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Methods of painless delivery of baby

Dec 13, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Motherhood is the most valuable and charming moment in a woman’s life. On one side it is the delight of bringing forth a baby, while on the other there is the dread of labor pains. Ladies, who have the fear of agony and pain, regularly decide on the caesarian section, unnecessarily even when they can … Continue reading Methods of painless delivery of baby

What are the side effects of an epidural?

Dec 13, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Women experiencing labor pains can opt for epidural to handle their pains better. It is also essential that each woman is advised about the advantages and the disadvantages of Epidurals. Please note that it can also have few side effects. Following are the side effects of epidural: You may have a sudden drop in blood … Continue reading What are the side effects of an epidural?

Is AIDS a contagious disease?

Dec 13, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Contagious disease refers to a communicable disease that can spread rapidly from person to person through direct contact (touching an infected person), indirect contact (touching a contaminated object), or droplet contact (inhaling droplets made when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks). HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, gradually … Continue reading Is AIDS a contagious disease?

Can a person with diabetes have a baby?

Nov 30, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Diabetes is an ailment that is affecting the masses today. It can be caused if concern for women suffering from diabetes and deciding to plan their families. However, it is important to know that diabetics can have a baby. Since diabetes is a chronic condition, a person is required to take care of their health. … Continue reading Can a person with diabetes have a baby?

How does Diabetes Affect my Pregnancy?

Nov 30, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Diabetes can affect a person without warning and sometimes may even occur without any family history. For a woman of childbearing age, this is stressful as the desire to become a mother and the thought of bringing harm to the child. If the question is asked whether a diabetic woman can have a baby or … Continue reading How does Diabetes Affect my Pregnancy?

Pneumonia During Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Nov 30, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pneumonia is a serious lung infection which is often a problem of the common cold or flu that occurs due to infection and spreads to the lungs. Maternal pneumonia is a term used for pneumonia that occurs during pregnancy. Pneumonia is a serious and fatal illness for all. Certain groups are at a greater risk … Continue reading Pneumonia During Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Chest Infections During Pregnancy

Nov 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

During pregnancy, your immune system weakens and you become more susceptible to colds, coughs, flu and the likes. Being sick can worry you about the baby’s health much more than you worry about your own. So just take good care of yourself, drink plenty of fluids, take proper sleep and eat healthily. If you don’t … Continue reading Chest Infections During Pregnancy

How do we keep our hands clean?

Nov 28, 2017
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Hand washing is a simple habit which everyone can adapt to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness and keep them all healthy. Regular hand washing is one simple and best method to remove germs and preventing us all from getting sick. Hand wash is must at some points in our daily routine. We … Continue reading How do we keep our hands clean?

Lifestyle Tips and Advice for Women

Nov 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Women have an endless list of never-ending chores at their hands and very often this hustle and bustle causes their own health to take a back seat making them an easy prey to various lifestyle diseases. By adopting simple lifestyle changes, you can bring about a positive improvement in your life upgrading your physical, mental, … Continue reading Lifestyle Tips and Advice for Women

Pneumonia during Pregnancy

Nov 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

A disease of one or both the lungs refers to Pneumonia. The significant reasons for pneumonia are germs like microscopic organisms, infection, and parasites. The alveoli (air sacs) of an infected individual’s lungs are expanded with liquids or discharge. Pneumonia spreads in a few ways. The virus and bacteria found in airborne droplets transmitted because … Continue reading Pneumonia during Pregnancy

10 Health Tests All Women Should Have

Nov 21, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Studies highlight that 70% of Indian women ignore their health. They keep on postponing their due doctor consults and health checkups due to responsibilities or because of financial constraints. However, it is important for them to understand that their health is of prime importance to their family as they do depend on the women in … Continue reading 10 Health Tests All Women Should Have

Can being Pregnant cause Hypoglycaemia?

Nov 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar is an issue with pregnant women who are diabetic. It is unusual for pregnant women without diabetes. As the mechanism of insulin secretion and blood sugar maintenance is very efficient in normal women, so hypoglycemia is not a problem. On the contrary, pregnancy hormones are diabetogenic i.e. they keep the … Continue reading Can being Pregnant cause Hypoglycaemia?

Can Diabetes cause a Miscarriage?

Nov 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Glucose is needed as fuel for the various functions of human body and brain. It requires hormone called insulin produced by the pancreas to get used by the cells. In diabetes, insulin is not sufficient in the body, making blood levels of sugar high and body is not able to use the glucose for the … Continue reading Can Diabetes cause a Miscarriage?

How does PCOS cause diabetes?

Nov 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma

Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Before we decide that PCOS causes diabetes or not it is important to understand the normal physiology. Usually, a single egg starts forming in one of the ovaries, grows to the size of 18-22 mm in a span of 14 days (beginning from D1 of periods). Usually, on D14 it comes out of its shell … Continue reading How does PCOS cause diabetes?

Lack of Sleep in Pregnancy may contribute to Gestational Diabetes

Nov 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Gestational diabetes is defined as high blood sugar levels in a pregnant woman who has no prior history of diabetes usually in the second half of pregnancy. Incidence is rising with time because of many reasons, lifestyle and genetics being the most important ones. Pregnancy causes many hormonal changes in the body leading to diabetes … Continue reading Lack of Sleep in Pregnancy may contribute to Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Nov 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Gestational diabetes is defined as high blood sugar levels in a pregnant woman who has no prior history of diabetes usually in the second half of pregnancy. Incidence is rising with time because of many reasons, lifestyle and genetics being the most important ones. Pregnancy causes many hormonal changes in the body leading to diabetes … Continue reading Gestational diabetes- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

How does gestational diabetes affect the baby after birth?

Nov 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Abnormal glucose regulation in pregnancy occurs in 3-10% of pregnancies. Most women who develop gestational diabetes have a healthy baby if sugar is kept on control but untreated gestational diabetes can cause serious health problems for mother and baby. Fetal Effects of Gestational Diabetes: Macrosomia: Macrosomia is defined as fetal weight >90th until for gestational … Continue reading How does gestational diabetes affect the baby after birth?

What is the importance of Breast cancer awareness?

Nov 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Cancer often creates fear which comes out of ignorance and misconception. More than 30% of cancer cases could be prevented by modifying lifestyle or avoiding key risk factors. About 1/3rd of cancer cases could be reduced if cases are treated and detected at an early stage. Breast … Continue reading What is the importance of Breast cancer awareness?

Can diabetes affect your menstrual cycle?

Nov 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Diabetes is a lifelong disease that involves a disruption of hormone insulin which the body produces through the pancreas. It allows the body to store and use the sugar and fat you eat. Diabetes occurring when either the pancreas is an uncle to produce insulin produces very little insulin or the body posses a resistance … Continue reading Can diabetes affect your menstrual cycle?

How much does weight affect fertility?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Whenever women and couples, who are encountering challenges with conception are overweight, they have generally already heard or read the advice that being overweight reduces their chance of conceiving. Seeing other women who have an equivalent or much greater issue with their weight, who have conceived effectively and are cheerfully pushing their strollers down the … Continue reading How much does weight affect fertility?

Can Menopause Cause Osteoarthritis?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Joint pain is portrayed by discomfort or torment that begins in a person’s joints, which is where two bones meet. Usually, gentle joint pain can be treated without the assistance of a specialist, however, it is a smart thought to look for medicinal consideration if joint pain becomes unbearable. Joint pain isn’t specifically corresponded to … Continue reading Can Menopause Cause Osteoarthritis?

Why does obesity lead to high blood pressure?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Shelly Singh

Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Obese people have an expansion in fatty tissue that expands their vascular resistance and in turn, builds the work the heart needs to do to direct blood all through the body. (Hypertension) refers to the pressure that blood applies to the inner walls of the supply routes. The conclusion of hypertension can’t be given if … Continue reading Why does obesity lead to high blood pressure?

Arthritis- Ways to Help Prevent Arthritis

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Ashish Kumar Arora

Consultant- Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine

Arthritis means pain and swelling in the joints resulting in restriction of movement at the joint because of pain and swelling. Women are more affected by arthritis the most. It could be a direct consequence of their pre-existing health issues or could be due to menopause. There are different types of arthritis and depending on … Continue reading Arthritis- Ways to Help Prevent Arthritis

What is the main cause of osteoporosis?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Ashish Kumar Arora

Consultant- Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine

Osteoporosis means weak bones which are prone to fractures. Hip, spine, and wrist are commonly involved sites. There typically are no symptoms detected in the early stage of bone loss. But once your bones have been weakened by osteoporosis, you may have signs and symptoms that include: Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed … Continue reading What is the main cause of osteoporosis?

What is a mammography test?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Mammography is a specialized medical imaging that uses a low dose X-ray system to see inside the breast. A mammography is called a mammogram; helps in the early diagnosis and detection of breast disease of women. Doctor use mammogram to detect early diagnosis of breast cancer. A regular mammogram is the best test doctors have … Continue reading What is a mammography test?

Can pregnancy cause mental illness?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Pregnancy is generally thought to be a time of happiness and emotional well-being for a woman. However, for many women, pregnancy and motherhood increase their vulnerability to psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and psychoses. These conditions are often under-diagnosed because they are attributed to pregnancy-related changes in maternal temperament or physiology. … Continue reading Can pregnancy cause mental illness?

What is prenatal depression?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

During pregnancy, symptoms of depression such as changes in sleep, appetite, and energy are often difficult to distinguish from the normal experiences of pregnancy. The course of depression varies throughout pregnancy: Most studies report a symptom peak during the first and third trimesters and improvement during the second trimester. Depression is the most common psychiatric … Continue reading What is prenatal depression?

Mammography: Purpose, Procedure & Risks

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

A mammography, or mammogram, is X-ray of the breast. It’s a screening device used to recognize and analyze breast cancer. Together with regular clinical exams and month to month breast self-examinations, mammograms are a key component in the early analysis of breast cancer. A few specialists prescribe that ladies who are 40 years of age … Continue reading Mammography: Purpose, Procedure & Risks

What are the psychological problems among women?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Ruby Ahuja

Consultant – Clinical Psychologists
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Some mental health conditions occur more often in women and can play a significant role in the state of a woman’s overall health. While men experience higher rates of autism, early onset schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorder, and alcoholism, mental health conditions more common in women include:   Depression: Depression is likely to occur in women twice more than … Continue reading What are the psychological problems among women?

What happens during a mammogram?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Getting your first mammogram can be distressing. All things considered, it’s your initial one, so you don’t know precisely what’s exactly there. But by learning how to prepare for and what to expect from this important cancer screening exam, you can eliminate some of the guesswork. What’s more, that can make your experience less nerve-wracking. … Continue reading What happens during a mammogram?

Types of Breast Cancer

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Breast cancer can begin in different areas of the breast — the ducts, the lobules, or in some cases, the tissue in between. Here in this blog, you can obtain information about different types of breast cancer, including non-invasive, invasive, recurrent, and metastatic breast cancers, as well as the intrinsic or molecular subtypes of breast … Continue reading Types of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Treatment Complications

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

The main treatment modalities of cancer breast are chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy and surgery in various combinations according to the stage of the disease. We can divide complications into short term and long term and specific to each treatment modality. Chemotherapy In addition to destroying cancer cells it also destroys normal cells as well causing … Continue reading Breast Cancer Treatment Complications

Overweight and Obesity in Women

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar

Dietitian
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Obesity is a condition in which the excess body fat accumulated to the extent has a negative effect on health. It is commonly caused by excessive food intake, sedentary lifestyle etc. Obese women having a risk of development of coronary artery disease. Abdominal obesity can be more harmful. The only risk factor is the waist … Continue reading Overweight and Obesity in Women

Breast Pain or Lump: Is It Cancer?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

An irregularity or lump in the breast is the most widely recognized indication of breast malignancy. Such irregularities or lumps are frequently hard and painless, however, some might be painful. Not all lumps are a tumor, however. There are various kind of breast conditions (like cysts) that can likewise cause lumps or irregularities. A critical … Continue reading Breast Pain or Lump: Is It Cancer?

Osteoporosis and Menopause

Oct 25, 2017
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by: Dr. H.L. Nawlakha

Sr. Consultant – Internal Medicine
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Osteoporosis is a condition portrayed by a decrease in the thickness of the bone, diminishing its strength and bringing about delicate bones. Osteoporosis actually prompts porous bone that is compressible, similar to a sponge. This disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone and results in frequent fractures (breaks) in the bones. Bones that are influenced … Continue reading Osteoporosis and Menopause

Osteoporosis and Exercise

Oct 25, 2017
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by: Dr. H.L. Nawlakha

Sr. Consultant – Internal Medicine
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in the thickness of bone, reduction in its strength and bringing about delicate bones. Osteoporosis actually prompts porous bone that is compressible, similar to a sponge. This disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone and results in frequent fractures (breaks) in the bones. Bones that are influenced … Continue reading Osteoporosis and Exercise

What causes breast lump?

Oct 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Most breast lumps are caused by benign (non-cancerous) conditions but sometimes a breast lump can be a symptom of breast cancer. Thus it is very important to consult and get examined by your doctor once you notice the lump in your breast. These lumps can occur at any age. Hormonal changes can cause these lumps … Continue reading What causes breast lump?

Is it necessary to have a mammogram?

Oct 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Mammography is specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose X-ray system to produce pictures of breast tissue that your doctor can use to identify and treat any abnormal areas in the breast. Benefits of opting for a Mammogram: It aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. It is used as … Continue reading Is it necessary to have a mammogram?

Breast Cancer Treatment

Oct 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Breast cancer treatment plans depend on the type of cancer, your stage of cancer(how advanced it is), your overall health and personal choices.   Doctors specializing in different areas of cancer treatment—such as surgery, radiation oncology, and medical oncology—work together as a multidisciplinary team to decide a patient’s overall treatment plan that provides maximum benefit to … Continue reading Breast Cancer Treatment

Is PCOS caused by being overweight?

Oct 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Women at some time of their life face challenge with weight gain. Women having polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have to struggle hard in losing weight. PCOS is a hormonal disorder among women usually occurs during childbearing age and can lead to infertility as well.  Women who are suffering from PCOS are less sensitive to insulin and … Continue reading Is PCOS caused by being overweight?

Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy

Oct 13, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Treating women with psychiatric disorders during pregnancy is a challenge for numerous reasons. Balancing the risks and benefits of symptoms and treatments is particularly important during pregnancy because both medication and maternal illness may have adverse effects on the fetus. Pregnancy is generally thought to be a time of happiness and emotional well-being for a … Continue reading Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy

Post Natal Depression

Oct 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Ruchika Sharma

Consultant Psychology & Psychotherapy

Safe delivery of a baby is a time of gratitude, happiness, and celebration for the whole family. The mother’s joy of cradling her baby in her arms is indescribable. When the whole family seems to be rejoicing, new mothers tend to go through a rollercoaster of emotions. They may experience fatigue, exhaustion, sleep deprivation, low … Continue reading Post Natal Depression

Breast Self-Exam

Oct 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Breast self-examination can be done at home by yourself and is an important way to detect a breast cancer early. No other type of cancer is discovered this way; you should always take care of yourself. Many wants want to do breast examination on their but they don’t know what they are actually looking for. … Continue reading Breast Self-Exam

Breast Cancer Tests

Oct 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

The first sign of breast cancer often is a breast lump or an abnormal mammogram. Breast cancer stages range from early, curable breast cancer to metastatic breast cancer, with a variety of breast cancer treatments. Whether you’ve never had breast cancer and want to increase your odds of early detection, you’ve recently been diagnosed, or … Continue reading Breast Cancer Tests

What is a contraceptive measure?

Oct 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Woman get pregnant if male sperm reaches one of her eggs. Contraceptive helps to keep sperm and egg apart, or by stopping the fertilization or by preventing the egg production etc. many varieties of contraceptives are available in the market. The most convenient practice of birth control depends on individual’s overall health, sexual activity, age, … Continue reading What is a contraceptive measure?

Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Staging

Oct 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Breast Cancer is one of the leading cancer’s affecting women in India. The majority of the cases are due to environmental factors, genetic issues, family history, and unawareness. 70% of the women detected with breast cancer are usually in their 4th stage making the treatment more complicated and myriad with issues. It is important to … Continue reading Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Staging

How much does weight affect fertility?

Oct 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Whenever women and couples who are encountering challenges with conception are overweight, they have generally already heard or read the advice that being overweight reduces their chance of conceiving. Seeing other women who have an equivalent or much greater issue with their weight, who have conceived effectively and are cheerfully pushing their strollers down the … Continue reading How much does weight affect fertility?

How effective are birth control pills?

Oct 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Birth control pills are the most popular type of contraceptive used. These pills are easy to use and are very effective. There are wide varieties of birth control pills available in the market. If birth control pills are used perfectly then the results are 99% effective. But there are few cases reported that out of … Continue reading How effective are birth control pills?

Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

Oct 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Benign breast conditions are substantially more common than breast cancer, however, it is essential to make your doctor know about any changes in your breast so they can be checked out right away. You also need to be aware that in cancer early detection and timely treatment is key, hence it is best that any … Continue reading Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer symptoms

Oct 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Breast cancer is one of the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women. It is one of the most treatable cancer also. Hence if you are aware of your breasts and check them regularly, cancers of breasts can be detected and treated early and easily. Breasts are different in each woman. They also change … Continue reading Breast cancer symptoms

What Do You Want to Know About Breast Cancer?

Oct 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Cancer happens when changes called mutation occur in genes that manage cell development. The changes let the cells divide and increase in an uncontrolled, chaotic way. The cells continue duplicating, delivering duplicates that get continuously more unusual. By and large, the cell duplicates, in the end, shape a tumor. Breast Cancer is the most widely … Continue reading What Do You Want to Know About Breast Cancer?

Types of Nutritional Deficiencies

Sep 28, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani

Consultant- Dietetics

Nutritional deficiencies are also called malnutrition. It sets in when the body doesn’t absorb or get food from the nutrients. Malnutrition can lead to various nutritional deficiencies like digestive problems, anemia, skin problems, eyesight issues, bone-related issues like osteoporosis, dementia, stunted growth among children etc. Types of Nutritional Deficiencies: The most common nutritional deficiencies are: … Continue reading Types of Nutritional Deficiencies

Why is it important to have Family Planning?

Sep 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Family planning services help people to decide when, how many, at what interval and whether to have children at all. It is very important as it is apparent from the name itself ‘well-planned family’ so that the couple has the freedom to choose the number of children and in the process choose health and happiness … Continue reading Why is it important to have Family Planning?

The Importance of Family Planning and Birth Control

Sep 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

The term family planning is often used as a synonym for birth control, which does not only involve contraception family planning. It can also be defined as spacing the birth a few years apart from one another and planning for a child when you have the challenge in conceiving. Family planning is important for the … Continue reading The Importance of Family Planning and Birth Control

Birth Control Pills – Planned Parenthood

Sep 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Birth control pills are the best way to plan your parenthood. Several methods are available in order to prevent pregnancy which includes birth control pill which is hormonal contraception, condoms etc.  There are 99.9% of chances of birth control effectiveness when a woman takes birth control pills orally. The birth control pill does not give … Continue reading Birth Control Pills – Planned Parenthood

5 things you really should know about Female Condoms

Sep 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Usually, we relate condoms as a contraceptive method used by men only, however with medical advancements condoms for women have also been introduced. Though the same is yet to catch on, they are also pretty effective in contraception and family planning. If you are planning to use the same you can buy them from your … Continue reading 5 things you really should know about Female Condoms

Which Nutrient needs are increased the most during Pregnancy?

Sep 25, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani

Consultant- Dietetics

Your body has increased nutritional needs during pregnancy. Although the old saying of ‘eating for two’ isn’t entirely correct, you do require more micronutrients and macronutrients to support you and your baby. The needs for most nutrients are increased during pregnancy to meet the high demands of both the growing fetus and the mother, who … Continue reading Which Nutrient needs are increased the most during Pregnancy?

How effective is the i Pill?

Sep 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Shelly Singh

Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

How effective is the I pill? I Pill tablet is an emergency contraceptive pill and not a regular contraceptive pill. It must be taken immediately after unprotected intercourse. The sooner the better. The I pill tablet is most effective within 24 hours. Taken later than 72 hours it may or may not work. The I … Continue reading How effective is the i Pill?

Urinary problems in Females

Sep 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

The common urinary problems include Urinary Tract Infection, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Stress Incontinence. Urinary problems are more common in women than men. Urinary tract infection is more common among women who are sexually active. Most of the time, UTI bacteria come from the rectal organisms. It is also common you contract UTI’s if you … Continue reading Urinary problems in Females

What Causes Delayed Puberty

Sep 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Puberty can be delayed for a few reasons. Regularly, it’s essentially an example of development and improvement in a family. This is called constitutional delay (or being a late bloomer), and it usually doesn’t require any sort of treatment. These adolescents will, in the long run, grow normally. Medical issues additionally can cause delay in … Continue reading What Causes Delayed Puberty

Hysterectomy: Purpose, Procedure, and Risks

Sep 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman’s uterus. Removing the uterus means that you can no longer become pregnant or menstruate. It is one of the most common gynecological operations. A lot of women feel uncomfortable at the thought of removing the uterus, however, your doctor may recommend the same if you are … Continue reading Hysterectomy: Purpose, Procedure, and Risks

What are the side effects of Morning after Pill?

Sep 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Emergency contraception is one of the effective alternatives to prohibit pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. But it is not considered as an effective method of contraception and is not recommended for routine use. However, the morning after pill can even fail with correct use and it does not provide protection from sexually transmitted infections. It is … Continue reading What are the side effects of Morning after Pill?

Is PCOS harmful?

Sep 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

The polycystic ovarian syndrome commonly is a condition that affects between 6-15% of women of childbearing age. If a woman is diagnosed with PCOS, it becomes more difficult for her to become pregnant. And even if the woman is able to conceive with PCOS, her pregnancy may be complicated. However, we need to know that … Continue reading Is PCOS harmful?

Signs & Symptoms of a Teenage Girl with a Hormone Imbalance

Sep 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Hormonal imbalance is becoming common among teenage girls nowadays due to changes in diet and various environmental factors. Usually, the young girls get their first periods during early adolescence and many young girls experience symptoms like oily hair, mood swings, menstrual cramps, and acne. Today every 3 girls out of 10 show hormonal imbalances and … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of a Teenage Girl with a Hormone Imbalance

How often do you need to get a Pap smear?

Sep 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pap smear is a safe way for screening cervical cancer. However, a Pap smear isn’t foolproof. It’s possible to receive false-negative results — meaning that the test indicates no abnormality, even though you do have abnormal cells. Generally, doctors recommend repeating the Pap test after every 3 years for women between 21 years to 65 … Continue reading How often do you need to get a Pap smear?

Benefits of contraception

Sep 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Contraception or family planning is defined as ‘plan for having babies’. Couples can choose when to have babies, how far apart, how many to have and when to stop. It is apparent that it is very important in today’s context for the wellbeing of women, family, society and the planet as a whole. The benefits … Continue reading Benefits of contraception

Top 5 – Emergency Oral Contraceptive OR Birth Control Pills for Women

Sep 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

There are many brands of emergency contraceptive pills available. These pills are hormonal contraceptives that are specifically sold for emergency contraception. Mostly available at most pharmacies and departmental stores, they do not usually require a prescription. Below are the top most common contraceptive pills. I pill Emergency Contraceptive Pill: I-pill is a standout amongst the … Continue reading Top 5 – Emergency Oral Contraceptive OR Birth Control Pills for Women

What are the side effects of Copper T?

Sep 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Copper T is an effective contraceptive and is one of the most immensely used methods of birth control worldwide. The failure rate is considered only 1% and maybe this is the reason why many women use this method to remain stress-free. Although this method is very effective and widely used, it comes with some side effects … Continue reading What are the side effects of Copper T?

Is it safe to use copper T?

Sep 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Copper T is an intrauterine device which is said to be an effective type of contraception for ladies. This choice is generally given to ladies who have delivered an infant before. Insertion of Copper T is an invasive procedure that should be conducted by a specialist. The device is set into the uterus of the … Continue reading Is it safe to use copper T?

What is the use of Copper T?

Sep 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Copper T is an intrauterine device (IUD) which is said to be an effective type of contraception for ladies. This choice is generally given to ladies who have delivered an infant before. Insertion of Copper T is an invasive procedure that should be conducted by a specialist. The device is set into the uterus of … Continue reading What is the use of Copper T?

How does a Birth Control Pill work?

Sep 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

The birth control pill is a day by day pill that contains hormones to change the way the body works and avert pregnancy. Hormones are chemical substances that control the working of the body’s organs. The hormones in the Pill control the ovaries and the uterus. How do the birth control pills or contraceptive function? … Continue reading How does a Birth Control Pill work?

What is the Procedure for a PAP smear?

Sep 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Cancer of cervix (mouth of the uterus) is one of the leading causes of death and disease in women worldwide. Good thing is that cancer cervix takes many years to develop and it is very easy to screen the cervix. It stays in a precancerous form in the cells of the uterus for many years. … Continue reading What is the Procedure for a PAP smear?

Surgical contraception-Advantages and Disadvantages

Sep 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

What are the surgical contraception methods? Surgical sterilization is viewed as a permanent technique for contraception. In specific cases, sterilization can be turned around; however, the success of this procedure is not ensured. Thus, sterilization is implied for men and ladies who don’t plan to have kids later on. It is the best way to … Continue reading Surgical contraception-Advantages and Disadvantages

What Is The Cause Of Hormonal Imbalance?

Sep 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Hormones play a very vital role in maintaining the overall health of women. They keep our body systems and emotions under control. Hormone fluctuations occur naturally also during the lifespan of a female such as in puberty, menopause, and perimenopause but the problems start to occur when the fluctuations go off balance which can cause … Continue reading What Is The Cause Of Hormonal Imbalance?

How do you start taking the Pill?

Sep 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

It is important to know when to start taking the oral contraceptive pills or birth control pills. The time when you start your pills decide your menstrual cycles and affect your body functions. It is best advised that you consult a gynecologist before you begin to have the pills. The doctor shall recommend the best … Continue reading How do you start taking the Pill?

Pap Smear: Reasons for the Test and Procedure

Sep 14, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Cancer of the cervix is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths amongst women worldwide. The best way to detect cervical cancer is by going for a regular Pap Smear Test. This is the test for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells on the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the … Continue reading Pap Smear: Reasons for the Test and Procedure

What can Affect Your period?

Sep 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

On the off chance that you’ve missed a period or you’ve discovered that it’s shorter or longer than ordinary, it’s anything but difficult to make a hasty judgment. Be that as it may, an anomalous period is not generally a reason to worry, as various regular things can influence your period regardless of the possibility … Continue reading What can Affect Your period?

Some common Period Problems

Sep 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Females have small organs called ovaries in the lower abdomen. The ovaries lie either side of the uterus. The ovaries begin to produce female hormones in young females around pubescence which produces changes in the covering of the uterus. Consistently amid your period, the covering of your womb is shed together with some blood. The … Continue reading Some common Period Problems

Diagnosis and Treatment of Delayed Puberty

Sep 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Delayed puberty is defined clinically by the absence or incomplete development of secondary sexual characteristics bounded by an age at which 95% of children of that sex and culture have initiated sexual maturation. Delayed puberty usually results from inadequate gonadal steroid secretion which, in turn, is most often caused by a defective gonadotropin secretion from … Continue reading Diagnosis and Treatment of Delayed Puberty

When can I Breastfeed after Drinking Alcohol

Sep 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Shelly Singh

Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

How long after an alcoholic drink can I breast feed my baby?  You should wait at least for 2 hours before you nurse your baby. It takes 30-90 minutes for alcohol levels to peak in your blood and there are differences in clearance from person to person. Alcohol from the bloodstream makes its way to … Continue reading When can I Breastfeed after Drinking Alcohol

Urinary Tract Infections in Teens

Sep 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Urinary tract contaminations (UTIs) are thought to be the most widely recognized bacterial disease. It is hard to precisely evaluate the frequency of UTIs, on the grounds that they are not reportable sicknesses. This circumstance is additionally muddled by the way that precise determination relies upon both the nearness of side effects and a positive … Continue reading Urinary Tract Infections in Teens

How much Calcium is essential in Pregnancy. Are the supplements suggested?

Sep 09, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani

Consultant- Dietetics

In pregnancy starting from 2nd trimester it’s important to supplement RDA 1000 mg per day is required to be taken.  It’s important to supplement as required: For Calcification of fetal bones and teeth. It also helps in protection of Calcium Resources of Mother to meet the needs during lactation. During pregnancy, 80% of the fetal … Continue reading How much Calcium is essential in Pregnancy. Are the supplements suggested?

Can Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome be cured completely?

Sep 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts (benign masses on the ovaries). PCOS can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance. While the exact cause of PCOS is … Continue reading Can Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome be cured completely?

How Alcohol Affects Fetus?

A woman who drinks alcohol while she is pregnant may harm her developing baby (fetus) and may cause a spectrum of birth defects in her baby called as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The problems range from mild to severe.  Alcohol can cause a child to have physical or mental problems that may last all … Continue reading How Alcohol Affects Fetus?

What happens when you have PCOS?

Sep 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

PCOS that is polycystic ovarian syndrome is a common problem in the current times amongst teenagers and young women. It is a hormonal disorder and is a part of the metabolic X syndrome. Today every 5 in 10 women suffer from PCOS. It is a leading issue caused due to obesity, sedentary life and unhealthy … Continue reading What happens when you have PCOS?

Can you drink Alcohol while Pregnant?

Sep 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

It is not at all safe to take alcohol while you are pregnant.  Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. There is no way to know how much alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could pose a long-term risk to your developing baby, and the more you drink, the higher are the risks. In … Continue reading Can you drink Alcohol while Pregnant?

Alcohol Effects on a Fetus

Sep 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Consuming alcohol during pregnancy can harm the baby. Alcohol passes from the mother’s blood into the blood of the baby and it can cause damage and affect the growth of the baby. Due to the alcohol flow to the brain and spinal cord, the cells in the same are damaged. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) … Continue reading Alcohol Effects on a Fetus

Foods that helps to reduce weight Post Delivery

Sep 05, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar

Dietitian
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

If you are trying to lose weight, it is best recommended that you adhere to a strict nutritional diet plan. Eating the right food at the right intervals can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. You can refer to the list below of some super foods that can bring you exceptional benefits. … Continue reading Foods that helps to reduce weight Post Delivery

Delayed puberty in Girls

Sep 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Puberty starts when the pituitary gland begins to produce two hormones, luteinizing hormone (called LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (called FSH), which causes the ovaries to enlarge and begin producing estrogens. Puberty changes occur when the body starts making sex hormones. These changes normally begin to appear in girls between ages 8 to 14 years old. … Continue reading Delayed puberty in Girls

Can I have a glass of wine during Pregnancy?

Sep 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

A common area of concern during pregnancy is over what you can eat and drink while pregnant. It can be difficult to adjust to pregnancy and change without the help of your favorite comfort food or drink, so obviously you want to find out if your favorite foods and beverages are safe to ingest. Maybe … Continue reading Can I have a glass of wine during Pregnancy?

