Dr.Varsha Shridhar

Dr.Varsha Shridhar
PhD (Microbiology, USA); Postdoctoral Fellowship (Maternal and Infant Health, USA); Lamaze-certified childbirth educator (LCCE, USA)
Consultant – Antenatal and Postnatal counselor
Hospital Affiliation:St.Philomena's Hospital, Viveknagar, Bangalore
Education & Training:
Undergraduate Education:B.Tech- Center for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai
Graduate Education:PhD - Microbiology and Molecular Virology
University of Pittsburgh , USA
Postgraduate Education:Postdoctoral fellowship in Maternal and Infant Health
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Additional certifications:LCCE: Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
Lamaze International Organization
Professional Interests:Antenatal Counseling and education
Diet and exercise before and during pregnancy; preparing for labour and delivery; preparing for parenthood; emotional health during pregnancy
Postnatal Counseling and education
Breastfeeding and lactation counseling; newborn care; nutrition and exercise after baby's birth; weaning; emotional health during early motherhood
Memberships:Lamaze International Organization
Bangalore Birth Network
Birth India Association
Spoken Languages:Fluent in English, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi. Can understand Marathi, although not fluent.
Personal Interests:Low-cost molecular diagnostics; being in nature; baking; and being mom to two boisterous kids.
About: Varsha is a molecular biologist-turned-counselor. She is passionate about educating and counseling women so that they are better prepared for the transformative experiences of labour, childbirth and parenthood. Her main goal is to facilitate her clients to achieve whatever goals, regarding birthing and baby care, that they set for themselves.