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Preference for caesarean under suitable muhurat

CAESAREAN DELIVERY! Why not go for a ?muhurat?? Don?t be surprised but it?s happening. People faith in Hindu mythology can be easily noticed as a number of caesarean deliveries are performed under a suitable ?muhurat?. Dr Vineeta Agnihotri of Raj Hospital calls it a new trend catching up fast with the expectant mothers and their families. Recently, an expectant mother (a software expert by profession) insisted on the delivery in the seventh month of pregnancy.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 00:41 IST
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CAESAREAN DELIVERY! Why not go for a ‘muhurat’? Don’t be surprised but it’s happening. People faith in Hindu mythology can be easily noticed as a number of caesarean deliveries are performed under a suitable ‘muhurat’.

Dr Vineeta Agnihotri of Raj Hospital calls it a new trend catching up fast with the expectant mothers and their families. Recently, an expectant mother (a software expert by profession) insisted on the delivery in the seventh month of pregnancy. Reason, the delivery period cited by her gynaecologist, according her pundits, didn’t augur well for the baby.

In return, she offered money to Dr Agnihotri who turned it down curtly.

The woman, however, delivered a baby girl in ‘Mool Nakshatra’ the way she wanted at some other hospital.

“For me, baby and mother come first. I cannot risk their lives just for what the expecting mother believed in.”

At her hospital, doctors don’t see any harm in bringing the baby eight or ten days before the schedule date of birth at the insistence of patient and their family members. Other doctors subscribe to this approach in totality as well.

For them, caesarean deliveries can be in consonance with suitable muhurat.

Doctors say, “In a case of confirmed caesarean why not go for it at the right muhurat.”

Dr Agnihotri said, “Nowadays, doctors tell my patients to go for a muhurat if they wish. It is better if their child takes birth on a good Nakshatra. There are times when child takes birth in Mool Nakshatra and it is believed that it is not good for the family as well as for the child. Not only this, when the ritual of ‘Mool Shanti’ is conducted it requires around Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000,” Dr Agnihotri added.

“So when people come and demand that they want their child to be delivered at a specific time, we listen to them and caesarean is conducted when everything is confirmed like maturity and weight of the child. Above all, unless she feels satisfied never do it,” Dr Agnihotri said.

She recalled when her daughter-in-law had to go through caesarean on January 19, 2006 and all wanted that the child must take birth before Mool Nakshatra. “I felt great as she delivered not only a healthy baby but now my son and granddaughter will celebrate their birthday on the same day,” she added.

Similarly, Dr Kiran Pandey, Head of the Department, Gynaecology at GSVM Medical College said, “Sometimes she comes across such types of people who demand caesarean to be conducted under muhurat.”

Dr Pandey said, “Medical priority is first and due to their specific demands sometimes adjustment is done. Although, people insist that we to conduct caesarean under some muhurat. Caesarian delivery is only conducted when the child is safe.”