15 January, 2019

Know more about Uterine Abnormalities

Uterine abnormalities are uncommon and may not exhibit many signs or symptoms. You may not even realize that you have a uterine abnormality until you try to get pregnant. Most women may think that the pain or irregularities in their menstrual period is their normal menstrual discomfort. However, this may not always be the case.
Here is all that you should know about uterine abnormalities:

1. Uterine Septum
A uterine septum or septate uterus is the most common congenital uterine abnormality. Nearly one-third of all women with uterine abnormalities have this. It is a congenital condition which means that it is present at birth. In this case, the fertilized egg implants on the septum, the placenta is unable to grow properly and miscarriage is likely. Treatment is usually minor surgery that is performed during a hysteroscopy, and it involves the removal of the abnormal tissue.

2. Bicornuate Uterus
A bicornuate uterus is a heart-shaped uterus – essentially a uterus with a dip on top. Most women with a bicornuate uterus do not have complications, but in some, it can lead to an increased risk of preterm labour. Although it may not increase the risk of a first-trimester miscarriage, but it may increase the risk in second-trimester. Treatment is not usually needed but those who are at risk of cervical insufficiency and premature delivery, may need it.

3. Unicornuate Uterus
A unicornuate uterus is a horn-shaped uterus that causes the uterus to be smaller than normal. It is a congenital malformation in which one side of the uterus does not develop properly. This uterine abnormality increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage and preterm delivery. Women with unicornuate uterus often have only one functioning fallopian tube. This may make it difficult to become pregnant in the first place.

4. Cervical Insufficiency
Cervical insufficiency, or an incompetent cervix, means that a woman’s cervix begins to dilate too early in pregnancy – resulting in preterm delivery and sometimes second-trimester pregnancy loss. This condition may occur as a part of a congenital abnormality of the uterus. Most women do not have any symptoms prior to preterm labour. When it is caught in time, and in subsequent pregnancies, cervical cerclage may be considered.

5. Fibroids
Around 30 to 50 percent of women have uterine fibroids. Some types of fibroids can cause miscarriage or other pregnancy complications. Fibroids usually develop during adulthood. The chances of a fibroid leading to miscarriage depends on its location within the uterus. Treatments include medication or a hysterectomy when needed. Myomectomy is the procedure which is followed to remove the fibroids surgically.

Some uterine abnormalities are present from birth, while others develop during adulthood. Diagnosis can help take the right action at the right time. Meet our experts at KIMS Cuddles to know more about diagnosis and treatment of uterine abnormalities.


*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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27 December, 2022

Tips for dealing with postpartum vaginal discharge

Lochia, or the vaginal discharge that a woman’s body produces following childbirth, is expected to last for a few days to weeks after delivery. After birth, the rapid flow of blood and mucus begins. For the first 2-3 days after birth, the bleeding will be severe and contain blood clots. However, after a few days, the flow will gradually decrease to spotting before stopping entirely. When the uterus recovers after a few weeks, the flow colour can change from dark red to brown, then yellowish-white. It’s an unavoidable and inevitable occurrence, and the only thing you can do is wait for it to end. It continues to decrease in volume before entirely ending. Here are a few essential tips to keep you prepared for this postpartum vaginal discharge.  Pile up with sanitary napkins and replace them regularly. You’ll need big pads with a lot of absorption potential in the first few days. Maintaining strict sanitation and keeping your private parts washed will help you prevent more postpartum infections. To keep away the infections, avoid having tampons or menstrual cups. Empty the bladder regularly, even if you don’t have the urge. This will relieve you.  Medications that thin the blood, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, should
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17 November, 2022

Taking care of mental wellbeing during pregnancy

Pregnancy often is a happy and joyous phase to treasure and cherish. It brings a mix of feelings for you, and not all of them are good. Few thoughts might even trigger the mental health that might disturb you so much during and after the pregnancy. It’s just as important to look at your mental wellbeing and health during pregnancy as your physical health.  For your safe and happy pregnancy, a happy lifestyle is crucial. However, it is good to notice your mood drifts to identify the problems in the early stages.  What can you usually experience?  While mood swings are common during pregnancy, continuous and long down moments are not good. Take a look at the durations you are down.  Feeling fear or anxiety all the time about your baby or pregnancy.  Having negative thoughts about your life, pregnancy and relation  Feeling burdened with unknown pressure in your mind can relate to the stress of pregnancy but requires attention.  Common mental problems experienced during pregnancy  Depression during Pregnancy “During pregnancy, the symptoms of depression such as changes in sleep, appetite, and energy levels are often difficult to distinguish from the regular experiences of pregnancy.“ says Diana Carter, MBBS Xanthoula Kostaras, BSc. In her recent publication, she mentioned that up to 70% of women report
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20 November, 2021

5 easy ways to reduce stress during pregnancy

No matter how happy you are about your pregnancy, stress during the pregnancy phase is unavoidable. Most of the time, it is because of the hormones that play around. But there are a lot of other factors that account to stress. Managing stress during pregnancy is an efficient way to enjoy your pregnancy period.  Knowing the changes and accepting them happening to your body will help you best during this phase. However, know more efficient ways to reduce stress during pregnancy.  Here are the 5 easy ways to reduce stress during pregnancy.  Eat well and sleep well must be a routine  Nothing can replace the best benefits of proper food and sound sleep. Ensure that you follow a balanced diet with all the necessary supplements that your body needs and take enough rest. A night of proper sleep will make your day brighter and keep you comparatively in a cheerful mood. Rest when you are tired. Do not overdo during pregnancy. A perfect routine for food and sleep will ease up your hormones.  Surround yourself with positive energy. Talk to your friends and family. Pregnancy can put you through a lot of thoughts. It will make you think about the least possible negativity. Well, these are the instincts of the mother to safeguard her child. So
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