The joys of becoming a mother start with the discovery of pregnancy. I thought people these days would be more open in discussing one of the most beautiful phases of life. Also, my expectation was that finding a doctor would be a breeze. But I was so wrong. When I started hunting for gynaecologists in Mumbai, is when I realised how hard it is to find one. No not because they are an illusive kind, but because people don’t talk about their ladies doctors as they are so fondly called.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Mumbai, is still such a taboo topic among a certain section of the society, yes even in a city like Mumbai. The older generation don’t want to accept that there are Women’s health issues, other than pregnancy that require treatment. And God forbid if your Gynaecologist is a Man – no a ladies doctor cannot be a man, that is just so blasphemous to them. Though I sometimes feel, men make more sensitive doctor than women.
But I digress, back to my hunt for a good Doctor. There were rules, and the top most one was no one could know what I was suspecting – as if it was like being guilty of murder. Asking for recommendations of a good obstetrician and gynaecologists in Mumbai without telling anyone you are pregnant is a really…..really hard job. Also, pregnancy is just like a secret the more you try to hide it, the more it is obvious that you have one. And if people don’t suspect pregnancy, it will always turn into some weird rumour, but then that is a topic of discussion for another day.
So the hunt for the right Ladies Doctor began; a task that took a lot of online research. But that wasn’t enough for my parents. They wanted to know that what they had chosen is the best for their princess, (no, it did not matter to them that she was going to be a mother soon – I was their little princess). Eventually after talking to a lot of people and trying to get information off them without divulging any, we found a gem of a doctor amongst all the obstetrician and gynaecologists in Mumbai.
My pregnancy was a brilliant experience thanks to her (I know I Know It was a lady doctor – but she was the best for me). Despite all the taboos and myths surrounding the issue of Ladies Doctors, I found the right one. I hope these taboos die out soon; doctors are doctors and are there for a purpose, to ensure your good health, whatever the issue may be.
Though this post is a sponsored post the opinions expressed in it are mine.