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Premature Baby Born to 59 year Old Woman through IVF Saved by the Exceptional NICU Care at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula. Couple names child – ‘Anmol Paras’

The team of neonatologists at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula – A specialized mother and child care center – were able to save the life of a premature baby boy born to a 59 yr old woman through IVF. Banaksha hailing from Shimla was able to conceive through IVF (In-vitro fertilization). Due to the old age of the expecting mother, the pregnancy was high risk and was associated with hypothyroidism, diabetes and chronic hypertension. Along with the primary issues, there was also a risk of having a premature delivery. During pregnancy, the diabetes complication became so chronic that Banaksha had to take insulin treatment.

Post a high-risk premature delivery, Banaksha delivered a baby boy weighing 1.5 kg. The health of the baby was compromised and the baby was suffering from breathing difficulties and infection. The family decided to consult a super specialty hospital for neonatology care. Banaksha and her husband chose to come to Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula which has level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a team of neonatologists of national and international repute.

The 32 weeks premature baby was transported with exceptional care to the high-density level III NICU. Post-arrival the baby was treated for pulmonary complications, breathing issues, infection in the lungs. Apart from intensive care support, the baby was provided IV antibiotics to fight the infection.

The team of neonatologists also provided supportive feeding to the baby with the help of an orogastric tube. Post 2 weeks of being fed through the artificial route, the baby started on spoon feeds – Banaksha.  The neonatologists also provided the baby with phototherapy for jaundice.

Neonatologists and Gynecologists supported the couple with Kangaroo care to heal the baby. Through the skin to skin contact, Banaksha used to sit 6-8 hours in the position to provide her son warm in KMC to grow. At times the contribution was also made by the father.  After 3 weeks of intensive care support, the baby had started taking food orally and had recovered from jaundice.

Banaksha shares “The joy of becoming a mother is an experience that cannot be described in words. However, my joy and happiness were protected by the able doctors of Paras Bliss. We are so blessed and thankful to the entire team that we have named our son – Anmol Paras. This is our tribute to the dedicated and tireless efforts of the doctors who ensured that our son is healthy.”

Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula is one of the few centers in the Tricity that has level III NICU, expert neonatologists and developmental supportive care support for preterm and precious babies.

Premature Baby Born to 59 year Old Woman through IVF Saved by the Exceptional NICU Care at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula. Couple names child – ‘Anmol Paras’

The team of neonatologists at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula – A specialized mother and child care center – were able to save the life of a premature baby boy born to a 59 yr old woman through IVF. Banaksha hailing from Shimla was able to conceive through IVF (In-vitro fertilization). Due to the old age of the expecting mother, the pregnancy was high risk and was associated with hypothyroidism, diabetes and chronic hypertension. Along with the primary issues, there was also a risk of having a premature delivery. During pregnancy, the diabetes complication became so chronic that Banaksha had to take insulin treatment.

Post a high-risk premature delivery, Banaksha delivered a baby boy weighing 1.5 kg. The health of the baby was compromised and the baby was suffering from breathing difficulties and infection. The family decided to consult a super specialty hospital for neonatology care. Banaksha and her husband chose to come to Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula which has level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a team of neonatologists of national and international repute.

The 32 weeks premature baby was transported with exceptional care to the high-density level III NICU. Post-arrival the baby was treated for pulmonary complications, breathing issues, infection in the lungs. Apart from intensive care support, the baby was provided IV antibiotics to fight the infection.

The team of neonatologists also provided supportive feeding to the baby with the help of an orogastric tube. Post 2 weeks of being fed through the artificial route, the baby started on spoon feeds – Banaksha.  The neonatologists also provided the baby with phototherapy for jaundice.

Neonatologists and Gynecologists supported the couple with Kangaroo care to heal the baby. Through the skin to skin contact, Banaksha used to sit 6-8 hours in the position to provide her son warm in KMC to grow. At times the contribution was also made by the father.  After 3 weeks of intensive care support, the baby had started taking food orally and had recovered from jaundice.

Banaksha shares “The joy of becoming a mother is an experience that cannot be described in words. However, my joy and happiness were protected by the able doctors of Paras Bliss. We are so blessed and thankful to the entire team that we have named our son – Anmol Paras. This is our tribute to the dedicated and tireless efforts of the doctors who ensured that our son is healthy.”

Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula is one of the few centers in the Tricity that has level III NICU, expert neonatologists and developmental supportive care support for preterm and precious babies.

Pregnancy Expert saves life of Expecting Mother & Preterm Baby with Exceptional Medical Care at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula

  • Pregnant Mother was suffering from Gestational Diabetes along with Hypothyroidism.
  • The pregnant mother was facing complication of internal cervix opening, making her susceptible to miscarriage.

Doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula – Specialised Mother and Child Care Centre – once again saved the life of an expecting mother and ensured that she delivered her baby safely. 26 yr old Samiksha Gupta was suffering from Hypothyroidism (A condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone) and Gestational Diabetes. In addition, the patient displayed symptoms of Funnelling of the internal cervical os. Cervical funneling is a sign of cervical incompetence and represents the dilatation of the internal part of the cervical canal and reduction of the cervical length. Greater than 50% funneling before 25 weeks is associated with approximately 80% risk of preterm delivery.

This type of complication put the fetus and the mother both at risk. Due to the short cervix size, the patient suffered from the risk of going through a premature delivery. Due to the cervix length, surgery was also ruled out. Hence Samiksha was put on a well detailed medical plan involving few injections, specific pregnancy diet and complete bed rest.

According to Dr. Monica, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula, “Samiksha’s health condition needed a lot of attention. When she conceived she was suffering from hypothyroidism. This made her susceptible to weight gain and diabetes. Her cervix complication added to her woes. Cervical Incompetence is seen to occur in only 1–2% of all pregnancies, but it is thought to cause as many as 20—25% of miscarriages in the second trimester. We provided her injections to manage the activity of the uterus and the cervix. The external cervical opening closed and the length of the cervix did not decrease further. Following complete bed rest and a controlled diet plan, we were able to manage her thyroid and diabetes-related complications and ensure her baby’s health.”

However, on her 28th week of pregnancy, the Fetal Medicine experts noticed some aspects in the fetus. Special injections had to be given to Samiksha to ensure that the lung formation of the baby is normal. This was important to also ensure that the lung should be strong enough and not needing any ventilation support.

On the 30th week of pregnancy, she started to experience labor pains – the right time to ensure that the baby is well formed and not compromised. Samiksha delivered a baby that weighed 1100 gms through normal delivery. The newborn was put under the care of a neonatologist in NICU and was provided oxygen inhalation assistance. The intravenous feed was given to the baby who was shifted to nasogastric feed and gradually to spoon feed. The premature baby was kept in the NICU for 1 month. Samiksha was discharged after 4 days if her delivery and was asked to come to the hospital for breastfeeding.

Post 1 month of rigorous medical protocols, the neonatology team was able to share that the baby is healthy and fit to be discharged.

According to Samiksha, “ When I had absolutely no hope, Dr. Monica gave me confidence and the courage. She made me understand that my baby’s health is in my hands. We followed all the aspects that Dr. Monica shared and my God’s grace we were able to get our bundle of joy in this world, safely. I am indebted to the neonatology team who were patient and caring towards my baby and ensured that at all times we are informed about his progress. In a place like Panchkula, such an exceptional team of doctors and medical infrastructure is a boon.”

 

Pregnancy Expert saves life of Expecting Mother & Preterm Baby with Exceptional Medical Care at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula

  • Pregnant Mother was suffering from Gestational Diabetes along with Hypothyroidism.
  • The pregnant mother was facing complication of internal cervix opening, making her susceptible to miscarriage.

Doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula – Specialised Mother and Child Care Centre – once again saved the life of an expecting mother and ensured that she delivered her baby safely. 26 yr old Samiksha Gupta was suffering from Hypothyroidism (A condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone) and Gestational Diabetes. In addition, the patient displayed symptoms of Funnelling of the internal cervical os. Cervical funneling is a sign of cervical incompetence and represents the dilatation of the internal part of the cervical canal and reduction of the cervical length. Greater than 50% funneling before 25 weeks is associated with approximately 80% risk of preterm delivery.

This type of complication put the fetus and the mother both at risk. Due to the short cervix size, the patient suffered from the risk of going through a premature delivery. Due to the cervix length, surgery was also ruled out. Hence Samiksha was put on a well detailed medical plan involving few injections, specific pregnancy diet and complete bed rest.

According to Dr. Monica, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula, “Samiksha’s health condition needed a lot of attention. When she conceived she was suffering from hypothyroidism. This made her susceptible to weight gain and diabetes. Her cervix complication added to her woes. Cervical Incompetence is seen to occur in only 1–2% of all pregnancies, but it is thought to cause as many as 20—25% of miscarriages in the second trimester. We provided her injections to manage the activity of the uterus and the cervix. The external cervical opening closed and the length of the cervix did not decrease further. Following complete bed rest and a controlled diet plan, we were able to manage her thyroid and diabetes-related complications and ensure her baby’s health.”

However, on her 28th week of pregnancy, the Fetal Medicine experts noticed some aspects in the fetus. Special injections had to be given to Samiksha to ensure that the lung formation of the baby is normal. This was important to also ensure that the lung should be strong enough and not needing any ventilation support.

On the 30th week of pregnancy, she started to experience labor pains – the right time to ensure that the baby is well formed and not compromised. Samiksha delivered a baby that weighed 1100 gms through normal delivery. The newborn was put under the care of a neonatologist in NICU and was provided oxygen inhalation assistance. The intravenous feed was given to the baby who was shifted to nasogastric feed and gradually to spoon feed. The premature baby was kept in the NICU for 1 month. Samiksha was discharged after 4 days if her delivery and was asked to come to the hospital for breastfeeding.

Post 1 month of rigorous medical protocols, the neonatology team was able to share that the baby is healthy and fit to be discharged.

According to Samiksha, “ When I had absolutely no hope, Dr. Monica gave me confidence and the courage. She made me understand that my baby’s health is in my hands. We followed all the aspects that Dr. Monica shared and my God’s grace we were able to get our bundle of joy in this world, safely. I am indebted to the neonatology team who were patient and caring towards my baby and ensured that at all times we are informed about his progress. In a place like Panchkula, such an exceptional team of doctors and medical infrastructure is a boon.”

 

Psychotherapy and Counselling helps Mother get over Post Pregnancy Depression – Paras Bliss. Doctor talks about Reaching out to Specialists for Mental Health Issues.

The team of psychologists and gynecologists at Paras Bliss successfully treated a 28 yrs old woman for Post Pregnancy Depression. Suneeta had just had her first child and a little stressed about giving birth and how the same would affect her life. Though she showed no signs of depression at birth, the symptoms began to flare up post 2 months of delivery.

According to Dr. Ruchika Sharma Das, Consultant Psychology, and Psychotherapy at Paras Bliss Hospital, “Post Pregnancy Depression is a common issue. However, it becomes hard to notice the symptoms and most importantly distinguish it from the normal stress, exhaustion of new parenthood. Suneeta’s husband shared that her attitude was changing towards the baby and she used to avoid feeding the child or holding it. Her bond with her baby was becoming weak and she would often miss out on important aspects associated with the baby’s care. She not only became distant with her baby but also became exceptionally isolated from her family. In the beginning her family thought that it is just a change in attitude due to the new baby’s birth, however, when the arguments became a routine affair, he decided to seek professional help.”

Initially, Suneeta denied speaking to any specialist and made it clear to her husband that she is not facing any issue. However, the proactive and persistent attitude of her husband succeeded in convincing her to see a psychologist in Paras Bliss. Dr. Ruchika shares, “She denied feeling averse to her child but on little pressure, she confided that she blamed her baby for a number of changes in her life. Her controlled and restricted lifestyle, the constant need for caring and the sleepless nights. We made her understand the cycle of motherhood and simply asked her to open her heart and talk. Psychotherapy is associated with treating the patient by counseling and introspection and not making the patient go to any medical management.”

Suneeta responded well to the psychotherapy sessions that included accepting that she had an issue, understanding the reasons for her frustration and facing the reality. The most important aspect was formulating solutions herself for the issue at hand. “It is critical that the patient not just accepts but also becomes a part of the solution. Until this doesn’t happen, the patient shall always blame others for their issues and not work to make their situation better. Remember this is a mental issue and on numerous occasions, the issues are also in the minds of the patients only.”

Today Suneeta after 2 months of rigorous sessions understands the gaps and has come back to her earlier self. She shares, “I felt as if there was a maze in which I was trapped and there was no escape from the troubles that I was facing. The birth of a baby changes numerous facets of your life. It is important that you are mentally strong to accept the changes and align yourself. I am thankful to my family and my husband that supported me in this ordeal.”

