Childbirth

C-section births rise rapidly to more than 20 percent worldwide

In at least 15 countries, more than 40 percent of all babies born are delivered by C-section. 

 

Oct 12, 2018, 06:45 AM IST

Doctors, what doctors? Woman gives birth in an auto in Chhattisgarh

The woman was taken to Koriya's Community Health Centre in an autorickshaw but once there, no doctor was available to help her with the procedure.

Apr 02, 2018, 08:07 AM IST

You could hold your unborn baby before its birth, thanks to this Russian firm

The company specializes in intricate features of the babies including face, hands, feet and umbilical cord.

Mar 12, 2018, 17:45 PM IST

Having a child may reduce women's life by 11 years, claims study

This was a larger change than has been reported by other research groups for smoking or obesity.

Mar 12, 2018, 13:15 PM IST

British mother gives birth to baby on roadside due to snow-blocked roads

The child was named Sienna but quickly earned her own social media hashtag "#A66snowbaby", referencing the name of the road where she was born.

Mar 02, 2018, 11:17 AM IST

'Tummy tuck' reduces back pain after childbearing: Study

The study covered 214 women undergoing abdominoplasty with repair of the abdominal muscles at nine Australian plastic surgery centers. 

Mar 01, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

WHO revises childbirth guidelines, calls for elimination of 'unrealistic' benchmarks

Women in labour should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions while participating more in decision-making, the UN health agency said.

Feb 16, 2018, 13:52 PM IST

Breastfeeding can be a challenge, say experts. Nine secrets every mom should know

As the experts say breastfeeding is a learning process in which both the counterparts are learning, hence it needs a lot of patience and it may take a few days to weeks to master it. 

Jan 23, 2018, 19:15 PM IST

Suffered postpartum depression once? You could have more episodes in subsequent births

Overall, about 5 percent to 15 percent of all mothers are diagnosed with depression after giving birth, the study team notes in PLoS Medicine.

Oct 02, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

Meet the baby girl born mid-air on Turkish Airlines flight (See adorable pics)

Nafi gave birth to ‘Kadiju’ mid-flight at an altitude of 13,000 meters (42,000 feet) with the help of the trained cabin crew and other several passengers.

Apr 10, 2017, 09:02 AM IST

Baby boy born in Pakistan has his heart outside body

Doctors, however, said that the infant's heart was functioning properly although he will require a surgery to place it inside his body. 

Mar 15, 2017, 13:44 PM IST

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

Maternal mortality rates decline worldwide except US

The United States performs worse than any other developed nation when it comes to maternal death, according to State of the World's Mothers 2015, the most recent comprehensive report compiled by Save the Children, a 90-year old global organization advocating for kids' needs.

 

Mar 07, 2017, 11:13 AM IST

AIIMS nurse death: Consequences of delaying a necessary C-section

However, delaying a necessary C-section can cause severe or permanent medical complications to the mother and the baby or even death. 

Feb 22, 2017, 14:05 PM IST

Glucose supplements to women during childbirth may shorten labour time

A new study has found that glucose supplements given to women during childbirth, especially for the first birth, may shorten the labour time.

Jan 23, 2017, 21:27 PM IST

Gestational diabetes likely to elevate depression risk following childbirth

The study also found that among women with a history of depression, pre-gestational diabetes and mild preterm delivery increased the risk of postpartum depression.

Jan 19, 2017, 21:09 PM IST

Pregnant women at higher risk of suffering from urinary incontinence

Women who suffer from urinary incontinence are at a higher risk of it getting worse after childbirth, a study suggests.

Nov 10, 2016, 23:25 PM IST

US, Australia among world's most expensive countries to give birth!

A vaginal birth in Australia cost $6,775, while in America it was $10,232.

Sep 16, 2016, 09:06 AM IST

Watch - Incredible moment of mom's water birth that stuns internet!

A woman named Audra Lynn was filmed giving birth to her child via 'water birth, which has stunned the Internet.

Sep 15, 2016, 14:55 PM IST

New dads may face mental health risk: Research

Anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women, new research has found.

Nov 25, 2015, 22:08 PM IST