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When IVF is bad for you !

While IVF can be a very effective treatment option for infertile couples, the sad truth is that it sometimes causes more harm than good. Thus, many IVF doctors push unproven and untested tests and treatments on their patients. These are disguised in the garb of b......

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Bed rest is bad for IVF patients.

One of the myths which continues to plague IVF patients is that of bed rest. This has been propagated for decades, and everyone tells them to rest after doing a transfer. It's often not just their mother-in-law and friends - it's often the doctor ( and nurses)......

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The infertility doctor merry-go-round !

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New research shows that PGT does not improve pregnancy rates

The latest craze in IVF clinics in India today is to promote PGT ( preimplantation genetic testing). This is an expensive test, which allows us to check the chromosomes of an embryo, so we can transfer only the chromosomally normal embryos back into the uterus. N......

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Simplifying IVF - what IVF patients need to know !

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LH as the villain in IVF protocols.

The purpose of an IVF superovulation protocol is to help you grow lots of follicles, which is why we use gonadotropin injections which contain 2 hormones - FSH and LH. One of the problems is that the LH hormone can sometimes play the role of a rogue. If......

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The commonest mistake IVF patients make

A lot of IVF patients can be exceptionally nave . They believe that all IVF clinics are created equal, which means the success rates in all clinics are the same. But this is not true, and new clinics , or clinics which are part of corporate chains are often not......

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Making sense of your IVF medicines

The superovulation protocol we use for IVF patients depends on two things. One is the patient herself. For example, what her ovarian reserve is , as judged by her age, antral follicle count, AMH level; and her historical response to previous IVF cycles.......

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Making sense of your IVF medications !

Many patients get confused by all the medicines and injections which are used in an IVF cycle, and this is partly because doctors themselves are very confused. You need to step back and look at the big picture to make sense of the technical minutiae. All......

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Which hormone injection works best in IVF ?

There's still a lot of confusion as to whether we should use urinary gonadotropins or recombinant gonadotropins in IVF for superovulation ( = helping patients grow lots of follicles). Historically, we used urinary gonadotropins for many years. These are biol......

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