Importance of Healthy Eating before & during Pregnancy

Sep 05, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar

Dietitian
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

A healthy balanced diet is important for maintaining good health throughout life. During the pregnancy period the requirement of macro nutrients and micro nutrients increases and it’s more important the mother consume food which will give both the energy and nutrients help in maintaining health. Importance of healthy diet before and during pregnancy helps to … Continue reading Importance of Healthy Eating before & during Pregnancy

Healthy Diet & Nutrition Tips for Women

Sep 04, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani

Consultant- Dietetics

A woman’s body goes through numerous changes in her lifetime. The various stages of her life require different nutritional requirements and need special focus at times. Working women, women going through menopause, menarche and pregnancy, all have different nutritional needs. Nutrition, on one hand, seems basic however on the other side looks complex and important, … Continue reading Healthy Diet & Nutrition Tips for Women

Tips for an Alcohol free Pregnancy

Aug 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

It is a well-known fact that alcohol is a harmful addiction during pregnancy which can harm both the mother and baby. No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. It can harm the baby at any stage of the pregnancy. It can cause miscarriage, poor growth, still birth, low birth weight, premature birth and many … Continue reading Tips for an Alcohol free Pregnancy

Nutritional deficiency in Pregnancy

Aug 31, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar

Dietitian
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Intake of sufficient nutrition during pregnancy is very important, as the baby is dependent on his mother for nutrients and in future the health of the baby depends on the nutrient intake of the mother. During pregnancy the requirement of energy and nutrients exceeds and insufficient nutrient intake affects the mother and the developing child. … Continue reading Nutritional deficiency in Pregnancy

Reasons for Joint Pain During Pregnancy

Aug 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Joint pain is the feeling of stiffness, soreness or pain in the places where your body bends like elbows, fingers, knees, hips and more. Pregnancy weight gain itself causes strain on your joints and make them hurt especially if it’s your first baby. This is a very common discomfort during pregnancy and is just another … Continue reading Reasons for Joint Pain During Pregnancy

Conditions which leads to a High Risk Pregnancy

Aug 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

A high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the life of the mother or her fetus. For most women, early and regular prenatal care promotes a healthy pregnancy and delivery without any complications. But some women are at increased risk for complications even before they get pregnant for a variety of reasons. Pregnancy including labour and … Continue reading Conditions which leads to a High Risk Pregnancy

Steps to ensure a Healthy Pregnancy

Aug 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

When you are pregnant, early and regular prenatal care is important to keep yourself and your developing infant healthy. During your prenatal visits, your doctor will suggest you few things that you will have to keep in mind entire pregnancy. Following are the instructions are given by your healthcare provider: FOLLOW A HEALTHY DIET: When … Continue reading Steps to ensure a Healthy Pregnancy

Joint pain during Pregnancy

Aug 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

During pregnancy, there are many changes that occur in your body. Due to these normal physical changes, it is common to experience increased joint and muscle pain. Increased weight puts pressure on the knees and may exacerbate knee pain. Arthritis is a condition in which the joints become inflamed and some women may find their … Continue reading Joint pain during Pregnancy

Know about Cervical Cancer-Cancer of the mouth of uterus–Risks,Treatment & Tips

Aug 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma

Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

We always talk about our wives as our better halves but have we even thought about protecting them from the dreaded disease cancer. So here we go with the list of common gynecological cancers and their prevention. The four common gynecological cancers are those of cervix (mouth of the womb), breast, endometrium, and ovary. What … Continue reading Know about Cervical Cancer-Cancer of the mouth of uterus–Risks,Treatment & Tips

Precautions to take during Post Natal Massage if you had C section Delivery

Aug 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Post pregnancy massage has many benefits. It relaxes the body muscles and rejuvenates you both physically and emotionally. It is very important to choose a massage provider (Malishwali) who is experienced in giving post delivery massage. It is safe to get massage aftercesareann section with certain precautions. Doctors usually advise to wait for few weeks … Continue reading Precautions to take during Post Natal Massage if you had C section Delivery

Breastfeeding and working Mothers-How to Manage

Aug 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma

Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Mother is a mother whether she is a working woman or a housewife and breast milk remains the most powerful tool for baby’s growth irrespective of the professional status of the mother. Besides the benefit of strong emotional bond and health benefits to both mother and newborn, it also has many hidden advantages. For example, … Continue reading Breastfeeding and working Mothers-How to Manage

How does Dengue affect Women during Pregnancy?

Aug 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Dengue is an illness caused by a virus transmitted to people by a mosquito called Aedes Aegypti. It cases flu like symptoms. Dengue has become a public health concern in India and in the rest of the world. It is common in urban population. Dengue is now so common that half of the world’s population … Continue reading How does Dengue affect Women during Pregnancy?

What is a High Risk Pregnancy?

Aug 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

The word “high risk” sounds scary and may ring your bells that something is abnormal with the pregnancy. So to define high-risk pregnancy, ‘Any pregnancy with an increased risk to the health of the mother, baby or both is called high risk’. High-risk factors are usually listed on the file of the patient so that … Continue reading What is a High Risk Pregnancy?

Preventing Aches and Pains During Pregnancy

Aug 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Swelling may be experienced at any point during pregnancy, but it tends to be noted around the fifth month 22 to 27 weeks and increases while you are in the third trimester. However if you experience sudden swelling in your hands and your face then it could be a sign of Pre Eclampsia. So there … Continue reading Preventing Aches and Pains During Pregnancy

Breastfeeding Tips For New Mothers

Aug 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma

Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Congratulations! You are now a mother. Being a new mom you now need to accept the challenge of breastfeeding willingly. Nobody was born learned. We all learn through experiences so don’t be worried if you are clumsy at the outset. The best is to talk to other mothers and understand the apprehensions and the issues … Continue reading Breastfeeding Tips For New Mothers

Do you have to stop receiving massage close to your due date?

Aug 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Massage during pregnancy can be done to comfort and pamper the pregnant women. It might have many positive effects like- lowered anxiety, improved sleep, decreased levels of stress hormones, reduced swelling, reduced headaches, reduced joint and muscle pain, decreased cramps in legs and back, improved mood, improved cardiovascular health, less feeling of depression etc It … Continue reading Do you have to stop receiving massage close to your due date?

When shouldn’t I get a Post Natal massage?

Aug 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Post natal massage is a full body massage therapy given to mother’s every day up to 40 days after the birth of a baby by trained therapists. It is an effective and holistic approach to become relaxed and reduce the stress of child birth. It also has other benefits like pain relief, reduced swelling, better … Continue reading When shouldn’t I get a Post Natal massage?

Why do women suffer more bone problems after 40?

Aug 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

After the age of 40 years i.e.around menopause there is a rapid bone loss (about 20%) over the next 5 – 7 years. This condition is called osteoporosis. It is a disease which weakens bones and makes them brittle.There is a direct relationship of decreasing estrogen levels and development of osteoporosis. There is a high … Continue reading Why do women suffer more bone problems after 40?

Joint Pain, Aging, and Arthritis – Understand Your Pain

Aug 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Joint pain is not necessarily always a part of aging. It can be a serious problem as it can affect our functional capacity. Arthritis is a common term which means inflammation and stiffness of joints leading to joint pains. It can have a number of etiologies including osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis among others. Osteoarthritis is … Continue reading Joint Pain, Aging, and Arthritis – Understand Your Pain

Menopause And Joint Pain – Causes And Solutions

Aug 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

As women approach menopause (cessation of periods for one year) between the age of 45 to 55 years of age the levels of estrogen hormone in the body decline drastically. This can cause symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, changes in skin and hair texture and joint pains. When joint pains are associated with … Continue reading Menopause And Joint Pain – Causes And Solutions

Dengue During Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Aug 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Dengue is an illness caused by a virus transmitted by a mosquito called as Aedes aegypti. Dengue can be mild, severe and fatal. It is highly prevalent in tropical countries because of the warm and humid climate which is favorable for the breeding of mosquito. It bites during daytime mostly early morning and late evenings. … Continue reading Dengue During Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

When can I Breastfeed after drinking alcohol?

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

 No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy, but during lactation, there are certain guidelines which need to be followed. Age of infant is very important. If the newborn is less than 3 months of age, its brain and liver are very immature. Hence alcohol is very toxic for them and is metabolized with great … Continue reading When can I Breastfeed after drinking alcohol?

Common Breastfeeding Problems and How to Overcome Them

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed a baby but that doesn’t always mean it’s easy. Breastfeeding is an important activity that bonds the mother and the baby and provides the newborn immunity to fight against diseases. Along with immunity, mother’s milk also helps in brain development and IQ enhancement. Children who are breastfed are … Continue reading Common Breastfeeding Problems and How to Overcome Them

Why is Breastfeeding good for The Mother?

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Why is breastfeeding good for the mother? Breastfeeding, we all know is good for the mother, baby, and family as a whole. It is one of the most beneficial aspects of the mother and the baby. Breast milk is a portion that provides lifelong immunity to the baby against numerous diseases and reduces the risk … Continue reading Why is Breastfeeding good for The Mother?

Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Aug 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Health professionals recommend that breastfeeding should begin within the first hour of a baby’s life and continue as often and as much the baby wants. Baby demand feed every 2 to 3 hours during the first few weeks. Also the duration of feeding should be 10-15 minutes on each breast. Mothers may pump milk so … Continue reading Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding & Work – Let’s Make It Work

Aug 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Working and breastfeeding is not an easy task. Sometimes you will have embarrassing moments and you may receive comments from the people who do not understand what you are going through. But once you make a commitment to breastfeed your baby, things become easy. Following are the tips that will help you to continue breast … Continue reading Breastfeeding & Work – Let’s Make It Work

Preventing Aches and Pains During Pregnancy

Jul 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

During pregnancy, you are likely to experience different aches starting from your first trimester like cramping, which generally results from normal changes that occur during your baby’s development. It is important to know about the changes that your body might be experiencing. You may develop a number of health issues and may feel sick at … Continue reading Preventing Aches and Pains During Pregnancy

Hygiene Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Jul 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Breastfeeding is the best practice for feeding the baby and mothers need to follow certain hygiene tips to avoid getting the baby sick. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months post birth is strictly recommended. This exercise is not just beneficial for the baby but also helps the mother get back to her old and … Continue reading Hygiene Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding and The Working Mother

Jul 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Workplace barriers contribute to low rates of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding yields important immediate and long-term health benefits for infants and their mothers, including positive impacts on children’s cognitive development and their health as adults. Breastfeeding is associated with higher productivity and lower absenteeism for breastfeeding mothers and has additional benefits for society.  Employment of mothers outside … Continue reading Breastfeeding and The Working Mother

Barriers to Breastfeeding for Working Women’s

Jul 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Professional organizations recommend 6 months of exclusive breast feeding and the addition of iron certified food with breast feeding until at least with 1 year of age. This is the recommendations of organizations including World Health Organization, 2001; Despite these recommendations breastfeeding goals fall far below expectations and the low breastfeeding rate can negatively impact … Continue reading Barriers to Breastfeeding for Working Women’s

Can having Hepatitis B cause you to have a Miscarriage?

Jul 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver and can, in some people, lead to lasting liver damage and/or liver cancer. Hepatitis B is passed on through contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person, often via sexual contact or sharing needles to inject drugs. Healthcare and laboratory workers may … Continue reading Can having Hepatitis B cause you to have a Miscarriage?

What happens if you don’t breastfeed?

Jul 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Breastfeeding is a boon for the mother, baby, and the family as a whole because of the health benefits it offers. Once established it is the easiest and effortless way to feed the baby with the highest quality nutrition in the most hygienic manner. It is a beautiful means through which the mother and baby … Continue reading What happens if you don’t breastfeed?

Is Hepatitis A and E contagious?

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by Hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A is a self-limited disease that does not cause chronic disease. Antibodies produced during infection give life-long protection against the disease; there is an effective vaccine against HAV. In rare cases, hepatitis may lead to liver failure or even death. If we talk … Continue reading Is Hepatitis A and E contagious?

What are the causes of Hepatitis B?

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Hepatitis B infection is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The virus is passed from person to person through blood, semen or other body fluids. However, this serious infection caused due to a virus can be easily prevented through a vaccination. Symptoms associated with Hepatitis B are variable and include yellowing of the eyes, … Continue reading What are the causes of Hepatitis B?

Prevention and Treatment of Malaria in Pregnant Women

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Malaria contributes to antenatal anemia and slowing of fetal growth, especially in first-time mothers. It is thought that these effects harm the mother and baby, and interventions to prevent or mitigate the effects of malaria are often recommended. Malaria … Continue reading Prevention and Treatment of Malaria in Pregnant Women

What happens to the Mother if she does not Breastfeed?

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Making the decision to breastfeed is a personal matter. It’s also one that’s likely to draw strong opinions from friends and family. Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants. It has a nearly perfect mix of vitamins, protein, and fats. Nearly all essential nutrients required by your baby. And it’s all provided in a … Continue reading What happens to the Mother if she does not Breastfeed?

Can Hepatitis be transmitted to an unborn child?

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Acute viral hepatitis is the most common cause of most viral infection is not affected by pregnancy. Jaundice is the characteristic feature of the liver disease. You have to differentiate between all types of hepatitis by biochemical testing because signs and symptoms are more or less same. Different types of hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis … Continue reading Can Hepatitis be transmitted to an unborn child?

Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Malaria is an infectious disease, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It is characterized by colonization of red blood cells in our body by a parasite called plasmodium. Plasmodium is carried by female anopheles mosquito and it reaches into the blood when this mosquito bites a human. Once the parasite enters the body, it … Continue reading Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy

What are the effects of using drugs in Pregnancy?

Jul 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

If you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant and want a healthy baby, then it’s very important to avoid drug use during pregnancy. Illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine etc aren’t the only drugs that are harmful to fetal development, substances such as caffeine and alcohol, can have lasting effects on an unborn child. Many pregnant women take prescribed or no prescribed drugs or … Continue reading What are the effects of using drugs in Pregnancy?

What is Hepatitis B during pregnancy?

Jul 14, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver caused by hepatitis B virus. It can cause liver cirrhosis, failure or cancer if not treated. In majority (90-95%) of the cases, acute infection usually clears off by itself due to the immunity of the body and cannot occur again. Some people cannot clear the infection … Continue reading What is Hepatitis B during pregnancy?

Lamaze Session

Jul 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma

Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Gone are the days when the mom in laws used to spend time, energy and bestow their valuable advice on the expecting daughter in law. They would religiously share their experience of childbirth. Even though not very accurately it would form a platform for the would be mothers to tolerate labour pains in an order … Continue reading Lamaze Session

I am a single mom-to-be. Can I still attend the course even if I don’t have a partner?

Jul 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Lamaze or antenatal class is a great course for the positive health of the mother and baby as it keeps the mother active and aware about her body and pregnancy. You can learn a lot about correct exercises, breathing techniques and other things which help you a lot during delivery. Usually pregnant women bring their … Continue reading I am a single mom-to-be. Can I still attend the course even if I don’t have a partner?

Is Yoga Good For Pregnant Women?

Jul 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Yoga is very beneficial during pregnancy. Yoga helps you to breathe and relax, which in turn can help you to adjust your physical demands of pregnancy, labor, birth and motherhood. It calms both the mind and the body and provides physical and emotional stress relief that your body needs throughout the pregnancy. Taking a prenatal … Continue reading Is Yoga Good For Pregnant Women?

Can Malaria Affect Pregnancy?

Jul 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma

Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Malaria has been known to occur since centuries. Even the Vedic literature Atarva Veda and Chakra Samhita talk about Malaria. Since independence we have launched various programs and strategies to fight against the disease. Inspite of all these WHO estimates that India accounts for 75% of all malaria cases in South East Asia. About 95% … Continue reading Can Malaria Affect Pregnancy?

What are Lamaze prenatal classes?

Jul 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Lamaze method was developed by French obstetrician Dr. Lamaze. The earlier focus was on using controlled breathing techniques to cope with labour pains but now a day’s Lamaze classes have expanded and also include methods of pain relief and labour management. The goal of Lamaze prenatal classes is to increase the mother’s confidence about natural … Continue reading What are Lamaze prenatal classes?

How Lamaze supports natural birth?

Jul 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Lamaze technique is a childbirth technique developed by a French doctor Dr. Fernand Lamaze as an alternative to the use of medical intervention in birth of a baby. It was designed in the 1940’s but now has come a long way with lot of scientific changes and elaboration. It involves lots of breathing and relaxation … Continue reading How Lamaze supports natural birth?

ASTHMA IN PREGNANCY

Jul 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Apoorva Gupta

Consultant- Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Asthma is a relatively common health problem existing in the society and affecting all age groups. Roughly 5% of pregnant women may be affected by asthma. Though asthma is a potentially serious condition, if kept under control it is not likely to harm the mother or fetus. It is wiser to regularly take asthma medications … Continue reading ASTHMA IN PREGNANCY

When is the best time to take Lamaze classes?

