Myth vs Truth

Does eating certain types of food cause infertility?

No. There is no evidence to support this thinking. However, it is advisable to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your BMI in normal range as increasing weight gain may be associated with problems in getting pregnant.

Is bed rest essential after laparoscopic surgery?

No. Laparoscopic surgery is proven to help quick recovery and earlier return to work. The need for pain-killer medicines also is less compared to open surgery.

Does hysterectomy (removing the uterus) lead to backache or increase in weight?

Hysterectomy does not cause backache or obesity. Both these conditions depend on your lifestyle especially weight gain. There can be many causes for backache for which you may need medical advice from other specialists as well.

Does hysterectomy cause sleep disturbances?

No. It does not cause sleep disturbances.

Is bed-rest / reducing physical activity essential during pregnancy?

No. In fact it is advisable to continue doing your routine and physical activity including most exercises (speak to your doctor) to keep yourself in good health during normal pregnancy.

Are there any dietary restrictions during pregnancy?

So long as your pregnancy is progressing normally, you can continue your normal diet. However, it is advisable to eat a balanced diet including fruits and vegetables. Non-vegetarian diet also is a good source of protein and iron. If there are any associated medical conditions e.g. diabetes, then you will be put on diabetic diet.

Does caesarean section lead to backache after delivery?

No. In fact pregnancy itself can lead to backache. This is due to altered posture and drag on the spine during the pregnancy. Healthy lifestyle during pregnancy and abdominal &back exercises (under supervision) post-delivery is helpful in reducing both long and short-term problems with backache as well as getting abdominal muscle tone back.

Do oral contraceptive pills lead to infertility?

No. Oral contraceptive pills have a proven safety record and do not lead to infertility. There is however a myth that hormone containing pills are not safe and can lead to reproductive problems or other problems in life. Your doctor will identify any risk factor before prescribing it to you.

Does tubectomy (family planning operation) lead to backache?

No. This is a minor surgery and does not lead to backache. Development of backache following surgery can be coincidental and you should seek medical opinion.

Does eating certain types of food cause infertility?

No. There is no evidence to support this thinking. However, it is advisable to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your BMI in normal range as increasing weight gain may be associated with problems in getting pregnant.

Is bed rest essential after laparoscopic surgery?

No. Laparoscopic surgery is proven to help quick recovery and earlier return to work. The need for pain-killer medicines also is less compared to open surgery.

Does hysterectomy (removing the uterus) lead to backache or increase in weight?

Hysterectomy does not cause backache or obesity. Both these conditions depend on your lifestyle especially weight gain. There can be many causes for backache for which you may need medical advice from other specialists as well.

Hysterectomy does not cause backache or obesity. Both these conditions depend on your lifestyle especially weight gain. There can be many causes for backache for which you may need medical advice from other specialists as well.

Does hysterectomy cause sleep disturbances?

No. It does not cause sleep disturbances.

Is bed-rest / reducing physical activity essential during pregnancy?

No. In fact it is advisable to continue doing your routine and physical activity including most exercises (speak to your doctor) to keep yourself in good health during normal pregnancy.

Are there any dietary restrictions during pregnancy?

So long as your pregnancy is progressing normally, you can continue your normal diet. However, it is advisable to eat a balanced diet including fruits and vegetables. Non-vegetarian diet also is a good source of protein and iron. If there are any associated medical conditions e.g. diabetes, then you will be put on diabetic diet.

Does caesarean section lead to backache after delivery?

No. In fact pregnancy itself can lead to backache. This is due to altered posture and drag on the spine during the pregnancy. Healthy lifestyle during pregnancy and abdominal &back exercises (under supervision) post-delivery is helpful in reducing both long and short-term problems with backache as well as getting abdominal muscle tone back.

Do oral contraceptive pills lead to infertility?

No. Oral contraceptive pills have a proven safety record and do not lead to infertility. There is however a myth that hormone containing pills are not safe and can lead to reproductive problems or other problems in life. Your doctor will identify any risk factor before prescribing it to you.

Does tubectomy (family planning operation) lead to backache?

No. This is a minor surgery and does not lead to backache. Development of backache following surgery can be coincidental and you should seek medical opinion.