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SDG 3.7: Mother, Not Patient!

SDG 3.7: Mother, Not Patient!
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The age-old adage – As Mother as Child – is now being vindicated in scientific researches throughout the world. There are various researches to suggest that the positive thinking and positive ambience are boons for the mother's health and holistic development of the fetus while negative thinking and tension cause adverse effects. Besides, the communities throughout the globe have inherited various cultural practices to promote positive thinking and pleasant ambience for 'To Be Mothers' since the day of the 'good news'.

However, the gradual deterioration in the ambience of positive thinking caused by urbanization, nuclear families and modern lifestyle adversely affect the health and well-being of pregnant women. These along with profiteering among healthcare professionals are leading to an alarming rise in cesarean deliveries which are destroying the health of 'To Be Mothers' and future generations. The mistreatment of pregnant women starts from the day they are registered as 'patient' as thereafter they are treated as patient till delivery including verbal and physical abuse in the labour room. Besides posing direct hurdles in achieving SDG 3.7 and SDG 5.6 adopted by the United Nations for 2030, these inhuman practices also, create obstacles for other SDGs closely linked with the holistic well-being of women.

Devdiscourse firmly believes that the sufferings of the 'To Be Mothers' could be minimized and happiness increased in their lives through positive discourse and sensitization of various stakeholders associated with maternal healthcare. In pursuance to its responsibility as a global media platform, Devdiscourse in association with Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidlaya, premiere women university in India, launched a global communication campaign – Mother, Not Patient! - at 2 pm on Tuesday, 15th October 2019 with a vision to minimise sufferings of 'To Be Mothers' and increase happiness in their lives.

The Live Discourse – SDG 3.7: Mother, Not Patient! is part of the campaign for catalyzing objective discourse. Here you can participate by posting comments, pictures, cartoons, sketches and videos etc. Besides, you can also send us news and contributions in the form of articles, blogs, researches and memoirs. After required editorial review, they will be published on Devdiscourse and also on Live Discourse.

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SDG 3.7: Mother, Not Patient! - Coronavirus may not transmit from pregnant moms to babies: Study

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Updated: 10-04-2020 11:29 IST Created: 15-10-2019 06:54 IST

1:19 PM The novel Coronavirus (nCoV) or COVID 19 is spread through nasal discharge during human sneezes. The fetus in the womb is not affected by this disease as it is confined to the respiratory organs of the expecting mother. As the fetus gets its food and oxygen through the blood of the mother, there is hardly any chance of transmitting the infection. However, a newborn baby may get infected if it is not immediately separated from the mother. This is because the baby will have higher chances of infection through contact with the hands and other external things where the virus is present. Also Read: Coronavirus may not transmit from pregnant moms to babies: Study

4:15 PM Indian film actress Sameera Reddy (39), who was blessed with a daughter on July 12, 2019, has shared her stylish underwater photographs during pregnancy. These pictures were shot in the very advanced stage of pregnancy when she was carrying her second child Nyara in her womb. "Be fearless above and beyond everything," wrote Sameera Reddy. She shared the pictures on her Instagram and also on the hashtag #ImperfectlyPerfect. "#ImperfectlyPerfect began with my 9-month pregnancy underwater series last year. Nyra wanted me to break the barriers in my mind and damn straight I did it," she wrote. The 39-year-old actress is seen posing underwater in sarees and also in bikinis, with the highlight on her baby bump. Devdiscourse is running a global communication campaign to increase happiness in the lives of To Be Mothers.She is also seen performing some underwater Yoga positions as well.Reddy became popular in the Bollywood through her pivotal role in Maine Dil Tujhko Diya in 2002. Her memorable role includes Musafir, (2004) in which she performed opposite to Anil KapoorAditya Pancholi and Koena Mitra"Be fearless above and beyond everything," said Reddy. She married Akshai Varde, an entrepreneur on 21 January 2014. The couple had a son in 2015. Sameera described herself as a "tomboy" and "the ugly duckling in the family". She writes, "I was plump, had glasses and my glam quotient was rather low till I was 19".Sameera is credited to be the first Indian actress to have her own video game, Sameera the Street Fighter. I wanted to celebrate the beauty of the bump in my 9th month. At a time when we feel the most vulnerable, tired, scared, excited, and our biggest and most beautiful. I look forward to sharing it with you guys and I know the positivity will resonate because we all are at different phases of our life with unique sizes and we need to love and accept ourselves at every level.

