Child birth in an area which is proving to be lucrative for Doctors.
You are asked to have a check up monthly from the 45th day .
Scan is recommended at least twice.
You are advised to undergo Natural delivery.
But the message is delivered skilfully to make you go in for Caesarian.
What has been normal about 50 years ago has become a cause for tension while Doctors pay lip service to Natural delivery.
You are advised to take all sorts of Pills, especially Iron and calcium.
Nobody tells you that excess consumption of Iron gets thrown out and excess Calcium weakens the bones.
Simple procedure is to take natural foods like Greens,Dates, Pomegranate .
You would be surprised at the Doctor advising you of ‘ some concern about the Baby’ as your delivery date nears;he would skilfully manipulate you for Caesarian.
This post is about malpractices in Infertility treatment, but I could not resist about mentioning what is being practiced for normal pregnancy.
Today a Normal delivery costs anywhere between 25, 000 to Rupees one lakh!
Now to Malpractices in Infertility treatment.
Surrogacy is only required when there is no uterus and donor eggs are required when the ovaries have either stopped functioning or have been removed. But, as both these procedures add to the costs, doctors recommend them even when they are not necessary. For example, a woman may need just one prescription of drugs for
Rs 1,500, but she is sold surrogacy for lakhs of rupees. This kind of prognosis plays on the stigma associated with an infertile woman.
2.Secondly, infertility doctors often do not have adequate training in the hardware and software required for ivf. There are no checks and balances such as accreditation. In India, any mbbs graduate can do it without any training. Thus, any doctor can open an infertility clinic.
3.Thirdly, malpractices are encouraged by kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies. If a doctor prescribes hormones costing between Rs 1,000 and Rs 5 lakh in one cycle, he gets up to 60 percent of that amount from the pharma company. A doctor makes money by prescribing drugs to patients. That is why they often prescribe over-dosages. The child may never be born, but the doctor will make money. A drug company promotes hormone injections like toothpaste or any other non-medical product. The more a drug is prescribed, the more profitable it is for both the company and the doctors.’
The issue becomes even more complicated when the Patient Googles, finds some results, gets confused and forces the doctor to prescribe and procedures even more.
Be careful in choosing a doctor who is not greedy and who cares for patients.
There are many around still.
Mind you there are not costly .
Please avoid specialty Hospitals, especially the Five Star Hotels, sorry Hospitals.