December 7, 2018
vaccines-during-pregnancy

Importance of Vaccinations during Pregnancy

Have you ever thought why vaccines are given to mum-to-be?  If not, vaccinated mothers pass on infection-fighting proteins called antibodies to their babies.  During the first […]
December 7, 2018
Newborn_Screening

Newborn Screening

Newborn screening refers to the practice of testing all babies in their first few days of life for certain disorders and conditions that can hinder their […]
November 20, 2018

Importance of Breast Milk

Breast milk provides ideal nutrition for babies. It has the perfect mix of vitamins, protein and fat – everything that your baby needs to grow and […]
November 6, 2018

Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a type of pregnancy-related complication characterized by high blood pressure and causes damage to another organ system, most often liver and kidneys.  Commonly preeclampsia […]
October 23, 2018
High_Risk_Pregnancy

High Risk Pregnancies

Most of the time pregnancy is a natural process.  After a full-term pregnancy, woman goes into labor as the due date gets nearer and gives birth […]
October 10, 2018
Ultrasound_Scans

Ultrasound Scans During Pregnancy

For would-be mothers, ultrasound scans are the highlight of the pregnancy. It is really exciting to “see” the baby in the womb, often moving their hands […]
October 5, 2018
IVF Myths

Myths surrounding IVF (Busted)

Myth #1 IVF causes cancer All medications, including fertility drugs, come with risks, but one needn’t get concerned about an increased cancer risk.  It can be […]
September 18, 2018
Menopause

Understanding Menopause

Menopause is a biological process through which a woman ceases to be fertile or menstruate. It is a normal part of life and is not at […]
August 31, 2018

Implications of Stress During Pregnancy

Bringing a new person into the world is not a cake walk. You tend to worry about each and everything. A lot of questions and doubts […]
August 10, 2018
Uterine_Prolapse

Uterine Prolapse

Pelvic muscles and ligaments hold uterus in place. Uterine prolapse occurs because of stretching of pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. They cease to provide the much-needed […]
July 25, 2018
KJK

Delaying Pregnancy and Childbearing – Implications

The proportion of women who delay pregnancy by intention has increased greatly in the past few decades across the world. Even in our country, the number […]
July 17, 2018
Irregular_Menstruation

IRREGULAR MENSTRUAL CYCLE

The normal duration of a woman’s menstrual cycle is 28 days, but it can change between individuals. Irregular menstruation is when the duration of the cycle […]
July 3, 2018
Blocked Fallopian Tube

FALLOPIAN TUBE DISORDERS

Fallopian tubes are female reproductive organs that link ovaries and uterus. Every month during ovulation, roughly during the mid-part of the menstrual cycle, fallopian tubes carry […]
June 22, 2018
Fewer Sperms than normal

REASONS FOR LOW SPERM COUNT IN MEN (OLIGOSPERMIA)

Low sperm count refers to semen (ejaculating fluid) containing fewer sperm than normal.  This condition is also called oligospermia, whereas a complete absence of sperm is […]
June 14, 2018
Lifestyle Choices and Infertility

Make healthy lifestyle choices to prevent infertility issues

A good number of reasons can be attributed to a couples’ infertility, but all are not medically linked. Certain lifestyle choices can also lead to infertility […]
June 1, 2018
Ectopic Pregnancy

ECTOPIC PREGNANCY

ECTOPIC PREGNANCY   From fertilization to delivery, pregnancy involves a number of stages in a woman’s body.  One of the stages is the egg that is […]
May 24, 2018
Neonatal Jaundice

NEONATAL JAUNDICE

Neonatal Jaundice is a commonly seen disease condition.  Ironically, it is seen more in baby boys than baby girls.  As many as 50% of all infants […]
May 7, 2018
Nuchal Translucency Scan

First Trimester Screening for Chromosomal Abnormalities and Birth Defects

With new developments in the screening methods, it is now possible to detect risks for genetic mutations and chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses at very early stages. […]
April 25, 2018
Stress and Infertility

Does Stress Cause Infertility?