Dr. Ruchika shares, “Post Partum or Post Pregnancy Depression usually begins post 2 or 3 months of the delivery. The usual signs and symptoms associated with the ailment are difficulty sleeping, appetite changes, excessive fatigue, decreased libido, and frequent mood changes. However, these are also accompanied by other symptoms of major depression, which are not normal after childbirth, and may include depressed mood; loss of pleasure; feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and helplessness; thoughts of death or suicide or thoughts or hurting someone else. It is important to recognize these signs and consult a specialist at the earliest. In India more than 40% of the women post-pregnancy experience depression, hence it is nothing to be afraid or ashamed of. However, ignoring the symptoms may complicate the issues.”

 

Psychotherapy and Counselling helps Mother get over Post Pregnancy Depression – Paras Bliss. Doctor talks about Reaching out to Specialists for Mental Health Issues.

The team of psychologists and gynecologists at Paras Bliss successfully treated a 28 yrs old woman for Post Pregnancy Depression. Suneeta had just had her first child and a little stressed about giving birth and how the same would affect her life. Though she showed no signs of depression at birth, the symptoms began to flare up post 2 months of delivery.

According to Dr. Ruchika Sharma Das, Consultant Psychology, and Psychotherapy at Paras Bliss Hospital, “Post Pregnancy Depression is a common issue. However, it becomes hard to notice the symptoms and most importantly distinguish it from the normal stress, exhaustion of new parenthood. Suneeta’s husband shared that her attitude was changing towards the baby and she used to avoid feeding the child or holding it. Her bond with her baby was becoming weak and she would often miss out on important aspects associated with the baby’s care. She not only became distant with her baby but also became exceptionally isolated from her family. In the beginning her family thought that it is just a change in attitude due to the new baby’s birth, however, when the arguments became a routine affair, he decided to seek professional help.”

Initially, Suneeta denied speaking to any specialist and made it clear to her husband that she is not facing any issue. However, the proactive and persistent attitude of her husband succeeded in convincing her to see a psychologist in Paras Bliss. Dr. Ruchika shares, “She denied feeling averse to her child but on little pressure, she confided that she blamed her baby for a number of changes in her life. Her controlled and restricted lifestyle, the constant need for caring and the sleepless nights. We made her understand the cycle of motherhood and simply asked her to open her heart and talk. Psychotherapy is associated with treating the patient by counseling and introspection and not making the patient go to any medical management.”

Suneeta responded well to the psychotherapy sessions that included accepting that she had an issue, understanding the reasons for her frustration and facing the reality. The most important aspect was formulating solutions herself for the issue at hand. “It is critical that the patient not just accepts but also becomes a part of the solution. Until this doesn’t happen, the patient shall always blame others for their issues and not work to make their situation better. Remember this is a mental issue and on numerous occasions, the issues are also in the minds of the patients only.”

Today Suneeta after 2 months of rigorous sessions understands the gaps and has come back to her earlier self. She shares, “I felt as if there was a maze in which I was trapped and there was no escape from the troubles that I was facing. The birth of a baby changes numerous facets of your life. It is important that you are mentally strong to accept the changes and align yourself. I am thankful to my family and my husband that supported me in this ordeal.”

Dr. Ruchika shares, “Post Partum or Post Pregnancy Depression usually begins post 2 or 3 months of the delivery. The usual signs and symptoms associated with the ailment are difficulty sleeping, appetite changes, excessive fatigue, decreased libido, and frequent mood changes. However, these are also accompanied by other symptoms of major depression, which are not normal after childbirth, and may include depressed mood; loss of pleasure; feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and helplessness; thoughts of death or suicide or thoughts or hurting someone else. It is important to recognize these signs and consult a specialist at the earliest. In India more than 40% of the women post-pregnancy experience depression, hence it is nothing to be afraid or ashamed of. However, ignoring the symptoms may complicate the issues.”

 

37 yrs old treated for Infertility & Uterine Fibroids at Paras Bliss Hospital through Hysterectomy Myomectomy – No Uterus Removal Done

Doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula- Specialised Mother & Child Care Centre – successfully treated a woman for infertility by performing a surgery to remove her fibroids hampering her pregnancy. The cutting-edge surgery – Hysterscopy Myomectomy – included the removal of the diseased tissues in the uterus only and did not hamper the fertility or ability of the patient to conceive in the future. Usha Devi, a resident of Panchkula was successfully treated by Dr. Shilva, Sr Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology at Paras Bliss Panchkula.

Usha came to consult Dr. Shilva complaining about infertility – inability to conceive. She also reported excessive bleeding during her periods and bleeding in between her cycles. She shared excessive pain during her menses. Dr. Shilva after accessing the patient requested for an ultrasound, which revealed a 3.8mm X 2.4m submucosal fibroid in her uterus. Further tests and diagnosis confirmed that the fibroid was the real cause of infertility.

According to Dr. Shilva, Sr Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology at Paras Bliss Panchkula, “Uterine Fibroids is quite common today and is detected in more than  1 million women in India annually. The real cause of fibroid is still unknown however it can be treated through medication or surgical intervention. Fibroids can develop in women at any age and can be responsible for infertility and other health issues such as – heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods and pelvic pain. Fibroids are basically benign (that is, non-cancerous) tumors of the uterus and fibroids that grow just under the uterine lining are in majority cases responsible for infertility. However, the right medical treatment can treat the patients.”

Dr. Shilva also states, “In majority cases when women are detected with fibroids at a later age,  post-menopause, we can opt for hysterectomy or removal of the uterus to relieve the symptoms. However, if the patients want to bear children, opt for further pregnancy, the uterus needs to be retained. In such cases, a Hysteroscopic Myomectomy is suggested.”

Usha Devi wanted to get pregnant and Dr. Shilva and her team decided to opt for Hysteroscopic Myomectomy. This is a surgical technique used to remove fibroids without taking out healthy tissue of the uterus. It is best for females who wish to have children after surgery or who wish to keep their uterus for other reasons. Myomectomy has traditionally been performed through abdominal incision however with advances in technology, it is now possible through less invasive alternatives such as hysteroscopic and laparoscopic myomectomy. In Hysteroscopic Myomectomy –a long thin scope with light is passed through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. Submucosal fibroids are easily visualized and they can be resected using a wire loop or resectoscope.

Usha was prepped for the laparoscopic surgery and was counseled on the fact that the treatment would not just help in relieving the pain and improving her quality of life, but would also help her fertility issues.

Dr. Shilva shares, “Submucosal fibroids that change the shape of the uterine cavity and decrease pregnancy rates by 70% and after removal of these fibroids patients have shown an increase in pregnancy rates by 70%. Selection of patients for whom hysteroscopic removal of fibroids is appropriate is very important in obtaining good results. Factors to consider are size, a number of fibroids, location and percentage of fibroids in the wall or uterus. Usha’s case was absolutely appropriate for Hysteroscopic Myomectomy and benefitted her greatly.”

Usha was discharged from the hospital after 4 days of surgery and today she is fit and ready for her life ahead. She shares, “After 7 yrs of marriage, I have got closure. The treatment has given me the confidence to move ahead and plan my life. It is not a second chance but the best chance that I have got. Despite consulting numerous doctors and fertility experts, I could not get answers. Dr. Shilva diagnosed my issue, treated me with care and gave me the compassion that I needed. I shall forever be indebted to her and the team at Paras Bliss.”

37 yrs old treated for Infertility & Uterine Fibroids at Paras Bliss Hospital through Hysterectomy Myomectomy – No Uterus Removal Done

Doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula- Specialised Mother & Child Care Centre – successfully treated a woman for infertility by performing a surgery to remove her fibroids hampering her pregnancy. The cutting-edge surgery – Hysterscopy Myomectomy – included the removal of the diseased tissues in the uterus only and did not hamper the fertility or ability of the patient to conceive in the future. Usha Devi, a resident of Panchkula was successfully treated by Dr. Shilva, Sr Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology at Paras Bliss Panchkula.

Usha came to consult Dr. Shilva complaining about infertility – inability to conceive. She also reported excessive bleeding during her periods and bleeding in between her cycles. She shared excessive pain during her menses. Dr. Shilva after accessing the patient requested for an ultrasound, which revealed a 3.8mm X 2.4m submucosal fibroid in her uterus. Further tests and diagnosis confirmed that the fibroid was the real cause of infertility.

According to Dr. Shilva, Sr Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology at Paras Bliss Panchkula, “Uterine Fibroids is quite common today and is detected in more than  1 million women in India annually. The real cause of fibroid is still unknown however it can be treated through medication or surgical intervention. Fibroids can develop in women at any age and can be responsible for infertility and other health issues such as – heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods and pelvic pain. Fibroids are basically benign (that is, non-cancerous) tumors of the uterus and fibroids that grow just under the uterine lining are in majority cases responsible for infertility. However, the right medical treatment can treat the patients.”

Dr. Shilva also states, “In majority cases when women are detected with fibroids at a later age,  post-menopause, we can opt for hysterectomy or removal of the uterus to relieve the symptoms. However, if the patients want to bear children, opt for further pregnancy, the uterus needs to be retained. In such cases, a Hysteroscopic Myomectomy is suggested.”

Usha Devi wanted to get pregnant and Dr. Shilva and her team decided to opt for Hysteroscopic Myomectomy. This is a surgical technique used to remove fibroids without taking out healthy tissue of the uterus. It is best for females who wish to have children after surgery or who wish to keep their uterus for other reasons. Myomectomy has traditionally been performed through abdominal incision however with advances in technology, it is now possible through less invasive alternatives such as hysteroscopic and laparoscopic myomectomy. In Hysteroscopic Myomectomy –a long thin scope with light is passed through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. Submucosal fibroids are easily visualized and they can be resected using a wire loop or resectoscope.

Usha was prepped for the laparoscopic surgery and was counseled on the fact that the treatment would not just help in relieving the pain and improving her quality of life, but would also help her fertility issues.

Dr. Shilva shares, “Submucosal fibroids that change the shape of the uterine cavity and decrease pregnancy rates by 70% and after removal of these fibroids patients have shown an increase in pregnancy rates by 70%. Selection of patients for whom hysteroscopic removal of fibroids is appropriate is very important in obtaining good results. Factors to consider are size, a number of fibroids, location and percentage of fibroids in the wall or uterus. Usha’s case was absolutely appropriate for Hysteroscopic Myomectomy and benefitted her greatly.”

Usha was discharged from the hospital after 4 days of surgery and today she is fit and ready for her life ahead. She shares, “After 7 yrs of marriage, I have got closure. The treatment has given me the confidence to move ahead and plan my life. It is not a second chance but the best chance that I have got. Despite consulting numerous doctors and fertility experts, I could not get answers. Dr. Shilva diagnosed my issue, treated me with care and gave me the compassion that I needed. I shall forever be indebted to her and the team at Paras Bliss.”

High Risk Pregnancy Associated with High Blood Pressure Treated Successfully at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula

Doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula successfully treated a complicated High-Risk Pregnancy and helped a 28 yr woman deliver a 1.1 kg baby boy. The high-risk pregnancy was associated with high blood pressure, pregnancy induced hypertension and eclampsia. Ms. Reena Sharma was undergoing seizures and blood pressure fluctuations in her 33 weeks of pregnancy.

Ms. Reena was brought to the hospital at 33 weeks 5 days of her pregnancy. She had already experienced two episodes of seizures and was in a semi conscious state. Her symptoms included involuntary body movements, fluctuating high blood pressures, irritability, up rolling of eyes and generalized swelling all over the body. Reena was admitted under the supervision of Dr. Shilva, Sr Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula. Dr. Shilva examined Reena and recorded a high blood pressure of 180/118 mm/Hg. Reena was immediately admitted in the Intensive care Unit. Dr. Shilva and the intensivists resuscitated her, ensured airway flow, started an IV line and immediately after resuscitation she was given a loading dose of Magnesium sulfate 12 mg intramuscularly. In post operative period she was given mgso4 4 hourly for 24 hours after delivery and put the patient under monitoring for the pulse, BP, and respiratory rate.

According to Dr. Shilva, “Due to the pregnancy induced hypertension, Reena was going through Eclampsia. It can be defined as sudden onset of seizures in a woman with high blood pressure. Preeclampsia affects about 5% of pregnant females and Eclampsia complicates about 1.4% of deliveries. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the most common causes of death in pregnancy. Typically pregnant woman develops hypertension and proteinuria before the onset of seizures and if the same is not controlled in time, the same can lead to severe convulsions, multiorgan failure, pulmonary edema, even death. In Reena’s case her BP and proteins were not monitored, hence leading to a High-Risk Pregnancy. Our impulse was to stabilize Reena and then focus on the baby.”