Jul 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Lamaze method was developed by females obstetrician. Lamaze has been used in the United States since the late 50s, one of the most commonly taught child birth classes. In early days the focus was on controlled breathing techniques to cope with labour. But now the Lamaze education has become a necessity for the expecting mothers … Continue reading When is the best time to take Lamaze classes?

Can Malaria be transmitted from Mother to Child?

Aug 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla

Sr. Consultant Paediatrics – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Malaria is an infection caused by the protozoa (small organism) Plasmodium, which is transmitted to humans by the mosquito bite. It is a disease characterized by fever with chills and rigors, at a regular interval like a daily or alternate day, sweating, anemia, fatigue, and an enlarged spleen. Malaria is of overwhelming importance in the … Continue reading Can Malaria be transmitted from Mother to Child?

Why Should You Take Antenatal Classes?

Jul 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Antenatal classes are educative classes which help you and your partner prepare for labour, birth and parenthood. The aim of these classes is to educate the expecting parents about late pregnancy, signs of labour, warning signs, process of labour, coping with pain, birthing, breastfeeding and care of newborn. As soon as any couple conceives, there … Continue reading Why Should You Take Antenatal Classes?

Drug Abuse in Women

Jun 26, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Adolescent years are very important in the development of any individual in the physical, mental and spiritual sense. It is the most vulnerable and impressionable age also. Girls are undergoing transitions of many kinds- physical and mental changes. Each change has family, social and peer pressure. Moreover today the children have lots of curricular and … Continue reading Drug Abuse in Women

Weight gain during Pregnancy

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma

Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Within a span of few weeks to months a young charming girl transforms into a pregnant lady with all those extra fat layers which she least wanted especially on her belly. Is it correct to inflate ourselves like a balloon during pregnancy; absolutely not! Pregnancy is a state of change in metabolic homoeostasis. The extra … Continue reading Weight gain during Pregnancy

Diet mistakes during Pregnancy and how to avoid them

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Even if you know everything about the right eating habits, exercise and other nuances of pregnancy, there are still chances that you might fall prey to some of the most common mistakes that every expectant mother makes, albeit unknowingly. Here are some of the most common mistakes that women make during pregnancy. Eating for two: … Continue reading Diet mistakes during Pregnancy and how to avoid them

Reasons Why Yoga is Beneficial for PCOS

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. In PCOS, small cysts form in the ovaries which affect the hormones and disrupt the normal menstrual cycle. PCOS also may cause unwanted changes in the way you look. … Continue reading Reasons Why Yoga is Beneficial for PCOS

The benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy

Jun 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Shelly Singh

Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

As we gear ourselves for the International Yoga Day on June 21st, here are a few inputs about Yoga in pregnancy. A new life growing inside you produces hormonal changes and changes in your mind and body. Yoga is the best option for you at that stage. Why Yoga? Woman battle fatigue, sickness, emotional blues, … Continue reading The benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy

Milestone Medical Tests for Women in Their 50’s

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Undergoing medical tests on an annual basis is a very good and easy way to prevent a number of diseases and detect ailment at the right time, facilitating timely medical interventions. Entering the 50’s means the menopause for most women, and it is one of life’s milestones where it is worth taking stock of your health. Don’t … Continue reading Milestone Medical Tests for Women in Their 50’s

5 Common Skin Problems Women Deal With

Jun 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Skin care is an essential part in a woman’s life. Every woman aspires to have a clear and clean skin. One usually opts for facials, skin peels and natural remedies to ensure that their skin is supple. However on numerous occasions due to the weather, diet and stress issues your skin health can suffer. Aging … Continue reading 5 Common Skin Problems Women Deal With

Lifestyle Tips and Advice for Women

A woman is surrounded with responsibilities – her office, career, family, children, cooking, cleaning and other social obligations. She hardly gets time for herself or her body. She is usually pushing herself against the clock and working tirelessly to meet timelines. In her busy schedule, she ends up neglecting her health. Recent studies highlight that … Continue reading Lifestyle Tips and Advice for Women

Sun Burn Symptoms and Treatment during Pregnancy

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Sunburns during pregnancy can make the expecting mother uncomfortable. So you are best advised to take some preventative measures to protect yourself from the sun during pregnancy and avoid any sunburnt misery.  It is also important as sunburns can make you feel uncomfortable, can alter and affect your sleep and eating patterns. Moreover over exposure … Continue reading Sun Burn Symptoms and Treatment during Pregnancy

Do I have PCOS? Opt for Preventive Health Checks

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome can be defined as a disease that affects approximately 4-18% of the women of reproductive age group. PCOS can cause multi-organ signs symptoms and can affect your body in numerous ways. You may have PCOS if you suffer from any of the following symptoms- Menstrual problems- irregular periods, absence of periods, … Continue reading Do I have PCOS? Opt for Preventive Health Checks

Is It Bad to Smoke When You are Pregnant?

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Smoking in pregnancy causes additional health problems other than heart disease and cancer. It become sthe root cause of a number of ailments and can adversely affect a woman, her pregnancy and the baby in her womb. It is a habit that can affect the smoker and the people that are around the smoker, inhaling … Continue reading Is It Bad to Smoke When You are Pregnant?

Trying to Conceive: Your Pre-Pregnancy Check-up

Jun 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pre-conceptional counseling is an integral part of prenatal care because the health of women during pregnancy depends upon her health before pregnancy. The main goal is to ensure that a woman is healthy before conception and to diagnose and treat any medical problems if present. During pre-conceptional visit: Detailed reproductive history – is taken including … Continue reading Trying to Conceive: Your Pre-Pregnancy Check-up

Is Hypertension common in Pregnancy?

Jun 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja

Consultant – Gynecologist
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Pregnancy induced hypertension is a complication characterized by high blood pressure (more than 140/90), swelling due to fluid retention and presence of protein in the urine (Proteinuria). Pregnancy induced hypertension affects 5-10% of pregnant women. It is more commonly seen during first pregnancies. What are the risk factors leading to hypertension during pregnancy?  A woman … Continue reading Is Hypertension common in Pregnancy?

Harmful Effects of Smoking On Women Health

Jun 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Smoking has serious adverse effects on a woman’s health but the good news is that it is never too late to reap the benefits of quitting. The younger you are when you stop smoking, greater are the chances of living a longer and healthy life! Smoking is said to affect the fertility rates and cause … Continue reading Harmful Effects of Smoking On Women Health

Is Laser Treatment Harmful During Pregnancy

May 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy is a phase in life when a woman’s body can go through numerous hormonal changes in the body. These hormonal changes can cause various skin and hair changes. One needs to be aware about the changes that your body may be going through. Each woman may respond differently to pregnancy. Some may complain of … Continue reading Is Laser Treatment Harmful During Pregnancy

Short and Long Term Effects of Chewing Tobacco for Women

May 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Tobacco use in any form negatively affects the health of the women.  The most common types of smokeless tobacco are chewing tobacco, plug, twist, snuff, snus, and dissolvable tobacco products. Hookahs, or tobacco water pipes, have become popular among young women. Inhalation when using a hookah is deeper and smoking sessions are longer than with … Continue reading Short and Long Term Effects of Chewing Tobacco for Women

Assessment and Management of PCOS

May 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

PCOS is a multi organ disorder which affects the reproductive, metabolic, hormonal, general well being and psychological aspects of a female. Common features are infrequent or prolonged periods, excessive hair growth on body (hirsutism), acne, obesity. Ultrasound examination shows enlarged ovaries with multiple follicles seen as a ‘string of pearls’ along the ovaries. Health risks … Continue reading Assessment and Management of PCOS

What is the Procedure for a Pap Smear?

May 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Having a pap smear test for the first time can bring a lot of questions than answers. It is a simple and reliable test and takes only a few minutes. It not just tells women about the risk of cervical cancer but also warns them about a number of gynecological issues. All women after commencing … Continue reading What is the Procedure for a Pap Smear?

What is a Pap Smear Test for?

May 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pap smear is an important part of a women’s preventive health care. It is a quick and simple test used to screen women for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a disease where normal cells in the cervix (mouth of the uterus or womb) change and multiply to form a growth or tumor. Most cases of cervical … Continue reading What is a Pap Smear Test for?

Tobacco a Barrier to Parenthood

May 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma

Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

It is the cherished dream of every couple to parent a child. But in about 15-25% of cases they may not be able to do so due to tobacco. Their habit may be responsible for them opting for infertility treatment. Tobacco use today is one of the biggest causes of infertility. It affects both males … Continue reading Tobacco a Barrier to Parenthood

Can my Diet Prevent Cancer?

May 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma

Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Your diet plays an important role in maintaining good health. There are many foods that are associated with developing cancer and there are many foods that reduce the risk of cancer. For eg, processed meat if taken daily can increase risk of cancer of the rectum, whereas soy-based foods such as soya milk, bean curd … Continue reading Can my Diet Prevent Cancer?

What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy?

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Smoking per se is very dangerous for health as it causes serious diseases like heart disease, lung problems, cancers, vascular disease etc. It is even more dangerous during pregnancy as it causes problems for the unborn baby. Smoke contains many chemicals like lead, cyanide, carbon monoxide, nicotine and many other carcinogenic elements which are like … Continue reading What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy?

How to Get Pregnant – Fertility Tests for Women Trying to Get Pregnant

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Infertility can be described as the inability of a woman to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse after marriage. First of all make an appointment with your infertility specialist. Doctor will take the history of your medical health and habits, chronic illness or surgeries. Your use of any medication Use of caffeine, alcohols, … Continue reading How to Get Pregnant – Fertility Tests for Women Trying to Get Pregnant

Get Tested: Medical Tests for Women in Their 40’s

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

You should visit your doctor from time to time. After 40 years even if you feel fine you should see your doctor for regular check-ups. This visit can help you avoid problems in the future. The purpose of these visits is to screen for medical issues and update vaccinations, so prepare your body for many … Continue reading Get Tested: Medical Tests for Women in Their 40’s

Tests to Do Before Pregnancy

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Before getting pregnant you should consult you  doctors and undergo checkups and screenings for immunity which is very important to make sure you and your baby will be as healthy as possible. This is also important to know your present health status as your lifestyle and pregnancy can lead to a number of pregnancy induced diseases … Continue reading Tests to Do Before Pregnancy

Routine Pap Pelvic Exam: Importance

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

A pap smear is a test to detect cervical cancer in women. Having a Pap smear every three years offers the best chance of preventing cervical cancer. Pap smear screening is recommended starting around 21 years of age if you are sexually active and  then every 3 years.  For women 30 years and older, the recommended screening … Continue reading Routine Pap Pelvic Exam: Importance

Premarital Checklist

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Apoorva Gupta

Consultant- Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

If you are scheduled to exchange the marital vows, then before a lifetime commitment it is recommended to have a pre marital screening. As we prepare for a wedding in various ways, medical screening actually plays a vital role. Due to the growing awareness about the health issues and its adverse effects on your life, … Continue reading Premarital Checklist

Can Smoking Affect Fertility & Pregnancy?

Smoking (active/passive) is bad because it releases many ingredients which can harm your body. It is said that a cigarette smoke releases as many as 7000 toxic substances. Smoking causes osteoporosis, heart disease, 90% of deaths from lung cancer, 80% of deaths from COPD (severe lung disease) and 17% of deaths from stroke. So it … Continue reading Can Smoking Affect Fertility & Pregnancy?

Gestational Hypertension: Symptoms and Management

May 26, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Gestational Hypertension is the most common hypertensive disorder in pregnancy. It affects about 6% – 15% of pregnant woman. Gestational hypertension is defined as finding of blood pressure more than 140/90 mmHg on at least two occasions at least 6 hours apart after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Hypertension differs from preeclampsia by absence of protein … Continue reading Gestational Hypertension: Symptoms and Management

How does Dengue affect Women during Pregnancy?

May 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Dengue is an infection which is passed on by mosquitoes. It causes a flu-like illness. In rare cases, it can develop into severe dengue, also called as dengue hemorrhagic fever, which can be deadly. The dengue virus is carried by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and spread through their bites. These mosquitoes breed in stagnant water and tend to bite during … Continue reading How does Dengue affect Women during Pregnancy?

Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

The word cancer is scary but breast cancer for a lady may be more so because it is associated with her sexuality and body image. Breast cancer occurs when cancer cells begins to grow uncontrollably in any part of the breast. Over the last few decades cervical cancer has emerged as the number one killer … Continue reading Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

Heart Murmurs and Pregnancy

May 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Heart murmur is an extra and unusual sound heard during heart beat. Murmurs range from very faint to very loud sometimes. They sound like whooshing or swishing noise. Normal heart beats make a lup-dup or lub-dub sound. This is the sound of the heart valves closing as blood moves through the heart. Doctor can hear … Continue reading Heart Murmurs and Pregnancy

Dengue during Pregnancy – Causes & Symptoms & Treatment

May 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Dengue is an infection which is passed on by mosquitoes. If you catch dengue when you are pregnant, you may be more likely to develop a severe form of the disease. This usually happens as the immune system during pregnancy is suppressed and you require hospital treatment. There are different levels of severity for dengue, … Continue reading Dengue during Pregnancy – Causes & Symptoms & Treatment

What is Transient Hypertension of Pregnancy?

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Hypertension is the most common medical problem in pregnancy, in about 2 to 3 % of pregnancies. It is classified into 4 types, transient or gestational hypertension is one of them. It is important for pregnant women to consult specialists and get their hypertension under control.  The 4 types of hypertension are – Chronic hypertension … Continue reading What is Transient Hypertension of Pregnancy?

What Causes Heart Failure after Giving Birth?

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Heart failure is not common after delivery but can occur due to different conditions like valvular heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension etc. Postpartum cardiomyopathy, that can occur during the last month of pregnancy or up to five months after giving birth is one of the most important causes. . About one in every 2,000 to 3,000 … Continue reading What Causes Heart Failure after Giving Birth?

What Causes High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women

Blood pressure (BP) is read as a fraction of systolic blood pressure over the diastolic. High blood pressure (BP 140/90) is the most common medical complication of pregnancy. To determine what is normal for a lady we generally record the blood pressure at the first visit and carefully follow it through out the  pregnancy. Knowing … Continue reading What Causes High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women

Parenting: Being a Supermom Stressing You Out?

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Juggling work with family life wrecks a couples’ relationship and may harm your children’s education prospects as well. Women frequently feel under stress trying to balance a career with raising a family. As a result many suffer from with headaches, exhaustion, backache, anxiety, etc It has been found that 1 in 4 working moms cry … Continue reading Parenting: Being a Supermom Stressing You Out?

Healthy Habits for a Working Mother

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

It’s often said that to be a mother is a 24/7 job , then wonder what is it to be a working mother ??? Women have been multitaskers ever since they came into being , so it’s not difficult at all to be a working mother . It just requires one to well organized and … Continue reading Healthy Habits for a Working Mother

Stress Management for Mothers

May 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Ruby Ahuja

Consultant – Clinical Psychologists
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Stress is a term used for behaviour reaction to any situation and its bilogival impact on endocrine system. Hence stress impacts both psychologically and physically. It’s impact on the multiple systems affects the metabolism and memory. Every individual has two responses to any situation “Flight or fight”. We either fight the situation for take a … Continue reading Stress Management for Mothers

The Medical Tests Every Woman Must Have

May 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja

Consultant – Gynecologist
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Medical tests for women are important as they highlight the early diagnosis of an illness. All men and women are vulnerable to certain diseases with age but women need some additional screening in various stages of life. It is essential that the women opt for some tests to detect any abnormality in their body early. … Continue reading The Medical Tests Every Woman Must Have

All You Need to Know about Your Gynaecologist Visit

May 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Your gynaecologist visit will be very fruitful if you know certain things beforehand. The most important aspect to be taken into consideration is that you should not be shy. Speak your mind and address all your apprehensions. Ask as much as you can from your doctor. Don’t shy! Remember she can help you only if … Continue reading All You Need to Know about Your Gynaecologist Visit

What are the symptoms of Menopause and at What age?

