A history of mental health issues, unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, prenatal depression, difficulty breastfeeding, and relationship or financial troubles can put new mothers at risk of postpartum depression, says clinical psychologist Dr. Poojashivam Jaitly. New fathers, with a … [Read more...] about Postpartum depression: Clinical psychologist talks about symptoms and risk factors
Pregnancy & Parenting
It is often assumed that by virtue of being a woman, you should know everything about pregnancy and raising children. We don’t believe that to be true. A lot of women struggle because they are expected to follow the advice they get their mothers, mothers-in-law, and grandmothers on dealing with pregnancy or on how to raise their children. A lot of women in India, for example, go through postpartum depression but they don’t get enough time in the hospital to talk to concerned professionals.
At Femoai, we endeavour to share professional opinions on a variety of questions; from the simplest to the most complicated, that you may have on pregnancy and parenting.
Did you know that heartburn during pregnancy can be a major reason for impaired sleep patterns among women? While the symptoms of heartburn are usually mild, it can deeply impact your sleep. Here is everything you should know about the relationship between heartburn and sleep … [Read more...] about Can’t sleep during pregnancy? It could be from heartburn
It is normal to feel some amount of sadness, stress, exhaustion, or anxiety during childbearing and after childbirth as a woman’s body and her life undergo big changes, but if these feelings intensify and last longer than 2-3 weeks, it may be postpartum depression, says clinical … [Read more...] about What is postpartum depression?
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) does not involve manipulation of genes, and couples should only consider it if they believe that its benefits outweigh its risks, says infertility specialist, gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr. Arockia Virgin Fernando. It has been more than four … [Read more...] about Considering IVF? Here’s what you should know about the risks
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) gives a lot of hope to couples who want to have their own children but cannot conceive. However, the treatment can be stressful and it can take a physical and emotional toll on women. The injectable hormones which are a part of IVF treatment can … [Read more...] about IVF: Infertility specialist talks about the success rate, mental stress, and exhaustion
Covid is causing a significant amount of stress to pregnant women. They have various concerns around creating a birth plan, the safety of C-section, the availability of doctors, and whether they can breastfeed. Doctors say that being prepared, staying calm, avoiding social … [Read more...] about Ob-Gyn talks about creating a birth plan and breastfeeding during Covid-19
As the world reels under the impact of Covid-19, there are various vulnerable groups that are more at risk. The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies people over 60, and those with comorbidities, or health conditions like lung and heart disease, diabetes or other conditions … [Read more...] about Pregnancy during Covid-19: How to be safe
Infertility can be a difficult issue to grapple with, especially for women who have to bear the brunt of the stigma that is associated with it. For couples who cannot conceive naturally, there are options like adoption or assisted reproduction. However, even when couples decide … [Read more...] about Assisted Reproduction: Infertility specialist talks about IUI, IVF, and ICSI
Infertility specialist, gynaecologist, and obstetrician Dr. Arockia Virgin Fernando (Consultant with Practo) says when couples are unable to have children, both men and women need to be evaluated. This is being ignored in India, especially in the rural or semi-urban setups. … [Read more...] about Infertility shouldn’t be seen just as a women’s issue
The longer women with gestational diabetes breastfeed their babies, the lower their risk for developing type-2 diabetes later in life, says a new study. The decision on how and for how long a mother nurses a child is their choice, but experts say there are a lot of benefits in … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding may reduce risk of type-2 diabetes