Aishwarya wins accolades for natural delivery

The 38 years old former Miss World and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan opted natural delivery to give birth to her first baby and she won huge accolades from various city's doctor for her will power and achievement. After delivering her first baby, Ash made a powerful statement, “One is never too posh to push or too old for a natural delivery”.

This is what the doctors said in Aishwarya’s praise. "Sometimes, an older mother is not given a choice by the doctor on whether she would like to deliver normally. It is taken for granted that older women should have Caesarean deliveries," said Dr Nozer Sheriar, president of the Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society. But he felt this could change, thanks to Aishwarya. "Now mothers-to-be will be aware of what they can and should do," he said.

Dr Kiran Coelho, who heads Lilavati's gynaecology department, felt the actor should be a role model for all moms-to-be. "With adequate ante-natal preparation and motivation, most women irrespective of their age can deliver their babies naturally."

"It's a bold step on the part of two bold women," said Dr Firuza Parikh of Jaslok, adding that Dr Vinita Salvi of Seven Hills Hospital is among those excellent obstetricians who can ensure a normal delivery in most cases.

Apart from them, Holy Family Hospital's Dr Nozer Sheriar, Dr Duru Shah, who consults at Breach Candy Hospital, Dr Sudeshna Ray, Dr Daver, Dr Ray spoke about merits and demerits of both the ways of deliveries, Natural and C-section and praised Aishwarya for the bold step.