May 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Menopause is causation of menstrual cycle due to age. Most of the symptoms associated with menopause actually happen during the perimenopause stage. Some women go through without any difficulty, but some women have symptoms lasting for years. Symptoms are due to lowered production of female sex hormones – oestrogen and progesterone. Oestrogen regulates the menstrual … Continue reading What are the symptoms of Menopause and at What age?

How to Treat Post-Menopausal Hair Loss

May 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Hair loss can be very depressing  during menopause, as a woman’s hair is associated with her femininity, sexuality and individual sense of style. The emotional and psychological effects of hair loss are can be poor self-esteem, social anxiety and even lower job performance. During menopause, there is a decrease in level of female hormones oestrogen and … Continue reading How to Treat Post-Menopausal Hair Loss

The Importance of Regular Gynaecological Exams

A woman is often a multitasker, being a wife, mother, daughter, daughter in law all at the same time. For those who are working women, finding time for oneself becomes all the more difficult .In a nutshell she is expected by our society to be a superwoman.  Some problems may silently creep up and she … Continue reading The Importance of Regular Gynaecological Exams

Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting can be the first sign of pregnancy. More than 60% of pregnant women experience morning sickness. Morning sickness refers to the presence of nauseous feeling during first trimester of pregnancy. It is usually because of increased hormones in pregnancy. Morning sickness can occur at any time of the day and it stops … Continue reading Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Can Having Asthma Affect Pregnancy?

May 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Some Physiological changes occur in maternal respiratory system during pregnancy which are normally well tolerated without any symptoms. Pregnancy and Asthma: Mild breathlessness is common during normal pregnancy and it does not always indicate cardio pulmonary disease. Breathlessness is usually noticed after 28 weeks of gestation. However it should be noted that Asthma affects about … Continue reading Can Having Asthma Affect Pregnancy?

Can I use my Asthma Inhaler While Pregnant?

May 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

It is safe to use an asthma inhaler in pregnancy. In fact your doctor will recommend you to use an  inhaler to keep your asthma under control. Although most women with asthma have perfectly healthy babies. But if depends upon the severity of asthma. Uncontrolled asthma can increase the risk of: Pre Eclamsia Hyper tension … Continue reading Can I use my Asthma Inhaler While Pregnant?

How does Asthma affect Pregnancy?

May 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Asthma is a disease of the respiratory system which involves the airways. Airways become narrow during an attack making it hard to breathe. It is fairly common health problem in pregnant women. It reduces the oxygen supply both to the mother and the fetus.Well controlled asthma usually does not pose any increased risk to the … Continue reading How does Asthma affect Pregnancy?

Asthma and Pregnancy Complications

Asthma is the most common respiratory problem seen in pregnancy. It is a condition wherethe muscles of the air passages go into spasm (due to some trigger)and that leads to tightness in the chest, breathlessness, cough/wheezy breathing and sometimes chest pain. Pregnancy itself does not usually alter the severity of asthma. Most of the times … Continue reading Asthma and Pregnancy Complications

Fitness Tips for Women with PCOS

PCOS is an endocrinological condition  with  very  vexing problems like weight gain (obesity), excessive hair growth over the body which has a male distribution pattern/ acne, irregularities in periods and polycystic ovaries  on ultrasound. Even before starting any medical treatment in PCOD the first advice given by the gynaecologist is lifestyle changes and dietary modifications. Staying … Continue reading Fitness Tips for Women with PCOS

Pregnancy and Meningitis

Apr 22, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Meningitis occurs when the membranes around the brain and spinal cord get inflamed. This inflammation results in fever, headache, and stiff neck, photophobia, altered mental status. Bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi all can cause brain infection. Type of Meningitis: Viral – Viral meningitis is the most common type of meningitis. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, it … Continue reading Pregnancy and Meningitis

Can Pregnancy Cause Liver Enzymes to Elevate?

Apr 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy does not usually have a major effect on liver enzymes. If they are elevated, it indicates liver disorder. Liver disorder occurs in about 2-3% of pregnancies. To enumerate some of the medical complications concerning the liver that affect women during pregnancy are: Hyper emesis gravidarum Cholestasis of pregnancy Acute fatty liver of pregnancy Pre … Continue reading Can Pregnancy Cause Liver Enzymes to Elevate?

How a C-sec affects your Baby’s Brain Development

Apr 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana

Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Birth by cesarean can pose several challenges for a baby. If we compare vaginally born babies with babies born by cesarean, the latter are at risk of developing health complications. Breathing problems are more likely if baby is the baby is premature and if was born by caesarean. Such health issues can also develop if the baby … Continue reading How a C-sec affects your Baby’s Brain Development

What are the Symptoms of Hepatitis C in Women

Apr 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Hepatitis is a serious infection that affects the liver. It is contagious and is caused by a virus. It can lead to serious, long-term illnesses. There are different types of hepatitis viruses, including hepatitis A, B, D, and E. Among the different viruses, hepatitis C is the most serious because it can be chronic and … Continue reading What are the Symptoms of Hepatitis C in Women

Is Meningitis contagious to Pregnant Women?

Apr 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Meningitis is a rare infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord called as meninges. It is of 3 types- Viral- Less severe and people generally recover completely Bacterial- It is dangerous and contagious among people in close contact Fungal- Very rare and in people with low immunity Types of Meningitis: Bacterial Meningitis … Continue reading Is Meningitis contagious to Pregnant Women?

Is Hepatitis A Dangerous in Pregnancy?

Apr 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Hepatitis A is a water borne disease transmitted by the feco oral route. It is a viral infection of the liver primarily. It causes symptoms like fatigue , nausea , vomiting , abdominal pain , yellow sclera , dark coloured urine and so on . It is the most common cause of jaundice in pregnant … Continue reading Is Hepatitis A Dangerous in Pregnancy?

Liver Disease and Pregnancy

Liver disease in pregnancy can be a very challenging situation for the doctor and a difficult situation for the pregnant woman. The incidence of liver disease in pregnancy is 3-5%. Some liver problems are unique to pregnancy whereas others are unrelated. Prompt recognition of the liver disease can prevent complications and save the life of … Continue reading Liver Disease and Pregnancy

How Does a Cesarean Affect the Baby

Apr 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

The WHO states that the rate of cesarean section should be 10-15%. In high income countries such as Australia, Britain, America one third of all mothers give birth by cesarean section each year. Cesarean section is important and can save lives. It is performed when the baby is at risk. Weigh the pros and cons … Continue reading How Does a Cesarean Affect the Baby

What is Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination

Apr 07, 2017
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja

Consultant – Gynecologist
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Cervical cancer is the cancer of the cervix which is the lower part of the uterus that opens in the vagina. Cervical cancer is of importance as it is the second most common cancer affecting the urban female population in India. What Causes Cervical Cancer? In almost 90% of the cases cervical cancer is caused … Continue reading What is Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination

Cesearean Birth : What are the Risks and Benefits

Pregnancy ends with delivery which can be either vaginal delivery/ assisted vaginal delivery in the form of forceps/ ventouse or a cesearen section. Each type of delivery has its own pros and cons –  risks and benefits. Sometimes for the sake of mother or the baby or because of certain medical conditions you need go … Continue reading Cesearean Birth : What are the Risks and Benefits

Is It Safe to get Vaccinations during Pregnancy

A vaccination helps to protect a person from infections. When a lady is pregnant she generally shares most of the things with her baby. So the analogy is that any immunization given to the mother will have its effect on the baby. If she is not upto date with the vaccinations either she or the … Continue reading Is It Safe to get Vaccinations during Pregnancy

Vaginal Birth Vs C-section: Pros and Cons

Apr 07, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy is the most beautiful phase of woman’s life. Pregnant woman can have delivery of baby either vaginally or by caesarean section. Main aim is to have safe delivery with healthy mother and healthy baby. Going through labour pains and having a normal vaginal delivery is a long process that can be physically tough for … Continue reading Vaginal Birth Vs C-section: Pros and Cons

Postnatal Care Tips

Apr 07, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

All of us are very particular about our ante natal care that is care during pregnancy. We are on time for all visits and investigations. But we need to understand that post natal care is also very important. Regular follow up from the doctor and a check on your blood pressure, diabetes, gynecological health is … Continue reading Postnatal Care Tips

What exercises are safe during Pregnancy?

Apr 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Exercise is good for the body at any stage of life and the same rule applies in pregnancy as well. To enumerate a few benefits, it releases endorphins which help you feel happy, energetic and stay healthy. It reduces backache, leg cramps, relieves stress, improves sleep, builds stamina and endurance for labour. Medically, it prevents … Continue reading What exercises are safe during Pregnancy?

Hepatitis B During Pregnancy

Apr 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Hepatitis B infection is found worldwide but it is more endemic in countries like Asia and Africa. Hepatitis B is caused by a DNA virus that affects the liver.  Most of the time people have no symptoms during the initial phase and around 50% of people can develop Jaundice, low-grade fever, vomiting, abdominal pain. After … Continue reading Hepatitis B During Pregnancy

Can You Breastfeed If You Have had a C Section delivery ?

Apr 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Yes! Definitely you can. It is a common misconception amongst mothers who undergo C-section that they cannot breastfeed their babies.  Women who deliver by c-section are less likely to breastfeed,or delay breastfeeding initiation. But these women can breastfeed as successfully as those who give birth vaginally, so long as the mother shows real commitment. Important … Continue reading Can You Breastfeed If You Have had a C Section delivery ?

Pregnancy Care-Overview, Prenatal And Postnatal Care

Apr 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy is an important phase in the life of a woman. To ensure healthy mother and baby, it needs expert handling before, during and after delivery. Following are the recommendations for pregnancy care, phase wise. Prenatal Phase Care ideally starts 3-6 months before the actual pregnancy. Aim is history, examination, blood tests, treatment, education and … Continue reading Pregnancy Care-Overview, Prenatal And Postnatal Care

Pregnancy and Hepatitis B

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Hepatitis B is a viral inflammation of the liver.Perinatal transmission, that is from mother to baby, is a very common mode of transmission of this disease. Therefore, all pregnant women must be screened for hepatitis B infection in the first trimester of pregnancy itself. Symptoms associated with Hepatitis B: A woman with hepatitis B can … Continue reading Pregnancy and Hepatitis B

Can I get HPV Vaccine When I am Sexually Active

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Apoorva Gupta

Consultant- Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Cervical cancer is one of the leading cancers in India. India contributes to roughly 20% of the global load of cervical cancer.Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection and is responsible for causing Cervical Cancer. HPV has many strains (types). Some are called high risk where as others are low risk. How does … Continue reading Can I get HPV Vaccine When I am Sexually Active

Home Remedies To Recover after C-Section

Mar 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Childbirth is an exciting experience. You finally get to meet the baby who’s been growing inside of you for the last nine months. Yet having a baby can also be taxing to your body, especially if you’ve had a cesarean delivery (C-section). You’ll need more time to recover than you would have after a routine … Continue reading Home Remedies To Recover after C-Section

Know all about High Risk Pregnancy

Mar 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Having a baby is a very natural and fulfilling experience for a woman.But all pregnancies are not very smooth. Some have complications with mother,baby or both and are referred to as “high risk pregnancies” ( 5-10%).They require management by qualified specialists at a well quipped hospital for a safe delivery.Can be grouped as- • Pre … Continue reading Know all about High Risk Pregnancy

5 Important Tests for Women Above 35 Years

Mar 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Apoorva Gupta

Consultant- Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

A healthy woman is the Nation’s Pride. Caring for one’s health is an ongoing process and its importance increases with age. We may or may not feel it- but the biological clock is forever ticking. Wisdom lies in keeping a regular tab on one’s health condition, so that abnormalities are picked up soon and nipped … Continue reading 5 Important Tests for Women Above 35 Years

Ways How Woman can make their Health Routine Fit

Mar 14, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Being responsible women may not always be free, but we all owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to take care of our health as best we can. The daily routine and the responsibilities of a woman do not change, however we should still have the time to plan for our fitness and health. … Continue reading Ways How Woman can make their Health Routine Fit

Ten Things that a Woman must do for her Health

Mar 14, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Women ! God made mothers because he couldn’t come down for each one of us , God made wives to take care of men when their mothers get older , God made daughters as blessings ! So in a nutshell , women are the backbones of our society and must take care of their health … Continue reading Ten Things that a Woman must do for her Health

Common Gynae Issues in Young Girls

Mar 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Adolescent girls suffer from various gynaecological problems which should never be over looked. For young girls experiencing gynecological issues adolescence can be a very scary time. Adolescents girls are very shy and often hesitate to disclose their problems. Menstrual disorders– These are the commonest gynecological problem (75%) in adolescent girls. These range from absence of menses … Continue reading Common Gynae Issues in Young Girls

Pregnancy & Antenatal Classes

The antenatal classes guide you to have a healthy pregnancy, prepare you for the labour, delivery and early parenthood. The ultimate aim of antenatal classes is to build up your confidence and prepare you for a positive birth experience. The initial sessions in early pregnancy will guide you how to have a healthy pregnancy. Details … Continue reading Pregnancy & Antenatal Classes

Oral Contraceptive Pills and Family Planning

Mar 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Family planning in India is based on efforts largely sponsored by the Indian government. India adds up to 1000000 people to its population every 20 days. Low female literacy level is hampering the use of contraception in India. Awareness of contraception is universal among married women in India. They have a significant problem in the … Continue reading Oral Contraceptive Pills and Family Planning

10 Health Issues that almost all Indian Women Face

Mar 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

With new gender roles, responsibilities, independent and liberated lives Indian women are struggling to create a niche for themselves. Society keeps on increasing its expectation without creating a more favourable environment for women and hence health issues are common with women. Indian women have high mortality rates in childhood and reproductive years due to strong … Continue reading 10 Health Issues that almost all Indian Women Face

Abdominal Pain and Bloating- Sign of cancer

Mar 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Almost everyone has abdominal pain and bloating at some point of their life. It is usually not serious and easily treatable, but sometimes it may indicate towards some serious issue. Causes Indigestion Constipation Stomach infection Acidity PID( pelvic infection) Hernia Gas Food poisoning Gall stones Kidney stones Urinary infection Appendicitis Ectopic pregnancy Mass in abdomen, … Continue reading Abdominal Pain and Bloating- Sign of cancer

Prevention Tips to avoid High Risk Pregnancy

Mar 02, 2017
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by: Dr.Yash Bala

Director Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Paras Bliss Panchkula

Pregnancy is a social and medical event. Having an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery of a healthy uncompromised child is the dream of every pregnant lady, her family and the obstetrician.  However an increasing number of pregnancies (5-10%) are have factors which highlight an increase in  the risk of pregnancy to the mother &/ or child. … Continue reading Prevention Tips to avoid High Risk Pregnancy

5 Steps To Prevent Ovarian Cancer

The word cancer is scary. All cancers take their toll but ovarian cancer by itself is very deadly among cancers in women. The ovarian cancer is a silent killer because the symptoms are often vague ones like, gaseousness indigestion/bloating sensation or a frequent need to pass urine so a patient often presents in an advanced … Continue reading 5 Steps To Prevent Ovarian Cancer

How to deal with Pregnancy Labor Pains

Mar 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Labor- As the name suggests, highlights hard work. Pain, muscle fatigue, physical, mental and emotional strain all come at the same time with leaps and bounds, multiplying in geometrical fashion. So the birthing mother has to have a lot of tricks and techniques in her kitty, any of which can come handy. Lots has been … Continue reading How to deal with Pregnancy Labor Pains

10 Signs of Pregnancy

Feb 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Before you realise that you are pregnant, the body gives enough signals to indicate that you are pregnant. It is important that you follow them to know that you may be expecting. A number of women realise later and become too engrossed in their every day routine to notice any change. Follow the given aspects … Continue reading 10 Signs of Pregnancy

Cancer Surgery – Scarless & Fast Recovery

Feb 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Diagnosis  of a gynecological cancer can be very scary and disruptive for women and their families. Performing cancer surgeries through a minimally invasive approach helps in making cancer treatment as gentle and as least disruptive as possible .It also enables these patients to get back to their lives and routine activities more quickly without a … Continue reading Cancer Surgery – Scarless & Fast Recovery

