When Suveksha Lama found out that she was pregnant, she wanted to identify the very best gynecologist in Delhi.
“My friends advised me to choose a doctor with whom I was comfortable” said Suveksha, who works with a leading international bank.
“At a hospital we had gone to earlier, they were all smiles, and they were willing to do whatever we wanted. It just didn’t feel right “ she confessed.
Her concerns are justified. Pregnancy is a time when you need guidance to make the best decisions for you and your baby.
Suveksha recounts her search for a gynecologist in this short video.
How to Select a Gynecologist
Given the difficulty of knowing what to look for in a gynecologist, many couples make the mistake of relying only on reputation or word-of-mouth reference.
But despite having chosen their doctor, many end up feeling unsupported during labour or having a caesarean that may have been avoidable.
Use our checklist below as you search for the best gynecologist in Delhi:
1. Gynecologist promotes normal delivery Y/N
Suveksha shares how her gynecologist and her team encouraged her to have a normal delivery despite being overweight and more than 35 years old.
- Gynecologist gives time and attention Y/N
The best gynecologists provide unhurried consultations and answers to even your smallest concerns. Ask yourself if you feel reassured at the end of every visit to the doctor.
- Gynecologist offers antenatal classes Y/N
The best gynecologists in Delhi work with in-house childbirth educators to conduct antenatal classes. These classes are critical to prepare you and your husband for labour and delivery.
- Gynecologist is part of a group practice Y/N
The best gynecologists work as part of teams of consultants who give cover to each other. So that when you come in during labour, you can be tended to by a senior consultant who is neither rushed nor tired.
Listen to Suveksha’s experience with group practice.
- Gynecologist has low cesarean rate Y/N
As you search for the best gynecologist in Delhi, look for a consultant and a hospital with a reputation for a low cesarean rate. You can check online reviews to see if couples highlight their normal delivery experience.
If you are unsure about your gynecologist, even at a late stage, it is best to seek a second opinion.
Remember, choosing your gynecologist will be one of the most important decisions you will make during your pregnancy.
Our staff gynecologists helped 88% of low-risk first-birth mothers have a normal delivery.