Dr Vinita Salvi is a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology who practises in Mumbai. She was professor and head of unit at the Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. She is an editorial consultant for Lancet, the world’s leading medical journal. Because of her renown as a specialist in high-risk pregnancies, couples from India and abroad seek her help in planning conception and during pregnancy and childbirth.