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Does your newborn suffer from excessive crying? Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option

Does your newborn suffer from excessive crying? Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option

Excessive crying in babies is an issue for up to one in five families, causing pain for the baby and stress for the parents.

Caesarean section: Do C-section births affect human evolution? Things you need to know

Caesarean section: Do C-section births affect human evolution? Things you need to know

A caesarean section, also known as c-section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus.

Beware expecting mothers! Antidepressants during pregnancy may up birth defects

Beware expecting mothers! Antidepressants during pregnancy may up birth defects

A new study suggests that women who take a type of antidepressant during their early pregnancy may increase the risk of having babies with birth defects or stillbirths compared with those who did not take these pills.

Premature babies can become healthy with specialised care

Premature babies can become healthy with specialised care

Premature babies are those born before 37 weeks of gestation. Although some premature babies show normal growth, some may have continuing problems that adversely effect their growth and development.

Teething: Are homeopathic products safe for your baby?

There are a range of products available in the market nowdays, making the teething process a lot easier or comfortable both for the baby and parents. 

'Breastfeeding may protect moms from cancer, heart disease'

The study underscores the importance of policies that make it possible for women to breastfeed, according to study senior author Alison Stuebe from the University of North Carolina in the US.

Deaf women may have pre-term or low birth weight babies

Babies born to women with hearing loss are more likely at risk of being born premature and or have low birth weight, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

High vitamin B level in mother's may reduce eczema risk in infants

A new study conducted by researchers has found that babies whose mothers possess a higher level of particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy may be at a lesser risk of developing eczema, which involves inflammation of the skin.

Maternal diabetes may up health risks in babies

Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes (which develops during pregnancy) or pre-gestational diabetes (prior to pregnancy) may be at an increased risk of developing malformations, abnormal size, jaundice and low blood sugar, says a new study.

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital celebrates 10 years of Fetal Medicine

 Leading doctors here on Tuesday underlined the role of fetal medicine in ensuring that the health of the unborn baby was not compromised.

Cesarean mum breast feeding may pass stress to babies

The findings revealed levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, which were higher in the milk of mothers who got their babies delivered by Cesarean section (C-section) or who had no partner at home.

Zika virus now linked to severe joint deformities in babies!

Researchers from Brazil's Recife, the city at the centre of the Zika epidemic, believe there may also be a link between Zika infection and a severe joint condition.

Five herbs that may help cure Zika virus infection  – Watch slideshow

Five herbs that may help cure Zika virus infection – Watch slideshow

Five herbs that may help cure Zika virus infection – Watch slideshow

Two babies born in California with Zika-related defect

Two babies have been born in California with the severe birth defect microcephaly after their mothers contracted the Zika virus.

Stop mom-shaming those wanting to breastfeed

Even as we are in 2016, feeding in public is frowned upon, targeted and shamed. Women are compelled to leave home post delivery, whatever be the reason.

Breastfeeding: How much, how often, introduction of solid foods!

It is recommended that newborns should not go more than about 4 hours without feeding, even overnight.

Breastfeeding – What new mothers need to know!

 Breast milk contains antibodies that help the baby fights off viruses and bacteria.  

World Breastfeeding Week: Foods nursing mothers should not eat!

 Here are some foods that breastfeeding moms should avoid ast babies often object to these foods.

Baby care during monsoon: Tips to get rid of prickly heat rash in babies!

 Most prickly heat rashes disappear on its own in a few days unless the rash gets infected.