4:45 PM The study was conducted in the Univesity of Alberta, the USA. In this study, the researchers examined health records of 1,043 mother-infant pairs and found adverse effects of tension in expectant mothers on their children. For the research, the mothers filled out regular questionnaires about their mood during and after their pregnancies.Also Read: Depressive symptoms during pregnancy can lower child's immunity: Study

11:27 AM The study has been published in the journal of Scientific Reports. The USF Health researchers used a powerful genome editing technology called CRISPR (shorthand for "CRISPR-dCas9) to activate all of the chromosome 19 microRNA cluster (known as C19MC), so they could study the gene's function in early pregnancy. In the study, the researchers have made a breakthrough to minimise the chances of pregnancy-related complications such as miscarriages, preeclampsia and foetal growth restriction. They have discovered a process that contributes to placental implantation during early pregnancy as well as cancer progression and spread. Also Read: Researchers find a process to minimise pregnancy-related complications

1:57 PM Being pregnant is not a disease but just a phase which a woman goes through said the legislator Namita Mundada who represents Beed MLA segment in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. "I also face issues like other pregnant woman but I follow my doctor's advice and take care of myself along with my work," she said adding the ongoing budget session was very important for her. Also Read: Namita Mundada, 8-month pregnant MLA from Beed attends Maha Assembly session

0:20 PM In a major decision to ensure the reproductive rights of women, the Indian Parliament is all set to allow all 'willing women' including widows and divorcees to opt for surrogacy. As per the existing rules, a surrogate mother should be a close relative of an 'infertile couple'. Now the new law will not have any such conditions. All the Indian willing couples will be eligible for surrogacy."The right will be of Indian married couples, Indian origin married couple in which both are of Indian origin and in the single women category, the right will be of widow and divorcee," said Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD).

4:06 PM "It takes 9 months for you to have that baby. You need to practice that self-love even after you have the baby and give yourself at least that much time. Just embrace yourself in every form and shape," said Mira Kapoor, the wife of Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor. She is also the mother of two children. Also Read: Mira Kapoor sends out message of self-love, body positivity to pregnant women

1:03 PM In response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Central government for framing guidelines to provide relaxation in attendance for pregnant and nursing mothers in educational institutions and jobs. In the PIL, filed by Kush Kalra the court was informed that in absence of any such guideline, the women are now forced to choose between reproductive rights and career. Also Read: HC issues notice to Centre to frame guidelines to provide relaxation in attendance norms for pregnant, nursing women

2:09 PM The Trump administration has decided to amend the law and give discretionary powers to the immigration officers for providing Visas to pregnant women in the US. According to a right-wing think tank of US - Center for Immigration Studies - about 30,000 pregnant women in the US came to deliver babies and get citizenship for their children. However, the critics have raised objections to this new rule arguing discrimination. Also Read: US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women

2:14 PM A new study in the USA has revealed that the fetuses of expectant mothers suffering from stress, anxiety, and tension; suffer from heart ailments. Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., director of the Center for the Developing Brain at Children's National and the study's corresponding author, said, "We were alarmed by the high percentage of pregnant women with a diagnosis of a major fetal heart problem who tested positive for stress, anxiety, and depression." Limperopoulos further added, "Equally concerning is how prevalent psychological distress is among pregnant women generally. We report for the first time that this challenging prenatal environment impairs regions of the fetal brain that play a major role in learning, memory, coordination, and social and behavioral development, making it all the more important for us to identify these women early during pregnancy to intervene," Limperopoulos added. CHD or structural problems with the heart is the most common birth defect. Still, it remains unclear how exposure to maternal stress impacts brain development in fetuses with CHD. Also Read: Study reflects how stress in pregnant mothers affect babiesDevdiscourse is running a global communication campaign - Mother, Not Patient! aimed at making the world better for expectant mothers/ To Be Mothers

