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Getting an Abortion is Every Woman’s Right

Planned Pregnancy is a matter of great joy!! It is one of the most beautiful phases of life. Giving birth to a new-bornis anachievement. But…. an unwanted pregnancy can cause great physical and mental agony. A woman has a full right to decide whether to continue or terminate the pregnancy. There can be various reasons to terminate the pregnancy. Every woman deserves to live with respect and dignity. It is completely a mother’s choice whether she wants to bring a new life in the family or not.

Where to get an Abortion?

There are numerous places which provide abortion facilities. But Vardaan

Abortion Procedure in India

What is Abortion?
Abortion is a process to terminate the pregnancy where it does not result in the childbirth. The embryo or fetus is removed before it reaches the age of viability. Females opt for abortion for various reasons.

  • Failure of contraception
  • Financial issues
  • Medical health issues
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Pregnancy in mentally-challenged
  • Any other cause


Is it legal and Safe?
In India abortion or medical termination of pregnancy is a legal and safe procedure up to 20 weeks.
In some countries, termination of pregnancy is illegal. If by any chance unwanted pregnancy occurs in any such countries, it is better to terminate and choose a place

Best Facilities for Termination of Pregnancy in India

Abortion or termination of pregnancy or suction of evacuation has become the most recommended procedure to end unwanted pregnancy.Abortion is a legal procedure in India.In India it is legal to do abortion up to 20 weeks.

At times a woman realises that she has an unwanted pregnancy and because of certain unavoidable circumstances needs to terminate the pregnancy.It is not a taboo if a woman opts for termination in such a situation. So, relax.There is an option available in countries where abortion is banned by law. They can forward to this facility in India.

VardaanHospital in New Delhi near Indira Gandhi International

Tips for a healthy pregnancy

Most woman long to have a child. Thus, pregnancy is a natural physiological function in her life. During this phase, many changes are observed by a pregnant lady.

Unless indicated by doctor the aim is to have a normal delivery.

The mantra to normal healthy pregnancy is to keep oneself fit and healthy. Tips that would help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy are:

Balanced diet

During first trimester of pregnancy one might experience nausea, vomiting or heartburn. Avoid spicy foods, junk foods, and unhygienic street foods. Try to avoid papaya and pineapple as they are said to contain a hormone which can stimulate

Getting the best tracheostomy care for you

Tracheostomy is a surgical process where an opening is created in the windpipe where a tube is fixed and that helps to remove secretions from the lungs. It is done if a patient has difficulty in breathing on his own or has to be weaned of the ventilator or if the air way is blocked because of medical reasons, accidents or sometimes for surgical procedures.

Types of Tracheostomy

There are two types of tracheostomies

Temporary - The tube is in the windpipe for sometime and is removed when it is thought that the patient will be able to breathe on his own.


Safe and Legal Abortion Services

While looking for the best clinic to carry out abortion, there are numerous things to bear in mind. The main concern is the safety of the procedure and the repercussions that the procedure may have on you. With the help of expert medicinal practitioners, the entire procedure will go ahead as planned and securely. Your personal safety is a great concern to Abortion Center Vardaan. This is the reason why just the best of professionals are permitted to carry out the procedure. This is a good way for ensuring that things are going ahead as expected without any issues of

Is Smoking An Important Cause Of Breast Cancer In India

Rohan Khandelwal, MS, MRCS (Edin.), FIBD

The last two decades has seen a dramatic shift in the smoking rates amongst Indian men & women. Smoking rates have fallen among Indian men but they have risen among women.

In a recent study published earlier this year in the British Medical Journal and which was earlier carried by the The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), they examined the prevalence of smoking in 187 countries between 1980 and 2012 and found that while cigarette smoking among Indian men has fallen from 33.8 per cent in 1980 to 23 per cent in 2012, it

Why Toddlers And Small Children Fall Sick More Frequently?

As a paediatrician, I am frequently asked by anxious parents(and grandparents) for the reason why their toddler falls sick so frequently. They will even compare their child with other children and say "the other child does not fall sick as frequently as our child". I can understand their concern and hence thought of answering their question in this blog.

Let us first understand what is happening to our body. At birth, an infant is provided with antibodies by the mother. During breast-feeding, some antibodies are also transferred. However, as the baby grows these antibodies gradually get reduced unless the infant's body

5 Best instructions for Normal Delivery

Pregnancy is a phase of life where a woman experiences many things. Many women do not want to suffer from extreme pains and have lots of painless delivery options available like epidural analgesia. Women should always avoid surgery if possible. Every woman should aim to go for a normal delivery unless advised by doctor. Keeping yourself fit and healthy and regular checkups is the mantra to healthy pregnancy. 5 tips that would help you prepare for a normal delivery.

Standing for short periods: During advanced stages of pregnancy (especially in the third trimester), stand for short periods. Don�t

Vulvovaginal hygiene after abortions and during menstruation

During menstruation and after abortions there is bleeding per vagina. It is during this period that vulvo-vaginal hygiene is important. Many women, even in normal circumstances, think that their genital area is dirty and should be thoroughly cleaned with strong soaps, douches, etc. This is not a good practice as such cleansing destroys the normal vaginal flora which is acidic in nature. This leads to local infection, dermatitis and irritation.

