Dealing with challenges on a day-to-day basis, Dr. Sheibba Mittal, Consultant Gynecologist, at Fortis Hospital believes in taking off her patients physically as well as emotionally. With 14 years of experience, she has been a part of various prestigious institutions and shares her journey with Urban Melange.
Q. Tell us why did you choose to be a gynecologist? How has your journey been till now?
I feel overjoyed every time I hold a newborn in my arms. Being a gynecologist, the joy of bringing new lives into the world and bringing happiness to parents’ lives is the biggest gratification. I cherish this role of helping women live healthy fulfilling life. It gives me immense satisfaction when I help couples conceive and fulfill their parenting dreams. I also feel happy when I am able to guide teenagers and young girls about sex, hormones, and their body. My journey so far has been delightful and full of blessings from hundreds of couples.
Q. You’ve been working for more than a decade, what has been your biggest challenge?
The biggest challenge has been to break down the taboo related to sex, and self-care. Our society doesn’t allow women to take care of their bodies simply because there is a thin line between self-care and narcissism and generally every woman who cares for her health is seen on the side of narcissism. So, encouraging women to take care of themselves has been quite a daunting task. I feel a little taken back every time I see women ignoring their health while taking care of the needs of their husband, kids, in-laws, parents, work, kitchen, and everything else! Also, the birth of a girl child in some families is still not welcome though women have made the whole nation proud with their achievements. I also see the compulsion of having a child as a big pressure on women. Some women are not able to conceive, and they have to bear the brunt of society even though the problem may stem from their male partner. All such challenges are a part of my daily consultation.
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