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Why a doctor decided to ditch the hospital and have a home-birth instead: building awareness among pregnant mothers

I never wanted to have a baby. WHY? Because when I was in medical school, I had seen enough mothers suffering in labour wards. The shouting, screaming, beating (yes I have seen that also!), and lack of basic empathy for the birthing woman really shook me from within. From the moment she walks into the …

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To Kegel or not to Kegel?

Kegel is something everyone has probably heard of today. Every gynecologist, physiotherapist, yoga instructor, Pilates instructor advocates these exercises for improving the tightness of the pelvic floor and to prevent incontinence. But it fails a lot of times. Why?? Firstly, our understanding of the pelvic floor itself is flawed and secondly, the way we tone …

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Power of a birthing woman

I started my journey in pregnancy education 4 years ago when found myself pregnant. That’s when I started questioning lot of the obstetrical practices. I had my baby in 2017 and after 2 years of maternity break I decided to get into childbirth classes and doula work. Every couple and every birth has taught me …

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The Jenga effect

We humans are made up of 30 trillion cells and for each human cell we have 3 microbial cells residing in us. Thus, we have roughly 100 trillion microbes living in harmony within us including bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Even our human DNA consists of sequences from microbial DNA. Most of the infectious diseases …

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