Antenatal Checkups – What should be the norm

During antenatal checkups mother, her husband and family should be made at ease and made to feel that we as health care providers are here to support her. Typically most care providers hurry through their consultations and do not encourage questions of mothers and fathers. We think this is not good care...

Girlfriends are all around you!

Following is a very telling excerpt from the book ” Where there is no midwife: Birth and Loss in rural India” by Sara Pinto (c) Berghahn Books…. While their kids run around us on the grass between their house and the fields Pushpadevi and her sister-in-law, women from the untouchable Pasi jati...

Facts about Pregnancy and Due Date

So you are pregnant and your doctor has given you a “due date”. As this date approaches you have many questions as to whether you will give birth on the due date or you will do so earlier or later. Most hospitals today do not allow mothers to go past their due date and will either induce or...