Consulted Dr. Vaishali Sharma (Gynecologist) for Pregnancy Check UpNormal Vaginal Delivery (NVD)Pre and Post Delivery CareMaternal Care/ CheckupPregnant Women Counseling
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At the age of 36, what was deemed impossible by half-dozen top gynaecologist in Gujarat, made possible by Dr. Vaishali Sharma.
I started my journey with Dr. Vaishali when I was 5 month pregnant. By that time, I was exhausted with leading gynaecology specialist and their below standard Gujarat specific practise (i.e. I called it “file practise”). My pregnancy was progressing in healthy manner with no symptoms of any complications.
Before Dr. Vaishali Sharma, my previous gynaecologist was from Kuwait and her opinion was exactly the same that pregnancy was healthy without any implications of age.
Contrary to above, all the doctors I consulted in Gujarat before Dr. Vaishali were looking at my age as sole indictor to book C-section dates months in advance and planning to inject me with different steroids without any reason or risky symptoms. This was shocking for me at the same time created doubts about my previous gynaecologist’s opinion. There was time, when I was almost persuaded into “file practise”. But to convince myself, I kept searching for gynaecology specialist and Dr. Vaishali was my last hope before I surrender to “file practise”.
“File practise” is coined for treatment system in Gujarat where a file is opened, once pregnant woman visits doctor for first time. And this patient specific file is pre-filled with boxes of appointment, vaccines, injectables, sonograms, supplements, etc. which each patient needs to take regardless of their health condition & body-requirements. It transformed pregnancy to a manufacturing process than an experience of life. And because pregnancy is treated like illness, unwanted medication gives you short term and long term side-effects.
During my first visit, my first question to Dr. Vaishali Sharma was how will I deliver baby, normal way or c-section. And her answer with extreme confidence was, we can’t decide anything now dear. Let’s focus on your health and baby health now; and this was very assuring for me. And she does not follow “file practise”. For her, every patient is unique.
From 5th month to 9th month, I was visiting her as when needed and she was able to check my progress just by examination. Even the sonographic scan was only conducted few times in five months. In terms of vaccination during pregnancy, I tool only 1 during initial times and other towards delivery. In medication, I was only taking vitamins supplements as per the need. In daily food, I was taking all available fruits, vegetables, coconut water and home cooked food.
During final weeks, I was visiting her once a week. And when contraction started, we waited for just a day to see the progress. And based on examination and sonography results, she asked me to admit to KD hospital and next day afternoon, I was blessed with angel in my lap. And it was normal delivery at the age of 36. and while I am writing this review, I am back to normal life in just two weeks from delivery date.
Overall, Dr. Vaishali Sharma’s practise is of international standard, simple, convenient and trustworthy. Compared to “Gujarat’s file practise”, I was asked to visiting her when needed. Sonography was conducted only when it’s necessary. I was not given any steroids or extra injectables or unnecessary vaccines. And she was reachable by call or message if you see any alarming symptoms.
Practise like above may look very uncaring in Gujarat but in reality, this is an international practise followed by United states and European countries.
Motherhood should not be deemed as sickness or illness but it’s a beautiful journey of life. It should be cherished with happy moments and your gynaecologist is a companion who guides you throughout the journey. Pregnancy is not to manufacture a baby but it’s a journey of life to get blessings of god in the form of an angel.
I hope this feedback helps proactive mothers making choice about gynaecologist.