The ideal way to clean is to use very mild soaps and washes. The genital area should be thoroughly washed with clean fresh water and then should be patted

24 Tips on How to Lose Weight

The information contained is for your knowledge to enable you to manage your health in a better way and not a substitute for doctor's consultation.

Time Your Meals

Set a timer for 20 minutes and reinvent yourself as a slow eater. This is one of the top habits for slimming down without a complicated diet plan. Savor each bite and make it last until the bell chimes. Paced meals offer great pleasure from smaller portions and trigger the body's fullness hormones. Wolfing your food down in a hurry blocks those signals and causes overeating.

Sleep More, Weight

Some Common Reasons for Infertility in Women

When a couple gets married, a time comes when they wish to plan a family. No doubt, it is a huge step and involves a lot of planning as far as the expenses are concerned. However, in the present scenario, conceiving a child is a matter of great concern. 10 percent of the couples have trouble when they are trying to conceive. Where the couples have trouble in conceiving, 30 percent of the cases are where the problem lies with the women and the same percentage goes for the men. The leftover percent is divided between problems and some unexplained

Control Obesity & Live Happily

Obesity is a multi-factorial and complex medical condition. If an individual's bodyweight is more than 20% of the expected weight then the individual is obese. If the Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 one is considered overweight and if above 30 then one is considered to be obese.

Causes of Obesity

Obesity is basically caused by eating too much and doing less physical activity. If a person consumes more calories in the diet, particularly from fat and sugars, but does not burn it off through exercise and physical activity the surplus energy is stored in the body as fat.

  • Genes:

    Liver A Chemical Factory

    Functions of Liver

    Liver is an important solid organ in the body with numerous functions:
    1. Secretes bile which helps in digestion of fat
    2. Filtering the blood coming from the digestive tract
    3. Stores glycogen to be utilized as glucose as and when required
    4. Detoxifies and metabolizes drugs
    5. Makes proteins which are required for various purposes like blood clotting

    Signs and Symptoms of liver diseases include:

    • abdominal pain
    • weight loss
    • weakness
    • general fatigue
    • dark coloured urine
    • itching
    • jaundice (yellow colouration of the skin and eyes)
    • nausea and vomiting
    • small red, spider-like blood vessels under the skin or easy bruising
    • swelling in the abdomen and legs caused by fluid accumulation.



    Unusual Presentation of Breast Cancer

    Rohan Khandelwal, MS, MRCS (Edin.), FIBD

    Sometimes breast cancer tends to surprise us and present in an unusual manner. In India, due to lack to awareness and a stigma attached with breast cancer, females from the rural set-up tend to present with locally advanced breast cancers. I happened to encounter one such case couple of years back and managing this case turned out to be quite challenging. We managed to publish this case in the Breast Disease Journal and it generated quite a discussion in all the forums where it was discussed. [Breast cancer presenting in the midline without a lesion

    How to Take Care of Dementia Patient

    How to Take Care of Dementia Patient Dementia is the loss of mental functions like thinking, memory, and reasoning that's severe enough to interfere with an individual's daily functioning. Dementia isn't an illness itself, but manifests in old age and can be a symptom of underlying disease.

    What Causes Dementia?

    • Vascular dementia earlier called as multi-infarct or post-stroke dementia, Vascular dementia is not common.

    Symptoms: Vascular dementia symptoms vary from person to person, depending on the part of brain where blood flow is reduced. Symptoms often overlap with those of different sorts of dementia,

    Importance of Pediatric Care

    Pediatric care is dedicated medical care for children with serious disease. Pediatric care focuses on growth and development, nutrition, prevention of illnesses and treatment of

    illnesses in children. The purpose is to improve the quality of life for both the kid and the family.

    Pediatric care is facilitated by a panel of doctors, nurses and other expert caretakers who work together to provide medical care to children below 18 year of age. Pediatric care deals not only with medical conditions which includes disorders of various systems of the body, genetic conditions and malignancies but also specialized care of premature babies and adolescent

    Preparing For Menopause

    Indian women at menopause are at a stage in life when they have fulfilled most of their responsibilities and are happily settled in life. They welcome the cessation of menses, but there are a number of unanswered questions regarding the problems they face during this phase of adjustment :

    • Hot flushes
    • Urinary problems like incontinence
    • Depression
    • Loss of Libido

    Proper medical consultation and treatment can treat most of these problems.

    Women today can expect to live happily over a third of their lives that lie beyond menopause. When a woman approaches menopause a transitional phase of her life arrives. Routine health care and a healthy

    How to burn your calories

    Lose your weight is outlined with one objective - to help you shed your calorie in a sound, feasible manner. No insane eating methodologies - simply a straightforward, simple to-utilize program that helps you stay in your calorie plan. What is a Calorie? A calorie, as regularly alluded to on nourishment edibles marks, is a unit of energy. All the more particularly, a calorie is the measure of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 liter of water by 1 degree Celsius. When you burn your calorie, you are devouring the energy that is put away inside the protein, carbohydrate, and

    Your Pregnancy First Trimester

    Pregnancy is a time of excitement, but is also a time of rapid physical and emotional changes. From fertilisation till the birth of your child, you and your baby will be undergoing a lot of changes. To help you understand these changes we've outlined the basics of pregnancy.

