24 April, 2018

Things to keep in mind while choosing your OB-GYN

When you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, a good doctor makes a world of difference. It is important to be comfortable with the doctor who is going to take care of you and your baby, right from the time you found out, until the time you hold your little one. If you’re wondering what makes a good doctor, here are some things to keep in mind while choosing your ob-gyn.

  1. Caring, Sympathetic and Sincere

It is very important to find a doctor you trust and feel comfortable with. When meeting a doctor for your first check-up, see how attentive they are towards your questions and how much ease they put you in. A doctor who genuinely cares about your well-being is likely to pay more attention to symptoms and will keep investigating if a treatment is not working. They will also help you through challenging situations like your childbirth.

  1. Open and Responsive

Ideally, your ob-gyn should be willing to listen and take time to answer your questions or concerns. It isn’t just a sign of courtesy – it shows that your doctor genuinely listens to your carefully and tries to help you overcome your issues before or during pregnancy, rather than handing out random test procedures.

  1. Knowledge and Expertise

A good doctor understands the bigger picture of your overall health and how to maintain and improve it. In order to do this, your doctor must be well-versed with the latest medical research in their field. Apart from having the knowledge, your doctor should be willing to communicate it in a way you can understand. They should be able to make sure you understand the steps to a healthy pregnancy, practical advice like how to recognize the signs of labor and pregnancy symptoms that need medical attention.

  1. Popularity and Reputation

Most people choose their doctors based on word of mouth. If you hear about a doctor who is highly recommended, do your research about them before finalizing. Try to consult a range of people so you’ll have a choice and a basis of comparison. Look for reviews online and pay attention on feedback before you meet them.

  1. Availability

While your doctor might be available during their regular hours, make sure they’re easy to approach even after. Ideally, if your doctor is unavailable, they should have another doctor as a replacement to attend to your questions. If your doctor answers your phone calls any time, it might be more reassuring for you.

  1. Waiting Time

When looking for a doctor, find out how long on an average patients need to wait when they come in for an appointment. Ideally, your doctor shouldn’t make you wait for too long. They should be able to balance their time as needed, to give enough attention to all their patients. Every patient should be equally important to the doctor and they shouldn’t put you on indefinite hold even on their busiest day.

These are some of the things that you should keep in mind while choosing your doctor. Apart from these, meet a couple of doctors and consider your gut feeling too. Our doctors at KIMS Cuddles can help you feel comfortable and take your call.

*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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