Compassion Is My Passion
AASTHA FERTILITY CARE
FERTILITY & IVF ET TEST TUBE BABY CENTRE
Q: When did you start Aastha Fertility Care & why? A: I started the Aastha Fertility Care centre in 2005. It was while I was pursuing my PG course that I became curious about the problem of infertility. Prior also I used to be troubled by the stigma attached to the couples having this problem. I realized that while it was easy for the affluent people to go abroad and seek the medical treatment facility from anywhere in the world but it was a big problem for those who could not afford it. I have also come across instances of other problems faced by infertile couples who adopted the child. In many cases the adopted child did not look after the couple who adopted him even though the parents gave away all their property and belongings to him. Thus a thought grew in my head that infertile couple must get a chance to have
their own baby. Then I started the Aastha centre. I am very happy that our clinic offers economical packages for the masses.
Q: How far do you think you have succeeded in your endeavor? A: I think I have achieved success in my mission. People from all sections of the society come to me for treatment. In many cases the satisfied couples recommend us to others facing similar problems. I feel very satisfied when people having the first baby from my center come back for the second baby also.
Q: What motivates you in this field? A: My father and my husband are motivation. My parents were doctors and so is my husband. My father was a self-made man. I started this clinic after taking a big bank loan and my father told me not to treat it as any other business and that I must first make my reputation. He also always advised me to work with compassion and dedication and I have been brought up in the same way. I lost my father in January 2012, and this is the greatest loss to me.
Q: Today you are well respected and much sought-after for IVF treatment. How did this happen? A: Dedication, compassion and sincerity are the key factors. If I get failure in any case, I always try to find out the root cause of the problem. In addition, family support is the backbone of my success. Today my son is 15 years old and even he realizes that I am dealing with some complicated case if he finds me disturbed at home for some time.
Q: What is your idea of good patient care? A: Counseling is major area of our patient care exercise. At first we make it possible for such couples to come out of their negative mind set and start thinking positively.
Q: What are your memories of the first IVF Baby you helped conceive? A: My first IVF baby is a baby boy. He was born six years ago. The couple was able to have this baby after 15 years of their marriage. They came from Jhunjhunu village in Rajasthan. The mother was having premature labor pain and when they contacted me on phone I told her to go to a local doctor in this condition. But they insisted to come to me despite the four-hour drive from there. The baby was shifted to the nursery after the delivery in my clinic. After three days his father informed me that the baby was seriously ill. I immediately rushed to the nursery. I was so upset that on way to the nursery in my car I was crying and praying to God to save the baby. By the grace of God he survived and is fine now.
Q: You have seen the birth of many IVF babies so far. Can you share a few memorable cases? A: There is one case that I shall always remember. A couple came to me to have a certificate that they are infertile, in order to be eligible and get priority from the organizations working for child adoption. I did a complete check-up on them and suggested the woman to try a donor egg. It was successful and she conceived. It was an amazing case. Shortly she gave birth to a baby girl though they had lost all hope to have a biological baby of their own. Besides, in many cases parents name their babies as Astha and Namit to show their love and affection for us.
Q: What are the most important changes in technology in the last few years? A: ICSI, Assisted Laser Hatching (ALH) are among the major advancements in technology. However, ICSI deals with the problem of male infertility which remains unknown in most of the cases. ALH on the other hand helps in safe hatching of the embryo.
Q: Do you believe the success rate would improve in view of such changes?
A: With the help of ICSI the success rate has increased by nearly 50%. With ALH, the success rate has increased by 20%.
Q: What are the biggest hurdles of making ART available for the masses? A: In my opinion it is the lack of insurance cover that is the biggest hurdle. In addition, lack of Awareness is a major problem. People generally do not talk about this problem openly in comparison to other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease etc.
Q: Do you think the government should help infertile couples? A: Yes, it can, and to begin with, the insurance cover should be extended to include infertility treatment as well. The Government should encourage NGO’s to work with the masses so that awareness will increase among the people at the primary level of education, so that the situation does not get worse before treatment.
Q: After helping so many distressed couples, how do you unwind to take on another challenging day? A: I don’t see patients in the evening except emergency cases. Sunday is off day for me. We take two or three breaks in a year. I like reading novels and I love music. I do brisk walking to feel fresh. I like spending quality time with family.
We have been in the field of infertility for the past 9 years. We are one of the leading fertility unit and IVF centre in Rajasthan and India. We are located in the city of Jaipur “PINK CITY”, the capital of Rajasthan. Besides being the capital, Jaipur is one of the tourist spot in north India.
By coming to AASTHA FERTILITY CARE, you are placing your trust in us, and it’s not just in our medical and technical skills, but in our understanding of your emotional as well as your physical needs. It is a responsibility we don’t take lightly. We understand the emotional intensity of trying to have a child and we will support you with guidance and counselling at every step of the treatment. AASTHA FERTILITY CARE has the latest technologies in reproductive medicine in Jaipur. Our landmark achievements are widely appreciated by every one. Our aim always, is to help you achieve the best chance of pregnancy whilst ensuring you receive the care and attention you need at all times.
Our well defined treatment methodology, history-examination- investigation- diagnosiscounselling-intervention-treatment procedures-supervision-follow-up, lay importance to every step from inception, monitor the progress at each step and this helps to identify the difficulties and suggest the remedies without losing time and effort. This also saves money and reduce the chances of trauma due to the failure to be pregnant.
We are committed to pushing forward the quality and reliability of treatment. Our quality of treatment is comparable to prevailing international standards without compromising on issues like ethnic, racial and religious sensitivities. We give lot of emphasis to hygiene and quality through surveillance programmes, monitoring committees for infection control, thorough and dedicated auditing of quality assurance standards. Above all our centre maintains complete transparency and ensures ethical approach at every step of treatment.
DR. AMIT KOTIA
Urologist & Andrologist
DR. NAMITA KOTIA