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Water Birth explained by Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour

Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour Speaking on Water Birth:

Here’s why you should also go for a water birth like actress Shveta Salve

Experts say that there are many benefits of a water birth and more and more Indians today are opting for it
water birth delivery Actress Shveta Salve, who just announced her pregnancy on Instagram, has said that she would be going for a water birth. “I plan to deliver my baby in Goa, as my parents live there. Maharashtrians follow a tradition — the first child is born in the maternal grandmother’s house. I will opt for a water birth. Goa has many home birth centres, so it will be apt,” she said in an interview last week.

Understanding the concept of a water birth

“Water Birthing is an alternative birthing method where the mother delivers inside a pool of heated water. Water labour meanwhile is a method in which she labours in water but delivers outside,” says Dr Shelly Singh, MD (Senior consultant Obstetrics  and Gynaecology) Primus Super-Speciality Hospital in Chanakyapuri, Delhi. The basic theory is that the baby spends nine months in the amniotic fluid and in this method it is a similar water-based environment that is gentler and less stressful for the baby, she adds. Dr Shelly lists the steps of a water birth:
  • The mother enters water once she is in active labour.
  • She is constantly monitored using water proof dopplers and monitors by obstetricians or doulas (trained birth professionals) who give her constant medical, emotional and physical support.
  • Once the baby is delivered in water, he/ she is immediately raised out of water before he/ she takes his/ her first breath.
  • The baby doesn’t drown, therefore, water births are safe for the baby too.

Benefits of a water birth

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RIRS Treatment, Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery

Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Treatment

RIRS Treatment (retrograde intrarenal surgery): Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) is a procedure in which a viewing tube called a fiberoptic endoscope is used within the kidney for surgery. In this surgery the endoscope is placed through the urethra (the urinary opening) into the bladder and then through the ureter into the urine-collecting part of the kidney. The endoscope thus is moved retrograde (up the urinary tract system) to within the kidney to fragment stone. Generally, RIRS is performed where the stones do not respond to ESWL or PCNL or URS.
RIRS Treatment
RIRS Treatment Centre

Why to choose RIRS for kidney stone removal?

Over the world RIRS has been identified as one of the most advanced procedure for Kidney Stone. And it is available at SCI Hospital, Delhi.

Doctor to Consult for RIRS Treatment

RIRS is performed by a specialist, a Urologist (Endourologist) with special expertise in RIRS. The procedure is usually done under general or spinal anaesthesia. For this surgery, doctor requires to be experienced enough.

How RIRS is performed

With the help of endoscope, the kidney is reached with a camera; calculus/calsuluses are visualized and broken with laser energy source. No cut or hole need to be made, as it enters the body from the urinary tract, which is the natural hole of the body. To apply this surgery technique and use this device requires to be experienced. RIRS continues to undergo significant advancements and is emerging as a first-line procedure for challenging stone cases

Advantages of RIRS Treatment

The advantages of RIRS over open surgery includes