Dr. Shilva shares that post assessment and stabilizing Reena, due to a non- eassuring fetal heart beat of the baby, it was suggested that an emergency cesarean- section (c-section) be performed. Delay in the same would put both the mother and baby at risk. Reena was wheeled in for an emergency procedure and a 1.1 kg baby boy was born to her. However since the baby was born premature, it needed respiratory assistance and was admitted in the level III specialized NICU at Paras Bliss Panchkula.

Post operatively also Reena suffered from seizures, however, she was monitored on post operative period she was given Mgso4 4 hourly for 24 hours after delivery and provided respiratory assurance and plasma transfusion and high protein diet. All efforts were made to control her blood pressure and stabilise her vitals. After 5 days post pregnancy Reena normalized. Today after 3 months of delivery and hospitalization she is fine and healthy.

Dr. Shilva shares, “More than 1 million pregnant women suffer from Eclampsia every year in India making it one of the major reasons for maternal mortality. Pre-eclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman whose blood pressure had been normal. It can lead to serious, even fatal, complications for both mother and baby. There may be no symptoms. High blood pressure and protein in the urine are key features. There may also be swelling in the legs and water retention, but this can be hard to distinguish from normal pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia can often be managed with oral or IV medication until the baby is sufficiently mature to be delivered. This often requires weighing the risks of early delivery versus the risks of continued pre-eclampsia symptoms. Hence if any women during pregnancy feel any abnormality, it is imperative to consult a specialist at the earliest.”

 

High Risk Pregnancy Associated with High Blood Pressure Treated Successfully at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula

Doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula successfully treated a complicated High-Risk Pregnancy and helped a 28 yr woman deliver a 1.1 kg baby boy. The high-risk pregnancy was associated with high blood pressure, pregnancy induced hypertension and eclampsia. Ms. Reena Sharma was undergoing seizures and blood pressure fluctuations in her 33 weeks of pregnancy.

Ms. Reena was brought to the hospital at 33 weeks 5 days of her pregnancy. She had already experienced two episodes of seizures and was in a semi conscious state. Her symptoms included involuntary body movements, fluctuating high blood pressures, irritability, up rolling of eyes and generalized swelling all over the body. Reena was admitted under the supervision of Dr. Shilva, Sr Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula. Dr. Shilva examined Reena and recorded a high blood pressure of 180/118 mm/Hg. Reena was immediately admitted in the Intensive care Unit. Dr. Shilva and the intensivists resuscitated her, ensured airway flow, started an IV line and immediately after resuscitation she was given a loading dose of Magnesium sulfate 12 mg intramuscularly. In post operative period she was given mgso4 4 hourly for 24 hours after delivery and put the patient under monitoring for the pulse, BP, and respiratory rate.

According to Dr. Shilva, “Due to the pregnancy induced hypertension, Reena was going through Eclampsia. It can be defined as sudden onset of seizures in a woman with high blood pressure. Preeclampsia affects about 5% of pregnant females and Eclampsia complicates about 1.4% of deliveries. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the most common causes of death in pregnancy. Typically pregnant woman develops hypertension and proteinuria before the onset of seizures and if the same is not controlled in time, the same can lead to severe convulsions, multiorgan failure, pulmonary edema, even death. In Reena’s case her BP and proteins were not monitored, hence leading to a High-Risk Pregnancy. Our impulse was to stabilize Reena and then focus on the baby.”

Dr. Shilva shares that post assessment and stabilizing Reena, due to a non- eassuring fetal heart beat of the baby, it was suggested that an emergency cesarean- section (c-section) be performed. Delay in the same would put both the mother and baby at risk. Reena was wheeled in for an emergency procedure and a 1.1 kg baby boy was born to her. However since the baby was born premature, it needed respiratory assistance and was admitted in the level III specialized NICU at Paras Bliss Panchkula.

Post operatively also Reena suffered from seizures, however, she was monitored on post operative period she was given Mgso4 4 hourly for 24 hours after delivery and provided respiratory assurance and plasma transfusion and high protein diet. All efforts were made to control her blood pressure and stabilise her vitals. After 5 days post pregnancy Reena normalized. Today after 3 months of delivery and hospitalization she is fine and healthy.

Dr. Shilva shares, “More than 1 million pregnant women suffer from Eclampsia every year in India making it one of the major reasons for maternal mortality. Pre-eclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman whose blood pressure had been normal. It can lead to serious, even fatal, complications for both mother and baby. There may be no symptoms. High blood pressure and protein in the urine are key features. There may also be swelling in the legs and water retention, but this can be hard to distinguish from normal pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia can often be managed with oral or IV medication until the baby is sufficiently mature to be delivered. This often requires weighing the risks of early delivery versus the risks of continued pre-eclampsia symptoms. Hence if any women during pregnancy feel any abnormality, it is imperative to consult a specialist at the earliest.”

 

High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain

“Women who eat junk food such as burgers or pizza are increasing their risk of cancer even if they’re not overweight, new research has warned,” reports the Daily Mail. The story is based on research from the US looking at the diet of postmenopausal women in the 1990s and then tracking the development of a variety of cancers over about 15 years.

Having a diet high in energy dense foods, such as biscuits, chocolate and pizza were found to increase the risk of cancer in these women, specifically in those of a healthy weight, which was defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of between 18.5 and 24.9. This suggests that having a healthy weight does not necessarily protect against cancer risk. The analysis was limited to postmenopausal women and did not consider drink intake, such as sugary drinks and alcohol, which can also be high in calories.

Still, having a healthy, balanced diet will help you get all the nutrients you need and may reduce your risk of developing cancer. The researchers took data from 92,295 women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in the US, a longitudinal study involving healthy, postmenopausal women recruited between 1995-1998 who were between 50 and 79 years old.

The association between an energy dense diet and cancer was investigated over an average 14.6 year follow-up period. The researchers excluded women who had a history of cancer, and those with a lack of dietary data, missing BMI data, or who reported consuming fewer than 600 calories or more than 5,000 calories per day.

Diet was assessed by self-report at the start of the study using a food frequency questionnaire designed to estimate energy, nutrients and food weight. Those who ate the most calorie-dense foods (enough to land them from the top 40 percent) were 12 to 18 percent more likely to develop obesity-related cancer, versus women who ate relatively few of those foods.  People who eat lots of calorie-laden foods tend to eat few “plan, that means they’ll be low on the fiber, vitamins and other nutrients that may help curb the risk of certain cancerous-based foods,” including fruits, vegetal. But many calorie-dense foods are relatively low in nutrients. In general, processed foods (chips, crackers, and prepared dressings), fast foods (cheeseburgers and pizza), and candy bars fall into that category vegetables, beans, and whole grains. That was with other factors taken into account — including age, overall health, and smoking, drinking and exercise habits.

Besides quitting smoking, some of the most important things you can do to help reduce your cancer risk are:

  • Get to and stay at a healthy weight throughout life.
  • Be physically active on a regular basis.
  • Make healthy food choices with a focus on plant-based foods.
  • Control your weight
  • Getting to and staying at a healthy weight is important to reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of several cancers, including those of the breast (in women past menopause), colon and rectum, endometrium (the lining of the uterus), esophagus, pancreas, and kidney, among others.
  • Being overweight can increase cancer risk in many ways. One of the main ways is that excess weight causes the body to produce and circulate more estrogen and insulin, hormones that can stimulate cancer growth.

Be more active.

Watching how much you eat will help you control your weight. The other key is to be more physically active. Being active helps reduce your cancer risk by helping with weight control. It can also help improve your hormone levels and the way your immune system works.

High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain

“Women who eat junk food such as burgers or pizza are increasing their risk of cancer even if they’re not overweight, new research has warned,” reports the Daily Mail. The story is based on research from the US looking at the diet of postmenopausal women in the 1990s and then tracking the development of a variety of cancers over about 15 years.

Having a diet high in energy dense foods, such as biscuits, chocolate and pizza were found to increase the risk of cancer in these women, specifically in those of a healthy weight, which was defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of between 18.5 and 24.9. This suggests that having a healthy weight does not necessarily protect against cancer risk. The analysis was limited to postmenopausal women and did not consider drink intake, such as sugary drinks and alcohol, which can also be high in calories.

Still, having a healthy, balanced diet will help you get all the nutrients you need and may reduce your risk of developing cancer. The researchers took data from 92,295 women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in the US, a longitudinal study involving healthy, postmenopausal women recruited between 1995-1998 who were between 50 and 79 years old.

The association between an energy dense diet and cancer was investigated over an average 14.6 year follow-up period. The researchers excluded women who had a history of cancer, and those with a lack of dietary data, missing BMI data, or who reported consuming fewer than 600 calories or more than 5,000 calories per day.

Diet was assessed by self-report at the start of the study using a food frequency questionnaire designed to estimate energy, nutrients and food weight. Those who ate the most calorie-dense foods (enough to land them from the top 40 percent) were 12 to 18 percent more likely to develop obesity-related cancer, versus women who ate relatively few of those foods.  People who eat lots of calorie-laden foods tend to eat few “plan, that means they’ll be low on the fiber, vitamins and other nutrients that may help curb the risk of certain cancerous-based foods,” including fruits, vegetal. But many calorie-dense foods are relatively low in nutrients. In general, processed foods (chips, crackers, and prepared dressings), fast foods (cheeseburgers and pizza), and candy bars fall into that category vegetables, beans, and whole grains. That was with other factors taken into account — including age, overall health, and smoking, drinking and exercise habits.

Besides quitting smoking, some of the most important things you can do to help reduce your cancer risk are:

  • Get to and stay at a healthy weight throughout life.
  • Be physically active on a regular basis.
  • Make healthy food choices with a focus on plant-based foods.
  • Control your weight
  • Getting to and staying at a healthy weight is important to reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of several cancers, including those of the breast (in women past menopause), colon and rectum, endometrium (the lining of the uterus), esophagus, pancreas, and kidney, among others.
  • Being overweight can increase cancer risk in many ways. One of the main ways is that excess weight causes the body to produce and circulate more estrogen and insulin, hormones that can stimulate cancer growth.

Be more active.

Watching how much you eat will help you control your weight. The other key is to be more physically active. Being active helps reduce your cancer risk by helping with weight control. It can also help improve your hormone levels and the way your immune system works.

6 Strategies to Stop Overeating

It can be hard not to overeat. You eat a healthy meal at home, think you’re doing well, then you head out and are surrounded by junk food. You get hungry, and pretty soon you’re at the local burger joint, diet forgotten.

The following six strategies have changed the game for you— now I’m healthier, enjoy my meals more and my appetite is low enough that, if anything, I have to make an effort to eat more.

  • ADD VINEGAR AND CINNAMON TO MEALS TO CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR

There are plenty of spices and flavors that will make your food both tastier and healthier. Vinegar, which has been shown to lower the glycemic index (which means you metabolize the food more slowly), adds acidic flavor to salad dressings, sauces, and roasted veggies without a lot of calories.

  • EAT WHEN YOU’RE NOT HUNGRY

When you get really hungry, you overeat. I know, groundbreaking stuff. When you overeat, you feel full, but then your insulin levels spike, causing you to feel tired, then hungry again … so you overeat again. Instead of trying to resist hunger, beat it to the punch. If you eat when you’re either not hungry or only slightly hungry, you’ll eat less and tend to eat more slowly. Eating less throughout the day is great, but having more energy is certainly a nice bonus, too.

  • DRINK WATER, NOT LIQUID CALORIES

 liquid calories such as juices and sodas don’t fill you up, and their rapid digestion causes insulin spikes. So pass on the sweetened drinks and stick with sparkling or still water — you can flavor it with lemon, strawberries or cucumber if you want, but don’t pack your drinks full of calories. Aim to drink at least three-quarters of a gallon of water a day. Also, be sure to drink a glass about 20 minutes before each meal to take the edge of your appetite.

  • EAT SLOWLY

When you swallow food, there’s a sizable delay before you feel any satiation from it. This delay is usually between 10–30 minutes. Because of this delay, we tend to eat more food than we really need. And the faster we eat, the more we tend to consume, particularly later on in a meal. Chew each bite 10 times. Following this simple rule will cause you to eat more slowly, allowing your mind to catch up to your stomach. You’ll also enjoy your food more when you take the time to savor it.

