Our Parenting & Baby Care Experts Panel

Dr. Pooja Mittal

Gynaecologist

Dr. Pooja Mittal

Dr Pooja Mittal is a gynaecologist and obstetrician practicing in Gurugram. Having an extensive experience of more than 15 years. She believes in following evidence based medicine with care and concern for her patients. She has done her MBBS and MD from Saurashtra University, Gujarat. She consults on high-risk pregnancies and delivery with post delivery care, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries, cervical screening, adolescent and menopausal problems, surgery for fibroids, ovarian cysts, and prolapse uterus. Dr Pooja Mittal consults at CK Birla Hospital, Sector 51, Gurgaon and at Family Health Clinic at sector 15, Gurugram.

Dr Shipra Mathur

Paediatrician

Dr Shipra Mathur

Dr Shipra has more than a decade of experience as a Paediatrician and is currently engaged at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon as Senior Consultant, Paediatrics and Neonatology. She attained her Membership in Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) from London, UK. She has worked in UK for over 10 years in General Paediatrics. She is the member of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) & Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK (RCPCH).

Dr Himani Khanna

Consultant Developmental Pediatrician

Dr Himani Khanna

Dr. Himani is NALS and PALS certified and has an exhaustive experience in neonataology and is also a NRP instructor.Dr.Himani has expertise in Early Identification of developmental delay in children, Neurodevelopmental evaluation and treatment of high risk neonates and normal newborns, Children with developmental concerns like Autism spectrum disorders,ADHD, Learning disabilities, and habit disorders. She is also a Consultant Developmental Pediatrician at Continua Kids ( https://www.continuakids.com ), Paras Hospital and Rainbow Children Hospital.

Huda Shaikh

Nutritionist

Huda Shaikh

Miss. Huda Shaikh is a Nutritionist, clinical dietitian, health blogger, motivational speaker, healthy recipe designer, a certified diabetes educator by profession and the Founder and Director of Nutribond. Adding on to this she is also the founder of a movement named the period movement, which helps women understand the physiology, psychology and nutrition they need to have during menstruation. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from SNDT University and a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Bhavans College, Andheri. She has worked at LTMG Sion hospital as an intern and gained umpteen amount of experience in Clinical Nutrition. Huda has been in this field for the past 3 years and has closely worked with people suffering from various disorders including Diabetes, Hypertension, Cholesterol, PCOD and Thyroid. She has extensive knowledge about weight loss and has designed many healthy recipes.

Nitin Pandey

Education Expert

Nitin Pandey

Nitin is a young leader who has led change initiatives in child development & education. He founded parentune.com with a belief that a proparent community could empower parents to achieve more for their child. He has led parentune to be the most rapidly growing parents community supporting more than a million parents. He believes that the lens to look at holistic child development needs to be broader than just education. To emphasize the importance of parents’ role in a child’s overall development, he embarked on the mission to drive a positive change in child development ecosystem through parentune.com. He is an engineer, a PGP from IMI Delhi and a laureate who was handpicked for the Leadership Program at IIM-B. He has also authored various case studies & case analysis with leading B-schools like IIM A, IIM B, MDI, IMI & Symbiosis.

Kumkum Jagadish

Psychologist and Counsellor

Kumkum Jagadish

Kumkum Jagadish is a Psychologist and Counsellor. She consults at different centers and through them spreads the importance of mental wellbeing. Last year she reached out to more than 5000 students and teachers through various sessions including, depression, sexuality, self-awareness, parenting and life skills development to name a few. She also has her own counselling practice, helping clients with emotional, depression, parenting, anxiety and other mental health issues.

Dr. Rakesh Tiwari

Sr Pediatrician

Dr. Rakesh Tiwari

Dr Rakesh Tiwari, MBBS, MD has done his Master’s Degree in Pediatrics. He is Senior Consultant and Head of Unit, Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon. He brings with him extensive experience in the field of pediatrics and neonatology. His practice includes taking care of sick patients as well as routine well baby check-up and vaccination. He has special interest in the field of neonatology, blood disorders and infectious disease. He firmly believes in evidence based medicine. He provides a variety of services for infants, children, and adolescents to care for your child’s general pediatric needs. By maintaining a regular check-up schedule, we can help prevent illness, detect hidden problems and monitor your child's growth and development throughout childhood and the teen years.

Richa Aggarwal

Counseling Psychologist

Richa Aggarwal

She is a counselor, healer, guide, therapist and facilitator committed to deliver client-centered support and empower the individual in making informed decisions.Her area of expertise includes career counseling, adolescent counseling, infertility counseling, parent counseling, counseling for various behavioral and interpersonal relations, deaddiction , anger and anxiety management.