Coronavirus may not transmit from pregnant moms to babies: Study

Coronavirus may not transmit from pregnant moms to babies: Study

The novel Coronavirus (nCoV) or COVID 19 is spread through nasal discharge during human sneezes. The fetus in the womb is not affected by this disease as it is confined to the respiratory organs of the expecting mother. As the fetus gets its food and oxygen through the blood of the mother, there is hardly any chance of transmitting the infection. 

However, a newborn baby may get infected if it is not immediately separated from the mother. This is because the baby will have higher chances of infection through contact with the hands and other external things where the virus is present. 

Also Read: Coronavirus may not transmit from pregnant moms to babies: Study

 

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Indian film actress Sameera Reddy epitomizes Mother, Not Patient! in her stylish pregnancy photos

Indian film actress Sameera Reddy epitomizes Mother, Not Patient! in her stylish pregnancy photos

Indian film actress Sameera Reddy (39), who was blessed with a daughter on July 12, 2019, has shared her stylish underwater photographs during pregnancy. These pictures were shot in the very advanced stage of pregnancy when she was carrying her second child Nyara in her womb. 

"Be fearless above and beyond everything," wrote Sameera Reddy. She shared the pictures on her Instagram and also on the hashtag #ImperfectlyPerfect. "#ImperfectlyPerfect began with my 9-month pregnancy underwater series last year. Nyra wanted me to break the barriers in my mind and damn straight I did it," she wrote. The 39-year-old actress is seen posing underwater in sarees and also in bikinis, with the highlight on her baby bump. Devdiscourse is running a global communication campaign to increase happiness in the lives of To Be Mothers.

She is also seen performing some underwater Yoga positions as well.

Reddy became popular in the Bollywood through her pivotal role in Maine Dil Tujhko Diya in 2002. Her memorable role includes Musafir, (2004) in which she performed opposite to  Anil KapoorAditya Pancholi and Koena Mitra

"Be fearless above and beyond everything," said Reddy. She married Akshai Varde, an entrepreneur on 21 January 2014. The couple had a son in 2015. 

Sameera described herself as a "tomboy" and "the ugly duckling in the family". She writes, "I was plump, had glasses and my glam quotient was rather low till I was 19".

Sameera is credited to be the first Indian actress to have her own video game, Sameera the Street Fighter. 

I wanted to celebrate the beauty of the bump in my 9th month. At a time when we feel the most vulnerable, tired, scared, excited, and our biggest and most beautiful. I look forward to sharing it with you guys and I know the positivity will resonate because we all are at different phases of our life with unique sizes and we need to love and accept ourselves at every level. 

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Depression in expectant mothers lowers child's immunity: Study

Depression in expectant mothers lowers child's immunity: Study

The study was conducted in the Univesity of  Alberta, the USA. In this study, the researchers examined health records of 1,043 mother-infant pairs and found adverse effects of tension in expectant mothers on their children. For the research, the mothers filled out regular questionnaires about their mood during and after their pregnancies.

Also Read: Depressive symptoms during pregnancy can lower child's immunity: Study

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Researchers find a process to minimize pregnancy-related complications

Researchers find a process to minimize pregnancy-related complications

The study has been published in the journal of Scientific Reports. The USF Health researchers used a powerful genome editing technology called CRISPR (shorthand for "CRISPR-dCas9) to activate all of the chromosome 19 microRNA cluster (known as C19MC), so they could study the gene's function in early pregnancy. In the study, the researchers have made a breakthrough to minimise the chances of pregnancy-related complications such as miscarriages, preeclampsia and foetal growth restriction. They have discovered a process that contributes to placental implantation during early pregnancy as well as cancer progression and spread. 

