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Giving birth by C-section or vaginal birth – Which is better for the mother and baby?

Giving birth by C-section or vaginal birth – Which is better for the mother and baby?

A C-section, although relatively safe, should be considered only when the health of either the mother or baby is at risk from vaginal delivery.

Ward boy breaks 3-day-old baby's leg because he was annoyed with incessant crying

Ward boy breaks 3-day-old baby's leg because he was annoyed with incessant crying

A ward boy at a private hospital allegedly broke one of the legs of a three-day-old infant as he was annoyed with the baby crying incessantly.

Consuming mulethi during pregnancy may harm infant's brain, says study

Consuming mulethi during pregnancy may harm infant's brain, says study

In the study, youths that were exposed to large amounts of liquorice in the womb performed less well than others in cognitive reasoning tests carried out by a psychologist.

Anti-depressants could take a toll on your newborn's health

As per a recent survey, consuming anti-depressants during pregnancy can raise the chances of birth defects in your newborn.

Anti-depressants could take a toll on your newborn's health

Anti-depressants could take a toll on your newborn's health

The risk is high enough to merit caution in their use, especially since, in most cases, they are only marginally effective, the study says.

Three-parent IVF technique allows infertile couple to embrace parenthood

Three-parent IVF technique allows infertile couple to embrace parenthood

The successful birth which has taken place in Ukraine, gives hope to millions of infertile and childless couples around the globe.

Preterm babies may develop early language skills

Preterm babies may develop early language skills

A study showed that preterm infants developed a robust early link between language and cognition

SHOCKING! Two-year-old shoots one-year-old sibling in the face inside parked car

SHOCKING! Two-year-old shoots one-year-old sibling in the face inside parked car

Baton Rouge police say a 2-year-old shot a 1-year-old sibling in the face inside a parked car in north Baton Rouge, leaving the infant in serious condition.

Rare liver surgery carried out on infant

Rare liver surgery carried out on infant

The Liver Transplant team at the hospital at Jubilee Hills here led by Dr Manish C Varma, Chief Transplant Surgeon performed the critical surgery on the baby boy, who was suffering from Biliary atresia.

Partial steroid treatment can benefit preterm infants: Study suggests

Steroids improve survival andreduce the chances of certain birth defects for extremely premature infants, even if the treatment course is not finished before delivery, suggest a recent research.

How depression is linked to diabetes during pregnancy

 Depression in early pregnancy more than doubles the risk of gestational diabetes, which, in turn, increases risk of postpartum depression six weeks after giving birth, says a study.

10 great reasons why you should breastfeed your baby!

 Breast milk contains all essential vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in first six months of life.  

Mother, nine-month-old toddler found dead in Gurgaon, dowry death suspected

A 23-year-old woman and her nine-month-old daughter were found dead in a Gurgaon village on Monday.

Breastfeeding can reduce behavioural disorders in children: Study

 Longer durations of exclusive breastfeeding can lead to fewer behavioural disorders in children at the primary school age, finds a new study that focused on how the experiences of a child in his or her first years of life influences later behaviour and abilities.

Electronic toys affect language used during infants' playtime

 Does your toddler play with electronic toys that produce lights, words and songs? A new study warns that children playing with electronic toys get to make less use of language compared to those playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks.

Infant electrocuted to death in Delhi

A one-year-old boy, whose family was visiting relatives here, was electrocuted on Thursday morning when he came in contact with live wire, police said on Friday.

Moradabad: Infant found abandoned inside a bag on a train

A newborn was found abandoned inside a bag on a train in Moradabad, UP.

Blocking light can brighten preemies' survival chances

 The survival rate of preemies -- premature babies -- born between 26 to 31 weeks of gestation can be improved by blocking light from reaching the intravenously-fed infused nutritious mixture they depend on for survival, says a new study.

Kerala: Police probing who dumped baby in washing machine

The dumping of a 20-day old baby in a washing machine in Kerala is being probed by the police.