  • HAVE A SMALL, FLAVORLESS SNACK BETWEEN MEALS

Consume a shot of olive oil or a glass of water with a tiny bit of sugar (an exception to the rule on sugared beverages above) between meals. I prefer a handful of unsalted almonds. Doing this once a day dramatically reduced my appetite — this can be particularly true if you have a lot of weight to lose.  It apparently regulates ghrelin, a hunger hormone, by weakening flavor-calorie associations. For this to work, the snack must be bland, and you should consume nothing else but water for at least an hour before and after the snack.

  • TRY THE “FRONT DOOR SNACK TECHNIQUE’

 Knowing that your willpower is reduced when you’re hungry, and there’s more tempting junk food outside the home than in it, you should fill up on healthy food before leaving home. Keep a healthy snack, such as jerky, almonds or kale chips, right next to your front door, and eat some before you leave home. This will cause healthy food to “crowd out” unhealthy food in your diet, and make it much easier to pass on the junk food.

 

6 Strategies to Stop Overeating

It can be hard not to overeat. You eat a healthy meal at home, think you’re doing well, then you head out and are surrounded by junk food. You get hungry, and pretty soon you’re at the local burger joint, diet forgotten.

The following six strategies have changed the game for you— now I’m healthier, enjoy my meals more and my appetite is low enough that, if anything, I have to make an effort to eat more.

  • ADD VINEGAR AND CINNAMON TO MEALS TO CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR

There are plenty of spices and flavors that will make your food both tastier and healthier. Vinegar, which has been shown to lower the glycemic index (which means you metabolize the food more slowly), adds acidic flavor to salad dressings, sauces, and roasted veggies without a lot of calories.

  • EAT WHEN YOU’RE NOT HUNGRY

When you get really hungry, you overeat. I know, groundbreaking stuff. When you overeat, you feel full, but then your insulin levels spike, causing you to feel tired, then hungry again … so you overeat again. Instead of trying to resist hunger, beat it to the punch. If you eat when you’re either not hungry or only slightly hungry, you’ll eat less and tend to eat more slowly. Eating less throughout the day is great, but having more energy is certainly a nice bonus, too.

  • DRINK WATER, NOT LIQUID CALORIES

 liquid calories such as juices and sodas don’t fill you up, and their rapid digestion causes insulin spikes. So pass on the sweetened drinks and stick with sparkling or still water — you can flavor it with lemon, strawberries or cucumber if you want, but don’t pack your drinks full of calories. Aim to drink at least three-quarters of a gallon of water a day. Also, be sure to drink a glass about 20 minutes before each meal to take the edge of your appetite.

  • EAT SLOWLY

When you swallow food, there’s a sizable delay before you feel any satiation from it. This delay is usually between 10–30 minutes. Because of this delay, we tend to eat more food than we really need. And the faster we eat, the more we tend to consume, particularly later on in a meal. Chew each bite 10 times. Following this simple rule will cause you to eat more slowly, allowing your mind to catch up to your stomach. You’ll also enjoy your food more when you take the time to savor it.

  • HAVE A SMALL, FLAVORLESS SNACK BETWEEN MEALS

Consume a shot of olive oil or a glass of water with a tiny bit of sugar (an exception to the rule on sugared beverages above) between meals. I prefer a handful of unsalted almonds. Doing this once a day dramatically reduced my appetite — this can be particularly true if you have a lot of weight to lose.  It apparently regulates ghrelin, a hunger hormone, by weakening flavor-calorie associations. For this to work, the snack must be bland, and you should consume nothing else but water for at least an hour before and after the snack.

  • TRY THE “FRONT DOOR SNACK TECHNIQUE’

 Knowing that your willpower is reduced when you’re hungry, and there’s more tempting junk food outside the home than in it, you should fill up on healthy food before leaving home. Keep a healthy snack, such as jerky, almonds or kale chips, right next to your front door, and eat some before you leave home. This will cause healthy food to “crowd out” unhealthy food in your diet, and make it much easier to pass on the junk food.

 

Could your child’s lactose intolerance affect his/her height? How do you identify that your child is gluten intolerant?

Lactose intolerance in common language milk allergy is very common in Indian population. It is as common as one-third of the population is suffering from lactose intolerance. This incidence is reported to be even higher in southern population. The child most commonly develops lactose intolerance after some illness affecting intestines like infection or malabsorptive syndromes which cause mucosal damage to intestines. Congenital lactose intolerance since birth is very uncommon. A child with milk allergy present with a history of longstanding diarrhea and pain abdomen. The undiagnosed child may present with poor weight and height gain resulting in underweight child and short stature. Milk intolerance is usually a clinical diagnosis, supported by improvement in symptoms after stopping milk in the diet. This can be confirmed by breath test and biopsy documenting enzyme deficiency in the intestinal mucosa. Treatment of milk intolerance is the exclusion of milk from the diet, a child may be able to digest curd or hard cheese.

Gluten intolerance or Celiac disease is a condition of gluten allergy where the child is not able to digest gluten containing products. Wheat is the major portion of our diet, so it is commonly called as wheat allergy. This is always present from early childhood. It usually presents with poor growth after 6 months of age when the cereal based diet is introduced along with milk. The child may present with a history of pain abdomen, long standing diarrhea, and bloated tummy. Child occasionally may have constipation. The child may also have extra intestinal features like anemia, joint pain, rash, mouth ulcers and teeth problems. Its diagnosis is confirmed endoscopy followed by an intestinal biopsy. Treatment of gluten intolerance is 100% exclusion of gluten from diet i.e wheat, barley and rye products. This is very important not only to treat present symptoms in a child but also to prevent long term complications of celiac disease especially cancer.

Could your child’s lactose intolerance affect his/her height? How do you identify that your child is gluten intolerant?

Lactose intolerance in common language milk allergy is very common in Indian population. It is as common as one-third of the population is suffering from lactose intolerance. This incidence is reported to be even higher in southern population. The child most commonly develops lactose intolerance after some illness affecting intestines like infection or malabsorptive syndromes which cause mucosal damage to intestines. Congenital lactose intolerance since birth is very uncommon. A child with milk allergy present with a history of longstanding diarrhea and pain abdomen. The undiagnosed child may present with poor weight and height gain resulting in underweight child and short stature. Milk intolerance is usually a clinical diagnosis, supported by improvement in symptoms after stopping milk in the diet. This can be confirmed by breath test and biopsy documenting enzyme deficiency in the intestinal mucosa. Treatment of milk intolerance is the exclusion of milk from the diet, a child may be able to digest curd or hard cheese.

Gluten intolerance or Celiac disease is a condition of gluten allergy where the child is not able to digest gluten containing products. Wheat is the major portion of our diet, so it is commonly called as wheat allergy. This is always present from early childhood. It usually presents with poor growth after 6 months of age when the cereal based diet is introduced along with milk. The child may present with a history of pain abdomen, long standing diarrhea, and bloated tummy. Child occasionally may have constipation. The child may also have extra intestinal features like anemia, joint pain, rash, mouth ulcers and teeth problems. Its diagnosis is confirmed endoscopy followed by an intestinal biopsy. Treatment of gluten intolerance is 100% exclusion of gluten from diet i.e wheat, barley and rye products. This is very important not only to treat present symptoms in a child but also to prevent long term complications of celiac disease especially cancer.

Boosting your child’s brain: Factors that can make the world of difference in your child’s life

  • Child’s brain develops the fastest from birth to 3 years of age; general population unaware of factors boosting child’s brain.
  • Doctors from Paras Panchkula share their knowledge and experience for better child upbringing.
  • Childhood simulations, good sleep and circadian rhythms, and reducing screen-based activities are few important factors important for the cognitive and psychosocial development of a child’s brain.

Panchkula, August 28, 2017: All parents want their child to have an active, sharp brain, but except for the general idea of good care and upbringing, parents are generally unaware of the factors that aid development of a child’s brain.  At birth, an infant’s brain contains 100 billion neurons, which is more than adults. The brain develops the fastest from birth to the age of 3 years while making over a million brain-cell connections every second. It is important for these connections, which are also called neural synapses, to get wired through various simulations. Unwired synapses get lost during the child’s growing years.

So, why do we really end-up losing neural synapses? Dr. Jyoti Chawla, Senior Consultant Paediatrics, Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula said “The wiring in the brain functions as per the rule ‘use it or lose it’. Synapses that are not “wired together” through stimulation are pruned and lost during a child’s school years. Stimulations are anything that evokes a functional reaction from the child’s brain, and it can be something as simple as cuddling, talking, exposure to various toys, and so on.  Although an infant’s brain does have some neurological hard wiring, such as the ability to learn any language, it is more pliable and more vulnerable than an adult’s brain. And, amazingly, a toddler’s brain has twice as many neural connections as an adult’s. When you provide loving, language-enriched experiences for your baby, you are giving the child’s brain’s neural connections and pathways more chances to become wired together. Synapses gradually are lost unless they get wired through stimulations.”

Doctors say that childhood being a crucial and important time for cognitive and psychosocial development, ensuring your child receives healthy levels of simulations is important. Apart from exposure to simulations, a number of other factors can boost your child’s brain.

  • Reset your child’s sleep-wake cycle or circadian rhythms:  Circadian rhythm is also referred generally as body clock, which helps us stay awake during the day and sleep at night. “A good sleep and rest is important for your child’s brain because many bodily and cellular functions are dependent on having coherent rhythms, and out-of-sync rhythms are associated with a myriad of health problems. As a growing child begins falling in to a pattern of sleeping and waking, parents should ensure that the correct pattern is set. Healthy sleep patterns and deep sleep, in particular, are dependent on normalized circadian cycles and adequate melatonin (sleep-signal) secretion, which is suppressed by both screens and man-made EMFs.   Deep sleep is essential for critical thinking, focus, memory, and mood, and not getting enough of it makes a child “wired and tired.”” said Dr. Jyoti Chawla.  Parents can do the following:
    • Using the morning sunlight: Letting the morning sunlight enter the child’s room will help your child wake and go to bed earlier at appropriate times. Do remember to turn-off other sources of lights such as light bulbs.
    • Avoid light during night time: Like in the morning, while getting the child to sleep, unnatural bright light and screens (such as television, mobile phones) should be turned off.
    • Bedtime should be adjusted:  Getting your child to sleep early requires a lot of efforts. Instead of sending your child to bed very early, try and first fix a time that matches his rhythm and then keep preponing it by 15 minutes, till he falls in the habit of sleeping at the correct time.
    • Follow a fixed regular sleep schedule: Once fixed, it is important that the sleep schedule is adhered to. Family activities should not alter the child’s sleeping time.
    • Allow for deep rest:  Do ensure that the child receives undisturbed sleep by avoiding all other external stimulations such as bright light and sound.
  • Rebalance brain chemistry by reducing screen-based activities.  It is important for children in the modern age to have controlled exposure to screens, especially through video games, television and now mobile phones.
    • Ensuring good hormone balance: The related activities trigger dopamine release, which is the hormone majorly responsible for activating addiction pathways. Since melatonin, which is a hormone important for good health and well-being, converts to serotonin hormone, its depletion could theoretically affect serotonin levels.  Serotonin is necessary for calmness, a sense of well-being, and bonding, and it influences mood and social behaviour.
    • Improve blood flow to the frontal lobe.  Critical thinking, creative activities, and sports improve frontal lobe blood flow, whereas screen activities tend to localize blood flow to the more primitive areas of the brain.  This is bad enough for adults, but for children, these shifts can be devastating over time and may impact development permanently.
  • Reduce stress hormones.  Screen activities are associated with the stress response.  This means fight-or-flight hormones are released in the short term, and cortisol, which is known as the stress hormone, is increased over time.  Both of these hormonal trends are linked to cognitive, mood and behavioural issues as well as poor physical health.
  • Reduce overstimulation. The brain is not meant to be bombarded with unnatural visual stimulation (overly bright and intense colors, rapidly shifting scenes, excessive movement, plus the brightness of the screen itself) nor is it meant to process man-made electromagnetic fields.

One more new step to boost your child’s brain is to “normalize the biofield”. “A bio field is relatively new and exciting area of study. The biofield is the body’s natural electromagnetic field and is reflective of many levels, from brainwaves and heart rhythms to nerve impulses and cellular membrane channels, to DNA vibrations and the aforementioned heart-brain connection. What we learn about the biofield will undoubtedly prove useful in terms of protecting against EMFs. In the meantime, the best way to protect the body’s biofield is to minimize exposure to electronics, especially those with screens.  Screens compound exposure because our eyes connect directly to the brain.” advised Dr. Jyoti Chawla. 

