Stress is harmful for pregnant women, says Dr Shubhada

Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society has organised a conference on Saturday which was attended by gynaecologists from Raipur and other parts of Chattisgarh. The speakers were Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour from New Delhi and Dr Shubhada Neel from Mumbai. Dr Shubhada had told that stress is harmful for pregnant women. Dr Tripti Nagarai from Ambedkar Hospital, Dr Jyoti Jaiswal, Dr Manoj Chellani were among the experts present at the conference.

Secretary of society Dr Jyoti Jaiswal told that the topic of Gynaecologist and Infertility expert, Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour was ‘role of micronutrients in infertility’ while Dr Shubhada Neel topic was ‘contribution of doctors on the healthy life of pregnant women’s child’. Dr Shubhada advised pregnant women to focus on lifestyle and also to do yoga in order to avoid stress level. Dr Shivani told that the study has shown - Infertility is a concern not only for couples above the age of 35 years but in the age group of 21 to 30 years and approx. 27 percent of couples are in the age group of 21 to 25 years. 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.


  • Gynaecologists conference organised on the topic of infertility
  • Doctors from around the state participated in the event

Benefits of tomato juice

A Japanese study published in 2017 has quoted beneficial effects of tomato juice on male infertility. This study aimed to investigate the effects of tomato juice consumption on seminal plasma lycopene levels and sperm parameters in infertile men. 44 completed the study (control group: 12, antioxidant group: 15, tomato juice group: 17). In the tomato juice group, plasma lycopene level was significantly increased at the 12th week of the feeding period. Moreover, a decrease in seminal plasma white blood and an increase in sperm motility in the tomato juice group were statistically significant at the 12th and 6th weeks, respectively, compared to the control group. In the antioxidant capsule group, no significant improvement was observed in semen parameters.