Birth

Shocking: Mother discovers pregnancy 45 minutes before giving birth

Shocking: Mother discovers pregnancy 45 minutes before giving birth

Imagine discovering your pregnancy and delivering a little baby – all within 45 minutes.

Jan 10, 2018, 17:45 PM IST
Novel sperm-sorting device could improve IVF success

Novel sperm-sorting device could improve IVF success

Traditional sperm-sorting methods used in IVF treatments select sperm that are the fastest swimmers.

Jan 04, 2018, 17:52 PM IST
Rare twist of fate: Twins born a year apart from each other

Rare twist of fate: Twins born a year apart from each other

Identical twins are known to be born at a rate of almost four per 1000 births across the globe.

Jan 03, 2018, 11:52 AM IST

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrates her father Krishnaraj Rai's birth anniversary

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrates her father Krishnaraj Rai's birth anniversary

Nov 21, 2017, 11:22 AM IST
'Vaginal seeding' an unsafe practice, may harm newborn: Doctors

'Vaginal seeding' an unsafe practice, may harm newborn: Doctors

Previous studies have shown caesarean delivery is linked to a modest increase in the risk of obesity, asthma and some autoimmune diseases.

Oct 26, 2017, 19:10 PM IST
Study links length of incision to pain after caesarean

Study links length of incision to pain after caesarean

Consistent with the researchers' previous work, chronic pain after cesarean delivery was extremely rare, with less than 3 percent of women reporting chronic pain one year after their cesarean delivery.

Oct 22, 2017, 19:03 PM IST
Woman delivers baby outside labour room in hospital

Woman delivers baby outside labour room in hospital

The women's wing of BJP demanded action against the concerned officials.

Aug 11, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
Breakthrough? First digitally monitored twins born to Indian-origin woman in the UK!

Breakthrough? First digitally monitored twins born to Indian-origin woman in the UK!

It means doctors can compare babies development against what is normal for twins, rather than for single births.

Jul 29, 2017, 20:33 PM IST
Medical negligence at its peak! Jaipur woman forced to deliver baby on road after hospital refuses admission

Medical negligence at its peak! Jaipur woman forced to deliver baby on road after hospital refuses admission

As per reports, the doctors on duty allegedly refused to admit her citing that it was not yet time for the baby to be born, and asked her to come back the following morning.

Jul 29, 2017, 16:31 PM IST
Babies born big more likely to have weight problems later

Babies born big more likely to have weight problems later

The study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, looked at 10,186 children across the US, both those born at term and those born prematurely. 

Jul 14, 2017, 16:23 PM IST
India joins 8 nations to improve quality of care around birth

India joins 8 nations to improve quality of care around birth

The WHO and other partners had launched the Quality of Care (QoC) Improvement Network around birth in February in Malawi.

Mar 10, 2017, 21:07 PM IST
Following in mommy's steps: Iceland's first baby born in 1980 gives birth to first one of 2017!

Following in mommy's steps: Iceland's first baby born in 1980 gives birth to first one of 2017!

Katrin was already a mother of two before the latest addition to her family, who now shares her birthday too!

Jan 05, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
Pregnant woman goes into labour, broadcasts it live to 200,000 people on Facebook!

Pregnant woman goes into labour, broadcasts it live to 200,000 people on Facebook!

The mother of two (now three), who is a director at an ad-agency, posted five videos showing live contractions and updates as her baby "moved down the birth canal".

Jan 02, 2017, 15:52 PM IST

Dalit woman gives birth in government hospital toilet

A Dalit woman gave birth inside a toilet of a government hospital here following which the Kerala Health Minister sought a report regarding the incident from authorities today.

Jan 01, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
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.

Nov 24, 2016, 11:51 AM IST

Scientists establish link between cesarean birth and obesity in infants

A recent study conducted at the Purdue University on an indigenous group of Maya people fortified the link between Cesarean births and obesity in children.

Oct 13, 2016, 19:35 PM IST

Baby boy boom among Indian immigrants in Canada

A recent study has found that Indian-born women in Canada, who already have daughters, are giving birth to more males than expected, making the sex ratios skew toward boys.

Apr 12, 2016, 11:26 AM IST

MRI more accurate than ultrasound to predict preterm birth: Study

 For mothers-to-be, going for an MRI of the cervix area can give more accurate results than ultrasound to predict if some women will give a preterm birth, say researchers.

Mar 21, 2016, 15:46 PM IST

Why female newborns stay better protected from brain injury

It has been known for some time that male infants are more vulnerable to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) - a type of brain injury - than females, but why this gender difference exists has remained a mystery.

Feb 05, 2016, 12:10 PM IST

Diabetes risk for South Asians kicks off at birth

 A new research has suggested that the risks of developing type 2 diabetes for South Asians, a group long known to suffer from substantially higher rates of both diabetes and heart disease, begins immediately at birth.

Sep 30, 2015, 13:38 PM IST