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For mothers breastfeeding children beyond infancy, how a life of secrecy and castigation blights the experience
Lifestyle

For mothers breastfeeding children beyond infancy, how a life of secrecy and castigation blights the experience

The female body, from the moment it pushes out an offspring, is subdued, and replaced by something inert — a bottle, a pacifier, a silicone toy, a crib, and erased entirely before the passage of a year.

Women in J&K await help under PMMVY months after childbirth: How internet shutdown wrecked efforts to lower infant deaths
India

Women in J&K await help under PMMVY months after childbirth: How internet shutdown wrecked efforts to lower infant deaths

The near-six-month-long internet shutdown following the abrogation of Article 370 hit fresh registrations under PMMVY, a scheme crucial to lowering infant deaths in the region as well as disbursal of monetary aid to pregnant women who had already registered for childbirth at hospitals under the scheme

Air pollution can lead to 'missed' miscarriages among pregnant women: study
science

Air pollution can lead to 'missed' miscarriages among pregnant women: study

Missed miscarriages occur when a fetus dies early in pregnancy while remaining in the uterus.

Family planning too limited in scope to cover gender justice; women's sexual and reproductive health a human rights issue
India

Family planning too limited in scope to cover gender justice; women's sexual and reproductive health a human rights issue

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is not limited to women and girls but they are at the forefront of disproportionate consequences of lack of information and services.

No doctor at community health centre in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district, woman delivers baby on floor
India

No doctor at community health centre in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district, woman delivers baby on floor

A woman in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh gave birth to her baby on the floor of a community health centre as no doctors were available at the centre then.

India’s under-5 mortality rate drops 30% since 2012, matches global average; Bangladesh and Nepal do better
India

India’s under-5 mortality rate drops 30% since 2012, matches global average; Bangladesh and Nepal do better

Within India, large disparities between states on health indicators such as infant mortality show high levels of inequality in access to healthcare and sanitation levels.

New version of drug offers hope for Indian mothers dying in childbirth
science

New version of drug offers hope for Indian mothers dying in childbirth

Currently, WHO recommends oxytocin to prevent excessive bleeding during childbirth.

This heat-stable drug can save thousands from bleeding post-childbirth says WHO
science

This heat-stable drug can save thousands from bleeding post-childbirth says WHO

WHO recommends oxytocin as the first-choice drug for preventing excessive bleeding after childbirth.

India's meta-preference for sons led to 21 million unwanted girls, says 'pink' Economic Survey: Punjab, Haryana worst offenders
India

India's meta-preference for sons led to 21 million unwanted girls, says 'pink' Economic Survey: Punjab, Haryana worst offenders

The pink-coloured Economic Survey observed that the adverse sex ratio of females to males has led to 63 million "missing" women.

Educating girls can significantly reduce India’s population spiral, national health data reveals
India

Educating girls can significantly reduce India’s population spiral, national health data reveals

“Education is the best contraceptive pill,” said Poonam Muttreja, executive director, Population Foundation of India, an advocacy working on family planning

Mumbai teenage rape survivor's child dies 48 hours after birth; mother still under treatment
India

Mumbai teenage rape survivor's child dies 48 hours after birth; mother still under treatment

A baby boy born to a 13-year-old rape survivor died barely 48 hours after his birth at a government hospital in Mumbai, doctors said.

Private hospital fined Rs 30 lakh for medical negligence by Delhi consumer forum
India

Private hospital fined Rs 30 lakh for medical negligence by Delhi consumer forum

The Delhi State Consumer Redressal Commission has imposed a cost of Rs 30 lakh on a private hospital for its deficient service.

Planning pregnancy? You might not want to have a baby in winter
Life

Planning pregnancy? You might not want to have a baby in winter

Women who conceive babies in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both the child and mother, researchers have found

Five women die of childbirth-related complications every hour in India, says WHO
Life

Five women die of childbirth-related complications every hour in India, says WHO

Nearly five women die every hour in India from complications developed during childbirth, WHO has said.

Sunni leader says gender equality un-Islamic; women only fit to deliver children
India

Sunni leader says gender equality un-Islamic; women only fit to deliver children

In a controversial remark, Sunni leader Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musliar on Saturday described the concept of gender equality as "un-Islamic".

Mothers who work: It’s time for India Inc to let go off its gender double standard
Business

Mothers who work: It’s time for India Inc to let go off its gender double standard

One of the major reasons that organizations do not pay much heed to continuity plan is their `insensitivity’ towards issues relating to women, opine HR experts.

Manipur: Locals allege negligence, place woman's body outside doc's home
India

Manipur: Locals allege negligence, place woman's body outside doc's home

Locals in Manipur kept the body of a woman who died after giving birth to a baby girl in front of the residence of a doctor who had attended to her alleging medical negligence.

UP woman delivers twins on train — for the second time!
India

UP woman delivers twins on train — for the second time!

A woman from Uttar Pradesh gave birth to twins on a moving train - the second time in four years that she has delivered twins in a train!

Six-legged baby born in Pak, doctors fight to save life
Life

Six-legged baby born in Pak, doctors fight to save life

The baby boy was born with extra limbs in Sukkur. He was shifted to the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi. Doctors claim the infant has a parasitic twin.