10 Signs for Women that Highlight Cancer

Feb 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Prevention is always better than cure. Awareness regarding cancer and its preventive measures is less in India. Here’s a list of some cancer symptoms, which are overlooked by women. If there are any of these warning symptoms, then it’s time for you to consult your gynaecologist. Breast changes: New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit) Thickening … Continue reading 10 Signs for Women that Highlight Cancer

Warning Signals of Cancer in Women

Feb 14, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Gynaecological cancers are an important cause of female morbidity and mortality . Endometrial , cervical , ovarian and Fallopian tube cancers and choriocarcinomas are the cancers found in females only.All the women must be aware of the warning signals of cancers and be on the lookout for them so that the disease can be picked … Continue reading Warning Signals of Cancer in Women

Abnormal Bleeding – Sign of Cancer

Feb 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Normal bleeding (menstruation) is cyclical bleeding from the genital tract at interval of 28 days( range is 21 to 35 days) for 2 to 7 days.Abnormal vaginal bleeding happens to most women at some point of their lives. Bleeding can be abnormal if vaginal bleeding occurs: At times when period is not expected Heavy periods … Continue reading Abnormal Bleeding – Sign of Cancer

Signs of Vulvo-Vaginal Cancer

Feb 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Vulva can be defined as the extra genital area. It is made of tissues and surround the area of the vagina, clitoris and the urethra. Vulvo- vaginal cancer  is a type of cancer that is increasing in presence. It is also caused due to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Moreover women above the age of 50 … Continue reading Signs of Vulvo-Vaginal Cancer

How to Prevent Vulvar Cancer

Feb 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Vulvar Cancer is common amongst women over 50 yrs of age. The signs and symptoms associated with the same are ignored and often misunderstood by women. Timely detection and early treatment are key in this type of cancer too. Vulvar cancer is associated with common signs such as itching in the vagina, pain and tenderness … Continue reading How to Prevent Vulvar Cancer

PCOS/PCOD: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Jan 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder affecting the woman of reproductive age. It affects about 12-18% of woman of reproductive age. The cause of PCOS is not fully understood but genetics play a major role and PCOS seems to run in families.  Woman with PCOS may have enlarged ovaries that contain multiple … Continue reading PCOS/PCOD: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What is Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

Jan 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

 Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection in the urinary tract i.e. the body’s drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. Infections are caused by microbes like fungi, viruses, and bacteria. Bacteria are the most common cause of UTIs. Urinary tract infections are the second most common type of infection in the body. Women … Continue reading What is Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

Menstrual Cramps – Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

Jan 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

We call the pains related to periods (before and during) as dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps. 50% women report having cramps, 15% have severe cramps and about 90% adolescent girls have cramps. Cramps are of two types – Primary and secondary. In primary, pain is usually felt in lower abdomen and back, may radiate to legs. … Continue reading Menstrual Cramps – Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

What Happens to a Girl During Puberty

Jan 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Puberty usually starts between the age of 8 and 13 and lasts a few years. It may start earlier in girls who are overweight, or later in girls who are very athletic or thin. If you are 12 and haven’t started developing breasts or are 15 and haven’t gotten your period, your doctor will probably … Continue reading What Happens to a Girl During Puberty

What are Menstrual Disorders?

Jan 24, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Menstrual disorders frequently affect the quality of life of adolescents and young adult women and can be indicators of serious underlying problems. Menstrual disorders are most frequently gynaecological complaints. Normal menstrual cycle is a tightly coordinated cycle and stimulatory and inhibitory effects of hormones that result in a release of single mature oocyte from the … Continue reading What are Menstrual Disorders?

Mood Swings during Menstruation – Why does it happen?

Jan 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Most women experience mood swings during menstruation. No one really knows exactly what happens in the body to cause this emotional roller coaster. However it is thought to be linked to changing levels of hormones throughout the menstrual cycle specifically estrogen. Estrogen levels begin to rise slowly just after a women’s period ends and it … Continue reading Mood Swings during Menstruation – Why does it happen?

Do’s and Don’ts of General Hygiene

Jan 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

General food hygiene is a must for us. Simple aspects of storing cooked and raw food together can cause diseases. It is important for us to understand the importance of hygiene and inculcate some basic steps in our every day routine. Refer to the list below : For Food Storage Make sure raw food juices … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of General Hygiene

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Jan 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Hypertension in pregnancy is a very common medical disorder with a lot of maternal, fetal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. It complicates around 7-15% of all pregnancies. What do you understand by hypertension in pregnancy? Defined as blood pressure of140/90 mm Hg or higher after 20 weeks of gestation. It also causes excretion of significant … Continue reading Hypertension in Pregnancy

Happiness and Pregnancy

Jan 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

During pregnancy everyday is new and filled with enigma. Your body is in a creation mode which can make you emotional, happy, sad at times due to the hormonal medley going on inside your body. You and your family should take care of you to make the experience healthy and happy. Following are the must … Continue reading Happiness and Pregnancy

Does Breastfeeding Hurt?

Jan 07, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

The most persistent myth about breast feeding is that it hurts but the truth is that breast feeding should never hurt and if it hurts then the lactating mother needs professional help and lactation counseling so that you are able to breast feed with pain If breast feeding hurts, following are the list of conditions … Continue reading Does Breastfeeding Hurt?

What is Gestational Diabetes? What are the Symptoms?

Jan 07, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Gestational Diabetes is defined as carbohydrate intolerance of variable degree that is first diagnosed during pregnancy regardless of the medication for insulin or persistence of diabetic state after delivery. It will include patient with undiagnosed pre-existing type– 2 diabetic state after delivery. It will include patient with undiagnosed type– 2 diabetes mellitus as well as … Continue reading What is Gestational Diabetes? What are the Symptoms?

Morning Sickness in Pregnancy. What to do?

Jan 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Ruchi Ahuja

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology

What is Morning Sickness ? Morning sickness is a very common symptom of pregnancy. It is a term used for the nausea one feels in the first trimester of pregnancy most commonly in the morning (though it may occur at other times of the day/all day long). In fact it is one of the signs … Continue reading Morning Sickness in Pregnancy. What to do?

When Should You Opt For Cervical Cancer Vaccination

Jan 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Cervical Cancer is the second most prevalent cancer in women in India after breast cancer. It is caused due to the infection of the Human papillomavirus (HPV). This infection is due to sexual contact. It can be prevented through vaccination. Refer to the following details for cervical cancer vaccination. What is the recommended age for … Continue reading When Should You Opt For Cervical Cancer Vaccination

How often should I visit my Doctor in Pregnancy?

Jan 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Regular antenatal visits are important to monitor the health of both mother and baby. The recommended schedule of prenatal visits is as follows- As soon as you miss your period. Week 4-28 – one visit per month Week 28-36- one visit every two weeks Week 36-40 – one visit every week or even more frequent … Continue reading How often should I visit my Doctor in Pregnancy?

5 Common Myths associated with C-Section Delivery

Dec 12, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

In today’s era, new moms to be have developed different opinions about birthing techniques. Some strongly demand for a vaginal delivery, some wish to opt for C-sec just to avoid labor pains and many more. All these opinions are based on several myths and facts associated with delivery patterns. Doctors guide the patients the correct … Continue reading 5 Common Myths associated with C-Section Delivery

Abdominal Pain during Pregnancy. What to do

Nov 24, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Abdominal pain during pregnancy may have different interpretation in different trimesters. It may be a non serious symptom of pregnancy or may point towards a more serious issue which needs immediate medical attention. Walk through the pains experienced by expecting mothers in each trimester: First Trimester Pains: Usually some amount of pain is associated with … Continue reading Abdominal Pain during Pregnancy. What to do

Bleeding during Pregnancy: Is It Normal or Not

Bleeding during pregnancy can be an alarming symptom for the mom to be. Though it is a very common symptom in the first three months of pregnancy it is important to get in touch with your doctor to make sure that there is nothing serious. Bleeding in the First Three Months (First Trimester) 25-40% of … Continue reading Bleeding during Pregnancy: Is It Normal or Not

HPV Vaccine

Nov 22, 2016
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Cervical cancer is one of the commonest cancers in women & the leading cause of death due to malignancy in developing countries. In India annually 132,000 new cases are diagnosed & 74,000 deaths occur due to cervical cancer. Cummulative life time risk of cervical cancer in Indian women is 2.5% & death risk is 1.4%. … Continue reading HPV Vaccine

Child or Teenage Marriage has Dangerous Health Effects on the Girl

Oct 26, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Child marriage often has dangerous effects on a girl’s health and it is one of the key drivers of adolescent pregnancy. Because the body of teenager is still developing, it is not ready for sexual activity neither physically nor mentally. It encourages initiation of sexual activity at an age when they know little about their … Continue reading Child or Teenage Marriage has Dangerous Health Effects on the Girl

How to Manage Painful Menstrual Cramps?

Oct 21, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Painful menstrual cramps is a condition during periods in which a woman or girl has crampy lower abdominal pain, sharp or aching pain that comes and goes, or the pains which radiates to lower back and thighs. In some women or girl the cramps are associated with nausea, loose stools, headache and dizziness. Many women … Continue reading How to Manage Painful Menstrual Cramps?

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease(PID)

Oct 15, 2016
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Pelvic inflammatory disease is a very common gynaecological problem of young sexually active women and occur’s due to infection in the lower genital organ (vagina) and the  upper genital organs – uterus, cervix, tubes and ovaries. Chlamydia and N. Gonorrhoea are commonest causative micro-organisms for PID and spread by sexual contact. If diagnosed early and … Continue reading Pelvic Inflammatory Disease(PID)

Types of Reproductive Cancers & Treatment

Oct 15, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

What are Reproductive Cancers? Reproductive cancers start in the organs related to reproduction. These organs are located in the pelvis. The pelvis is the area in the lower abdomen between the hip bones. The most common reproductive cancers in the womb are- Uterine- begins in the uterus (womb), the organ where the baby grows when … Continue reading Types of Reproductive Cancers & Treatment

How does Thyroid Affect Fertility?

Oct 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja

Consultant – Gynecologist
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

The thyroid gland is located near the front of throat and secretes the thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) hormones. These hormones are vital for the regulation of body’s metabolism. The thyroid function mechanism includes a series of gland stimulations. The hypothalamus in the brain releases Thyroid Releasing Hormones (TRH), which stimulates the pituitary gland and … Continue reading How does Thyroid Affect Fertility?

When is a Hysterectomy Needed?

Oct 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Santosh Dhar

Consultant- Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Hysterectomy is a surgery performed to remove a woman’s uterus. Generally it is recommended if other treatment through medications fail. The most common reasons for having a hysterectomy include: Heavy periods  be caused by fibroids Pelvic pain  caused due to endometriosis Unsuccessfully treated pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), adenomyosis or fibroids Prolapse of the uterus Ovarian or cervical cancer Severe, uncontrollable uterine … Continue reading When is a Hysterectomy Needed?

Fibroids & Treatment Plan

Oct 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Santosh Dhar

Consultant- Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Fibroids, also called as uterine fibroids, leiomyomas, or myomas are non-cancerous tumors or cell masses that grow from the inner lining of the uterus. Fibroids are growths of smooth muscle, and can vary from a small size to a larger one. The female reproductive hormones, estrogen and progesterone levels are high during the reproductive period. During pregnancy, the … Continue reading Fibroids & Treatment Plan

How to Beat the Pregnancy Blues

Oct 12, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy is a very challenging time in any women’s life. Emotions flow high and low taking you through all possible undiscovered arenas of life. To admit that you are depressed may lead to the feeling of being judged as a ‘bad mother’. According to ACOG between 14-23% of women face depression in pregnancy. Causes of … Continue reading How to Beat the Pregnancy Blues

How To Get Back into Your Body Shape Post Pregnancy

Oct 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

After the birth of the baby, every mother is concerned about how to lose all the weight and when to get started? Ideally, as early as 4-6 weeks after delivery is good time to start. It is normal to gain weight during pregnancy and so is keeping yourself fit. Walk around, do mild exercises and … Continue reading How To Get Back into Your Body Shape Post Pregnancy

What are the Long Term Complications in Early (Teenage) Pregnancy?

Health is an important issue amongst teenagers who are parenting. Teenage pregnancy itself is a challenge as any girl of that age lacks the skills and maturity needed to handle pregnancy and mother hood. The girl herself at this age is having ongoing medical and behavioural issues. So it is not surprising that pregnancy at … Continue reading What are the Long Term Complications in Early (Teenage) Pregnancy?

Ectopic Pregnancy

Oct 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Normally fertilized egg implants in the lining of uterus but if implantation occurs anywhere else, it is called an ectopic pregnancy. Almost one in 50 pregnancies is an ectopic pregnancy. The most common site for an ectopic pregnancy is the fallopian tube, in rare cases ectopic pregnancy can occur in ovary, abdomen or cervix Risk … Continue reading Ectopic Pregnancy

Anemia During Pregnancy. Is this an Issue?

Oct 04, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Anemia is the commonest disorder in pregnancy. Its prevalence in India varies between 50 to 70%. It  is an important factor for maternal and prenatal morbidity and mortality so, there is major difference in developed and developing countries. Anemia during pregnancy is especially a concern because it is associated with low birth weight, premature birth … Continue reading Anemia During Pregnancy. Is this an Issue?

What is the Right Age for a Woman to get Pregnant?

Oct 04, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy and motherhood are beautiful yet crucial phases of a woman’s life. When to become pregnant or start family is a personal decision and may vary with each individual. Nowadays women  are becoming more independent and have a career to follow so childbearing age is continuously increasing with time. Still the most secure age for … Continue reading What is the Right Age for a Woman to get Pregnant?

Copper T – When to Opt For It

What is Copper T? Copper T is an intrauterine contraceptive device which is a very effective, safe and inexpensive contraceptive method especially for those who have borne children.  The device is tiny and comes in the shape of a ‘T’ made up of plastic, wrapped in copper and hence the name “Copper T”.  Insertion of … Continue reading Copper T – When to Opt For It

HIV and Infant Feeding

Sep 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Knowing that one is HIV positive is an extremely difficult mental and emotional challenge to deal with, especially, for any pregnant woman, as she has to make highly vital decisions about her baby’s health and the first point to ponder upon is how to feed the baby? It is considered that breastfeeding requires body contact … Continue reading HIV and Infant Feeding

What is Pre Menstrual Syndrome?

Sep 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Charanjit Kaur

Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS are symptoms that start one to two weeks before your period. It is extremely common for women to have at least some symptoms of PMS, generally 5-11 days prior to their menses, which eventually go away after their periods start. This is a condition that affects a woman’s emotions, physical health, … Continue reading What is Pre Menstrual Syndrome?

Ovarian Cysts – Risks, Signs & Treatment

Sep 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Santosh Dhar

Consultant- Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can form in the ovaries. They are very common. They are particularly common during the childbearing years. There are several different types of ovarian cysts: Follicular cyst, Corpus luteum cyst, Polycystic ovaries, Endometriosis and Cystadenomas- Risks of Ovarian Cysts:  Most ovarian cysts are benign and naturally go away on their own … Continue reading Ovarian Cysts – Risks, Signs & Treatment

PCOD: Risks, Symptoms and Treatments

Sep 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Apoorva Gupta

Consultant- Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Polycystic ovarian disorder is the most common form of ovarian cysts. Cysts are small sacs filled with fluids and incase of PCOD, a women has presence of multiple cysts in her ovaries. It is a condition, which is caused due to imbalance in the female sexual hormones. Polycystic ovaries are benign cysts and generally cause … Continue reading PCOD: Risks, Symptoms and Treatments

Acne And pregnancy

Mostly pregnancy is associated with a glowing & radiant skin but quite frequently a number of pregnant women experience the problem of acne which could be quite bothersome. For some it could be a recurrence of problem they experienced in their early adolescent years, for others a continuation of existing acne problem which may flare … Continue reading Acne And pregnancy

Endometriosis- Reasons, Diagnosis & Treatment

Sep 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Endometriosis is a condition in which the lining of the uterus, called endometrium, is found outside the uterus. The location of this condition can vary– outer surface of uterus, ovaries, covering of the tubes, surface of rectum, deep in the pelvis, abdomen, previous surgical scars, umbilicus or even in the covering of the lungs in … Continue reading Endometriosis- Reasons, Diagnosis & Treatment

5 Ways To Beat Pregnancy Blues

Sep 15, 2016
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Spa Therapy : Pregnancy is a state of body which is full of do’s and don’t’s.as for skin care & various spa treatments during pregnancy one again needs to observe that extra caution. Opt for the simplest of procedures and facials comprising of natural substances. Avoid any kind of chemical peel, electrical stimulation,aroma therapy , … Continue reading 5 Ways To Beat Pregnancy Blues

Can I have Non Vegetarian Food During Pregnancy??

