Dr. Isha Kedia

Isha Kedia
Dietetics and Applied Nutrition

In the current scenario, right nutrition has gained a very big importance. Right eating habits should start early to keep the body and mind well working and growing at the correct pace. This will ensure a comfortable life free of diseases, a productive mind and energetic body.

Dr. Isha Kedia holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Applied Nutrition and an able experience of 8 years. Her role at Care IVF includes counselling patients ( pre- and post natal ) for dietary and nutritional requirements.

Dr. Isha takes great delight in interacting with her patients and what intrigues her the most is the chance to look into each patient's unique background, habits, requirements etc. Each case comes with its own set of challenges.

The results are the most fulfilling aspect of her work. Seeing that the solutions given have helped the patients achieve their goals, and that, they have adopted the advice into their daily lives is of immense satisfaction.

Nutrition not only plays a significant role in the treatment but it's also integral to everyday health and long term well being of an individual. Treatment coupled with the right nutrition gives the perfect impetus to the healing process and right nutrition in-fact is indispensable to effective results.

"Patient interaction is what delights me the most. It gives me a chance to look into each patient's unique backgrounds, habits, requirements etc. Each case comes with its own set of challenges, keeping me intrigued at all times."
Dr. Puja Raja

Puja Raja
Deals with Psychological Counselling and Infertility and relationship Counselling

"What I really love about counselling is having the opportunity to meet couples from a variety of cultural backgrounds and influences and from all walks of life. I am impressed by the resilience and determination of couples facing treatment and enjoy supporting them on their all-important journey.”

Trying to conceive can be stressful. Anyone facing the fear and uncertainty associated with invasive investigations and treatment can experience a wide range of emotions including: anger, fear, frustration, envy, guilt, negativity, lack of confidence, loss of control and low self-esteem. Some people feel isolated from friends and family, and couples may find it difficult to relate to each other. Counselling helps them accept and recognize their feelings. It’s helpful to have someone really listen to you without giving ‘advice’, and be able to talk to someone you can be completely honest with.

Your counselling session could help you deal with issues such as:
  • Coping with unsuccessful treatment cycles and/or pregnancy losses.
  • Coping with emotions around other people’s pregnancies, births and children.
  • Talking about Your family, friends and colleagues reactions.
  • Concerns related to donor treatment cycles, or feelings of anxiety or loss.
  • Impact of infertility on relationships.
We at Care know that IVF is a huge challenge and can be one of the main crisis points in any person’s life, requiring resilience and resourcefulness to manage the ups and downs of treatment. We believe that having a non-medical space to talk about all aspects of a patient’s life, not just about IVF, is an integral part of the treatment process. "My personal experience with infertility was the inspiration for my decision to work in the field of infertility counseling’s feel privileged to be able to accompany patients on their journey through fertility treatment and beyond, providing support and compassion all along the complex path. My greatest reward is the feeling that I have in some ways eased the pain of this road less travelled."
Dr. Dipanjana Dutta

Dr. Dipanjana Dutta
Senior Research Scientist; Genetic Counselor, Participant in Indian genome Variation Database

There is a lot to be afraid about and internet can provide you with lot of information which might not be relevant for you. Do be alert and see an expert. Disease can be managed, or prevented if you are aware enough.

Dr. Dipanjana is a consultant genetic counselor at Care IVF. She is actively involved in meeting couples with couples affected with genetic disorders or who are at the risk of having a baby with an inherited disorder. She counsels individuals and their families about diseases or problems they harbor but also the consequences of testing and the potential for therapeutic intervention, also enumerates the risks to other family members both in present and future generations.

In a nutshell this is what she discusses and helps people and health care professionals take informed decisions:
  • Review family and medical history.
  • Figure out if the patient or their family members are at risk for disease.
  • Explain how genetic conditions are passed down through families.
  • Find and give information about genetic conditions.
  • Provide information about testing options and help patients decide whether they want testing.
  • Offer guidance to help the patient make informed choices or life plans.
  • Help patients find referrals to medical specialists, support networks, and other resources.
Diseases can be prevented and/ managed. There is a lot of such information unavailable to many people who are fighting such an issue on their own without proper networks to reach out to. To provide a information to them, connect them to people who can help them and to let them realize that they are not alone brings a lot of strength in these people who are already fighting this battle. It’s like you provide these people with that hope where they on most occasions find a chance to live better and happier.
In addition to explaining individuals and their families information about diseases or problems they harbor Dr. Dutta also inform them about the consequences of testing and the potential for therapeutic intervention, also enumerate the risks to other family members both in present and future generations.
Counseling helps patients to make an informed decisions.
Individuals who have any of these issues should seek for counseling:
  • Any Familial Disorder
  • Cancer genetics
  • Infertility, Artificial Reproduction Techniques and pre-implantation genetics
  • Neurogenetics and psychiatric genetics
  • Common adult disorders (e.g., cardiac diseases, diabetes, BP, asthma, etc)
  • Genetics in the primary care setting – birth defects and mental retardation

With regards to pregnancy and infertility couples who fall under any of these categories should ask for counseling:
  • Has a pregnancy at age 35 years or older
  • Has a history of infertility or multiple pregnancy losses
  • Has a family history of an inherited condition such as cancer, blood disorders, neurogenic conditions etc.
  • Has a child with a chromosome abnormality
  • Has a child with short stature, growth delay or overgrowth syndrome
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