Sunday, December 10, 2017


Today is the day and age where people prefer having only one child for various reasons, or become parents only after they’re 30. At least this is how it is in metro cities like Mumbai, I am not judging people who have 2 kids, let me clarify. If I did not have to work, and was rich enough to provide comfortably for 2, I would definitely have another! What I am trying to say is, when we have only one child – we want only the best for them – right from prenatal care, to delivery to their infant days – choosing the best school and it goes on!

Good news for all parents-to-be in Navi Mumbai – Cloudnine Hospitals has just opened a new center in Vashi – inaugurated by their brand ambassador Mrs. Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Dr.Kishore – founder and chairman. A little about Cloudnine –

Cloudnine Group of Hospitals was set up in 2007 by the renowned neonatologist Dr.Kishore Kumar as India’s premier destination for comprehensive maternal, gynaecological, fertility, neonatal and paediatric care. The organisation’s vision is to effectively bridge the gap between Indian and international standards through a combination of clinical excellence, comprehensive care and an atmosphere of celebration, to ensure world-class standards in woman and child healthcare. With over 50,000 births across 19 facilities in 6 cities and a 500+ bed strength supported by 3000+ strong workforce, Cloudnine is India’s leading chain of maternity hospitals.

At Cloudnine, it’s a strong belief that a child is life’s greatest gift and pregnancy is one of the most magical experiences nature can offer. This gift deserves to be nurtured and cared for, not just at birth, but for the entire duration of pregnancy and beyond. Which is why, Cloudnine offers a suite of baby ready programmes including Prenatal Workshop, an award-winning Management of Baby Affairs programme, Pre & Postnatal Fitness and Nutrition Sessions, Lactation Counselling and Baby Shower which together provide moms & dads-to-be with professional guidance and care.

Dr. Kishore went on to say that Cloudnine’s philosophy is based on 3 C’s – Clinical Expertise (best in class technology and facilities), Celebration (The birth of a child is a reason to celebrate and be joyous) and last but not least – Customer Satisfaction. They are also proud to have a zero maternal mortality rate at Cloudnine Hospitals. Mrs. Shilpa Shetty was so impressed by all this, that she said she might consider having another child now!

During the Q&A round, someone asked a great question – that why are there more and more c-sections happening, specially in top private hospitals and maternity homes? Dr. Kishore answered saying that lifestyle has changed with more sugar intake, less exercise, getting pregnant at a later age and what not – so chances of c-sections do increase depending on such things. But to avoid unethical circumstances – at Cloudnine, the cost for both normal and c-section delivery is same (apart from Rs.10k more for the latter for anaesthesia charges). I think that is simply brilliant – because otherwise in most set-ups c-sections are double the cost of normal – plus stay longer in the hospital, occupy room for more days. I was administered an emergency c-section myself, owing to the reason that the baby had passed meconium inside the womb. At that time, we wanted the best for the child and went for it as per the doctor’s advise, but so many people told me later that these are all lies.

Having delivered more than 50,000 babies across the country over a decade, Cloudnine has emerged as a pioneer in managing pregnancy from conception to delivery. Owing to their excellence in providing the best maternal and neonatal care, Cloudnine Hospitals was also honoured as ‘The Best Women & Child Hospital in India’ by International Product and Service Award (IPSA) recently.


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