighed 45 kilogrammes (kg), had been feeling weak and feeble. She was also experiencing shortness of breath upon exertion.
Further enquiry revealed she had been going through abnormal menstrual cycles with bouts of blood clots since seven years back.