PARADISE WITHIN YOUR REACH
A child’s presence is a fulfilling experience. I loved my nieces and nephews dearly. As a young girl, I loved to spend time with my neighbors’ children. After my marriage, years rolled by with no child of my own, I became dejected. My husband tried so much to cheer me up. He would arrange for medical consultations hoping that something positive will emerge to bring joy into our lives. Wherever we went, medicines and treatments were prescribed, but no one ventured to examine the root cause thoroughly.
I was obstinately focused on one thing. I wanted a child for my own. My brother lavished more love and care on us and was determined to find a way out of our problem. He brought to me to GG hospital. The tests at GG found that I had “Chocolate cysts”. Moreover, my wheezing had to be treated first and that took 3 years.
“Will I ever have a baby?” I would repeatedly question Dr. Kamala. “Yes, if you believe you can”, she would reply. She wanted me to eliminate fear and doubt out of my mind, but, I continued to fret so much that it began to corrode my thinking. I lost all interest in life.
I was married to my aunt’s son. He understood me well. Whenever the subject of having a baby cropped up, he would skillfully change the subject of conversation. He was so caring and sensitive to my yearning even though he was going through similar trauma. “Oh God”, I would think, “why are you doing this to this wonderful person?”
The gloom disappeared one final day. I got pregnant. I relished every minute of this God- given exper0ience. But the happiness was short-lived. When I was told during the 7th month of pregnancy that there was no discernible heartbeat, I was so anguished that I thought my heart would stop beating too. My poor husband was distraught at the very thought of it.
I came out of my depression only when I learnt that I was pregnant again. This time I did not take any chances – I stayed near GG hospital till I delivered the baby.
Seeing me, my sister –in-law too came to GG hospital for treatment.
What is striking about this place is that you are treated as a holistic human being who has fears, aspirations, emotions and quirks. So, one would never feel this is a hospital. We would get a lot more confident just by seeing the other couples who come here with the faith that they would get a child one day. There are so many hospitals where they treat the patients, not even minding to their mental status. But here in GG Hospital, the doctors and the staff give importance to stabilizing the patient mentally and emotionally –apart from the clinical treatment. They are never tried of this. More important than all these is their determination to bring a child for their patients. Doctors and nurses are always around, whenever you need them.
Those who come here should have patience, perseverance, faith and a mind-set to follow the doctor’s instructions strictly. Then they are sure to achieve their results.
I delivered a male baby; and my sister-in-law who underwent treatment here, delivered a female baby. I underwent treatment here for 10 years, while it took her eight years.
Today, my son is well versed in recitation, reading and math- yet; he has not even begun his schooling! My heart is full of love and compassion for him. It is astonishing to see what science can make possible for people like me! I would like to say to those who yearn to become a mother not to be superstitious. Just by going round and round the Arasamaram, you cannot conceive a child – you have to seek scientific help. And remember, everything becomes possible with
patience, faith and perseverance.