Wednesday, 17 May 2017

What To Expect During Pregnancy Period?

Pregnancy, though a marvellous occasion, is also a period of great transformation to the body and mind of the woman. You grow from simply being a woman to a mother. The family itself undergoes a change, to welcome and accommodate the new member. What to expect during pregnancy period is a common concern among women.

Pregnancy brings unprecedented changes to a woman’s physique and feeling. The hormones start their activity for the proper growth and development of the baby even before you realise you are carrying one. It is always better to understand the changes that are going to occur, to adapt better and to contribute to the development of the baby.

Physical Changes

The initial symptom of pregnancy is missing periods. This is one of the main factors that could clue you in. Another common symptom is morning sickness. It can strike you at any time during day or night and can start as soon as by the third week of conception. The nausea and vomiting is due to increased hormonal activity and can be reduced to some extent by reducing the quantity of food intake while increasing the number of meals.

Pregnant women are more sensitive to smell and taste. The hormonal changes cause tender or sore breasts as well. The increased level of progesterone demands more sleep, so increasing sleep hours and short nap times will be ideal. The first trimester can be one of fatigue; however you would most likely regain your energy by the second trimester.

Emotional Changes

Pregnancy is a period of great happiness for a woman. However, it is a period of high hormonal activity which can make you highly sensitive as well. You would have your share of mood swings while adjusting to the new role of imminent motherhood.

People are reluctant to change initially. This might cause some struggle when you are trying to fit into different roles. Motherhood could temporarily affect your role as a wife. However an open communication can simply clear the air for a happy family.

Pregnancy period is one that requires utmost care. Frequent medical checkups and nutritional, dietary requirements are necessary for a healthy mother and baby.

Anish Fertility and Women Centre, is the gynaecology wing of Guru Hospital and offers quality treatment for infertility and other gynaecological issues.

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Monday, 24 April 2017

When To See Your Gynaec?

Usually we think of a gynaecologist visit only in relation with pregnancy. It is not to be so. In a time when female infertility rates stand at about 10% of the total world population, a better awareness of one’s reproductive health, is the need of the day. 

Although a regular gynaec check-up is advisable to all women above 21 years, it is not a feasible option in most households in our country. However, keeping a close watch on our body for irregularities and consulting a gynaecologist, in case of any, could compensate for it.

Most of us are confused about when to see your gynaec? Here’s a guide to help you overcome that dilemma.

Reasons to Consult a Gynaecologist

It is always better to be safe than sorry. Even if you feel it’s a false alarm, get yourself checked-up to be on the safe side. The symptoms that needs an expert attention are as follows: -

Abdominal Discomfort – though abdominal cramps and pain can occur due to digestive problems as well, the chances for a reproductive system issue cannot be avoided. Severe, unbearable and persistent pain needs attention as they may be caused due to conditions like endometriosis and so on that can affect fertility.
Pelvic Pain – pelvic pain can be a sign of conditions related to pelvic inflammation disorders or prolapses. Persistent pelvic pain symptoms need to be checked out by a qualified doctor.
Irregular periods – though irregular periods are common in adolescence, in a woman, they can indicate an irregularity that could affect her fertility. The irregular periods symptoms include abnormal, heavy or light bleeding, missed periods, menstrual cycles spanning less than 21 days or greater than 40 days, bleeding in between cycle or after menopause and so on.
Soreness or unusual discharge from genital area – theses could indicate an infection and needs to be checked up at the earliest.
Urinary and bowel movement irregularities – these could symbolise pelvic problems which needs to be treated early.
Infertility – an inability to conceive successfully after regular unprotected intercourse for a year indicates some irregularities in fertility and needs medical assistance.

Guru Multispecialty Hospital, based in Madurai is a leading centre for women care and infertility treatments.

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Don't Lose Hope.. Your Motherhood Is Possible..

Treatment for infertility, especially in female are based on the age of the patient and the cause of the disorder. With many treatment options for female infertility available today, the one that suits the needs of the patient’s condition needs to be applied. A good fertility clinic with expert doctors and consultants can contribute highly in this.

Successful Infertility Treatment Directives

The lifestyle changes that we have acquired over the years are known to be a main reason for the rising cases of infertility being reported worldwide. A tweak in our lifestyle might help increase our chances of a successful treatment, without resorting to intensive therapy or treatment. Some of the lifestyle changes are as follows.

  • Controlling body weight – an increase in body weight leading to obesity is a main concern for fertility. Improper weight loss can also weaken the body leading to infertility issues 
  • No exposure to smoking and alcohol – smoking and alcohol can destroy one’s fertility capability
  • Reducing over exercise or physical activity – though regular exercise helps in ensuring health, an over exercise has exactly the opposite result
  • Limit the use of medications and caffeine intake 
  • Reduce stress with the help of meditation and yoga

Treatment for Female Infertility

The course of female infertility treatment includes drugs or medications, surgery or Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART).


