DR NARENDRA MALHOTRA completed his MBBS and MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology) from AMU, Aligarh. He was motivated to move ahead in this field because of his passion for work and care for patients. In 1987 he started doing laparoscopy at Malhotra Nursing and Maternity Home and in 1990 an IUI clinic was set up. The Malhotra Test Tube Baby Centre came into existence in 1997. Since the scope for further expansion at the location was limited therefore they built a whole new multi-specialty setup and Rainbow Hospital started operation in 2013.
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of infertility, at Rainbow IVF their patients are always their first priority. At the centre they have a holistic approach, cutting edge technology, a problem-solving mindset, counseling by experts, various relaxation exercises such as fertility stretch, yoga, aromatherapy, and massage for improving circulation. These features make Rainbow IVF centre different from other centers. He says Rainbow IVF offers to its patients the best that the world has to offer. With a dedicated and hard-working team of doctors and the latest technology, the level of care at the center is unmatched.
He says that according to recent guidelines if a couple is unable to get pregnant even after a year of unprotected intercourse then they should definitely consult an expert without wasting any time. He believes that having a positive mindset definitely helps in getting better outcomes and taking care of the emotional needs of the patients takes top priority. The dedicated counselor also holds group classes focused on enabling the patients to cope with infertility-related stress.
He admits that ART is one of the hardest things to cope with, especially for Indian patients. There are still some taboos associated with infertility especially in the rural and suburban regions. In urban areas, patients are now more aware of ART procedures and deal with the treatment in a better way. He feels there is a lot of awareness still required and utmost dedication from a patient is also required. This dedication ranges from strictly following the schedule of injections, to reducing weight, etc. It is a tedious process and therefore there are coordinators in place to help make the journey better
His advice for the patients is to go for dedicated in- fertility specialists, who are not busy in obstetrics, proper clinic and laboratory, counseling, patient-friendly approach, transparency, and dedicated consultants who give time to explain the treatment. For him, each case of infertility is a challenge. But older women with very sad stories about losing teenage children pose the biggest challenge. Such patients, he says, need a lot of counseling and the grief is always there during the treatment cycle. Usu- ally such women are aged over 50 and the ethical dilemma of offering treatment to the older age group is always challenging. Similarly, the treatment of young women with premature ovarian failures is also a big challenge. At the end of a hectic day, he relaxes by reading, which he loves. He also enjoys writing medical books, listening to music, playing sports, doing yoga, and meditation.