Kerala HC rejects plea to abort 30-week pregnancy of minor rape survivor

Justice Devan Ramachandran after observing the Medical Board’s opinion said that an abortion was no longer possible and that, at this stage, the baby would have to be delivered alive.

published on : 6th December 2023

Why thyroid test during pregnancy is vital

The thyroid is the central processing system of the human body. Therefore, any malfunctioning of the gland can critically affect the functioning of other organs as well.

published on : 29th November 2023

Skin problems 101 for pregnant women

Moles and scars may darken and enlarge. Discolouration of the whole body may also occur during this period.

published on : 25th November 2023

Pregnancy termination by rape survivors up; 41 in 5 years in Kerala

The babies are currently housed in government’s care homes.

published on : 23rd November 2023

Skin diseases 101 for pregnant women

Most of these conditions do not cause any harm either to the mother or to the baby and resolve on their own as the pregnancy progresses.

published on : 21st November 2023

What to expect with gestational diabetes

The exact causes of gestational diabetes remain unclear, but hormonal changes during pregnancy is believed to play a significant role.

published on : 18th November 2023

Precautions for pregnant women during Deepavali   

While celebrating the Festival of Lights, pregnant women often experience a mix of emotions. They may also feel more fatigued due to pregnancy hormones.

published on : 11th November 2023

Pregnancy, pain & empowerment: Women share birthing experience

A lot of women in India face trauma during birthing, especially in government hospitals: Experts

published on : 6th November 2023

Supreme Court rejects woman’s plea to terminate 26-week pregnancy

It asked the hospital to extend all medical help to the woman to complete her pregnancy. “The pregnancy is 26 weeks and 5 days.

published on : 17th October 2023

Pregnancy termination: Delhi HC directs AIIMS to examine pregnant woman, foetus seeking divorce

The woman approached the high court seeking permission to terminate her pregnancy of 22 weeks and four days as of date, under the provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.

published on : 16th October 2023

SC rejects plea of mother of two to terminate over 26-week pregnancy

Court said that since length of pregnancy has crossed 24 weeks, medical termination of pregnancy cannot be permitted.

published on : 16th October 2023

Can’t kill child, says SC as it weighs mother’s rights

The challenge is to balance the rights of the unborn child with the choice of the mother.

published on : 13th October 2023

Termination of 26-week pregnancy: We can't kill a child, says SC

The bench has posted the matter for a resumed hearing at 10.30 AM on Friday.

published on : 12th October 2023

Pregnancy termination plea: Which court will say stop heartbeat of a foetus which has life, SC asks

The apex court had recently allowed a mother of two to proceed with medical termination of pregnancy after taking note that she was suffering from depression and would not be able to raise a third.

published on : 11th October 2023

In Thane, poor roads force pregnant tribal woman carried in 'dholi' to give birth in transit

The woman from Patikacha Pada hamlet was being carried in the dholi in the late morning hours by her family members and some villagers.

published on : 2nd October 2023

Lack of women doctors at UPHC pushes mothers to Tiruchy MGMGH for deliveries

The nearest health facility accessible to residential locality near EB Road is the UPHC near Murugan Talkies, but the refusal to admit pregnant women has become a cause of concern for the residents.

published on : 30th September 2023

Gujarat HC allows termination of 27-week pregnancy of 12-year-old girl raped by her father

The HC also directed the state government to pay compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh to the victim, out of which Rs 50,000 was to be paid immediately, and another Rs 2 lakh to be deposited in her name.

published on : 6th September 2023

Law must recognise women’s dignity to be effective

In comparison to the United States of America, India’s abortion laws certainly seem progressive.

published on : 24th August 2023

'Sexual abuse resulting in pregnancy compounds injury': Supreme Court allows rape survivor to abort

Pregnancy outside marriage is injurious, particularly in cases of sexual assault and is a cause of stress and trauma affecting the physical and mental health of pregnant women, the SC said.

published on : 21st August 2023

'Valuable time lost': SC to Gujarat HC over adjourning rape survivor's pregnancy termination plea

The apex court was informed by the counsel for the petitioner that the 25-year-old woman had approached the high court on August 7 and the matter was taken up the next day.

published on : 19th August 2023
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