Boosting your child’s brain: Factors that can make the world of difference in your child’s life

  • Child’s brain develops the fastest from birth to 3 years of age; general population unaware of factors boosting child’s brain.
  • Doctors from Paras Panchkula share their knowledge and experience for better child upbringing.
  • Childhood simulations, good sleep and circadian rhythms, and reducing screen-based activities are few important factors important for the cognitive and psychosocial development of a child’s brain.

Panchkula, August 28, 2017: All parents want their child to have an active, sharp brain, but except for the general idea of good care and upbringing, parents are generally unaware of the factors that aid development of a child’s brain.  At birth, an infant’s brain contains 100 billion neurons, which is more than adults. The brain develops the fastest from birth to the age of 3 years while making over a million brain-cell connections every second. It is important for these connections, which are also called neural synapses, to get wired through various simulations. Unwired synapses get lost during the child’s growing years.

So, why do we really end-up losing neural synapses? Dr. Jyoti Chawla, Senior Consultant Paediatrics, Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula said “The wiring in the brain functions as per the rule ‘use it or lose it’. Synapses that are not “wired together” through stimulation are pruned and lost during a child’s school years. Stimulations are anything that evokes a functional reaction from the child’s brain, and it can be something as simple as cuddling, talking, exposure to various toys, and so on.  Although an infant’s brain does have some neurological hard wiring, such as the ability to learn any language, it is more pliable and more vulnerable than an adult’s brain. And, amazingly, a toddler’s brain has twice as many neural connections as an adult’s. When you provide loving, language-enriched experiences for your baby, you are giving the child’s brain’s neural connections and pathways more chances to become wired together. Synapses gradually are lost unless they get wired through stimulations.”

Doctors say that childhood being a crucial and important time for cognitive and psychosocial development, ensuring your child receives healthy levels of simulations is important. Apart from exposure to simulations, a number of other factors can boost your child’s brain.

  • Reset your child’s sleep-wake cycle or circadian rhythms:  Circadian rhythm is also referred generally as body clock, which helps us stay awake during the day and sleep at night. “A good sleep and rest is important for your child’s brain because many bodily and cellular functions are dependent on having coherent rhythms, and out-of-sync rhythms are associated with a myriad of health problems. As a growing child begins falling in to a pattern of sleeping and waking, parents should ensure that the correct pattern is set. Healthy sleep patterns and deep sleep, in particular, are dependent on normalized circadian cycles and adequate melatonin (sleep-signal) secretion, which is suppressed by both screens and man-made EMFs.   Deep sleep is essential for critical thinking, focus, memory, and mood, and not getting enough of it makes a child “wired and tired.”” said Dr. Jyoti Chawla.  Parents can do the following:
    • Using the morning sunlight: Letting the morning sunlight enter the child’s room will help your child wake and go to bed earlier at appropriate times. Do remember to turn-off other sources of lights such as light bulbs.
    • Avoid light during night time: Like in the morning, while getting the child to sleep, unnatural bright light and screens (such as television, mobile phones) should be turned off.
    • Bedtime should be adjusted:  Getting your child to sleep early requires a lot of efforts. Instead of sending your child to bed very early, try and first fix a time that matches his rhythm and then keep preponing it by 15 minutes, till he falls in the habit of sleeping at the correct time.
    • Follow a fixed regular sleep schedule: Once fixed, it is important that the sleep schedule is adhered to. Family activities should not alter the child’s sleeping time.
    • Allow for deep rest:  Do ensure that the child receives undisturbed sleep by avoiding all other external stimulations such as bright light and sound.
  • Rebalance brain chemistry by reducing screen-based activities.  It is important for children in the modern age to have controlled exposure to screens, especially through video games, television and now mobile phones.
    • Ensuring good hormone balance: The related activities trigger dopamine release, which is the hormone majorly responsible for activating addiction pathways. Since melatonin, which is a hormone important for good health and well-being, converts to serotonin hormone, its depletion could theoretically affect serotonin levels.  Serotonin is necessary for calmness, a sense of well-being, and bonding, and it influences mood and social behaviour.
    • Improve blood flow to the frontal lobe.  Critical thinking, creative activities, and sports improve frontal lobe blood flow, whereas screen activities tend to localize blood flow to the more primitive areas of the brain.  This is bad enough for adults, but for children, these shifts can be devastating over time and may impact development permanently.
  • Reduce stress hormones.  Screen activities are associated with the stress response.  This means fight-or-flight hormones are released in the short term, and cortisol, which is known as the stress hormone, is increased over time.  Both of these hormonal trends are linked to cognitive, mood and behavioural issues as well as poor physical health.
  • Reduce overstimulation. The brain is not meant to be bombarded with unnatural visual stimulation (overly bright and intense colors, rapidly shifting scenes, excessive movement, plus the brightness of the screen itself) nor is it meant to process man-made electromagnetic fields.

One more new step to boost your child’s brain is to “normalize the biofield”. “A bio field is relatively new and exciting area of study. The biofield is the body’s natural electromagnetic field and is reflective of many levels, from brainwaves and heart rhythms to nerve impulses and cellular membrane channels, to DNA vibrations and the aforementioned heart-brain connection. What we learn about the biofield will undoubtedly prove useful in terms of protecting against EMFs. In the meantime, the best way to protect the body’s biofield is to minimize exposure to electronics, especially those with screens.  Screens compound exposure because our eyes connect directly to the brain.” advised Dr. Jyoti Chawla. 

Teen education to daughters on puberty will help mothers cope up with the changing times in society

In view of the fast changing times in society, mothers are faced with multiple problems with keeping pace with them and the impact it has on young minds. Increased exposure through various platforms of the media has led to some positive things as information is available at hand’s reach level. This makes an average youngster also well informed and able to keep in tune with trends. But there is also a flip and not-so-pleasant side to it. With an overdose of information available there is also content that is misleading. Mothers have started to take an active role in educating their daughters on the perils of following unchartered information.

How to educate your teenage daughter about puberty?

As the more active parent, mothers have the critical task of shaping an ongoing exchange to zero in on pertinent issues related to our children’s healthy sexual development. During middle school, parents ask what is going on in health class, so that you can help deal with any questions they feel uncomfortable asking in school. Regardless of what’s being taught, it is helpful to review details so that you know what points have stuck and what is still not so clear.

  • Physical changes: When kids approach the age at which big changes begin, they need more detailed and concrete understandings of what to expect and how to deal with it. Review with her changes that occur in the body as a result of hormone changes during puberty. She will notice differences in her genitals and also experience secondary changes (e.g., developing breasts). Remind her that such changes occur at different ages for different kids, so she doesn’t worry if puberty comes faster or slower for her than for their friends. A girl’s period and the changes that come with it can create very stressful and confusing experiences. Since everyone reacts differently to this rite of passage, you want to be sure your daughter knows she can talk to you about any questions or concerns she might have. Hormonal changes and identity formation are two of the most challenging aspects of puberty (for both you and your child). Hormones have a powerful impact on mood, so warn your child how these changes affect how she feels. In addition to the emotional impact of physical and hormonal changes, kids also experience emotional swings over how they feel about themselves personally and socially.
  • Relational changes: At this age, kids start hearing more about sexual intercourse and encounter stories. Even if you wish you could shield your child from exposure to the realities of sex at this young age, the truth is they have access to so many outside outlets that shielding them entirely is impossible. Television, movies, internet, magazines, music and the mouths of their schoolmates are all filled with sexual connotations and imagery, from seemingly innocuous ads for soft drinks to the innuendo that pervades evening sitcoms. This exposure is nothing to be afraid of if you really speak with them about sexual intercourse, the importance of safe sex, the threat of AIDS and other STIs, and sexual abuse.
  • Social changes: By preadolescence, kids are ready to expand their friendships and activities to include both girls and boys. Often this is because they feel a physical interest in another person. The same feelings produce urges and desires that get directed into crushes on celebrities and crushes on friends. Talking about these feelings and offering guidelines for dating, dancing, and other age-appropriate activities is a significant part of your role in this stage of their life. In this period of transition into adolescence, it’s essential to establish rules that protect your child yet also demonstrate your trust in her judgment.
  • Spiritual changes: As preadolescents develop an understanding for interpersonal relationships, their capacity for empathy and love Their spiritual resources become more personal and relational. An engagement with one’s own spiritual tradition and its values that improve life—such as fair play, respect, and responsibility—can be meaningfully applied to sexuality. Children look for consistency and principles that support well-being, trust, and integrity.  Encourage their spiritual growth.

 

Teen education to daughters on puberty will help mothers cope up with the changing times in society

In view of the fast changing times in society, mothers are faced with multiple problems with keeping pace with them and the impact it has on young minds. Increased exposure through various platforms of the media has led to some positive things as information is available at hand’s reach level. This makes an average youngster also well informed and able to keep in tune with trends. But there is also a flip and not-so-pleasant side to it. With an overdose of information available there is also content that is misleading. Mothers have started to take an active role in educating their daughters on the perils of following unchartered information.

How to educate your teenage daughter about puberty?

As the more active parent, mothers have the critical task of shaping an ongoing exchange to zero in on pertinent issues related to our children’s healthy sexual development. During middle school, parents ask what is going on in health class, so that you can help deal with any questions they feel uncomfortable asking in school. Regardless of what’s being taught, it is helpful to review details so that you know what points have stuck and what is still not so clear.

  • Physical changes: When kids approach the age at which big changes begin, they need more detailed and concrete understandings of what to expect and how to deal with it. Review with her changes that occur in the body as a result of hormone changes during puberty. She will notice differences in her genitals and also experience secondary changes (e.g., developing breasts). Remind her that such changes occur at different ages for different kids, so she doesn’t worry if puberty comes faster or slower for her than for their friends. A girl’s period and the changes that come with it can create very stressful and confusing experiences. Since everyone reacts differently to this rite of passage, you want to be sure your daughter knows she can talk to you about any questions or concerns she might have. Hormonal changes and identity formation are two of the most challenging aspects of puberty (for both you and your child). Hormones have a powerful impact on mood, so warn your child how these changes affect how she feels. In addition to the emotional impact of physical and hormonal changes, kids also experience emotional swings over how they feel about themselves personally and socially.
  • Relational changes: At this age, kids start hearing more about sexual intercourse and encounter stories. Even if you wish you could shield your child from exposure to the realities of sex at this young age, the truth is they have access to so many outside outlets that shielding them entirely is impossible. Television, movies, internet, magazines, music and the mouths of their schoolmates are all filled with sexual connotations and imagery, from seemingly innocuous ads for soft drinks to the innuendo that pervades evening sitcoms. This exposure is nothing to be afraid of if you really speak with them about sexual intercourse, the importance of safe sex, the threat of AIDS and other STIs, and sexual abuse.
  • Social changes: By preadolescence, kids are ready to expand their friendships and activities to include both girls and boys. Often this is because they feel a physical interest in another person. The same feelings produce urges and desires that get directed into crushes on celebrities and crushes on friends. Talking about these feelings and offering guidelines for dating, dancing, and other age-appropriate activities is a significant part of your role in this stage of their life. In this period of transition into adolescence, it’s essential to establish rules that protect your child yet also demonstrate your trust in her judgment.
  • Spiritual changes: As preadolescents develop an understanding for interpersonal relationships, their capacity for empathy and love Their spiritual resources become more personal and relational. An engagement with one’s own spiritual tradition and its values that improve life—such as fair play, respect, and responsibility—can be meaningfully applied to sexuality. Children look for consistency and principles that support well-being, trust, and integrity.  Encourage their spiritual growth.

 

28 yrs old woman treated for Ovarian cancer through stage wise surgery – Conceives through IVF and delivers 2.9 kg baby boy at Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Sharmila Varshney successfully delivered a 2.9 kg healthy baby boy post seeking treatment for ovarian cancer through surgery and chemotherapy at Paras Bliss Hospital, New Delhi – Specialised Mother & Child Care Centre. The path breaking medical feat was performed stage wise over a time period of two years through selective medical planning and expertise. All procedures were performed under the guidance of Dr. Shelly Singh, Sr Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paras Bliss – New Delhi.

About two years back, Sharmila had come to the hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain. An ultrasound highlighted the presence of ascites – the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling. Further medical examination revealed masses in both ovaries. An MRI confirmed ovarian cancer that was at present localized only in the ovary and had not spread to other parts of the pelvis. The basic and recommended treatment plan included the removal of the uterus, making it impossible for Sharmila to bear children in future.

The decision was difficult and the couple requested Dr. Shelly to come up with a solution that could help her retain her child bearing as a patriarchal society in Haryana would not accept her otherwise. It was a question of saving her marital life.

