In honour of all women

Dr Navashree Dhaver

Dr Navashree Dhaver has dedicated her life to working for women. Her medical practice is focused on ensuring every patient enjoys personalised and compassionate care, while her passion for babies and delivering them into the world ensures each day is met with anticipation and a sense of wonder.

As a obstetrician and gynaecologist, her professional services cover all aspects of the life cycle, from family planning and tubal ligations, to antenatal and foetal car as well the management and treatment of HIV in pregnancy, menstrual disturbances, infertility, menopause and cancer screening. She counts assisting in bringing new life into the world among her greatest achievements. “My accomplishments are not degrees or accolades, but are those little lives I bring into the world, the smiles and tears of happiness on mum’s and dad’s faces, on seeing their little bundle of love for the very first time,” she says.

Aside from helping with births, De Dhaver is responsible for making real differences in the lives of women every day.  Her achievements that fill her with pride include her ability to cure women or remove their pain and bringing living back into their lives. ”Empowering women on a daily basis to make them feel like they matter and that they are important and they have a voice,” is what makes what she does worthwhile.


As a woman in a demanding medical role it can be daunting to balance family time with the rigours of work. “It is extremely difficult in any profession, in mine babies dictate my balance, as they have no timers and women go into labour day or night,” she says. For this reason, the time she spends at home with her family is extremely precious to her and she cherishes every moment. “I have a strong support system both at work and at home, which helps a lot in maintaining that fine balance,” she says.

Dr Dhaver isn’t one to do anything in half measures, giving fully to every patient who walks through her doors. Her method of understanding the point of view of her patients comes from years in this profession. “When something is asked of you, put yourself in your patient’s shoes. Be resourceful and let your wisdom speak for itself, the women thing, the age thing, or any other thing will fall to the wayside. You have to be compassionate, caring and above all love what you do!”

In honour of women’s month, Dr Dhaver is running a Pap smear drive for cervical screening on August 23 and 24, and she will also soon be at The Protea Edward Hotel presenting a talk for Clicks babycare about maternal care and pregnancy entitled the Hitchers guide to pregnancy.


Contact her rooms on 031 7011319 or 031 7373105 to find out about both these events or book your next appointment.

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