7 Measures to deal with depression during pregnancy

#Pregnancy can be a time of joy -and stress. Research suggests that about 7% of pregnant women experience depression during pregnancy. If you have untreated depression, you might not seek optimal prenatal care, eat the healthy foods your baby needs or have the energy to care yourself. You are also at increased risk of #postpartum depression and having difficulty bonding with your #baby.

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How easy is breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding doesn’t always come naturally. So try not to worry if it feels a bit awkward at first. Breastfeeding is a skill that you and your baby learn together, and it can take time for both of you to get used to it.

To breastfeed comfortably, it doesn’t really matter where or how you choose to sit or lie back. What’s important is that you can settle your baby onto your breast easily.

Your newborn has a powerful instinct to seek out your breast. This is called rooting. When your baby’s rooting, you’ll see his lips move, and he’ll turn his head from side to side. He may also wave his arms and legs around.

Try out a few positions to find one that suits you, and helps your baby to easily root for and find your breast. This will help your baby open his mouth wide and get a good, comfortable latch onto your breast.

Laid back breastfeeding (Biological Nurturing)

Semi-reclined, with your baby lying across your stomach or shoulder to protect your caesarean wound.

Laid back breastfeeding after a cesarean:

If you find a position that works for you and your baby, It’s fine to stick with it. But if you have Sore nipples or other signs that baby is not latching on well, it can help to try different positions.

How do I start breastfeeding?

Sit or lie back so that your back is supported and you feel comfortable. Your arms and shoulders need to be loose and free to move, but well-supported.

Raise your feet or your knees, if you need to.

If you are sitting up, you could use a pillow to take the weight of your baby at first, so your forearms aren’t doing all the work.

If you’re using a laid-back position, use cushions or pillows to support your elbows, shoulders and your back.

Once you’re comfortable, place your baby, tummy-down, on your chest and abdomen, and bring your knees up, so that your baby has a surface to push on with his feet. A laid-back position helps your baby to make the most of his reflex to root for your breast. Your body will support your baby and allow him instinctively to adjust his position, bob his head, and find your breast.

If you are lying on your side, place pillows under your head. Lay your baby alongside you, with his tummy towards yours. Again, you could bend your knees so your baby can feel them with his feet.

Other positions for breastfeeding your baby could include:

1 ) The cradle hold, with your baby’s head in the crook of your arm

2 ) The rugby ball hold, with your baby’s body under your arm

3) The koala hold, where your baby straddles your knees to nurse

For further clarifications,

DR.SUNITHA SIVAKUMAR Md( Og), DRM( Reproductive medicine, Germany),
D.Mas( Laproscopy, Germany)

For appointments, contact – 0416- 2253400, 0416- 2252114, 0416-2909192


Thyroid hormones in pregnancy

Thyroid hormones are necessary for normal fetal development during the first 3 months.Because hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are possible, thyroid levels should be monitored before and throughout your pregnancy.

Thyroid hormones are particularly necessary to assure healthy fetal development of the brain and nervous system during the first three months of your pregnancy since the baby depends on your hormones, which are delivered through gland in the fetus will begin to produce its own thyroid hormones.

What happens if the thyroid disease in pregnancy is untreated?

Untreated thyroid diseases during pregnancy may lead to premature birth, preeclampsia (a servere increase in blood pressure), miscarriage, and low birth weight among other problems. Therefore, it is important to talk to your doctor if you have had a history of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism so you can be monitored before and during your pregnancy, and to be sure that your medication is properly adjusted, if necessary.

So if you have hypothyroidism – your doctor will add thyroxine supplementation and adjust your dose accordingly.
If you have hyperthyroidism, your doctor will put you on anti- thyroid medications and adjust your dose appropriately.

Your doctor might advise a regular blood estimation of your thyroid levels every 4 to 6 weeks thro’ the pregnancy to keep your levels under control and there by give you a healthy pregnancy.

For more clarifications,
DRM( Reproductive medicine, Germany), D.Mas( Laproscopy, Germany).
For appointments,
contact – 0416- 2253400, 0416- 2252114, 0416-2909192


Pregnancy & Covid19

Pregnant ladies can have a weaker immune system and hence they fall under the high risk for covid19 category.

Taking adequate #Precautions as given below can lower the risk of any pregnant lady getting infected by 40- 60% atleast.

JUST BECAUSE THERE IS FEAR & PANIC , It really doeant mean that you should have it too. If the mother has fear and panic, the kid imbibes that nature too. So #staypositive #Happy #hydrated well.

For More clarifications,
Dr.Sunitha Sivakumar ,
Md(og), DRM(Reproductive medicine), D.Mas(Laproscopic, Germany)
Senior consultant & Laproscopy surgeon
DR.Sivakumar Multispeciality hospital,
Opp.to collector office, sathuvachari.
( #visit Timings- in view of govt.orders at present we are open only for gynecology emergencies and emergency surgeries only till april 16th)


Gestational Diabetes( GDM)

What causes GDM?

When you eat, your pancreas releases insulin, a hormone that helps move a sugar called glucose from your blood to your cells, which use it for energy. During pregnancy, your placenta makes hormones that cause glucose to build up in your blood.

How to prevent gestational diabetes?

It is not always possible to prevent gestational diabetes. Certain risk factors make it more likely that a woman will develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. However, maintaining a healthy weight before and after conception, eating well, and exercising regularly during pregnancy can all reduce the risk.

What should i do if i have GDM?

* MEET YOUR GYNECOLOGIST every fortnight for systematic check up to detect GDM induced pregnancy complications and its further treatment.

#There are three basic components in effectively managing gestational diabetes:

Monitoring blood glucose levels

Adopting a healthy eating pattern

Physical activity.

