Author: Dr. Shantala Vadeyar

Folic Acid: A Important Vitamin in a Pregnancy Diet

Folic Acid: A Much Needed Vitamin For Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one the most awaited time of a woman’s life. Becoming a mother is a beautiful transformation but this period is also the most demanding and a crucial stage. Proper care at this pivotal time determines the health and well-being of the to-be-born baby and the mother. Folic acid plays a vital role when it comes to pregnancy and dealing with its complications. Folic acid (Vitamin B9) is water soluble B vitamin that every cell in our body needs [...]

Managing Gestational Diabetes - A Sweet Nine Months

A Sweet Nine Months – Managing Gestational Diabetes with Balanced Pregnancy Diet

Managing Gestational Diabetes with a Balanced Pregnancy Diet While those nine months of pregnancy bring in its wake an amazing bonding with your unborn child, it may also sometimes bring with it a not so pleasant condition known as ‘Gestational Diabetes’. What is Gestational Diabetes all about? For that we need to first understand the role insulin plays in our bodies. Insulin is a hormone that controls the blood sugar levels in our system. When we eat, our digestive system breaks [...]

7 Lactogenic Foods to be included in Pregnancy Diet

Pregnancy Diet is important for both, the mother and baby as it helps in providing all the essential nutrients  that are required to stay fit . A proper pregnancy diet plays a vital role during the lactating phase especially for first time mothers. Breastfeeding is extremely important for a baby’s nutrition, mental development, immunity and overall health, as it lowers the risk of allergies, asthma, obesity, diabetes, gastro-intestinal disorders, respiratory & urinary tract infections and the occurrence of some childhood cancers. [...]

7 Tips | Diet Plan for Weight Loss with PCOD

Polycystic Ovarian Disease abbreviated as PCOD is a hormonal disorder that affects women across most ages. Infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, excessive facial hair and multiple cysts on the ovaries are indicators of PCOD. This hormonal disorder is found in 70% women who have difficulty ovulating, thus leading to infertility. Women with PCOD are seen to produce more testosterone (a male hormone), which is responsible for symptoms like excessive hair growth, acne and male pattern baldness. The high levels of circulating [...]

5 Tips for Wellness of Breast for Feeding Mothers

As the baby grows in the mother’s womb, many physiological changes take place in her body, including the region of the breasts. Both volume and size of the breasts increase during late pregnancy, which is nature’s attempt to get the mother ready to nurse her newborn baby. Doctors recommend exclusive breastfeeding for a newborn for the first 6 months. During this time, the baby is not supposed to be given water or any exogenous food. Hence, it is vital [...]

pregnancy diet myth buster - eating for two

Pregnancy Diet Myth Buster – Eating For Two

Knowing that another life is growing inside her is probably the most beautiful feeling that a woman could be gifted with. However, this is also the phase when proper pregnancy diet and hygienic supervision is required, in order to ensure proper health of both the mother and the child. A pregnant woman almost instantly becomes everyone’s favorite and is subject to tons of advice from people around her, ranging from how she mustn’t cut her hair during pregnancy to how [...]