Haven Hood: A non-invasive solution to COVID- 19

Haven Hood: A non- invasive solution to COVID- 19 Posted on October 8, 2020 Currently, we are experiencing a global pandemic of COVID-19, the condition caused by the new coronavirus. This virus spreads through aerosols, making COVID-19 highly contagious, and has caused thousands of deaths worldwide. It mainly causes hypoxemia, which is a low level […]

Joyful Motherhood – Part II

Joyful Motherhood – Part II Posted on September 20, 2019 Welcome back to the second part of my blog Joyful Motherhood. While I was practicing clinical obstetrics I used to counsel the husbands and parents on the pregnancy outcome such that all are well prepared. Let us have a look at the frequently asked questions, […]

Joyful Motherhood – Part 1

Joyful Motherhood – Part 1 Posted on August 30, 2019 A retired Gynaecologist in a senior citizen meeting milieu serves as the catalyst for the discussion to veer toward problems faced by women during pregnancy and how doctors prefer to do Caesarean Section (C-Section) . Having served as an Obstetrician in Kerala Government Health services […]

Breastfeeding for preemies

Breastfeeding for preemies Posted on May 31, 2019 Baby’s stay in NICU can be stressful and emotionally taxing. Mother’s often miss the initial bonding and feeding. It is really important to feed term or pre-term babies with breast milk after they are born. If mother’s can’t breastfeed directly to ill or preterm babies then mother’s […]

Neobreathe-Treat Asphyxia with Ease

Neobreathe-Treat Asphyxia with Ease Posted on February 12, 2019 Neobreathe-Treat Asphyxia with Ease Millions of neonatal deaths arise due to asphyxia. There are different reasons why newborn babies just cannot start breathing by themselves. Some babies are born with the lungs insufficiently developed. Others have fluid in the windpipe, having swallowed meconium in the womb. […]

Perinatal asphyxia – Brain injury at birth

Perinatal asphyxia – Brain injury at birth Posted on December 25, 2018 Perinatal asphyxia – Brain injury at birth Perinatal asphyxia, also known as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), causes acute or subacute brain injury due to asphyxia. Earlier, no significant treatment was available for HIE. Later with research evidences, they found cooling baby’s brain reduces the […]

All about Neonatal HIE

All about Neonatal HIE Posted on November 28, 2018 HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy ) is one of the leading causes of Neonatal death. Every year roughly 10 to 60% babies with HIE die in new born period. Atleast 25% of HIE babies receiving delayed treatment suffer neuro developmental issues. What is HIE? HIE stands for […]

All about your Baby’s first cradle – The incubators

All about your Baby’s first cradle – The incubators Posted on August 1, 2018 A neonatal incubator is a closed medical equipment with regulated temperatures and infant friendly environment. The temperatures are regulated usually between 35.5 o c and 36.6 o c. It helps a newborn to adjust to the normal parameters of the environment […]

The yellow killer

The yellow killer Posted on July 10, 2018 A newborn looks gorgeous and a little yellow!? Why yellow? Yellowing of eyes and skin are common symptoms of jaundice. Jaundice is a condition in which there is an excess of a pigment called bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a natural by-product of red blood cells […]

Infant resuscitation – Providing support for life at a fast pace

Infant resuscitation – Providing support for life at a fast pace Posted on June 7, 2018The minute after the birth of a newborn is a period of anxiety for parents and health providers, as the newborn undergoes rapid and significant physiological changes to adjust to the environment outside the mother’s womb. It is a fact […]