I recently attended my gyneacologist’s son’s wedding. It was very kind of her to invite us in the first place. She and my husband go back a long way. I only got to know her when I got pregnant.
Sometimes when you meet a person for the first time it just clicks. Bang on!!
It all started when I entered her clinic at Narina, my eyes popped out because I have never seen such a busy opd ever in my life. I somehow made my way to the reception. There was a petite young lady sitting there. She looked calm and composed handling the entire show. She very politely asked me, “How can I help you?” I said, “I’m here to meet Dr. Archana Dhawan Bajaj.”She said, “Is this your first visit?” I nervously said, “Yes!” And smiled.
After filling out the form and getting the registration formalities out of the way my husband found a place for me to sit. I sat there looking around at all the women. Some were pregnant, 4 months, 6 months, 8 months. Some of them were trying to conceive. I sat there feeling nervous. I looked at the women who were 7-8 months pregnant and I thought to myself, ‘is this how big I’m going to become? I sighed and wished myself luck! The clinic was packed with all sorts of people. North Indians, South Indians, Afghanis, Africans.
I finally got my turn. As I entered her room, I saw Dr. Archana sitting at her table. She looked at me and gave me such a warm smile and told me to come in. I already felt comfortable. I sat down and told her “I was pregnant.” That was the beginning of a new relationship a patient shared with her gynaecologist.
My pregnancy was one hell of a ride. But she was there for me every step of the way. She was always a phone call away. She would always be kind enough to reply to my messages I would send her on Whatsapp.
I remember there was this one time I had a severe migraine attack. I was in tears and I couldn’t bear the pain even after taking medication. I called her, she told me to come to the clinic asap. It was so nice on her part she didn’t have to make me wait, I was immediately attended. She had already informed the receptionist that when Aditi comes, send her in immediately. We need to take immediate action. I couldn’t have managed without her.
You know when your pregnant, you have your husband to support you and pull you through. You have your in-laws, your side of the family, close friends. Everyone is there to pull you through. But you know, I was at ease because at the back of my mind I knew she was there to help me make it. I knew you wouldn’t she would do her best to make my baby make it. And we did!
Just a few days ago I was talking to my husband and I told him how mentally numb I went after hearing the first cry of our little baby girl. And Dr. Archana asking me, “Aditi, are you alright dear?” I guess women have different reactions to their babies once they give birth.
Dr. Archana Dhawan Bajaj is one of the most kind-hearted, warm, loving people I have ever met in my life. She is extremely soft-spoken and calm, which automatically calmed a hyperactive crazy one like myself. My pregnancy was one of the hardest phases of my life and I can’t thank her enough for everything she has done. There need to be more doctors like her in this world.