Sep 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy is the most demanding phase of a women’s life. The diet you take in pregnancy directly effects the health and development of the baby. Although the nutrients and supplements are enough, but most women have a question that it is safe to include non vegetarian food in the diet during pregnancy. The answer is … Continue reading Can I have Non Vegetarian Food During Pregnancy??
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Pregnancy Fitness: The Best Ways to Keep Fit while Pregnant

Sep 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Pregnancy and child birth are very special moments in every woman’s life, but with the joys of receiving your little one comes serious tensions and worries about your changing body. Women often panic about their weight gain and bulging body and the post- partum weight management. To stay fit during pregnancy and avoid extensive weight … Continue reading Pregnancy Fitness: The Best Ways to Keep Fit while Pregnant

Miscarriage

Sep 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Miscarriage is the termination of pregnancy on its own, within the first 20 weeks of gestation. Occurance of miscarriages is most common during the early phases of pregnancy i.e. around first 13 weeks. There are different types of miscarriages, each with different treatments and different statistics for what your chances are of having one. The chances of having … Continue reading Miscarriage
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Exclusive Breastfeeding for First months After Delivery

Sep 03, 2016
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Breastfeeding lays the foundation for good health for all children. It benefits the baby both in short and long terms. Taking the same into consideration, new mothers are advised to exclusively breast feed their young ones for the first 6 months post-delivery. It is also encouraged beyond that, until at least 12 months, and longer … Continue reading Exclusive Breastfeeding for First months After Delivery

Will I Be Able To Lose The Weight Post Pregnancy?

Sep 02, 2016
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Pregnancy is one of the most desirable and memorable experiences of womanhood. Though it entails doctors consultation and visits right from its first prospective sign and confirmation all through the entire nine month period, it surely is a health state totally normal and physiological. And though this physiological journey the woman embraces a lot of … Continue reading Will I Be Able To Lose The Weight Post Pregnancy?

Is it Mandatory to Take Iron and Calcium Supplements During Pregnancy?

Aug 31, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Iron and calcium are given during pregnancy to provide for the needs of the growing baby. IRON Iron is used to produce haemoglobin,the substance in RBC that carries oxygen to various organs.It also increases immunity of body.Blood volume increases in pregnancy,so do the iron needs.Recommended daily allowance of iron is approximately 30 mg per day … Continue reading Is it Mandatory to Take Iron and Calcium Supplements During Pregnancy?

Complications of Cesarean Delivery

Aug 30, 2016
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Vaginal delivery is always safer & better than a cesarean delivery, not only for present but for future pregnancies also. In present time although Cesarean Delivery is considered very safe and is sometimes required for saving the life of the mother & baby, it is associated with some complications because this is a major surgical … Continue reading Complications of Cesarean Delivery

Is There Any Injection For Painless Delivery?

Aug 27, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Labor pains and dilatation of cervix are associated with tremendous, excruciating pain which is a reason of anxiety for the patient. Right from conception to the time of delivery mother is apprehensive regarding the pain associated with delivery of baby. Nowadays with medical advancements there is an option of safe painless delivery or epidural analgesia … Continue reading Is There Any Injection For Painless Delivery?

Complications of Cesarean Delivery

Aug 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Ruchi Ahuja

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Vaginal delivery is always safer & better than a cesarean delivery, not only for present but for future pregnancies also. In present time although Cesarean delivery is considered very safe and sometimes required for saving the life of the mother & baby, it is associated with some complications because this is a major surgical procedure. … Continue reading Complications of Cesarean Delivery

Does Painless Delivery Have Any Complications?

Aug 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

The intensity of pain during labor and delivery varies from one lady to another. Some are able to bear the pain and go ahead with normal vaginal delivery, while those who can’t go for a caesarian section. The new generation today due to the medical advancements is opting for painless epidural delivery. Epidural anesthesia is … Continue reading Does Painless Delivery Have Any Complications?

What are the Advantages of Painless Delivery?

Aug 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

‘Motherhood’ is the most precious and pleasant moment in a woman’s life. On one side it is the joy of giving birth to a child, while on the other there is the fear of labour pain. Women, who have the fear of pain, often opt for caesarian section, unnecessarily even when they can deliver vaginally. But, … Continue reading What are the Advantages of Painless Delivery?

Do Women Commonly Opt for Painless Delivery?

Aug 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

All pregnant ladies who are on the verge of motherhood have one common fear, the fear of acute labor pain during the time of childbirth. The intensity of pain varies from one mother to another mother. Some have very less labor pain and the pregnancy is easy while many have long delayed labor pains. The … Continue reading Do Women Commonly Opt for Painless Delivery?

Does Opting for a Painless Delivery Costs More?

Aug 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Epidural anesthesia is the simplest, most effective and secured technique of minimizing the labor pain. In this, a fine plastic tube is inserted within the lower portion of the rear, with the medication within the epidural house. After this, the pain lowering medicines are regularly given in a determined amount with the assistance of infusion … Continue reading Does Opting for a Painless Delivery Costs More?

Is a Normal Delivery Better Than C–Section?

Aug 11, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Whenever faced with this question, you should differentiate between planned normal delivery from planned C-section because the risks of unplanned, emergency C-section cannot be compared to the other two categories. Naturally, all emergency surgeries carry higher risks. These risks may, in part, be due to the sudden surgery and, in part, due to the reasons … Continue reading Is a Normal Delivery Better Than C–Section?

Do C Section Medication and Blood Loss make a Woman Gain Weight?

Aug 11, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Caesarean section is the surgical delivery of the baby through incision in abdominal and uterine wall. Rate is mostly 10-20% but varies from region to region. In current day practice it is very safe procedure and saves many mother’s and baby’s lives. There are many medical indications of caesarean. Nowadays there is increasing trend in mothers opting for … Continue reading Do C Section Medication and Blood Loss make a Woman Gain Weight?
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Epidural Anaesthesia For Painless Labour. What is it?

Aug 11, 2016
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What is Epidural Anaesthesia? Epidural anaesthesia is a procedure in which a very thin catheter is placed in the lower part of your back and a pain killer is injected through it. This medicine only blocks the sensation of nerves that cause pain during labour i.e. in the lower part of the body. There is … Continue reading Epidural Anaesthesia For Painless Labour. What is it?
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Does C Section Medication and Blood Loss make a Woman Gain Weight?

Aug 06, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Caesarean section is surgical delivery of baby through incision in abdominal and uterine wall. The incidence rate of opting for a c-section delivery is mostly 10-20% in India, but it also varies from region to region. In current day practice it is a very safe and life saving procedure. The C section has been instrumental in reducing … Continue reading Does C Section Medication and Blood Loss make a Woman Gain Weight?

Why Should Women Opt for Exclusive Breastfeed?

Aug 05, 2016
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Doctors, all across the globe recommend that babies be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months after birth. It is also encouraged beyond that, until at least 12 months, and longer if both the mother and baby are willing. Breastfeeding has several benefits for both the mother and the baby. Following are some aspects on why mothers … Continue reading Why Should Women Opt for Exclusive Breastfeed?

Benefits of Breastfeeding for the Mother

Aug 05, 2016
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja

Consultant – Gynecologist
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Breastfeeding provides a unique emotional experience for the nursing mother and the baby. Breastfeeding is one parenting behavior that only the mother can do for her baby, creating a unique and powerful physical and emotional connection. Breastfeeding benefits baby as well as the mother in many ways: Helps in postpartum uterine involution: During pregnancy and … Continue reading Benefits of Breastfeeding for the Mother

What is Infertility? What is its Treatment?

Jul 27, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Infertility is the inability of a couple to obtain a clinically recognizable pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. Single most important factor in determining the fertility is the age of the female partner. If the women age is above 35 or above fertility is helved. So it is essential to start the investigations – … Continue reading What is Infertility? What is its Treatment?

Can Infertility be Treated?

Jul 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Treatments for infertility depend on several aspects that may be the limiting factor causing infertility – s how long one has been infertile, the woman’s age and her partner’s age, and other personal preferences. However, sometimes the cause is unknown. Some causes of infertility can’t be treated, while some get treated more easily than others. … Continue reading Can Infertility be Treated?
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Dos and Don’ts to protect your Skin During Pregnancy

Jul 25, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy is a time when the entire body is going through changes. This change not only affects the body, mind but also impacts the skin of the pregnant lady. Some aspects are to be kept in mind to ensure that you have a supple, fresh skin texture. If you start to have skin eruptions like … Continue reading Dos and Don’ts to protect your Skin During Pregnancy
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Can my Gynaecologist treat me for infertility ?

Jul 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant after one year of unprotected intercourse for women under 35 or six months in women over 35 years of age. Causes can be both in the male and female partner. Women have a limited number of eggs in the ovary and hence their fertility declines … Continue reading Can my Gynaecologist treat me for infertility ?
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What is Hormone Therapy. How can it treat infertility?

Jul 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

In cases where there are problems of egg formation and release, and simpler medicines by mouth do not work, you may require hormone injections. There are many schedules of these hormones – long, short and ultrashort depending upon the duration of injection treatment. They are used to suppress the natural abnormal hormones which cause no … Continue reading What is Hormone Therapy. How can it treat infertility?
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Is there any Specific Medicine or Treatment for Infertility?

Jul 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Yes, there are specific medicines to help a patient with infertility and help them conceive. In women who have improper or no egg formation, their main use is to cause formation and growth of the egg. These are generally taken for about 5 days soon after the start of the menstrual cycle. They are started … Continue reading Is there any Specific Medicine or Treatment for Infertility?
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Can my Husband also be Responsible for me not having a Baby?

Jul 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Not being able to have a baby is called infertility and it is as much a responsibility of the husband as the wife. In fact, in one third of the cases, infertility is due to problems in you, the female partner, and in one third only your husband is responsible. In the rest there may … Continue reading Can my Husband also be Responsible for me not having a Baby?

Hyper Pigmentation in Pregnancy

Jul 07, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Normal pregnancy induced hormonal changes may have remarkable influences on the skin. Some degree of skin darkening resulting from melanin deposition occurs in 90 percent of pregnant women. These changes are triggered by hormonal changes in pregnancy, which stimulates the production of melanin (substance that  give  colour  to hair, skin, and eyes) Causes of Hyper … Continue reading Hyper Pigmentation in Pregnancy
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Why I Feel Dry and Itchy in Pregnancy?

Jul 05, 2016
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During pregnancy your body is undergoing many hormonal changes . The skin is rich in sweat and oil glands which are hormonally sensitive. The hormonal changes of pregnancy can steal the oil and elasticity of skin leading to dry, itchy skin and stretch marks. This can be further exacerbated by the stretching effect due to … Continue reading Why I Feel Dry and Itchy in Pregnancy?
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What is Mask of Pregnancy?

Jul 01, 2016
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About 50-70% of women experience darkening of the skin of the face during pregnancy. Also women experience the same during oral contraceptive intake or while on hormone replacement therapy in menopause due to the increased hormones, Estrogen and Progesterone. This occurs in a particular pattern, in the shape of a butterfly with darkening of the … Continue reading What is Mask of Pregnancy?

What is Linea Nigra. Why do we get it During Pregnancy?

Jul 01, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Linea nigra is a Latin phrase which means ‘black line’. It refers to the dark line in the centre of the belly running from the pubic bones below to the navel above and sometimes even beyond. This is most commonly seen during pregnancy. This line is always there even before pregnancy though it may not … Continue reading What is Linea Nigra. Why do we get it During Pregnancy?
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Common Skin Conditions during Pregnancy

Jun 28, 2016
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

The pregnant body goes through a number of changes during pregnancy. The changing hormones and the body changes also start to affect the skin. However an expecting mother can retain her supple clear skin by following good ante natal guidance. When you start experiencing any changes in the skin, don’t get alarmed and hassled. Talk … Continue reading Common Skin Conditions during Pregnancy
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Becoming Parents: An Emotional Journey

Jun 18, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

The journey to parenthood begins long before the baby arrives, long before the expectant parents ever set eyes on the new life they have created. Being a parent is hard and exhausting, mentally, physically and emotionally. As a mother, one goes through a journey that encompasses huge changes to her body, her emotional state of … Continue reading Becoming Parents: An Emotional Journey
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Bonding of My Baby with Father: Should I do Something extra?

Jun 18, 2016
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by: Dr. Charanjit Kaur

Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

The bonding between the parents and baby is complicated and often takes time to gel. While some dads connect with their baby within the early days of birth, it may take a little longer for others and that’s perfectly normal. Fathers often assume that the mother will naturally have a stronger bond with the baby … Continue reading Bonding of My Baby with Father: Should I do Something extra?
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What is Parental Depression? How to support each other?

Jun 18, 2016
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

PARENTAL DEPRESSION is an aspect which affects the innocent child, right from the time it is in the mother’s womb. Maternal depression could be due to various reasons ranging from familial disharmony to poor health. Unfortunately, a depressed mother’s pessimistic thoughts could pass on to the pure soul inside her. So the effect starts in … Continue reading What is Parental Depression? How to support each other?
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Planning For a Baby- Checklist For Fathers

Jun 18, 2016
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by: Dr. Apoorva Gupta

Consultant- Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Current generation dads are super dads!!! Studies have shown that fathers have increased the time they spend with their children by 300% since 1970’s. Our young dads are determined to do all that is needed for the baby. They are present to support their spouses and start planning the room, clothes and stay of the … Continue reading Planning For a Baby- Checklist For Fathers
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Make Sure You Will Be Available At All The Times For Your Wife

Jun 16, 2016
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja

Consultant – Gynecologist
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

From a husband’s point of view “A Happy Wife Means a Happy Life”. To keep most women happy is giving them unconditional love and support. If a husband wants to love his wife unconditionally, he should always be sure that her emotional tank is full. One of the best ways to do that is to … Continue reading Make Sure You Will Be Available At All The Times For Your Wife
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Pregnancy And Health – Challenges For A Man

Jun 15, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

While pregnant women undergo wide range of emotions throughout the nine months of pregnancy – elation, depression, anxiety, excitement and anticipation, men too experience a roller coaster of feelings. Men who are expecting a baby might be stressed due to things like financial responsibilities, relationships and work. Becoming a dad involves lot of change, often … Continue reading Pregnancy And Health – Challenges For A Man
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Hepatitis C is a Viral Infection That is Little Talked About, But Can Be As Dangerous As Hepatitis B.

Jun 14, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Most people have head or what became in the 1980s and ’90s the dreaded AIDS virus. With time and the availability of medicines, it ceased to be a killer. However, the knowledge of it helped stem its spread. Most people, unfortunately, don’t realize that hepatitis C is also a killer, simply because not much has … Continue reading Hepatitis C is a Viral Infection That is Little Talked About, But Can Be As Dangerous As Hepatitis B.
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Will My Body Change After Delivery?

Jun 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

The 6 week period after delivery is called the post partum period and the body undergoes lots of changes. This is the time when the body is trying to recover and get closer to its pre pregnant state. The uterus starts involuting and gets back to its pre pregnant size in 6 weeks and so … Continue reading Will My Body Change After Delivery?
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How to Prepare For Labor And Childbirth?