We know the fact that infertility causes high levels of stress but does stress cause infertility is still not evident. While at present there is no […]
April 11, 2018
Ovarian_Cyst

Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that develop in a woman’s ovaries. Most cysts are harmless and remain without any symptoms, but some may cause complications […]
March 31, 2018

Embryo Freezing (Cryopreservation) in IVF | KJK Hospital,Trivandrum

Embryo cryopreservation is the process of freezing and storing embryos and is a part of most in-vitro fertilization process. The cryopreservation process has been in use […]
March 24, 2018
Laparoscopy_and_infertility

Laparoscopy and Infertility

Laparoscopic Surgery, also called Key hole surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure in which small incisions are made to place a telescopic camera system into the […]
March 5, 2018
Female_Infertility

Diabetes and Female Infertility

According to WHO estimates, more than 180 million people worldwide have diabetes. And this number is likely to be doubled by 2030. Type 1 diabetes which […]
February 28, 2018
Diabetes_&_Male_Infertility

Diabetes and Male Infertility

Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic which requires consistent monitoring of diet, exercise and other lifestyle habits. While there is much awareness about the impact of diabetes […]
January 23, 2018
Embryo Freezing

Embryo Freezing (Embryo Cryopreservation) and its benefits

Embryo Freezing or Cryopreservation is generally performed as a component of infertility treatments like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). During a standard […]
January 20, 2018
Male Infertility

Causes of Male Infertility

To understand Male Infertility, we must first understand what is Infertility. If a couple is not able to conceive a child even though they had frequent […]
January 9, 2018

Obesity and Infertility

WHO definition of Obesity and Infertility According to World Health Organization (WHO), if the body mass index (BMI) equals to or is greater than 25kg/m2, it […]
December 13, 2017
fibroid

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, myomas or fibromas, are the most common benign tumors of the uterus. Most women have no symptoms. They range in […]
November 29, 2017
endometriosis

Endometriosis – An Overview

Uterus in a women’s body is lined from inside with tissues called endometrium. During the regular menstrual cycles, these tissues build up, break down and shed […]
November 13, 2017
IVF

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In Vitro Fertilization or IVF is a process used to treat infertility where an egg is combined with sperm outside the body. After the eggs are fertilized outside the body, they are transferred in the woman’s uterus. Once the embryo implants in the woman’s uterus, normal course of pregnancy continues.
October 1, 2017

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, also known as PCOS is one of the prevalent reproductive disorders in women and among the leading causes of infertility globally. With about […]
September 15, 2017

What is Neonatology?

The term neonate is used to refer to newborn babies, or more specifically to babies who are less than four weeks old. This is a very critical age in the baby’s life when events like feeding patterns are established; it’s also the time when bonding between baby and parents begins and more importantly
September 1, 2017

What is an Assisted Hatching Procedure?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a form of assisted reproduction technology that involves harvesting of eggs from the female’s ovary and combining it with sperms in a conducive liquid in the controlled environment of the lab. The fertilized egg or zygote is then allowed to grow in a culture medium for 4-6 days before transferring into the uterus of the female for the purpose of establishing a successful pregnancy.
August 1, 2017

Treatment Options for Female Infertility

Female infertility accounts for approximately one-third of all infertility cases amongst couples. It’s been estimated that there are 20 million childless couples in India currently with various types of infertility problems. Research has also shown that infertility problems are on the rise, with incidences going up by 20-30% in the last 5 years.
July 1, 2017

Preparing for a Cesarean Delivery

Cesarean section, also known as C-section refers to a surgical method of delivering the baby through the incision of the abdominal and uterine walls. This method was initially utilized to separate the fetus from a moribund mother but the method later evolved to resolve a variety of maternal and fetal complications that couldn’t be resolved through a normal vaginal delivery.
June 1, 2017

Detecting an Early Miscarriage

A miscarriage is that unfortunate state of affairs when a pregnancy gets spontaneously terminated before 20 weeks of gestation. If the termination occurs within the first 12-14 weeks, it’s called an early miscarriage and when it occurs by around the 20th week, it’s referred to as a late miscarriage.
May 24, 2017

Causes of Infertility in Women

The most common symptom of infertility is being unable to get pregnant even after 6 months of trying. When the reason for inability to conceive is due to female issues, it’s known as female infertility; such females may have normal, irregular or absent periods.