Dr. Manoj Yadav

Sr Pediatrician

Dr. Manoj Yadav

Dr. Manoj Yadav is a popular Pediatrician in Sector-15, Gurgaon. He has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 9 years. He studied and completed Diploma in Child Health (DCH), M.B.B.S, DNB - Paediatrics

Consulting Experts

Vandana Chawla

Nutritionist & Lactation Expert, Consulting Expert

Vandana Chawla

Mrs. Vandana Chawla, Regd. Nutritionist with UKVRN and a Certified Dr Sears’ LEAN Coach, has over 20 years of experience in the area of Nutrition. Starting her career, as a Nutrition Lecturer at SNDT Women's University and then moving on to conducting Workshops, and then working as Nutrition Consultant Hero Baby (Cairo, Egypt) , Nutrition Expert, ARMMAN, Parentune (India), she has gathered expertise in the field of Infant and child nutrition. She has authored 2 books, the latest one is an ebook on Starting Solids. Recently, conducted a Training workshop for the Nutritionists at Cuddles Foundation and also for the parents of Bright Academy Siliguri. Continuing with learning, she is undergoing an Online Lactation Consultant Training Program. Nutribaby Care, India’s first Paediatric Nutrition Community on Social Media with over 22k mothers is led by her.The motto is, You ask and I am there for you..& together we shall make Motherhood a beautiful journey.

Swapna Nair

Education Expert, Consulting Expert

Swapna Nair

Swapna's mission is to transform lives. She is an optimist, a dreamer and passionate about igniting a spark in others. A Fulbright scholar, Swapna holds a Masters degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy, and has over 25 years of experience in teaching, counselling and training. She loves travelling, reading and acting.

Puja Sharma Vasisht

Sr.Nutritionist, Consulting Expert

Puja Sharma Vasisht

Puja is a qualified nutritionist from the reputed Lady Irwin College, Delhi. She has had a work experience, spanning over various areas of nutrition, including diet for children and weight management. After having her daughter, Puja developed an interest in paediatric nutrition and worked with a paediatrician on the same. Puja currently heads the nutrition wing at Parentune.com.

Dr Jayashree Shiwalker

Developmental Pediatrician, Consulting Expert

Dr Jayashree Shiwalker

Dr. Jayashree Shiwalker is the director of Child Development and Activity Center. She has been the Ex Member State Advisory Committee, Govt. of Maharashtra and Ex President of Child Welfare Committee, Nagpur.Dr. Shiwalkar has conducted several workshops for students, parents and teachers and written numerous articles on Child Health and Child Development. She is the Recipient of Best Branch Award as President AHA Nagpur 2019, Nari Samman..Nagpur Mahanagar Palika, Woman Achiever...Madhav Netralaya.

Nidhi Jain

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapist, Consulting Expert

Nidhi Jain

Nidhi Jain works as a psychologist at Prafulta Psychological Services in the area of communitymental health. She has completed her Bachelors degree in Psychology She has subsequently completed her Masters in ClinicalPsychology,in 2003,from S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai, ranking first in the state of Maharashtra. She also has an Advance Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy andInternational Certification in Somatic Psychotherapy.With her experience in this sector, Nidhi actively pursues making mental health care accessible tothe community at large. She regularly conducts workshops and interacts with groups to spreadawareness about mental health, educating and equipping them to deal with life.

Dr. Lalita Mayadeo

Gynaecologist, Consulting Expert

Dr. Lalita Mayadeo

Dr. Lalita is the head of dept of obstetrics -gynaecology at V.N. Desai Hospital Mumbai and a consultant Obstetrics and gynaecologist at Surya Hospital and Gurunanak Hospital Mumbai. Her areas of special interest are high risk obstetrics and infertility.

Sunita Belligundu

Remedial Educator, Consulting Expert

Sunita Belligundu

Sunita Belugundu is an RCI Licensed Special Educator with 10 years of experience working with children with various additional needs. Expertise also in Counseling children and parents on various issues. I hold MS in Counseling and Psychotherapy, B.ed in Special Education. Also certified as Art Based Therapist . Currently she is working as a Special Educator and Counselor for a CBSE school at Bangalore. She works with children across age groups and her passion has been to work with children and enrich their lives with the right support and intervention.

Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy

Developmental Pediatrician - Autism, Consulting Expert

Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy

Vibha Krishnamurthy is a Developmental Pediatrician with 21 years of experience in working with children with disabilities and their families in India. She trained in Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and founded Ummeed Child Development Center in Mumbai in 2001 where she is currently the Executive Director. Ummeed is one of India’s leading not for profits that works with children with disabilities and their families. She serves as an expert on Early Childhood Development and Disability for the Govt of India, WHO and UNICEF.

Dr. Koyeli Sengupta

Developmental Pediatrician - Autism, Consulting Expert

Dr. Koyeli Sengupta

Dr. Koyeli Sengupta is a Developmental pediatrician and Director of Autism Intervention services at Ummeed Child Development Center in Mumbai and Consultant in developmental pediatrics at SRCC-Narayana Children’s Hospital in Mumbai. Dr. Sengupta is the lead for Ummeed’s ECHO Autism program, a training program for pediatrcians as well as the WHO-Autism Speaks Caregiver Skills Training (CST) program in India. She is a member of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), a Resource member of Forum for Autism (FFA)- the largest parent-support group in Maharashtra and serves on the Secretariat board of the International Developmental Pediatrics Association (IDPA).