Dr. Shelly consulted various onco surgeons and medical literature to suggest a medical protocol through which the uterus could be preserved in the earlier stages of ovarian cancer. However, the aspect of experimentation and risk was well discussed with the family. Sharmila and her husband decided to take the same forward and give their best to ensure that she is able to conceive in the future.

Dr. Shelly and her team of specialists performed a biopsy of the uterine endometrium to rule out cancer in the uterus and proceeded with a staging operation which involved removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, omentum and the paraortic lymph nodes. The biopsies were taken at the time of the surgery suggested stage 1C ovarian cancer, giving more hope to Dr. Shelly, her medical team and to Sharmila and her husband. The surgical treatment was complemented with 6 cycles of chemotherapy. The end result was the preservation of the uterus and the removal of ovarian cancer. Sharmila’s follow up results showed no new cancer cells or remnant cells, making her ready for an Invitro-Fertilisation Cycle (IVF).

After the first IVF Cycle only, Sharmila conceived. The exceptional medical planning paid off and Dr. Shelly succeeded in ensuring that the best medical outcome and choice be provided to her patient. After 9 months, Sharmila delivered a healthy 2.9 kg baby boy through a Caesarean Section (C-Section).  Today her family is complete and she is indebted to Dr. Shelly for the same.

Sharmila shares emotionally, “When we thought that fate had closed all doors to us, Dr. Shelly came to our lives like an angel. She not only treated me for cancer but gave me the support and confidence that even my close family members could not. Planning a medical treatment for 2 years and successfully delivering the same takes planning, acumen and patience. Dr. Shelly has truly been a guiding light for me. I wish her all the success and thank her for all her efforts. We owe our happiness to her.”

Dr. Shelly shares, “Ovarian cancer is the third leading site of cancer amongst Indian women. It is treatable cancer and only needs early detection and timely treatment. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and Abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and can be fatal. Ovarian cancer often has no symptoms in the early stages. Later stages are associated with symptoms, but they can be non-specific, such as loss of appetite and weight loss. Surgery and chemotherapy are generally used to treat ovarian cancer. Women in menopause are most at risk to develop ovarian cancer, however, it can occur in younger women too. If you feel any abnormality in your body, it is best advised that you consult a specialist at the earliest. Please note any delay or neglect can complicate your health issues further.”

28 yrs old woman treated for Ovarian cancer through stage wise surgery – Conceives through IVF and delivers 2.9 kg baby boy at Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Sharmila Varshney successfully delivered a 2.9 kg healthy baby boy post seeking treatment for ovarian cancer through surgery and chemotherapy at Paras Bliss Hospital, New Delhi – Specialised Mother & Child Care Centre. The path breaking medical feat was performed stage wise over a time period of two years through selective medical planning and expertise. All procedures were performed under the guidance of Dr. Shelly Singh, Sr Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paras Bliss – New Delhi.

About two years back, Sharmila had come to the hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain. An ultrasound highlighted the presence of ascites – the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling. Further medical examination revealed masses in both ovaries. An MRI confirmed ovarian cancer that was at present localized only in the ovary and had not spread to other parts of the pelvis. The basic and recommended treatment plan included the removal of the uterus, making it impossible for Sharmila to bear children in future.

The decision was difficult and the couple requested Dr. Shelly to come up with a solution that could help her retain her child bearing as a patriarchal society in Haryana would not accept her otherwise. It was a question of saving her marital life.

Dr. Shelly consulted various onco surgeons and medical literature to suggest a medical protocol through which the uterus could be preserved in the earlier stages of ovarian cancer. However, the aspect of experimentation and risk was well discussed with the family. Sharmila and her husband decided to take the same forward and give their best to ensure that she is able to conceive in the future.

Dr. Shelly and her team of specialists performed a biopsy of the uterine endometrium to rule out cancer in the uterus and proceeded with a staging operation which involved removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, omentum and the paraortic lymph nodes. The biopsies were taken at the time of the surgery suggested stage 1C ovarian cancer, giving more hope to Dr. Shelly, her medical team and to Sharmila and her husband. The surgical treatment was complemented with 6 cycles of chemotherapy. The end result was the preservation of the uterus and the removal of ovarian cancer. Sharmila’s follow up results showed no new cancer cells or remnant cells, making her ready for an Invitro-Fertilisation Cycle (IVF).

After the first IVF Cycle only, Sharmila conceived. The exceptional medical planning paid off and Dr. Shelly succeeded in ensuring that the best medical outcome and choice be provided to her patient. After 9 months, Sharmila delivered a healthy 2.9 kg baby boy through a Caesarean Section (C-Section).  Today her family is complete and she is indebted to Dr. Shelly for the same.

Sharmila shares emotionally, “When we thought that fate had closed all doors to us, Dr. Shelly came to our lives like an angel. She not only treated me for cancer but gave me the support and confidence that even my close family members could not. Planning a medical treatment for 2 years and successfully delivering the same takes planning, acumen and patience. Dr. Shelly has truly been a guiding light for me. I wish her all the success and thank her for all her efforts. We owe our happiness to her.”

Dr. Shelly shares, “Ovarian cancer is the third leading site of cancer amongst Indian women. It is treatable cancer and only needs early detection and timely treatment. Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and Abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and can be fatal. Ovarian cancer often has no symptoms in the early stages. Later stages are associated with symptoms, but they can be non-specific, such as loss of appetite and weight loss. Surgery and chemotherapy are generally used to treat ovarian cancer. Women in menopause are most at risk to develop ovarian cancer, however, it can occur in younger women too. If you feel any abnormality in your body, it is best advised that you consult a specialist at the earliest. Please note any delay or neglect can complicate your health issues further.”

30 yrs old treated for Abdominal Pain & Ovarian Cysts & Twisted Ovaries through Laparoscopic Scarless Surgery Successfully at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula

Paras Bliss, Panchkula – Specialise d Mother and Child care Hospital of Tricity  – successfully treated a 30 yrs old women of ovarian cysts, twisted ovaries and shooting abdominal pain by performing a path breaking Scarless Laparoscopic Surgery. Ms Pallavi Prashant was provided with the specialised treatment with ensured her quick recovery and mobility, aiding her to join back work in a week post surgery.

Ms Pallavi came to the hospital with severe pain in the lower abdomen. The pain was so severe that she experienced fainting spells and disability due to the same. She tried to take few over the counter pain killers, however, nothing seemed to help her. On arrival, the doctors at Paras Bliss first conducted a pregnancy test to rule out any maternity issues. Post ruling out pregnancy, an ultrasound examination highlighted a huge ovarian cyst of 10*6*7 cms on the left side of the ovary. The cyst was big and was associated with some other solid components as well. The doctors suggested Torsion of the ovarian cyst as the cause of the abdominal pain.

According to Dr Monica Agarwal, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula, “A twisted ovary, or ovarian torsion, occurs when an ovary flops down and rotates, cutting off its own blood supply in the process. Ovarian torsion is most common among women of childbearing age as with young women, the tissue is more flexible, and the ovary can move and twist with hormonal changes. Though it’s possible for cyst-free ovaries to become twisted, having a cyst or a mass makes it far more likely for torsion to happen as a cyst can place unequal weight on the organ, prompting it to turn. Women who are on fertility treatments are also likely to go through ovarian torsion.”

Post also checking the ovary for cancer markers an MRI was done which clearly highlighted how the ovaries had flipped. The imaging highlighted that the left ovary had torsed and was lying in front of the right ovary. Pallavi was suggested Laparoscopic Surgery to remove the cyst, the pressure caused by the same and put the ovaries back in shape.

During surgery, only 3 small incisions were made in her lower abdomen through which the instruments were inserted and the cyst removal or cystectomy was performed. Post 6 hours of surgery, Pallavi was allowed oral intake and just after 24 hrs, she was fit to be discharged.

Dr Monica also shares, “Ovarian torsion is not that a common issue. However, the common signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting along with abdominal tenderness. On abdominal ultrasound, an enlarged ovary is seen in numerous cases. However, the positive aspect is the choice and the availability of Laparoscopic Surgery. Laparoscopy is an exceptional technique that provides faster recovery, less blood loss, less chances of infection, fast hospital discharge and less medications. The patient, especially working women, can get back to their routine early with no scars on their body. At Paras Bliss, we have performed numerous cases through the same technique.”

Paras Bliss Hospital is a state of the art Mother & Child Care Centre located in Panchkula. The hospital also specialises in laparoscopic surgeries and has over the past few years conducted several complex cases successfully.

30 yrs old treated for Abdominal Pain & Ovarian Cysts & Twisted Ovaries through Laparoscopic Scarless Surgery Successfully at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula

Paras Bliss, Panchkula – Specialise d Mother and Child care Hospital of Tricity  – successfully treated a 30 yrs old women of ovarian cysts, twisted ovaries and shooting abdominal pain by performing a path breaking Scarless Laparoscopic Surgery. Ms Pallavi Prashant was provided with the specialised treatment with ensured her quick recovery and mobility, aiding her to join back work in a week post surgery.

Ms Pallavi came to the hospital with severe pain in the lower abdomen. The pain was so severe that she experienced fainting spells and disability due to the same. She tried to take few over the counter pain killers, however, nothing seemed to help her. On arrival, the doctors at Paras Bliss first conducted a pregnancy test to rule out any maternity issues. Post ruling out pregnancy, an ultrasound examination highlighted a huge ovarian cyst of 10*6*7 cms on the left side of the ovary. The cyst was big and was associated with some other solid components as well. The doctors suggested Torsion of the ovarian cyst as the cause of the abdominal pain.

According to Dr Monica Agarwal, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula, “A twisted ovary, or ovarian torsion, occurs when an ovary flops down and rotates, cutting off its own blood supply in the process. Ovarian torsion is most common among women of childbearing age as with young women, the tissue is more flexible, and the ovary can move and twist with hormonal changes. Though it’s possible for cyst-free ovaries to become twisted, having a cyst or a mass makes it far more likely for torsion to happen as a cyst can place unequal weight on the organ, prompting it to turn. Women who are on fertility treatments are also likely to go through ovarian torsion.”

Post also checking the ovary for cancer markers an MRI was done which clearly highlighted how the ovaries had flipped. The imaging highlighted that the left ovary had torsed and was lying in front of the right ovary. Pallavi was suggested Laparoscopic Surgery to remove the cyst, the pressure caused by the same and put the ovaries back in shape.

During surgery, only 3 small incisions were made in her lower abdomen through which the instruments were inserted and the cyst removal or cystectomy was performed. Post 6 hours of surgery, Pallavi was allowed oral intake and just after 24 hrs, she was fit to be discharged.

Dr Monica also shares, “Ovarian torsion is not that a common issue. However, the common signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting along with abdominal tenderness. On abdominal ultrasound, an enlarged ovary is seen in numerous cases. However, the positive aspect is the choice and the availability of Laparoscopic Surgery. Laparoscopy is an exceptional technique that provides faster recovery, less blood loss, less chances of infection, fast hospital discharge and less medications. The patient, especially working women, can get back to their routine early with no scars on their body. At Paras Bliss, we have performed numerous cases through the same technique.”

Paras Bliss Hospital is a state of the art Mother & Child Care Centre located in Panchkula. The hospital also specialises in laparoscopic surgeries and has over the past few years conducted several complex cases successfully.

Massage Therapy helps New Mother get over Post pregnancy Depression at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula

A specialised team of gynecologists, psychologists, and massage therapists together worked to treat a new mother of Post Partum or Post Pregnancy Stress and Depression. The specialists treated a 28 yr old woman, Sunita Sharma, a resident of Panchkula who had just delivered her first child. Sunita is by nature an introvert and was overwhelmed by the attention that she was getting due to her pregnancy. Post delivery the sudden responsibility and the aspect of attention that her child needed to be started to stress her limits. Despite showing all warnings signs of depression, Sunita’s family and she herself ignored them complicating matters more.

Sunita would often have to spend all day with the child and take care of its feeding and cleaning timings. Moreover, the sleepless nights started to build extra pressure on her. She kept on bottling the stress within her and would often stare aimlessly or would sit quietly in her room. Sunita’s husband Ramesh grew concerned about her sudden withdrawal. According to Ramesh, “It was as if a switch had turned off in her. Though she was always an introvert, however, she just stopped interacting with people. She would look sad, depressed and troubled. I often saw her sobbing and complaining to herself. To understand her situation I decided to talk to her gynecologist and pregnancy expert. They suggested post pregnancy depression and recommended that I get Sunita for a consult.”

