07/04/2014

7. Gynaecologist is the Key - Not the Posh Clinic !



Read sequel post, Who accompanied Deaf Mamma to the Clinic?

When our parents were going mad at the flight bookings to reach before the golden moment, i was starving. Our Gynec said eat light and drink lot of fluids, lime juice et al, before i gate crashed the clinic with 3 men drawing unwarranted stares and raised eyebrows or was it sympathy ?


She was the only person on earth who had advised me to not continue gaining weight with onset of third trimester, to let normal delivery turn into a reality. 

Look out for a good person first, then facilities. 

Despite having the choice of boutique maternity clinics, we chose to deliver in a mediocre clinic with an extraordinary Gynecologist. After one consultation you can’t get past her personalized attention and warmth, generally lacking in the medical profession these days. Specially in metro cities where baby boomers migrate from all parts of the country, the most lucrative business to be in is to either run a fertility clinic or a five star maternity home. Cloud 9, Cradle, The Nest, Sakhii, The Lady Hospital…endless and unnecessarily glamorized hotel-cum-clinics. However, our choice of Clinic, did labelled us further with a middle class mentality.

That point, I was fully convinced with my professor in PG - SDG’s lecture on quality – Good quality comes with a price – that’s only after bruising your self-respect. 

Remember, yours was a DINKS (Double income no kids) family, who can easily afford the multi or super speciality hospice care. But does popularity is an indication of good quality? 

We couldn't settle ourselves with some facility, who is more interested in selling packages in six digits rather than listening to our  needs patiently or remembering my name at least. I respect your business development skills but madam it’s me, live human being much real beyond a topical medical record of sales target number.

Where is that Hippocratic oath?

Oh…did i miss, the oath is amended as Hypocrite Oath!

To be continued...

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PS : Watch my fav. song from alphabet G - Govinda George Harrison (Beatles) . You may also like to read this post from Baby Center
This 300 words post is written for April A to Z Challenge 2014, serial number 402.  

12 comments:

  1. You have picked up a worthy cause with this post.
    There are many such hotel cum maternity clinics which will state that they have a policy of keeping the new born in the separate nursey during the term of stay in the hospital even if it is unnecessary just to shell out extra money from patient's pocket.

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    1. And more than that, there is a expectation to meet just like you have a lavish wedding, you should deliver a baby in a poshest clinic in the town. It adds to your social profile. One of our friends delivered a baby who had unfortunately got into some complications, so was shifted to an ICU. The hospital told, the mother can get discharged and go home and the baby with stay in the ICU. We can't keep the mother in hospital, its not a part of the package !

      Can you believe it.

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  2. I ended up switching clinics for my girls, because I wasn't that impressed with the facility when I gave birth to my son. It's an important decision that can't be entered into lightly.

    Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily.

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    1. Yes, and its so mean for a G to not recognize the antenatal mother but have guts to sell packages. No wonder Doctors are most richest clan in India.

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  3. My gynaecologist was/is a lovely man with the biggest hands I have ever seen. He told me that having big hands was an asset in "the baby catching business". I can still see him holding my newly arrived daughter aloft in one hand for my husband (who was lying on the floor feeling faint) to see before placing her, ever so gently, on my chest.

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    1. Haha ! sure it is. I couldn't settle myself with a male G, though he had some great reviews. I am too conservative i guess !

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  4. Healthcare has now become synonymous to Health Business ... that's how the famous specialty centers have turned out to be.

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    1. One stop shop for all ailments and if you dont have any, we will give you.

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  5. totally with you yaaar!!! Medical Profession is becoming like a easiest way to earn money and build penthouses since here the client is believes in you like GOD and you see him as another Sales deal and here comes the famous package concept !!! If you are rich and higher class,your child should be born in a hotelier environment:) no Matter the Gynae who is seeing you is a resident just out of college and trying to leaarn on you!!!

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    1. Sad but true ! How to find a genuine doctor who is really interested in treating you and not torturing your pocket is hard to find !

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    2. Yups! unfortunate and very hard to even comprehend with it...

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