Nine Months: Avantika Kukreti in conversation with Dr. Mini Salunkhe about prenatal and postnatal care

Nine Months: Avantika Kukreti in conversation with Dr. Mini Salunkhe about prenatal and postnatal care

Dr. Mini Salunkhe, obstetrician and gynecologist, answers queries about prenatal and postnatal care from mums-to-be.

Pregnant mums share their pregnancy worries and woes with expert, Dr. Mini Salunkhe about various topics. Dr. Salunkhe of Cloudnine Hospitals clears their doubts by explaining different concepts and how to deal with a variety of situations. Take a look:


Dr. Salunkhe throws light on some crucial topics related to prenatal as well as postnatal care.

A healthy foetus, will have healthy movement.

Foetal movement can be felt at 16 to 22 weeks. Resting and sleeping can be difficult during this period. The foetal movements are not the actual problem. However, if you observe any change in the pattern of the movements, for example, it has suddenly slowed down or paced up, then you must consult your expert. Specially, if the pattern changes in the third trimester, then it may indicate that there is foetal distress. Pregnant mums must differentiate between distressed and healthy movements of the baby.


Dealing with Braxton hicks contractions. 

Pregnancy Care

Braxton hicks contractions are painless tightening of the uterus. It helps a pregnant mum to prepare for labour. So, in a way, this is an essential phenomenon, however, this can be uncomfortable. Dr. Salunkhe gives important tips to handle this phenomenon. She suggests:

  • Reducing exercise time
  • Changing sleeping position in the night
  • Drinking enough water
  • Putting your feet up and relaxing

Heartburns during second and third trimester of pregnancy

Dr. Mini Salunkhe shares some dietary tips with mums-to-be for avoiding heartburns. She suggests that during pregnancy, mums must not consume oily or fatty food. Small and frequent meals also help. Furthermore, too much water intake when eating meals is also not advisable. Pregnant mums must also avoid sleeping immediately after a meal. She gives many other simple but useful tips to keep heartburns away.


Dr. Mini Salunkhe advises pregnant mums on many other topics such as gestational diabetes, hypertension and hyperthyroidism. Do watch this episode of Nine Months to get expert answers to all your concerns.

A visual how-to-survival guide, Nine Months brings expert advice, knowledge and perspective to make your pregnancy an easy and a memorable experience for you.

Written by

Prutha Soman