Pregnancy fears: When to worry and when not to?

  It is pretty natural to feel excited and stressed during pregnancy. Some fear is genuine, and few can be baseless.   The body undergoes a roller-coaster of emotions, never the same. One moment you may feel utmost joy; the next, terror. However prepared we think we are when we see our body change, and […]

PCOD and How to Identify It?

Polycystic Ovarian Disease or PCOD affects almost 5-10% of women between 18-45 years. Also known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, it is a hormonal imbalance in females of childbearing age. In PCOD, you have more than one small cyst in your ovaries. These cysts enlarge your ovaries which in turn leads to increased production […]

Yeast Infections – Steps to avoid

Microbes are there all around us and inside our system too. Even with microbes, we do not usually get infections because they are in a balanced state. Any imbalance in their quantities can lead to internal or external infections.   Yeast – Candida albicans – is a common fungus found on human skin, mouth, throat, […]

What are STDs – Do you have one?

  Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or Venereal Disease (VD), are passed on from one partner to another during sexual contact – could be vaginal, anal, or oral. Sometimes these do not present any symptoms in the person carrying the microbes – asymptomatic.   STDs can also […]

IUD- Boon or Bane

Among the many contraceptive devices in use today, IUD (Intrauterine device) (also known as IUCD- intrauterine contraceptive device) is used by women as a safe, long-term and reversible technique. Pregnancy does not happen as long as the device is in place. IUD removal is easy, and after removal, the pregnancy can occur. The insertion and […]

Emergency Contraceptives

Emergency Contraceptives (EC) or the morning-after pill, as they are more popularly known, can be a blessing, especially if you have unprotected sex. While they come in many forms, the function of an emergency contraceptive is to delay or disrupt your fertilization or ovulation, thus avoiding pregnancy. In the same vein, it is necessary to […]