Fertility restoration is done with the help of drugs and medications to treat women facing infertility due to ovulation disorders or hormonal imbalance. These are done by increasing the presence of Luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and gonadotrophin in the body by intake of medications.


The causes for infertility can be corrected or cured with the help of surgery. The surgeries usually performed include tissue removal surgeries, tubal and tubal reversal surgeries to treat conditions like endometriosis, to remove fibroids, to correct fallopian tube dysfunction and so on.


The assisted reproduction techniques that are usually performed to overcome female infertility are IVF, ICSI, IUI, GIFT and so on. These are known to achieve high rates of success nowadays, hence providing great relief to those facing this issue.

Anish Fertility and Women Centre is a unit of Guru Hospital, based in Madurai, offering specialised and highly successful infertility treatment for men and women.


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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Why are You Not Getting Pregnant ?

Early marriages, in between 23-28 open many opportunities for pregnancy. There is no strong need to visit an OBG before 30s or younger when couples are in good health. Having regular sex at least once a day near the ovulation time raises the chances of Pregnancy. It is not an issue with healthy men when man’s sperm concentration drops on every sex session. Indulging in regular activities, routine physical activities, eating healthy food, limiting caffeine, avoiding cigarettes and alcohol and managing stress are the fertility improving factors. Frequent unprotected sex makes healthy couples to conceive within a year’s time.

If the couple has a known or suspected fertility issues or crossed 30-35 years, then it is the right time to get a fertility advice. Infertility is common for both men and women and for both treatments is available. Depends on your problem or partner’s problem the OBG or a urologist will help you to recover from the issue. A health care provider may assess the overall health issue and change some lifestyle changes which might improve the Chances of Fertility.
Women who are late married, issues in menstrual cycles, obesity, PCOD and family infertility, stress have a High Risk of Infertility. Men who are alcoholic, tobacco addicts, working in the high-temperature area, using a laptop on the lap for hours together are exposed to high risk of infertility. In the modern world, there are many treatments are available to attain pregnancy and eradicate andrological disorders. But the right approach at the right time will only yield a positive result.

Guru Multispecialty Hospital at Madurai is a leading infertility & women care center in Tamil Nadu offers sophisticated and high-end technologies to solve any sort of infertility issues.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Essential Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

Regular intake of folic acid: Begin or continue to take at least 400 micrograms of folic acid by taking vitamin supplements every day to reduce the child’s risk of neural tube defects. Also, it is difficult to get all the folic acid you need only from food. Most prenatal vitamins contain 400 micrograms of folic acid.
Do not use alcohol, tobacco or drugs in any form: Drinking alcohol, smoking, and taking drugs during pregnancy can increase the child’s risk for problems such as foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other life threatening problems. FASDs have a variety of effects on the foetus which result due to the mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Smoking tobacco, smoking marijuana, exposure to second-hand smoke and taking drugs during pregnancy can also harm the foetus and affect infant health.
Talk to your doctor about medications: Most of the women take four or more medications during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about the prescribed medications and herbal and vitamin supplements. Certain medications and some dietary or herbal supplements can harm the foetus during pregnancy.
Avoid exposure to toxic substances: During pregnancy, exposure to radiation, pesticides, some metals and certain types of chemicals can cause birth defects, premature birth and miscarriage. A few examples of exposures that are known to be toxic to the developing foetus are lead, radiation and solvents.
Follow a healthy diet: Choose different types of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy products to help ensure the developing foetus gets all the nutrients it needs. Make sure you also drink plenty of water. Consult the doctor to learn more about how much you should eat during pregnancy, the nutrients required and how much caffeine is safe to drink.
Eat a safe diet: Avoid certain foods such as raw fish, undercooked meat, deli meat, papaya and unpasteurized cheeses. Do not consume anything which you are not comfortable eating.
Limit caffeine intake: Too much caffeine can increase the risk of miscarriage. Talk to the doctor about the amount of caffeine you get from coffee, tea, or soda. A limit of 200 milligrams per day is advisable. 
Talk to the doctor about physical activity:  Most women can continue regular physical activity throughout pregnancy. Regular physical activity will help you feel better physically and mentally, sleep better and prepare your body for birth.
Maintain a healthy weight: Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy increases the risk of different problems for both the mother and the infant. Following a healthy diet and getting regular physical exercise can help you stay within the recommended weight. The amount of weight you should gain during pregnancy depends on your pre-pregnancy weight and body mass index (BMI).