Dr. Monica Agarwal, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology at Paras Bliss Panchkula shares, “To treat Sunita we first went through a counseling session with her and tried to understand the reasons for her change in attitude. Her signs of irritability and lack of bonding with her child suggested Post Pregnancy Depression. We suggested a bit of ‘me’ time for Sunita. Since her condition was psychological, we discussed on a relaxation regime only – Special Massage Therapy Sessions. Each hour long session of deep massage therapy would relax her and the calming effect would help her introspect. Just one hour of meditation started to help her psychologically and the positive effects could be seen post 5 sessions only.”

Dr. Monica Agarwal, also elaborates, “Millions of women in India get affected by Post Pregnancy Depression. It is a treatable issue and self-diagnosable. However, due to lack of awareness majority of the women don’t come forward and suffer from mental health issues which often lead to a negative impact on their personal relationships and family affairs. Those who develop postpartum depression are at greater risk of developing major depression later on in life. Women who conceive between 19-40 yrs are at most risk to suffer from the same. Common signs and symptoms include insomnia, loss of appetite, intense irritability and difficulty bonding with the baby. Untreated, the condition may last months or longer. Treatment can include counseling, antidepressants or hormone therapy.”

Today Sunita after 20 massage therapy sessions feels more relaxed, calmer and rejuvenated. She shares, “When my doctor suggested that I was depressed, I was in denial. I refused to believe that I had a mental health issue. The best is that they didn’t put me on medication and instead supported me with psychotherapy and relaxation. The massage therapy is the best way for a new mother to de-stress and de-clutters her mind. Today I can reconnect with my family and my bundle of joy. I am truly indebted to the deep insights of the team at Paras Bliss, Panchkula.”

Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula is a specialised mother and child care centre that provides exceptional and comprehensive maternity and pediatric care. The hospital also has specialised programs to aid the new and expecting mothers. Mommy Massage,  Baby Massage, Ante Natal Class, Post Pregnancy Weight Loss Program, Stretch Mark Treatment Program, are to list a few. Over the years numerous mothers have benefitted from the programs that are guided and developed by gynecologists, pregnancy experts, physiotherapists, and dermatologists.

Massage Therapy helps New Mother get over Post pregnancy Depression at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula

A specialised team of gynecologists, psychologists, and massage therapists together worked to treat a new mother of Post Partum or Post Pregnancy Stress and Depression. The specialists treated a 28 yr old woman, Sunita Sharma, a resident of Panchkula who had just delivered her first child. Sunita is by nature an introvert and was overwhelmed by the attention that she was getting due to her pregnancy. Post delivery the sudden responsibility and the aspect of attention that her child needed to be started to stress her limits. Despite showing all warnings signs of depression, Sunita’s family and she herself ignored them complicating matters more.

Sunita would often have to spend all day with the child and take care of its feeding and cleaning timings. Moreover, the sleepless nights started to build extra pressure on her. She kept on bottling the stress within her and would often stare aimlessly or would sit quietly in her room. Sunita’s husband Ramesh grew concerned about her sudden withdrawal. According to Ramesh, “It was as if a switch had turned off in her. Though she was always an introvert, however, she just stopped interacting with people. She would look sad, depressed and troubled. I often saw her sobbing and complaining to herself. To understand her situation I decided to talk to her gynecologist and pregnancy expert. They suggested post pregnancy depression and recommended that I get Sunita for a consult.”

Dr. Monica Agarwal, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology at Paras Bliss Panchkula shares, “To treat Sunita we first went through a counseling session with her and tried to understand the reasons for her change in attitude. Her signs of irritability and lack of bonding with her child suggested Post Pregnancy Depression. We suggested a bit of ‘me’ time for Sunita. Since her condition was psychological, we discussed on a relaxation regime only – Special Massage Therapy Sessions. Each hour long session of deep massage therapy would relax her and the calming effect would help her introspect. Just one hour of meditation started to help her psychologically and the positive effects could be seen post 5 sessions only.”

Dr. Monica Agarwal, also elaborates, “Millions of women in India get affected by Post Pregnancy Depression. It is a treatable issue and self-diagnosable. However, due to lack of awareness majority of the women don’t come forward and suffer from mental health issues which often lead to a negative impact on their personal relationships and family affairs. Those who develop postpartum depression are at greater risk of developing major depression later on in life. Women who conceive between 19-40 yrs are at most risk to suffer from the same. Common signs and symptoms include insomnia, loss of appetite, intense irritability and difficulty bonding with the baby. Untreated, the condition may last months or longer. Treatment can include counseling, antidepressants or hormone therapy.”

Today Sunita after 20 massage therapy sessions feels more relaxed, calmer and rejuvenated. She shares, “When my doctor suggested that I was depressed, I was in denial. I refused to believe that I had a mental health issue. The best is that they didn’t put me on medication and instead supported me with psychotherapy and relaxation. The massage therapy is the best way for a new mother to de-stress and de-clutters her mind. Today I can reconnect with my family and my bundle of joy. I am truly indebted to the deep insights of the team at Paras Bliss, Panchkula.”

Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula is a specialised mother and child care centre that provides exceptional and comprehensive maternity and pediatric care. The hospital also has specialised programs to aid the new and expecting mothers. Mommy Massage,  Baby Massage, Ante Natal Class, Post Pregnancy Weight Loss Program, Stretch Mark Treatment Program, are to list a few. Over the years numerous mothers have benefitted from the programs that are guided and developed by gynecologists, pregnancy experts, physiotherapists, and dermatologists.

Doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula Save the Life of The Mother & Baby With Specialised Tertiary Level Maternity & NICU Care

Mr Sudhir Sharma and his family can’t thank their luck enough. The addition in their family has taught them a good lesson – Opt for the best specialised care and do not ignore any abnormalities during pregnancy. The expert team of doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula were able to save the life of the 8 month old pregnant woman and the life of the newborn through medical interventions and specialised expertise.

Kavita Sharma, 35 yrs old, was pregnant and in a medically demanding situation. Her BP was high and she was experiencing a hypertensive crisis that meant she needed immediate labour and gynaecological attention. Her high blood pressure also suggested that she had the risk of suffering from convulsions and numerous pregnancy complications. Concerned about her health, Sudhir rushed Kavita to a nearby reputed government hospital, close to their home.

The unavailability of a specialised doctor and a bed for the mother in labour, made the scenario more intense. The odds of managing the same looked slim at the already low staffed government establishment. Concerned and anxious, Sudhir contacted Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula – A specialised mother and child care hospital – located in Mansa Devi Complex.

The specialised and fully equipped ambulance of Paras Bliss rushed the critical expecting mother to the hospital, where the already notified team of doctors – gynaecologists, obstetricians, support nursing staff and neonatologists were ready to deal with the challenges.

Kavita was swiftly made to go through an ultrasound. The immediate assessment of the fetal medicine expert highlighted the dipping heartbeat of the baby. The test also suggested that the fluid around the baby had dried up and this was causing the blood pressure of the mother and the baby to rise. This rising blood pressure could pose to be a risk factor for the mother and the baby.

Sighting the urgent need of the situation, the team of doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula acted swiftly and immediately moved Kavita to an intensive care unit. Intravenous drugs were given to her to control her blood pressure. A senior anaesthetist was immediate made available and she was rushed to an emergency surgery. A team of neonatologist and senior obstetricians were in the operation theatre to perform the complicated surgical intervention that included saving the life of a newborn and the mother.

After 3 hours, the surgery was successful and the Sharma’s were blessed with a son. The baby however was premature and weighed only 1 kg. He was put under intensive care under the strict observation of the neonatologists. Kavita needed few drugs post operation to settle her vitals, however she most importantly needed rest.

After 2 days, the baby and the mother were reported to be perfect and healthy. They were stated for discharge after 4 days of admission.

According to Dr Monica, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paras Bliss Panchkula, “Patient had come to us with diagnosis of PGR at 32 weeks POG with Chronic hypertension with superimposed PIH with impending eclampsia with prematurity with IUGR with oligohydramnios with fetaldistress. Had come because of non availability of bed/ ventilator. Immediate medical attention was needed as both the mother and baby were critical. After stabilising the patient with intravenous anti hypertensives and anti convulsants she was taken for surgery with a team of seniorobstetrician, anaesthetist andneonatologist.

Both mother and baby were monitored intensively in the post operative period. Baby needed NICU care because of prematurity and low birth weight. Finally both were discharged in a satisfactory condition.

So with complicated pregnancy you should choose a place well equipped with trained doctors and medical facilities so that no stone is left unturned in your quality care and safe delivery is conducted. Ultimately healthy baby and mother is our motto, in a friendly atmosphere.”

According to Sudhir and Kavita , “The birth of our son was an intense challenge against all odds – hospitals, medical care and emotions. We are thankful to the team at Paras Bliss Hospital for understanding our apprehensions and issues and taking full control of the situation. They were in true sense angels and problem solvers for us. We are blessed to have a child and be associated with able guidance. Our baby was born prematurely, however the team of neonatologists ensured that all challenges were addressed. Even when we go back home, we are certain that the team at Paras Bliss shall have our back. Kudos for creating an environment which in every sense delivers more for motherhood.”

Doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula Save the Life of The Mother & Baby With Specialised Tertiary Level Maternity & NICU Care

Mr Sudhir Sharma and his family can’t thank their luck enough. The addition in their family has taught them a good lesson – Opt for the best specialised care and do not ignore any abnormalities during pregnancy. The expert team of doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula were able to save the life of the 8 month old pregnant woman and the life of the newborn through medical interventions and specialised expertise.

Kavita Sharma, 35 yrs old, was pregnant and in a medically demanding situation. Her BP was high and she was experiencing a hypertensive crisis that meant she needed immediate labour and gynaecological attention. Her high blood pressure also suggested that she had the risk of suffering from convulsions and numerous pregnancy complications. Concerned about her health, Sudhir rushed Kavita to a nearby reputed government hospital, close to their home.

The unavailability of a specialised doctor and a bed for the mother in labour, made the scenario more intense. The odds of managing the same looked slim at the already low staffed government establishment. Concerned and anxious, Sudhir contacted Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula – A specialised mother and child care hospital – located in Mansa Devi Complex.

The specialised and fully equipped ambulance of Paras Bliss rushed the critical expecting mother to the hospital, where the already notified team of doctors – gynaecologists, obstetricians, support nursing staff and neonatologists were ready to deal with the challenges.

Kavita was swiftly made to go through an ultrasound. The immediate assessment of the fetal medicine expert highlighted the dipping heartbeat of the baby. The test also suggested that the fluid around the baby had dried up and this was causing the blood pressure of the mother and the baby to rise. This rising blood pressure could pose to be a risk factor for the mother and the baby.

Sighting the urgent need of the situation, the team of doctors at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula acted swiftly and immediately moved Kavita to an intensive care unit. Intravenous drugs were given to her to control her blood pressure. A senior anaesthetist was immediate made available and she was rushed to an emergency surgery. A team of neonatologist and senior obstetricians were in the operation theatre to perform the complicated surgical intervention that included saving the life of a newborn and the mother.

After 3 hours, the surgery was successful and the Sharma’s were blessed with a son. The baby however was premature and weighed only 1 kg. He was put under intensive care under the strict observation of the neonatologists. Kavita needed few drugs post operation to settle her vitals, however she most importantly needed rest.

After 2 days, the baby and the mother were reported to be perfect and healthy. They were stated for discharge after 4 days of admission.

According to Dr Monica, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paras Bliss Panchkula, “Patient had come to us with diagnosis of PGR at 32 weeks POG with Chronic hypertension with superimposed PIH with impending eclampsia with prematurity with IUGR with oligohydramnios with fetaldistress. Had come because of non availability of bed/ ventilator. Immediate medical attention was needed as both the mother and baby were critical. After stabilising the patient with intravenous anti hypertensives and anti convulsants she was taken for surgery with a team of seniorobstetrician, anaesthetist andneonatologist.

Both mother and baby were monitored intensively in the post operative period. Baby needed NICU care because of prematurity and low birth weight. Finally both were discharged in a satisfactory condition.

So with complicated pregnancy you should choose a place well equipped with trained doctors and medical facilities so that no stone is left unturned in your quality care and safe delivery is conducted. Ultimately healthy baby and mother is our motto, in a friendly atmosphere.”

According to Sudhir and Kavita , “The birth of our son was an intense challenge against all odds – hospitals, medical care and emotions. We are thankful to the team at Paras Bliss Hospital for understanding our apprehensions and issues and taking full control of the situation. They were in true sense angels and problem solvers for us. We are blessed to have a child and be associated with able guidance. Our baby was born prematurely, however the team of neonatologists ensured that all challenges were addressed. Even when we go back home, we are certain that the team at Paras Bliss shall have our back. Kudos for creating an environment which in every sense delivers more for motherhood.”

