Young mothers steal show at ‘Max Smart Mom’ contest

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NewZNew (Chandigarh) : To mark International Women’s Day in a unique way, Max Super Speciality Hospital (MSSH), Mohali organized a ‘ Max Smart Mom’ contest where young mothers along with their babies took part in a glittering fashion show at Hotel Taj today .  Over 30 vibrant & enthusiastic mothers who delivered their babies at MSSH sashayed down the ramp to vie for title with much zest and zeal. The contest was a part of ‘WOMAX’, a Max Healthcare program specially designed for women. The participants were judged on their knowledge about various aspects of women’s health.

Ms. Anju won the contest, while Ms. Richa Garg and Ms. Amarjeet got 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.

Meanwhile during occasion, Dr Seema Sharma & Dr Seema Wadhwa both Sr. Consultant- Obstetric & Gynecology, Dr Sandip Jain, Sr. Consultant- Paediatrics and Ms. Shivani Gulati, Sr. Clinic Nutritionist interacted with the participants. The doctors discussed various topics which included preventive healthcare for women, post partum rehabilitation, diet and exercise, post-pregnancy, cervical cancer vaccination, infant care and nutrition for women. There were also sessions on healthy motherhood and parenting.

Dr Seema Wadhwa spoke on the importance of post partum rehabilitation which included getting back into shape, breast feeding, contraception and baby care. Dr Seema Sharma talked on cervical cancer vaccine and screening for early detection of diseases, before the signs or symptoms appear. Since most lifestyle diseases are “silent”, regular check-ups are the only answer. Dr Sandeep Jain affirmed the importance of infant care and how to protect your new born.

Mr. Sandeep Dogra, VP-Operations, MSSH said that preventive healthcare was all about identifying and minimizing the risk factors of a disease. It also involved improving the course of an existing disease as well as screening for early detection. Disorders which were particular to women only such as UTI, cancer of the breast, uterus, or cervix call for preventive care. Another important aspect was the increase in the incidence of lifestyle disorders amongst women. With more and more women taking up challenging careers, stress levels in them were increasing. Add to this the dual role most women were playing and a natural tendency to put one’s health as the last priority; mortality and morbidity amongst the women was on the rise.  In this scenario early recognition and prevention of disease would become an integral part of the healthcare.”