Not Able to Conceive- When to Visit to Doctor?

It should be kept in mind that, if there is no risk factors for Infertility or the wife’s age is less than 35 years and the husband’s age is less than 40 years ; after one cycle (one month) of regular frequent intercourse, the chance of conception in human being is only 15%. That means, out of 100 couples trying for conception, only 15 will be able to succeed after one month of trying.  The word “Regular” and “Frequent” are important; because to achieve pregnancy, couples are advised to keep intimate relationships for at least 2-3 times a […]

Bed Rest in Pregnancy- Is it Helpful?

Bed Rest in Pregnancy- Is it Helpful? Pinki, a 29 years-old-woman, was very much excited when she got positive pregnancy test for the first time. She is a school teacher. As she did not feel much problem, she continued her routine daily activities. Unfortunately she landed in miscarriage at 8 weeks. This time her friends and in laws- everybody told her that “she had miscarriage because she did not take rest“. But can anyone guarantee if she took bed rest, everything would have been absolutely normal? Let’s see what the science is saying. Can bed rest prevent miscarriage? […]

Is There Any Abnormality in the Baby?

Pregnancy is a long nine-month journey. So anything can happen at anytime, quite unexpectedly. Nowadays, we have ultramodern technologies, which can detect whether the baby is having any serious abnormality, before birth. Usually testing should be done 2 times- 1) 11-13 weeks- Combined Test or First Trimester Screening (FTS)-  which includes blood test and a specialized ultrasound scan (“NT Scan”). By this test, in initial period, majority of the lethal abnormalities and chromosomal abnormalities are screened. However, some abnormalities may not be detected at this stage.  2) 18-20 weeks- Anomaly Scan-  It describes all the organ in details […]

Is Stress Affecting Your Conjugal Life?

In our modern life, stress is an indispensable part. Career, jobs, studies, incomes, business, money, property- all are associated with some sorts of stress. The problem gets exaggerated when it affects the family life. Because, at the end of the day, we all want to enjoy a happy family life. And a family life has its sense when the husband and the wife are in harmony. Needless to say, that a family is incomplete without a kid.  How stress affects family life?  Effect of stress is not limited to mind. It has serious effects in the body. It […]

Effects of Smoking in Pregnancy: A Serious Threat

You all know that tobacco causes cancer – cancers in almost all the organs of our body.But what else? can it affect your sexual and reproductive life?In females – it causes problems in menstruation, irregular periods and abnormal amount of bleeding. In addition, it causes difficulty in having baby – by interfering with normal hormone release. Even if pregnancy occurs, the ending may not be a happy one. It is responsible for repeated pregnancy loss (repeated miscarriages), ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus – that cannot survive, on the other hand it can endanger the mother’s life). It also […]

Diabetes, Pregnancy and Fertility

India is nowadays considered the “Diabetic Capital” of the world. The rate at which diabetes is increasing in modern societies is, indeed, a matter of concern. Diabetes does not merely mean increased and sometimes uncontrolled blood sugar. It affects various organs and systems of our body , particularly affecting heart (coronary artery disease), brain (stroke), eye (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy), blood pressure (hypertension), liver (fatty liver), nerves (neuropathy), increased risk of infection and even some cancers. Obesity and diabetes go hand-in-hand. So, the main control measures are life style changes (controlling weight, diet, exercise, avoidance of alcohol and smoking); […]

Contraception – Common Myths and Misconceptions

Sex is a basic human right. But to have sex safely and without fear of unwanted pregnancy – should be the priority. Many women across the world die every day as a result of unwanted pregnancy, mostly due to unsafe abortion. So, couples can avoid pregnancy and enjoy sex life fully, only if they can follow safe and effective contraceptive advice. Let me clarify some popular myths and misconceptions abut contraception.  1. Contraception is useful for all While the ideal contraceptive is necessary but it does not exist. So, what may seem suitable for a couple may not be […]

10 Things to Avoid in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a journey of a woman from womanhood to motherhood. Each and every pregnancy is precious and so women usually remain anxious about their lifestyle and food habits. Most of the pregnant mothers do not hesitate to sacrifice their comfort and habit, only to keep their baby safe. Here are the few tips which describes what are the common food items that must be avoided in pregnancy.   1) Some fishes Fishes are integral part of most of the non-vegetarian Indian dishes. Majority of the fishes are not harmful, rather most of them (particularly fresh water fishes) […]

Repeated Miscarriage- a Painful Experience for Couples

Pregnancy gives a woman completeness by turning her into mother from a simple woman. It is the thing which makes the couple parents, the dream which they nurture right time from their marriage. Of course there are many couples who are not fortunate enough to achieve pregnancy and they are usually termed infertile and we have discussed it in separate post.  But there are other couples who may or may not (as this is the usual case) find difficult to conceive but the pregnancy does not continue to the age of viability. Age of viability means the age, […]

Fertility Treatment for Couples With Sexual Problems

Introduction When couples get married, they often view parenthood as the next stage in their family life. They want to have a child, they want to be “mom” and “dad”, they cannot imagine that this may be hard to achieve or may not be a natural process. When several trials to conceive fail, they are shocked. Their basic expectation about family life gets shattered. Most of the couples are desperately looking for medical therapy that will end into a misery. Clearly this is not a struggle to survive; it is a struggle to fulfill a dream, to achieve […]