Meet our Member: Feroza Dawood
Hello! I’m Dr Feroza. I am a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist from the UK, and have been in this field for 21 years. I am passionate about obstetrics and childbirth.
I also love travelling, exploring different cultures, reading and flower arranging, and singing and dancing with my 6 year old daughter!
What do you love about your profession?
I believe that the first rudimentary vocal sound of the cry of a baby at birth announcing the arrival of a new human being into the world is melodious. It really is one of the most, wondrous and miraculous moments, heralding the start of a new life!
I also enjoy general gynaecology. There are several changes and challenges that females encounter from adolescence right through to menopause, and this is indeed a unique field of medicine.
How would you describe your approach to medicine?
I am committed to rendering compassionate care underpinned by evidence-based medicine. To that end, I have authored almost 100 medical research publications, and was recipient of three clinical excellence awards from the NHS.
I also encourage complimenting modern medicine with natural options and lifestyle changes where possible. I am a firm advocate of dietary changes to help with premenstrual and menopausal symptoms and believe that diet and exercise are important to overall good health.
If you weren’t in medicine, what career would you have chosen?
I did contemplate chemical engineering as I was always intrigued by how chemistry is part of our everyday life.
For example, there are so many different chemical reactions that occur during cooking and baking. I love baking cakes and it is the carbon and oxygen molecules that allow cakes to rise from batter adding to the spongy texture.
Whats one thing people may not know about you?
I was an aerobics instructor and had part time jobs as a supermarket cashier and worked in an art gallery whilst I was a student.
Have you had experience working with Dr Feroza on your maternal or gyneaological health? What did you love about her approach?