Consultation Timings :
10 am to 5pm( mon to fri)
10 am to 1pm ( sat)
For appointments and enquiries – contact 0416 – 2253400, 0416 – 2252114


Vaginal Thrush

Vaginal thrush or candidiasis is a yeast infection in women. If affected please
# check blood sugar levels
# Take care of personal hygiene
# Have less carbs and less refined flour / sugar
# Get a gynecologist opinion as it can cause increased vaginal irritation and itching.
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Consultation Timings :
10 am to 5pm( mon to fri)
10 am to 1pm ( sat)
For appointments and enquiries – contact 0416 – 2253400, 0416 – 2252114


Prenatal genetic testing in pregnancy

Prenatal testing, screening, and diagnosis are important tools to help your doctor determine, before birth, whether your fetus has any genetic disorders or congenital anomalies. Tests can be anything from amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) to a simple blood test.

These tests are especially useful to detect trisomies( genetic disorders in baby) for women who are pregnant in their 1st 15 weeks of pregnancy & also for pregnant women above 35 yrs who are at an increased risk for genetic abnormalities.

For more clarifications,
Meet our expert Obstetrician & Gyneacologist
Consultation Timings :
Mon to friday : 10 am to 5pm
Saturday : 10 am to 1pm

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Baby Food Facts

To make baby food truly healthy and safe, changes must be made to their composition and promotion, particularly :

1) Limiting Sugar

2) Reducing Salt

3) Improving Labeling

When sugar craving in childhood goes unchecked – they lead to various diseases like childhood obesity, Hormonal imbalance , dental caries & cavities.

Long term effects like pcos in girls, diabetes in young children, obesity related arthritis in young adults can be prevented.


DRM( Reproductive medicine), D.Mas( Laproscopy – Germany)

Mon to friday 10 am to 4pm
Saturday 10 am to 1pm only

Contact – 0416 2252114, 0416 – 2909192


Facts on PREGNANCY care

  • # Always have a positive mindset during your pregnancy – it helps to form a harmonial environment for baby to grow well
  • # 1st 3 months can be little stressful with bouts of vomiting, tiredness and frequest urination but believe in yourself and hydrate yourself with min.3 litres of water per day.
  • # your baby breathes within amniotic fluid inside the uterus – so if u r dehydrated it can be difficult for ur baby to grow well
  • # First 3 months – Folic acid intake is a must to prevent birth defects in newborn
  • # Regular antenatal check ups with ur gynecologist is essential to promote a healthy pregnancy and to ensure adequate baby growth.
  • # Vaccination with 2 shots of injection. TT in 5th and 7th month of pregnancy or a single shot of injection .Tdap at 28 weeks of pregnancy ensures your baby is well secured from certain common infections
  • # 5th Month ANOMALY scan is extremely important to diagnose any major anomaly in new born
  • # Genetic screening to diagnose disease like down syndrome is done as early as 12 weeks to 14 weeks of pregnancy and is very essential
  • # Last weeks few weeks – your nutrition and the position u lie down while resting becomes very important
  • # After 20 weeks avoid lying down supine on your back – as it mught reduce adequate blood supply to ur baby. Instwad lie down left lateral or right lateral too.
  • # Last 4 weeks u can feel the bearing down spasm on and off – these contractions r normal and is a preparation to labor pain in next few weeks – so don’t panic.

THERE IS LOTS MORE- FOR MORE CLARIFICATIONS – Book your appointment and meet our expert gynecologists

Between Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm
Contact : 0416 – 2252114, 0416 – 2253400.


Prevention of birth defects in new born


Folic acid, a form of vitamin B, plays an importable role in a foetus neural tube development into the brain and spinal cord by enabling the production of red blood cells. It is found naturally in green, leafy vegetables and citrus fruits but can also be taken as a supplement, especially during the first few weeks of the pregnancy and 3 months before planning for pregnancy and 3 months before planning for pregnancy. This birth Defects awareness month, lets join hands in raising awareness about congenital anomalies through proper intake of the required.


Effective Vaccination in Pregnancy

  • The Tdap vaccine prevents whooping cough. This is a very serious, often life-threatening disease for babies.
  • Getting the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy helps protect your newborn from whooping cough until the baby is old enough for his or her own vaccine.
  • The Tdap vaccine is safe for both you and your fetus

For the health of your baby :

Get the Tdap vaccine during every pregnancy between 27 and 36 weeks,as early in that window as possible.

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Pregnancy Tip

  • Foods rich in Folate( green veggies/ Greens) ,
  • Iron( dates/ jaggery / pomogrenate / Drumstick leaves) ,
  • Fiber ( plaintain stem/ fruits / greens) ,
  • calcium( Milk, curd , yogurt , sapotta fruit , spinach) are essential for the healthy growth of your baby thro’ out the pregnancy. Baby’s birth weight is determined by the healthy eating habits of the mother and also the mother’s co existing health condition ( like diabetes/ hypertension/ anemia/ heart disease/ thyroid disorders)


Fertility Number Facts

  • Age of the couple matter a lot for the success of a healthy pregnancy outcome ( both Male and female parters )
  • If a couple has tried for a pregnancy for atleast a period of 12 months and unable to conceive , this couple needs help – visit a fertility specialist without delay.
  • Women with irregular periods can have delayed pregnancy. So its better to correct the period cycle length when a lady is planning for a pregnancy
  • Obese women with delayed pregnancy should aim for min.15 to 20% weight loss for better outcomes of fertility treatment
  • If the male partner has some defective parameters in semen analysis then the fertility specialist can help you
  • Both male and female partners have to be investigated simultaneously for best results.




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