International Nurses Day Celebration at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula – Social Impression

On May 12, 2017 Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula celebrated International Nurses Day with Nurses, Doctors and other Hospital Staff. The event was full of amazing activities like Ramp Walk etc. Along with that there was a Cake Cutting Ceremony.

Paras Bliss Hospital New Delhi organized Free Zumba Fitness Workshop on World Dance Day – Social Impression

On April 29, 2017, Paras Bliss Hospital New Delhi conducted Free Zumba Fitness Workshop for Women of all age group at Hotel Le Cadre, New Delhi. The motive of organizing Zumba Workshop is to promote Weight Loss and Fitness.

Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula Created an Awareness Campaign to Promote World Immunization Week – Social Impression

Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula created an awareness campaign to promote vaccination for Children in World Immunization Week. In this Campaign patients and their parents actively participated to spread awareness about Immunization.

Paras Bliss Hospital New Delhi Created an Awareness Campaign to Promote World Immunization Week – Social Impression

Paras Bliss Hospital New Delhi created an awareness campaign to promote vaccination for Children in World Immunization Week. In this Campaign patients and their parents actively participated to spread awareness about Immunization.

25 yrs old Woman Chronic Depression Patient treated successfully at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula

Sonali was a bright medical student, the top of her class and an extrovert. However something changed and she started to show signs of isolation. She refused to come out of her room, wouldn’t take a bath and became aggressive in nature. Sonali started to avoid meals and would like to sleep the entire day. She would aimlessly watch TV and browse the internet.  Her parents decided to consult a medical professional and take some advice about their daughter’s sudden change.

Sonali and her family consulted Dr Ruby Ahuja, Consultant Psychology at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula. Dr Ruby specializes in women and child mental health. She has high expertise in managing mental health issues in adolescents, teenagers and women suffering from post partum depression, menopausal mood swings and menstrual stress. On consultation, Sonali shared that she would often cry herself to sleep and cry for a number of hours, for no reason.

Dr Ruby Ahuja shares, “Sonali was suffering from  Depressive Disorder. This condition is also called Dysthymia. It can be defined as a depressed mood that lasts for a long time. A person diagnosed with depressive disorder may have episodes of major depression along with periods of less severe symptoms, but symptoms must last for two years to be considered persistent depressive disorder. The signs and symptoms associated with a Depressive Disorder are:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Moving or talking more slowly
  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

Sonali displayed all the above and to treat the same we wanted to know the root cause of the issue.”

Dr Ruby implemented Cartharsis Therapy on Sonali. This included the introspection of the past to understand the stem of the depression. Her history highlighted relationship issues. She had inability to continue relationship sand commit to them. Her feelings of hopelessness and anxiety were due to her uncertainty concerning herself. Dr Ruby started sessions of Psychotherapy with Sonali.

Dr Ruby shares, “Psychotherapy includes the treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means. It may be longer and harder to follow, however has better and long lasting results. The interactions help a psychologist understand the risk factors and the cause of the depression episodes. The common issues are personal or family history of depression, major life changes, trauma, or stress, certain physical illnesses and medications. In psychotherapy it is important to understand that no two patients are same and we need to follow a detailed and careful path while treating patients suffering from mental health issues.”

Today after 4 sessions of detailed psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, Sonali is more stable. She has joined her college, has started to reconnect with her friends and focus on her studies. Intensive counseling sessions with her parents also helped her connect and appreciate the support that surrounded her.

Cognitive behavior therapy was done which involved changing her previous habits and cognition to a newer cognition for better life-skill management. Pharmacological approach was also used so some medicines were added along with psychotherapy.

Dr Ruby shares, “Numerous women suffer from mental health issues. This disease can affect men and women of all age groups. The risk factors for mental health diseases such as Depression are many. It is important for us to be aware of the alarming signs and symptoms, so that we can help ourselves. Moreover it is also important for us to help someone who needs medical help and professional advice.”

25 yrs old Woman Chronic Depression Patient treated successfully at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula

Sonali was a bright medical student, the top of her class and an extrovert. However something changed and she started to show signs of isolation. She refused to come out of her room, wouldn’t take a bath and became aggressive in nature. Sonali started to avoid meals and would like to sleep the entire day. She would aimlessly watch TV and browse the internet.  Her parents decided to consult a medical professional and take some advice about their daughter’s sudden change.

Sonali and her family consulted Dr Ruby Ahuja, Consultant Psychology at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula. Dr Ruby specializes in women and child mental health. She has high expertise in managing mental health issues in adolescents, teenagers and women suffering from post partum depression, menopausal mood swings and menstrual stress. On consultation, Sonali shared that she would often cry herself to sleep and cry for a number of hours, for no reason.

Dr Ruby Ahuja shares, “Sonali was suffering from  Depressive Disorder. This condition is also called Dysthymia. It can be defined as a depressed mood that lasts for a long time. A person diagnosed with depressive disorder may have episodes of major depression along with periods of less severe symptoms, but symptoms must last for two years to be considered persistent depressive disorder. The signs and symptoms associated with a Depressive Disorder are:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Moving or talking more slowly
  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

Sonali displayed all the above and to treat the same we wanted to know the root cause of the issue.”

Dr Ruby implemented Cartharsis Therapy on Sonali. This included the introspection of the past to understand the stem of the depression. Her history highlighted relationship issues. She had inability to continue relationship sand commit to them. Her feelings of hopelessness and anxiety were due to her uncertainty concerning herself. Dr Ruby started sessions of Psychotherapy with Sonali.

Dr Ruby shares, “Psychotherapy includes the treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means. It may be longer and harder to follow, however has better and long lasting results. The interactions help a psychologist understand the risk factors and the cause of the depression episodes. The common issues are personal or family history of depression, major life changes, trauma, or stress, certain physical illnesses and medications. In psychotherapy it is important to understand that no two patients are same and we need to follow a detailed and careful path while treating patients suffering from mental health issues.”

Today after 4 sessions of detailed psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, Sonali is more stable. She has joined her college, has started to reconnect with her friends and focus on her studies. Intensive counseling sessions with her parents also helped her connect and appreciate the support that surrounded her.

Cognitive behavior therapy was done which involved changing her previous habits and cognition to a newer cognition for better life-skill management. Pharmacological approach was also used so some medicines were added along with psychotherapy.

Dr Ruby shares, “Numerous women suffer from mental health issues. This disease can affect men and women of all age groups. The risk factors for mental health diseases such as Depression are many. It is important for us to be aware of the alarming signs and symptoms, so that we can help ourselves. Moreover it is also important for us to help someone who needs medical help and professional advice.”

Fear of Caring for Two Children Forces Mother into Post Partum Depression: Treated Successfully at Paras Bliss Panchkula

Sujata had everything in life. A caring family, earning and loving husband and two children. The birth of a second child completes a family, however for Sujata it meant way lot different. The 32 year old viewed the birth of her second infant as a sealing deal on her independence. Already burdened with household work and responsibilities associated with her first child, she felt trapped, anxious and confused.

Being an introvert she often had issues expressing herself and discussing her problems with her husband. On one hand the entire family was celebrating the birth of another child and inside the mother of the child felt trapped and suffocated.  Her fears started to cause physical disabilities and the effects started to become apparent. She started to doubt her capabilities and feared that she would not be able to be a fair parent to two children. She stopped caring for her second child and would often escape household work and child care duties.  Her disinterest to feed, wash and dress her second child were alarming signs for her husband, who first tried to reason with her and later decided that she did need some professional help.

Post Partum Depression – Needs Medical Attention:

Sujata and her family consulted Dr Ruby Ahuja, Consultant Psychology at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula. Dr Ruby specializes in dealing with women suffering from Post Partum Depression, Menopausal Mood Swings and Post Traumatic Stress. According to Dr Ruby, “Depression is a major issue in women. Nearly 3 in every 5 women are at risk of suffering from a mental disease. It is first important for the family to understand that their loved one needs care & medical attention and secondly it is then on the patient to be motivated and determined to come out of it. On observing Sujata we realized that she was suffering from Post Partum Depression – A common occurrence in Indian women and often diagnosed due to low awareness.”

A Psychologist can treat Post Partum Depression:

Dr Ruby states that, “ The most common signs and symptoms of Post Partum Depression include insomnia, loss of appetite, intense irritability and difficulty bonding with the baby. Those who develop postpartum depression are at greater risk of developing major depression later on in life. Untreated, the condition may last months or longer. Treatment can include counseling, antidepressants or hormone therapy. For Sujata we wanted her to introspect ad reason with herself for her emotions and apprehensions. We also noticed that due to her unstable mental condition her relationship with her husband was also affected. She started to discuss suicide, which were warning bells for us.”

The Path of Recovery from Post Partum Depression:

Dr Ruby recommended couple counseling sessions along with some light medical regime for Sujata. Over the sessions, the couples opened up and her husband accepted that he could help her in her everyday duties. Sujata also regained her lost confidence and started to bond with her second child.

  1. Find the “ME” time for Sujata
  2. Taking care of diet just before feeding
  3. Taking an hour off from home and going for walk alone when her husband came from office and took charge of children
  4. Writing her emotional dairy everyday

The sessions rekindled the romance and trust that the two had in each other. Today after 3 months of close consultation and couple therapy sessions, Sujata is back to her usual self.  She is busy planning her vacation with her family.

You ask her husband how he feels, he smiles and says, “My happiness lies in Sujata’s well being. Thanks to Dr Ruby for making me understand that my wife is not just my soul mate but the mother of my children and an integral part of my life. We need to appreciate the fine things in life.”

Fear of Caring for Two Children Forces Mother into Post Partum Depression: Treated Successfully at Paras Bliss Panchkula

Sujata had everything in life. A caring family, earning and loving husband and two children. The birth of a second child completes a family, however for Sujata it meant way lot different. The 32 year old viewed the birth of her second infant as a sealing deal on her independence. Already burdened with household work and responsibilities associated with her first child, she felt trapped, anxious and confused.

Being an introvert she often had issues expressing herself and discussing her problems with her husband. On one hand the entire family was celebrating the birth of another child and inside the mother of the child felt trapped and suffocated.  Her fears started to cause physical disabilities and the effects started to become apparent. She started to doubt her capabilities and feared that she would not be able to be a fair parent to two children. She stopped caring for her second child and would often escape household work and child care duties.  Her disinterest to feed, wash and dress her second child were alarming signs for her husband, who first tried to reason with her and later decided that she did need some professional help.

Post Partum Depression – Needs Medical Attention:

Sujata and her family consulted Dr Ruby Ahuja, Consultant Psychology at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula. Dr Ruby specializes in dealing with women suffering from Post Partum Depression, Menopausal Mood Swings and Post Traumatic Stress. According to Dr Ruby, “Depression is a major issue in women. Nearly 3 in every 5 women are at risk of suffering from a mental disease. It is first important for the family to understand that their loved one needs care & medical attention and secondly it is then on the patient to be motivated and determined to come out of it. On observing Sujata we realized that she was suffering from Post Partum Depression – A common occurrence in Indian women and often diagnosed due to low awareness.”

A Psychologist can treat Post Partum Depression:

Dr Ruby states that, “ The most common signs and symptoms of Post Partum Depression include insomnia, loss of appetite, intense irritability and difficulty bonding with the baby. Those who develop postpartum depression are at greater risk of developing major depression later on in life. Untreated, the condition may last months or longer. Treatment can include counseling, antidepressants or hormone therapy. For Sujata we wanted her to introspect ad reason with herself for her emotions and apprehensions. We also noticed that due to her unstable mental condition her relationship with her husband was also affected. She started to discuss suicide, which were warning bells for us.”

The Path of Recovery from Post Partum Depression:

Dr Ruby recommended couple counseling sessions along with some light medical regime for Sujata. Over the sessions, the couples opened up and her husband accepted that he could help her in her everyday duties. Sujata also regained her lost confidence and started to bond with her second child.

  1. Find the “ME” time for Sujata
  2. Taking care of diet just before feeding
  3. Taking an hour off from home and going for walk alone when her husband came from office and took charge of children
  4. Writing her emotional dairy everyday

The sessions rekindled the romance and trust that the two had in each other. Today after 3 months of close consultation and couple therapy sessions, Sujata is back to her usual self.  She is busy planning her vacation with her family.

You ask her husband how he feels, he smiles and says, “My happiness lies in Sujata’s well being. Thanks to Dr Ruby for making me understand that my wife is not just my soul mate but the mother of my children and an integral part of my life. We need to appreciate the fine things in life.”

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