We all wish to meet the best gynaecologist to take care of journey from pregnancy to delivery. I got a chance to interview Dr Aruna Kalra, Director and Senior Gynaecologist Surgeon at Mums Clinic, Gurugram. She has shared some great pregnancy tips and advice.
About Dr Aruna Kalra
Dr. Aruna Kalra is a famous Gynaecologist and Obstetrics Surgeon. She did her MBBS (Graduation) from BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur and later masters MD in Gynaecologist and Obstetrics from KMC,Mangalore. Dr Aruna has also done certified training in Ultrasonography and Infertility. She is Gold medalist in academic excellence in post graduation.
Experience and Expertise
Dr. Aruna brings 17 years of experience in her field of practice that makes her the best in her field. Her extensive experience in obstetrics, sensitive and patient approach to labouring patient with ongoing prenatal yoga sessions results in 90% normal vaginal deliveries even in previous caesarean patients.
Her expertise lies in minimally invasive gynaecological surgeries, High-risk pregnancies and vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) and Scarless Laproscopic Surgery. After working with many high profile Hospitals like Kasturba Hospital, Batra Hospital, Paras Hospital Dr. Aruna got the opportunity to work with CK Birla Hospital, Gurugram where she is presently the Director and Senior Gynaecologist Surgeon. She is also the MD of Mums Clinic in Gurugram.
Interview, Pregnancy Tips and Advice
1) What inspired you to take up this profession?
I always wanted to become doctor, because I am empathetic and loving to people in psychological need and physical pain and I never felt more great than when I am able to help a vulnerable labouring woman to deliver normally or when I am able to help another woman conceive and have her own little angel in her lap. Being a doctor is my passion, my work, my hobby and my life.
2) According to you, what is a good gynaecologist supposed to be like?
Good gynaecologist should be abreast with current knowledge. She should have right aptitude regarding her specialisation. A good doctor must be polite and calm in her temperament so that patients should feel relaxed to seek psychological counselling as well. Doctor should be very sensitive and encouraging to support her labouring patient throughout her birthing process.
3) How has prenatal-yoga helped your patients to have a natural delivery?
Prenatal yoga keeps pregnant women limber, improves balance and circulation, relieves some of the aches and pains and helps prepare your body for labour by strengthening your muscles and building endurance. Our prenatal yoga sessions along with very empathetic approach during labour and my extensive experience in obstetrics, results in 90% rate of normal vaginal delivery.
4) What are the other means by which you achieve such high success rate of natural deliveries?
Doctor should be like a mother to patient; she should make appropriate suggestions and at the same time should not lay down too many dos and don’ts. Women who eat right during their pregnancy withstand labour better. Mums to be who exercise experience fewer aches and pains, have a faster delivery. Good books, soothing music and being surrounded by loved ones are great ways to stay calm. Learning relaxation techniques such as visualization and meditation could help too. Spend 20 minutes a day breathing slowly and deeply and don’t worry about labour pains.
5) What would be your advice/suggestions to the expecting mothers, to have a healthy pregnancy?
Regular antenatal check -ups are essential for a safe pregnancy. The early detection of complications is the key to their management. Here are a few pregnancy tips:
- Eat well: “ pregnant women should not eat for two”
- Don’t add rich foods to your diet as you will find it difficult to get rid of the excess weight later on.
- Focus on whole foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and low fat milk)
- Don’t miss your daily supplements.
- Don’t self medicate.
- Exercise right: breathing and antenatal yoga
- Educate fathers, encourage father-to-be to take part in useful information/learning for each stage of pregnancy that increases their confidence in caring for their pregnant wives and they are more supportive during childbirth.
Thanking Dr Aruna for taking out time and sharing these expert pregnancy tips. I am sure our readers will find these very useful. You can reach Dr Aruna at Mums Clinic.
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