Guru Multispecialty hospital is one of the leading Fertility & Women Care Center in Tamil Nadu. They provide the right care and concern about all the issues related to women and child care.
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Friday, 13 January 2017

Overcome the Barriers and Build Your Family

Male Infertility refers to a man’s inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female partner. A man’s fertility generally depends on the quantity and quality of the sperm. If the number of sperms a man ejaculates is less or if the quality of sperms is poor, it will be difficult and sometimes impossible, for him to cause a pregnancy.

Infertility is a widespread problem. For about one couple in five infertile couples the problem lies only because of the male partner. It is estimated that one in 20 men have some or the other kind of fertility problem with low numbers of sperm in the ejaculate. However, only about one in every 100 men has no traces sperm in his ejaculate.

Male infertility is usually caused due to the problems that affect either the sperm production or the sperm transport. Only through medical testing, the doctor will be able to find the cause of the problem.

About two-thirds of infertile men have a problem with producing the sperm in the testes. Either low numbers of sperm are made or the sperm that are made do not function properly.

Sperm transportation problems are found in about one in every five infertile men, including men who have undergone a vasectomy but now wish to have more children. Blockages in the tubes leading sperm away from the testes towards the penis can cause a complete lack of sperm in the ejaculated semen.
Other less common causes of infertility include: sexual problems that affect whether semen is able to enter the woman’s vagina for fertilisation to take place; low levels of hormones made in the pituitary gland that act on the testes and sperm antibodies. In most men, the sperm antibodies will not affect the chance of a pregnancy but in some men sperm antibodies reduce fertility.
  • Avoid smoking as it alters sperm DNA.
  • Avoid heavy drugs and alcohol intake.
  • Avoiding excessive heat to the testes.
  • Wearing a jockstrap to protect the testicles in any sports.

Treatments will vary according to the underlying disease and the degree of the impairment of the male fertility. Pre-testicular conditions can often be addressed by medical means or interventions. Testicular-based male infertility tends resists medication. Usual approaches include using the sperm for intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), or IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Obstructive causes of post-testicular infertility can be overcome with either surgery or IVF-ICSI. Ejaculatory factors may be treatable by medication, or by IUI therapy or IVF.

Guru Multispecialty Hospital, Madurai is a complete fertility center with high-tech technologies. It is one of leading infertility & women care centers in Tamil Nadu.

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Thursday, 29 December 2016

IVF : Helping You to Become Parents

IVF (In vitro Fertilization) is the Famous Procedure for Infertility. IVF treatment blessed many couples with babies. IVF is done with women own eggs/donor eggs and sperm/donor sperm. In vitro fertilization mainly helps to treat damaged and blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, cervical issues, male and unexplained infertility problems.
It is the process of combining eggs with sperms in a Petri dish in a sterile place, laboratory. Once the fertilization is over, the embryos are transferred into women uterus and the pregnancy is carried out.

IVF is recommended when the following condition exists
  • Diminished Ovarian Function or fallopian tube damage
  • Endometriosis
  • Anovulation and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Age Related Infertility Problems
  • Those who are at risk of genetic disease such as cystic fibrosis
The IVF cycle has four standards.
Ovarian stimulation: For producing multiple eggs hyperstimulation drugs such as Clomiphene is prescribed. Human Chorionic gonadotropin is given to nourish the egg maturation after 8-14 days.
Egg retrieval: After the hCG injection the eggs are retrieved within 34-36 hours. The OBG uses an ultrasound guided probe into the vagina for egg retrieval. With the help of a thin needle, the liquid is drained from the follicles.
Fertilization and Embryo Culture: The eggs are evaluated for its quality and maturity. Selected eggs are placed in the laboratory and then transferred into an incubator. The sperms and eggs are either place together for infusion or single sperm is injected into the egg. Thus insemination is performed.
Embryo Transfer and Cryopreservation: After the egg retrieval one or more embryos are implanted in the uterus. If the embryos are excess those will be frozen for future use. About two weeks is required to determine whether the pregnancy is achieved.
GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) are other two procedures of IVF. GIFT is a method of egg harvesting as with IVF and mixing with sperm, then injected into the fallopian tube where the fertilization occurs. In ZIFT, before transferring the eggs into the fallopian tube, the egg is fertilized with sperm in the laboratory. Women who at least have one functioning of fallopian tube can undergo this procedure.
Guru Multispecialty Hospital, Madurai is an Infertility Centre with high-end technologies. Dr. B. Kalpana is an experienced and qualified Infertility Specialist who treats the infertile couples positively and with her full-effort keeps the couples happy by enhancing the pregnancy chances. Guru Multispecialty Hospital offers all kinds of treatments under one roof.

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