India has a depressingly high infant mortality rate, a staggering 174 per 100,000 births. As Mahmoud Fathalla, past president of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics said,
�Women are not dying because of diseases we cannot treat. They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving.' The stories in this collection examine some of the reasons why this may be the case.
Pregnancy is not only an altered physiology, but also has profound psychological consequences. Sometimes, these changing body dynamics are far reaching. Chronicles of a Gynaecologist, written by a celebrated doctor and inspired by the stories of real women, explores issues ranging from the largely preventable complications experienced during pregnancies to myths and superstitions surrounding them, to postpartum depression. These compelling stories also touch upon topics that society tries to hide away, such as rape and incest. Every story raises a curtain and promises a revelation and tries to decipher the conundrum of women's lives at every step
About the Author
Tripti Sharan a gynaecologist and obstetrician by profession, and a writer by choice. She works as a senior consultant at BLK Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, India. Writing is her passion and refuge. She recently published her book on poetry, The Dewdrops� a journey begins, which was adjudged the best anthology in English poetry (2015) by �Aagman' literary group. She has also contributed short stories and poems to many anthologies.
An ardent swimmer and a fitness freak, she learned the value of healthy eating and physical exercise when she lost her mother to a lifestyle disease four years ago. Observing and interacting with people is one of her favourite pastimes.