Jun 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Pain during labor is different for every woman. It ranges widely from woman to woman and even from pregnancy to pregnancy. It is caused by contractions of the muscles of the uterus and by pressure on the cervix. It’s often not the pain of each contraction on its own that women find the hardest, but … Continue reading How to Prepare For Labor And Childbirth?
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A Pregnancy is for Both – Father and Mother to Handle

Jun 12, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Looking at Prince William holding his young one in his arms, leaving the hospital after the birth of his new born child was a pleasant sight. Men have a very important role in the process of pregnancy and child birth. It’s challenging for fathers to be actively involved in pregnancy although no one doubts the … Continue reading A Pregnancy is for Both – Father and Mother to Handle
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Myths Associated with Pregnancy

Jun 12, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy is the most exciting period of a woman’s life and has unique challenges. There are numerous well wishers – family members, friends, relatives-  giving you free advice as what to do and what not to do for having a healthy baby. Many of these advices are just myths. Following is a list of common … Continue reading Myths Associated with Pregnancy
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Why and when should I go for HPV Test?

Jun 09, 2016
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Persistent infection of the uterine cervix with high risk human papilloma virus (HPV) leads to development of cervical cancer. Infection with HPV is common especially in sexually active young women, most infections are transient and spontaneously clear within 1 to 2 years without causing cancer. These transient infections may cause temporary changes in cervical cells. … Continue reading Why and when should I go for HPV Test?
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What is Ante Natal Care – Doctor Visits, Education & Training?

Jun 08, 2016
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

The purpose of ante natal care is To maintain mother and foetus in the best possible state of health. To recognize abnormalities and complications at an early stage. To educate the mother about the physiology of pregnancy. This usually begins with the patient’s doctor and involves the specialist, the midwife and the health visitor. The … Continue reading What is Ante Natal Care – Doctor Visits, Education & Training?
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Breastfeeding

Jun 06, 2016
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja

Consultant – Gynecologist
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

A new born baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arm of their mother, food from her breasts and security in the knowledge of the presence. Breast feeding satisfies all three. After the birth of a child breast feeding is one of the mother’s precious gift to her child and also to … Continue reading Breastfeeding
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Know All about Gynae Laparoscopy Surgery

Jun 04, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Q1. What exactly is Laparoscopy? Laparoscopy is an alternative to ‘Open’ surgery wherein the abdomen is opened by tiny ‘key hole’ incisions and surgery is done. ‘Scopy’ means the use of an endoscope or telescope to see inside the abdomen. This is attached to a camera and a light source and the inside of the … Continue reading Know All about Gynae Laparoscopy Surgery
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Do’s and Don’ts in Pregnancy

May 30, 2016
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Once you have got the happy news of a little one coming soon in your life, you should start taking some special care so that you can enjoy the journey of pregnancy and get a healthy baby.    These are some pointers you have to follow during pregnancy: Maintain good hygiene during pregnancy.Take bath regularly. Warm shower … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts in Pregnancy
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Cervical Treatment Diagnosis, Tests and Treatment

May 20, 2016
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by: Dr. Sonica Chugh

Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology

Cervical Cancer is most treatable when it is diagnosed and treated early. Problems found can usually be treated, depending on their severity and on the woman’s age, past medical history, and other test results. Most women who get routine cervical cancer screening and follow up as told by their provider can find problems before cancer … Continue reading Cervical Treatment Diagnosis, Tests and Treatment
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HPV Vaccination-Protect Against Cervical Cancer

May 20, 2016
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by: Dr. Sonica Chugh

Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology

You’ve probably heard that a HPV vaccine can protect women against cervical cancer. In fact, the vaccine may be most effective when given to girls and young women. However the strains against which the HPV vaccine provides protection is limited. The vaccine does provide cover against the most prevalent strains. What Are the Benefits of the … Continue reading HPV Vaccination-Protect Against Cervical Cancer
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Cervical Cancer-Causes and Testing for Diagnosis

May 20, 2016
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by: Dr. Sonica Chugh

Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology

What causes cervical Cancer? Genital Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a very common virus in both men and women that can lead to the development of genital warts, abnormal cervical cells or cervical cancer. This virus can cause normal cells on your cervix to turn abnormal. Over many years, abnormal cells can turn into cancer … Continue reading Cervical Cancer-Causes and Testing for Diagnosis
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Exercise in Pregnancy

May 14, 2016
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by: Dr. Harpreet K Isher

Consultant – Obstetrics and Gynaecology

 If you thought (and were programmed to do so ) that pregnancy is the period of eating , sleeping ,and resting in excess , I am afraid that you are wrong! This is an  excellent opportunity to focus on your own health and fitness for a healthier future of both you and your child. Exercising … Continue reading Exercise in Pregnancy
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How a mother can explain a daughter about sexual health?

May 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Charanjit Kaur

Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Most parents are shocked that sexual health educators advise that they should start taking about sex to their children as early as 6 years. Right from childhood we gently remind them to keep their dresser drown and not to touch themselves in pubic since children  have no sense of privacy. Children have a healthy curiosity … Continue reading How a mother can explain a daughter about sexual health?
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Alcohol & Pregnancy – What to Know?

May 09, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

The news of a newborn soon arriving is a happy occasion, and happy occasions are often accompanied by a round or two of drinking. However, most expectant mothers are confused as to what constitutes ‘safe’ drinking during their 9 months of pregnancy. Amongst the many precautions a mother-to-be must take to safeguard her child health, … Continue reading Alcohol & Pregnancy – What to Know?
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What is HPV? Is it a cause of cervical cancer?

May 09, 2016
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by: Dr. Charanjit Kaur

Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Viral fever was traditionally brushed aside as something mild and transient. But, scientific research has discovered that these viruses if present in the body can fester in the tissues, gradually causing great damage to the host in which it (the virus) stays. Human Papilloma Virus infection has a casual relationship with cervical cancer. HPV has … Continue reading What is HPV? Is it a cause of cervical cancer?
Women’s Health

Women’s Health – Opt For Your Own Well Being

May 09, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Being a mother is wonderful. Being a mother means caring for her children and family, she needs to take care of herself first because an ailing mother will not be able to look after her family. Now days most mothers tend to ignore their health while trying to cope with work and family stress. Following … Continue reading Women’s Health – Opt For Your Own Well Being
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10 Ways How Mothers can Relieve Stress

May 05, 2016
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by: Dr. Apoorva Gupta

Consultant- Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Stress is now a part of everyone’s daily life. A little stress can be buffered, but in current life situations, levels of stress have been escalated to unmanageable levels. Physical, mental and emotional vulnerability are the results of stress. The hormones are  partly to be blamed making it even tougher for Moms to handle stress. … Continue reading 10 Ways How Mothers can Relieve Stress
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Can Women use Hygiene Wash? What is it and How does it help?

May 05, 2016
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja

Consultant – Gynecologist
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Along with other parts of the body all women are concerned about the vaginal health. As regular secretion of saliva helps to cleanse the mouth, vagina also produces secretions which help in cleansing. Vagina harbors rich quantities of beneficial bacteria which maintain the vaginal pH to acidic. The acidic pH acts as a natural barrier … Continue reading Can Women use Hygiene Wash? What is it and How does it help?
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Food Items to be Avoided In Pregnancy

May 03, 2016
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

A very commonly occurring question in every expectant mother’s mind is what she should eat. Every mother wants to know the dos and don’ts of healthy eating. Being overweight and piling the baby fat is not healthy. Every expecting mother is recommended to consult their gynecologist or a nutrition expert to know what is best … Continue reading Food Items to be Avoided In Pregnancy
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Tips for a Safe Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy care

May 02, 2016
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by: Dr. Sonica Chugh

Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology

Carrying your baby in your womb is the most beautiful experience and a precious period that a mother can enjoy in her life time. Concern for your baby’s health, well being and one’s own health is key to have a safe and healthy pregnancy. Diet during Pregnancy: Good nutrition during pregnancy ensures your baby gets … Continue reading Tips for a Safe Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy care
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Contraceptives – Birth Control Pills – Know all about it

Apr 29, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

One of the significant concerns for a woman taking contraceptives is the effects of contraceptives on their reproductive system and ability to conceive in the future. On global basis, a contraceptive decreases the risk of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions, which may compromise a woman’s future fertility. Combined oral contraceptive pill is one of the … Continue reading Contraceptives – Birth Control Pills – Know all about it
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What is Menopause?

Apr 19, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Menopause can be defined as the cessation of menses for 12 consecutive months due to a natural decline in the reproductive hormones between ages 40’s to 50’s. Women experience variety of symptoms due to this decline in hormones and these symptoms are collectively called perimenopausal symptoms. Perimenopause is the time period few years before and … Continue reading What is Menopause?
Causes and Effects of Hysterectomy

What is Hysterectomy? Causes and Effects

Apr 19, 2016
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

It is the second most common major surgical procedure performed each year on women.It means the removal of uterus either laparoscopically, abdominally or vaginally. A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove a woman’s uterus (also known as the womb). The uterus is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. During the surgery the whole uterus … Continue reading What is Hysterectomy? Causes and Effects
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Things to Give up during Pregnancy

Apr 19, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy is a crucial time that needs extra care, precaution and a sensitive approach to the health of the mother and the baby. Though it is advisable to lead a physically active and normal life, the stage does require adherence to some important do’s and don’ts. A lot of myths and misconceptions also abound in … Continue reading Things to Give up during Pregnancy
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Excessive weight can be harmful during pregnancy, say doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula

Apr 19, 2016
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by: Dr. Harpreet K Isher

Consultant – Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Gaining excessive weight during pregnancy can cause health hazards to both mother and baby Excessive weight gain during pregnancy can lead to chronic conditions such obesity, diabetes and health issues among newborns Weight gain during pregnancy is a normal, even desirable phenomenon. However, excessive weight gain can have dangerous consequences for both the mother and … Continue reading Excessive weight can be harmful during pregnancy, say doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula
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Menstrual Cramps Why Does It Happen

Apr 17, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Dysmenorrhoea is the medical term for painful cramps that occur immediately before or during menses. Dysmenorrhoea affects as many as 60% of menstruating women. It is a common symptom that majority of the women, especially young girls go through. Painful cramps affect the daily activity of the women.     Usually women opt for over the counter … Continue reading Menstrual Cramps Why Does It Happen
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What Should I do if I am Diagnosed with a Vaginal Infection or UTI?

Apr 16, 2016
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Vaginal Infections and Urinary Tract Infections are common infections and easily curable , so don’t panic .If you are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, please follow the below listed steps: The first step should be to increase your fluid intake to at least 3 to 5 litres per day. Remember not to start any … Continue reading What Should I do if I am Diagnosed with a Vaginal Infection or UTI?
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When is the right time & age to get pregnant?

Apr 11, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

While most doctors will refer to a specific age or life stage to answer this question, planning a pregnancy involves greater consideration than just checking the time period. It is all about bringing yourself to life and committing yourself to nurture the new life. Age consideration: While fertile age for women extends from menarche (onset … Continue reading When is the right time & age to get pregnant?
Pregnancy- Do’s and don’ts

Pregnancy- Do’s and don’ts

Apr 08, 2016
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja

Consultant – Gynecologist
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Your little bundle of joy needs your complete care even before arriving in this world. Few things if taken into consideration lead to birth of healthy baby. Nutrition: During pregnancy it is important to consume a protein rich diet with a balance of carbohydrates and fats. It is good to eat small frequent meals. Nuts … Continue reading Pregnancy- Do’s and don’ts
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Complications related to pregnancy and childbirth

Apr 08, 2016
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja

Consultant – Gynecologist
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Giving birth to a child could be one of the most wondrous and magical adventure a woman could experience. Although most pregnancies and childbirth have a normal course but there are some complications that can appear in few cases. However these complications if complications if diagnosed and treated early have a positive outcome. Vaginal Bleeding: … Continue reading Complications related to pregnancy and childbirth
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What is the Right Time to opt for a Post Pregnancy Weight Management Program?

Apr 04, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

The theme for World Health Day, 7th April 2016 is “halt the rise, beat diabetes”. What better way to achieve this than by encouraging the mother’s to start with themselves by losing weight and including exercises and healthy eating habits in their lives. Healthy mothers raise healthy children and healthy families Weight loss after delivery: … Continue reading What is the Right Time to opt for a Post Pregnancy Weight Management Program?
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Healthy Diet & Habits for Breastfeeding Mothers

Mar 16, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Breast feeding imposes great strain on a mother. An average Indian woman secretes 750 ml of milk per day in the first 6 months after delivery. This declines to 600 ml in the next 6 months. Food eaten by a nursing mother enables her to produce milk. Nursing mothers need 25 gm more of protein … Continue reading Healthy Diet & Habits for Breastfeeding Mothers
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Why should Every Women opt for Antenatal Class?

Mar 14, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Antenatal Classes are designed to educate parents about different issues related to pregnancy, labor and delivery. Antenatal classes are a great way to learn about pregnancy and child birth and they can be a source of great support and confidence for couples, especially who are going to be parents for the first time. There are … Continue reading Why should Every Women opt for Antenatal Class?
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Science & Tradition – Whether to follow the old motherhood practices or not

Mar 14, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting phases of a woman’s life. In India, the arrival of a baby is nothing short of a grand celebration with prolonged preparations, age old traditions and an avalanche of opinions on how the baby needs to be taken care of. The new mother, already grappling with hormonal changes, … Continue reading Science & Tradition – Whether to follow the old motherhood practices or not
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Sexual health and Reproduction

Feb 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Sexual and reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being related to reproduction. It means that people are able to have a safe sex life and the capability to reproduce. As the part of routine gynaecological and obstetrical care, patient should be provided with information about normal sexual changes that … Continue reading Sexual health and Reproduction
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Reasons to opt for a C Section instead of a normal delivery

Feb 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Pregnancy has a profound effect on the psychology of a woman expecting her bundle of joy. Taking the same into consideration, psychologists and the obstetricians, always recommend a normal vaginal delivery. However, in certain circumstances in pregnancy we need to opt for caesarian delivery for the safe outcome of the mother and baby. We can … Continue reading Reasons to opt for a C Section instead of a normal delivery
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Painless Delivery : The best option to give birth naturally

Feb 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Labour pain is considered the most painful experience. Gynecologists and Obstetricians all over the world have shared their concerns about the same. Scientific research and latest medical interventions have provided exceptional ways to reduce pain and even have a painless delivery. It should be noted that as one grows old the threshold to bear pain … Continue reading Painless Delivery : The best option to give birth naturally
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Importance Of Adolescent Health

Jan 27, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Adolescence is the period of physical, psychological and social maturation from childhood to an adult. The term adolescent refers to individuals between the age of 10-19 years which make up about 1/5th of Indian population. Adolescents complete their physical, psychological and emotional journey to adulthood in a world that contains both opportunities and dangers. Adolescents   … Continue reading Importance Of Adolescent Health
Cancer in Pregnancy

Cancer in Pregnancy

Jan 11, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Cancer during pregnancy is not very common but not rare. It effects 1 out of 1000 pregnancies .Cancer very rarely affects the baby directly but management of cancer during pregnancy can be challenging for the mother as well as for the doctor. So, the patient should be referred to the specialist who has experience dealing … Continue reading Cancer in Pregnancy
Be Prepared for your Due Date

Be Prepared For Your Due Date

Jan 11, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

The birth of the baby is an event that each pregnant mother is happily anticipating for months or sometimes fearfully dreading!! It all depends on the knowledge and preparation you have done for your due date. Due date (or EDOD) is counted by adding 9 months and 7 days to your date of last menstrual … Continue reading Be Prepared For Your Due Date
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Smoking Hazards in Pregnancy

Jan 09, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Smoking during pregnancy is increasing in Indian females especially in urban females. It affects your baby’s health before, during, and after birth. The quantum of the smoking problem in Indian women is not far behind the women in the west. The number of female smokers in India has more than doubled  from 1980 to 2012. … Continue reading Smoking Hazards in Pregnancy
Pregnancy and Weight Management

Pregnancy And Weight Management

Sep 24, 2015
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta

Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Pregnancy And Weight Management Just as you are in the bliss of becoming a mother, your body is going through a change. Your hunger pangs grow, your body is growing bigger and you are flaunting your new baby bump. But just as you are gorging on the heavy food to satisfy yourself, you tend to … Continue reading Pregnancy And Weight Management
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