Com­pas­sion Is My Pas­sion

AASTHA FER­TIL­ITY CARE

IVF India - - Jaipur, Rajasthan -

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.

WHY US

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

IVF Spe­cial­ist

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