    Fertilisation and implantation Fertilisation occurs in the fallopian tube when a single sperm penetrates the egg. At the moment of fertilisation, your baby's genetic make-up is complete, including its sex. The fertilised egg then travels down the fallopian tube to the uterus (womb) where, about

    Basic Information on Abortion

    What we mean by Abortion:

    Abortion is a medical process which results in the ending of pregnancy so that birth of a child can be stopped. In medical term this is also known as termination of pregnancy. In short we can say that pregnancy gets removed from womb in two ways either by use of pills (medical abortion) which leads to application of medicines for causing a miscarriage and the second option is by surgery (surgical abortion). In surgerical abortion, the pregnancy gets removed from womb clinically by the doctor.

    Why abortion to discontinue pregnancy:

    There can be a number of reasons which

    Preconception care

    Pregnancy is a major event in a woman's life. In bygone days, children were considered the gift of God but now as science have improved, we can plan conception. If you are planning for it, you can make wise decisions that will benefit you and your baby and, hence, arrange a visit to your doctor to discuss various aspects of medical care and/or diseases which may be affecting you and your partner. Age With advancing age the chances of Birth defects increases. Women also become prone to age related medical conditions. Nature of work Stressful work, frequent travels, working in close proximity to chemicals

    Is it the End of Road for Clinical Medicine?

    There was a time when we as youngsters (till about the end of last century) were taken to the doctor who would examine us and prescribe or dispense medicines. These medicines would have their effect and soon we would be alright. The doctor would barely order investigations.

    Times have changed. Now, we find that most of the prescriptions contain a list of investigations and patients mention that the doctor hardly examined them. Doctors find it easier to order investigations before examining a patient. As a doctor with more than three decades of experience Ifind this trend very disturbing. Pondering

    40 Tips for Happy Healthy Life



    1. Drink plenty of water.
    2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
    3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
    4. Live with the 3 Es Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
    5. Make time for prayer and reflection
    6. Play more games.
    7. Read more books than you did in 2012.
    8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
    9. Sleep for 7 hours.


    1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day - and while you walk, smile.
    2. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
    3. Don't have negative thoughts

      Monsoon and fungal growth

      With onset of monsoon there is a spurt of patients attending the doctors with fungal infections. This is very natural as the weather is conducive to the growth of fungi. Fungi need:

      1. Warm temperature
      2. Humidity
      3. Medium for growth

      which is easily available during the monsoon weather. One has to just see things around and will notice fungi is various forms in the surroundings. Two examples are illustrated here:

      Such fungi are very common to see if you leave any food item overnight.

      These fungi are commonly seen on the ground or on dead wood which has been lying around.

      You shall observe that on our body

      Witch's milk

      Ever so often I see situations where young infants are brought with enlarged breast tissue. On occasions they are inflamed. Enquiries reveal that "the lady" massaging the baby tries to squeeze out the milk from the breast tissue. How funny!! Many mothers would refrain from breast-feeding their newly born and allow "the lady" to express out the milk from their infant's under-developed breast tissue. Despite repeatedly requesting the mother and the extended family not to try to remove the milk from the infant's breast tissue this practice persists causing problems for the baby. In this blog I thought

      Temperature reading

      I am asked, very frequently, by parents that the head always feels warm while the hand and feet (peripheries) are cold, especially when a child has fever. In this blog I shall try to explain and reason out why this is so.

      Our head and chest contain our vital organs which need to be maintained at a particular temperature for optimal functioning. Being vital organs they have constant blood supply. On the other hand the peripheries can remain starved of blood for short periods without any harmful effect. Hence, the body's regulatory mechanism ensures that the vital organs get priority of

      DO's & DONT's of a Weight Loss Program!

      When embarking on weight loss then DO...

      • Eat regularly Re-fuelling when you are hungry is a good idea, but make sure that you snack on the right things. Good snacks are fruit, vegetable sticks and low fat dips, scones (watch the butter), sandwiches, toast, smoothies and low fat or diet yogurt.
      • Try these healthy diet essentials:
      • Take a walk at lunchtime Just small changes make a big difference over time. Offer to make the coffee at work or wash up, just walking over to the kettle every day for a few weeks counts
      • Go shopping with a list There is nothing worse than

        What to eat and what not to eat?

        As a paediatrician I am frequently asked by parents regarding the diet of their child. And the most common complaint is that my child does not eat!!

        Every individual has his/her own requirements and individual taste. One food item may be liked by one member of the family and disliked by another. Hence it is difficult to give an exact diet recommendation to an individual. More so ever if the child is growing according to its standards then we need not worry about the quantity. However we have to ensure that the individual gets adequate quantities of:

        1. Protein
        2. Carbohydrate
        3. Fat
        4. Minerals
        5. Vitamins

        These can be obtained

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