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Namita Mundada, 8-month pregnant MLA from Beed attends Maha Assembly session

Namita Mundada, 8-month pregnant MLA from Beed attends Maha Assembly session

Being pregnant is not a disease but just a phase which a woman goes through said the legislator Namita Mundada who represents Beed MLA segment in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. "I also face issues like other pregnant woman but I follow my doctor's advice and take care of myself along with my work," she said adding the ongoing budget session was very important for her. 

Also Read: Namita Mundada, 8-month pregnant MLA from Beed attends Maha Assembly session

 

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Widows and Divorcees can also become Surrogate Mothers: Indian Surrogacy Bill 2020 

Widows and Divorcees can also become Surrogate Mothers: Indian Surrogacy Bill 2020 

In a major decision to ensure the reproductive rights of women, the Indian Parliament is all set to allow all 'willing women' including widows and divorcees to opt for surrogacy. As per the existing rules, a surrogate mother should be a close relative of an 'infertile couple'. Now the new law will not have any such conditions. All the Indian willing couples will be eligible for surrogacy.

"The right will be of Indian married couples, Indian origin married couple in which both are of Indian origin and in the single women category, the right will be of widow and divorcee," said Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD).  

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Whether we are in shape or not, I think each woman is beautiful: Mira Kapoor

 Whether we are in shape or not, I think each woman is beautiful: Mira Kapoor

"It takes 9 months for you to have that baby. You need to practice that self-love even after you have the baby and give yourself at least that much time. Just embrace yourself in every form and shape," said Mira Kapoor, the wife of Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor. She is also the mother of two children. 

Also Read: Mira Kapoor sends out message of self-love, body positivity to pregnant women

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Attendance relaxation for expecting and nursing mothers, Delhi HC asks Center to frame guidelines 

Attendance relaxation for expecting and nursing mothers, Delhi HC asks Center to frame guidelines 

In response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Central government for framing guidelines to provide relaxation in attendance for pregnant and nursing mothers in educational institutions and jobs. In the PIL, filed by Kush Kalra the court was informed that in absence of any such guideline, the women are now forced to choose between reproductive rights and career. 

Also Read: HC issues notice to Centre to frame guidelines to provide relaxation in attendance norms for pregnant, nursing women

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US to control 'birth tourism' by restricting entry of pregnant women

US to control 'birth tourism' by restricting entry of pregnant women

The Trump administration has decided to amend the law and give discretionary powers to the immigration officers for providing Visas to pregnant women in the US. According to a right-wing think tank of US - Center for Immigration Studies - about 30,000 pregnant women in the US came to deliver babies and get citizenship for their children. 

However, the critics have raised objections to this new rule arguing discrimination. 

Also Read: US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women

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Fetus suffer from heart problems if expectant mother is in stress

Fetus suffer from heart problems if expectant mother is in stress

A new study in the USA has revealed that the fetuses of expectant mothers suffering from stress, anxiety, and tension; suffer from heart ailments.  Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., director of the Center for the Developing Brain at Children's National and the study's corresponding author, said, "We were alarmed by the high percentage of pregnant women with a diagnosis of a major fetal heart problem who tested positive for stress, anxiety, and depression." 

Limperopoulos further added, "Equally concerning is how prevalent psychological distress is among pregnant women generally. We report for the first time that this challenging prenatal environment impairs regions of the fetal brain that play a major role in learning, memory, coordination, and social and behavioral development, making it all the more important for us to identify these women early during pregnancy to intervene," Limperopoulos added. CHD or structural problems with the heart is the most common birth defect. Still, it remains unclear how exposure to maternal stress impacts brain development in fetuses with CHD. 

Also Read: Study reflects how stress in pregnant mothers affect babies

Devdiscourse is running a global communication campaign - Mother, Not Patient! aimed at making the world better for expectant mothers/ To Be Mothers

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