Jill Sanghvi

Therapist, Consulting Expert

Jill Sanghvi

Jill Sanghvi has been with Ummeed Child Development Center since 2009. She is currently a counselor and training manager at Ummeed. Jill has a Masters in Psychology from Mumbai University and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University, New York. Jill has been drawn towards narrative ideas and practices since she started working at Ummeed. Jill engages in therapeutic conversations with young people and families experiencing disability. She is a part of the team that runs the family support group at Ummeed. She also enjoys teaching in the various mental health training programs offered at Ummeed with a particular interest in working with communities in the local context. Jill also engages in group conversations with people and practitioners from the community experiencing burnout, violence and trauma.Jill is also on the resource committee of Forum for Autism, a parent body for people and families experiencing Autism. Jill is currently a PhD student at Vrije Universiteit Brussel exploring lived experience and the social construction of Autism and as a part of her research.

Shamin Mehrotra

Director School Outreach Services and Sr. Mental Health Therapist, Consulting Expert

Shamin Mehrotra

Shamin is the director of school outreach services as well as a senior therapist and member of the senior management at Ummeed since the past 15 years. She works with the broader space of education and supports schools to promote and facilitate inclusion of children with diverse learning needs within mainstream settings. She collaborates with schools to create the right culture and practices that are centered around acceptance of diversity and creating safe spaces to support children reach their maximum potential. An integral part of Shamin's work is her passion for working with children with disabilities and their families and providing them with ongoing mental health and counseling support to enable their journey in a positive direction.

Dr. Vidya Ganapathy

Psychologist, Consulting Expert

Dr. Vidya Ganapathy

Dr. Vidya Ganapathy, Consultant Psychiatrist has 15 years of experience in the field of Psychiatry. She has trained at Nair Hospital, Mumbai and NIMHANS, Bangalore in Child Psychiatry, her special area of expertise. As a certified therapist for Early Intervention in Autism, she designs and implements Individualised intervention plans for children on the autistic spectrum.

Jeyapriya

Managing Director of Kriyative Learning solution international private limited, Consulting Expert

Jeyapriya

Mrs. J. Jeyappriadhevi is the Managing Director of Kriyative Learning solution international private limited, an educational in 100 in the women innovation and research organization.Certified from Harvard university, she is an eminent authority on multiple intelligences in primary and pre-primary curriculum for schools. She is designated among one of the top 100 in the women Transforming india in 2019 by Niti Aayog, New Delhi. Her area of expertise includes Multiple intelligences in learning framework, Pedagogical intelligence and Artificial intelligence and its uses in learning.

Dr. Sunita Ghike

Sr. Gynaecologist, Consulting Expert

Dr. Sunita Ghike

Dr. Sunita has an experience of close to 30 years in the field of gynaecology and is currently working with Zulekha hospital Dubai. Her areas of interest include safe motherhood, recurrent pregnancy loss, high risk pregnancy and social obstetrics.She has presented many publications in national as well as international journals and also has been a public speaker at various forums.

Dr. Pranjal Kale

Pediatrician, Consulting Expert

Dr. Pranjal Kale

Dr. Pranjal is a practicing pediatrician as well as a pediatric intensivist at P.D. Hinduja hospital. She has been practicing since the past 18 years. She believes in the holistic health of children. Her endeavour is to give the best possible course of treatment and advice to the parents.

Shalu Mehrotra

Psychologist, Consulting Expert

Shalu Mehrotra

Shalu Mehrotra is aSenior Psychotherapist at Prafulta Centre for Psychological Wellness. She has been working in the field of Counselling since 1996 and has been with Prafulta since 2001. She coordinates the work of ‘The Don Bosco Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology. She also coordinates the work of the Counseling, Career Guidance and Mental health initiatives at Prafulta. Her passion is to take mental health to society . She conducts programmes on emotional development for teachers, parents and counselors on various emotional issues.

Dr. Mrunaal Jaamdaar

Ayurveda Doctor, Consulting Expert

Dr. Mrunaal Jaamdaar

Dr. Mrinal, she has been working as Ayurvedic Practitioner for the last 14 years, is Secretary of Vidarbha region of Ayurveda Vyaspeeth and she has her own clinic in Nagpur called Shri Ayurveda Panchakarma.

Dr. Gunjan Kedia

Orthodontics, Consulting Expert

Dr. Gunjan Kedia

Dr. Gunjan Kedia who is a specialized dentist with 10 years of experience and trained in correcting, preventing and intercepting , developing malocclusion. She is also a national and international speaker. She is currently associated as an orthodontist consultant with Nahar medical center Mumbai as well as several other clinics. She specializes in all kinds of braces.

Dr. Veethika Kapur

Speech and Hearing consultant

Dr. Veethika Kapur

Dr Veethika Kapur (MASLP, BASLP,Mumbai university) is a Senior Speech and Hearing consultant with 14 years of experience . She is mainly into Paediatric Audiology and speech therapy. She is also the founder of V-Listen Speech & Hearing Clinic in Gurgaon.
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