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Deficiency of Vitamin 12 and D is the biggest cause of infertility

Vitamin D deficiency was noted in over 90 percent of women and over 70 percent of men who came for infertility treatment. Vitamin B12 deficiency was noted in over 50% of women and 30 percent of men who approached for infertility treatment. Correction of micronutrient deficiency can help to reduce the burden of infertility in men and can also reduce the infertility rates in women especially with polycystic ovarian disease, says Gynaecologist and Infertility expert and Vice President of the Delhi Gynec Forum, Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour.

Raipur Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society organised a conference ‘on the role of micronutrients in infertility’ on Saturday. As per experts, infertility is a concern for couples in the age group of 21 to 30 years. At the conference Raipur society President Dr Manoj Chellani and Secretary Dr Jyoti Jaiswal were also present. Gynaecologist from around the state participated in the event.
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Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour – Women getting leave on Day One of Menstrual Cycle

A very good afternoon, you are watching News X with me Akshya Tandon.

Cramps, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, discomforts, what every woman faces during menstruation.

A Mumbai based company has now set an example by granting leave on the first day of menstruation to its 75 women employees, the company has also created a video highlighting the importance of taking leave on the first day. The Company believes there is more sensible to allow women who suffer from pain to be permitted to take the day off rather than be uncomfortable and unproductive at work or make excuses to stay home.

Here is the petition that has been put up on by a Mumbai based company which says that women should be given leave on the first day of their period, they calling it FOP. Leave policy this is something they are saying that the old company across India should follow. To the argument they are making it essentially this is, Why should menstruation an integral biological process that a woman …

Infertility, now diagnosed in 21-25 yrs ago group

Evidence of radiation responsible for infertility INFERTILITY is a concern now only for couples above 35 years age, but in the age group of 21 to 30 years also. Approximately 27 percent of couples are in the age group of 21 to 25 years. Deficiency of micronutrients is found more in infertile male and female than the normal fertile ones, said Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour, Gynaecologist and Infertility expert.
Dr Gour, who is presently the General Secretary of Delhi State unit of Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction and Vice President of the Delhi Gynec Forum, was in the state capital on Saturday to address a scientific session that was organized by Raipur Obstetrics and Gynaecologist Society.
Citing a study, Dr Gour said that Vitamin D deficiency was noted in over 90 percent of women and over 70 percent of men who came for infertility treatment. Vitamin B12 deficiency was noted in over 50 percent of women and 30 percent of men who approached for infertility treatment. Naming the other mi…

Female Foeticide on the rise in city

Many people from educated families in the city are allegedly going ahead with sex selective abortions. The worst hit areas are Punjabi Bagh, Narela and Najafgarh. 

Many ‘educated’ people from well- to-do families in ther capital are opting for sex selective abortions. And I blame the government for its inability to enforce the law properly.” Says Dr Ranjana Kumari, director, Centre for Social Research. Highlighting the shocking sex ratio figures of the city, a recent survey by the Centre for Social Research (CSR), has revealed that age–old customs and family traditions are the two major reasons that drive most families towards female foeticide. Shockingly, many people belonging to educated families in the capital are committing the shameful act.

 “People call me everyday for such requests. It’s sad young educated people from well-to-do families want to abort the girl child. I was taken aback when a young couple from an affluent family came to my clinic to ask for the same. When I told…


Expecting a new addition to the family? Don’t put your travel plans on hold, but follow these tips

By Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour 

Summer vacations are here. And everyone needs a holiday. An important question which arises in the mind of a pregnant women is, “It is safe to make any travel plans during pregnancy?”Certainly. As long as you take following precautions.

Whether you travel by car, bus, train or plane, it is generally safe for you to travel at all times during pregnancy as long as there are no identified complications.

But among the three trimesters in pregnancy, the second trimester  is the best time to travel, as you are quite free from the morning sickness experienced during the first trimester, as well as several weeks away from the ‘easily fatigued’ third stage of pregnancy. These tips will help you make your trip more comfortable and safe.

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Third Trimester In case of travelling by air, the second trimester, (14 to 28 weeks) is the best pe…

Size zero, a dangerous trend

The current craze among women to attain size-zero figure by any means has serious medical implications often leading to irreversible infertility.

Never would have anyone imagined that skipping a meal, working out extensively in a gym or taking those could have disastrous results. But studies have revealed that in bid to attain what     is now being referred to as size-zero figure ( extremely slim), women might be courting infertility.

Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour, gynaecologist and fertility expert, SCI Healthcare here said, “Size zero is a new dangerous trend, the pursuit of which can lead to several gynaecological problems including infertility. It can lead to hormonal imbalance and problem in conceiving in future.”  

“Last year I had an NRI patient. She had anorexia when she was very young. She became size zero, her periods stopped, she realized something was terribly wrong, she got counseling and then she regained her lost weight but her periods still would not come naturally. She got …

Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome a threat to motherhood

Those nine months are most treasured moments in women’s life. The very idea of contributing to life is simply a flabbergasted affair. However Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome could get in the way of a pregnancy.

According to Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour, Consultant Fertility Specialist and Gynaecologist, SCI Healthcare, New Delhi “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common  total body endocrine disease that effects women in the reproductive age starting from the time of puberty to menopause. It affects approximately 10 per cent reproductive age group respectively. It is the most common hormonal disorder and is a leading cause of infertility”.

She further acknowledges, “Both males and females produces hormones. Androgens referred to as males hormones , play a pivotal role in sexual functioning of the body in girls with PCOS, the ovaries produce higher levels of androgens than normal, and this interferes with egg development  and release. Some of the eggs develop into cysts which are …

Training of Phantom USG Ultrasound Simulator

Experience of a doctor from Jamshedpur who is doing USG for the first time on Phantom. One year experience in obstetric ultrasound. Organized by Delhi ISAR and Delhi ISPAT at Surgical Centre of India. SCI Healthcare New Delhi.