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Hospitals see rush for caesarean section deliveries on 11.11.11

india Updated: Nov 12, 2011 00:57 IST
Divya Sethi

Many women awaiting deliveries rushed to various hospitals in the city on Friday to undergo caesarean section to make sure their babies are born on the auspicious date — 11.11.11.

Though astrologers and numerologists declared the date as auspicious for newborns, they cautioned about controlling birth date of children through surgery.

According to doctors, several would-be parents insisted for a C-section as they believed the day was “special” for them. At Paras Hospital, three women opted for C-section.

“Though it was the date announced by doctor but today when I got so many calls and especially when I saw my son’s date of birth card, I was really feeling good that my son’s life started with a good note,” said Sachin Kumar, one of the proud fathers at Paras Hospital.

Sachin and Alka Bansal who have been blessed with a son at Max Health Care, decided to pre-pone their children’s delivery date by three days after doctors advised them for caesarean section due to some complications.

“Though we do not believe in astrology but we have faith in numerology and we actually wanted to have our baby on this date,” said Sachin.

Doctors said though some cases were genuine, majority of caesarean deliveries were planned because of the special date.

“Today we had six patients who went through caesarean section for delivery. Of them three opted this simply because of date,” said Dr Veena Bhatt, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Artemis Health Institute. “Even as a doctor it becomes our duty to respect the feelings of our patient.”

Dr Chetna Jain, senior consultant and head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Columbia Asia Hospital, said, “Today we had three patients who opted caesarean section of delivery and one couple actually wanted to have a baby on this date.”

Pt Shiv Pujan Chaturvedi, president of Vedic Educational Research Society, said, “Babies born naturally on this date would be religious, brilliant, laborious, helpful, and would have leadership qualities. Still I have reservations on the controlled deliveries on this day.”