Dr Nitu Bajekal

NHS Consultant ObGyn, Co Founder of Women for Womens Health UK

Dr Nitu Bajekal, FRCOG is a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist for the NHS and at Spire Bushey Hospital http://www.nitubajekal.co.uk

Dr Bajekal is committed to improving women's health through public education. She is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher and is very involved in the training of future doctors and in empowering women through education. Patient satisfaction is extremely important to her, always keeping the best interests of her patients at heart.

Over the last 30 years of clinical practice, Dr Bajekal has developed special expertise in many areas, including endometriosis, PCOS, teenage health, and the menopause. She is skilled in Minimal Access Surgery(keyhole surgery), Vulval disease & cervical cancer screening.

Over the years, Dr Bajekal has developed a nutrition-focused and holistic approach to treatment, encouraging patients to make lifestyle changes to improve their health. She was inspired in 2014 to set up a women for women's health service (WfWH) along with her colleague after a growing realisation that by empowering a woman through information and open discussion, not only her health improved but also that of her entire family. They recognised the key role that nutrition and lifestyle play in major gynaecological conditions such as some cancers, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause.http://www.womenforwomenshealth.co.uk/

Dr Bajekal believes this knowledge should be available to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Young people especially are at the right stage where making small changes can have a tremendous impact on their future health.

WFWH run women’s health workshops in London since January 2015, aiming to educate and empower women to make better health choices. Profits are used to improve women's health. http://www.facebook.com/womenforwomenshealthuk

WfWH workshops alternate between talks and active sessions. The latest medical information about gynaecological conditions is discussed and nutrition and lifestyle advice given to participants as well as techniques in mindfulness, yoga, zumba and core strength.

A Woman's Choice

We all need to stand together to protect women's health and make our voices heard if we are to move toward a more equal society, both for ourselves and for the women who do not have access to reliable contraception and safe reproductive health choices.
16/02/2017 08:21 GMT

Endometriosis: A Fate as Bad as Cancer?

I must admit I was taken aback when my patient made this statement. It was over 15 years ago, but I remember it clearly. Initially I thought this was quite an extreme reaction but over the years, it has influenced my attitude and management of women suffering from endometriosis.
09/03/2016 17:21 GMT

Do You Find Yourself Going to the Bathroom More Often When You Are Stressed at Work? Your Bladder Might Need Retraining

It is uncommon for most young women with an overactive bladder (OAB) to need further tests. It is also important to remember that many treatments have side effects, so specialist advice is recommended in a select few women. Lifestyle changes and bladder retraining should be the first line of treatment as with the right advice, women can get control back over their lives.
04/03/2016 12:58 GMT

The Snowball Effect: HPV

When it comes to HPV infection, there is a kind of snowball effect. You only need to have had sex with just one other person, who in turn may have slept with another person unknowingly carrying the HPV infection, for the contagious virus to spread.
26/01/2016 22:49 GMT

The Gift You Don't Want This Christmas

With Christmas and New Year parties coming up over the festive season, I felt it is important to highlight to people of all genders the dangers of having unprotected sex. Numbers attending sexual health clinics are known to increase after the holiday period.
21/12/2015 16:00 GMT

Doctor, What Is My Cancer Risk if I am on the Pill?

There is some evidence to show that if women are on the Pill for more than ten years, they may be at a slightly higher risk from breast and cervical cancers, but it is possible that this is because these cancers tend to be picked up earlier as women on the Pill tend to have health check-ups more often.
25/09/2015 18:13 BST

Life Without Periods: Taking the Contraceptive Pill Back-to-Back

'Seriously, you mean I don't have to have a period every month whilst on the Pill?' 'That's correct, you don't have to bleed every month if you don't want to. In fact, you can safely take the Pill continuously without a break for as long as you are on the Pill'. Every time I give young women this information, I hear: 'Why have I not been told this before?
03/08/2015 22:12 BST

The Race to Reproduce

Does the young woman of today who wishes to have children not know her own 'ticking biological clock' or is it the case of the medical profession and media being patronising to women, denigrating their choices?
21/07/2015 16:39 BST