In the last week, the talk of the town in the consulting room was the eclipse and its effects on pregnancy. The last time that Snehal (name changed) delivered her baby, she had not seen all her family members right away; but this time, Snehal (name changed) came for her consultation with her full family…

By Dr Nikhil D Datar. MD DNB FCPS FICOG DGO LLB Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Health Rights Activist, Mumbai www.mygynaec.com “Patient no 13/2017” calls out a nurse. A patient reduced to a number, as if she were in jail. Sounds demeaning, doesn’t it? May I say that this practice is legal and in fact, desired in…

By  Dr Nikhil D Datar Gynaecologist and Health Rights Activist “Doctor, you stood behind us like a rock when we felt all else had failed and showed us the way forward to get justice!” said a 42 years old man. He was accompanied by his wife and daughter of 11 with tears rolling down their…

When Mr. Das went to the hospital for his wife’s surgery he proudly flashed his insurance card for availing cashless services. He was under the impression that his financial responsibility will be over only by showing the card. At least that is what was told to him by his agent when he took the cashless…

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a common hormonal disorder in women that interferes with the ovulation. It is the most common cause of infertility among women. PCOS occurs when a woman’s body overproduces sex hormones, called androgens. The hormone imbalance prevents fluid-filled sacs in the ovaries from breaking open and releasing mature eggs. The…

Mr. Shankaran is a nice man. I know him since few years now. His wife came to me for treatment during pregnancy. Both the children were delivered by me. They are a lively couple with two beautiful children. This time they came to discuss with me about contraception. Nalini ( Name changed) said that she…

My patient shared a video of her baby’s massage or “Malish”. I was aghast and dumb stuck looking at the way the “Malishwali” lady was doing the baby massage. I shared the video on face book and other social media and it went viral! It has got more than 260000 views in a span to…

Happy to share my article published in Times of India on 28th july 2016 While this article reaches the readers, doctors would have safely terminated the severely abnormal foetus of Miss X. It is a moment of pride that Miss X has been permitted access to legal abortion (despite crossing the cut off limit of…

Once upon a time there was a king. His kingdom had severe shortage of water. People used to suffer and die because of lack of water. One great architect built a huge reservoir of water. The citizens became happy as they could get sufficient water. Few goons started misusing the water for making an addictive…