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Why you should always record details of your medical treatment while doing an IVF treatment cycle?

When more patients do an IVF treatment cycle, they expect their doctor to take care of all the medical technical minutiae and keep all the records for them. At the end of the cycle, they often have no clue at all as to what was done, and this is especially true for th...

When is the Right Time to Discuss Family Planning with Your Adult Children?

Many older citizens want their daughters to have a baby when they are young because they want the marriage to be well-settled, and to enjoy the pleasures of parenthood. Yes – they have a selfish reason as well because they want to become grandparents too! However, th...

What your IVF specialist does not want you to know?

Most IVF patients are surprisingly naive about their IVF treatment because they expect that their doctor is the medical expert who will tell them what to do. They assume that all they need to do is find a good IVF doctor whom they can trust, and then the rest will hap...

How long can I safely put off having a baby? Tracking your personal biological clock!

Many young women have many career opportunities today, and they need to balance the conflicting demands of pursuing professional success or taking time off from work to have a baby. Because they are perfectionists, they want to do their best in both their personal and...

Why embryo pooling is the best option for older women?

Many women are now postponing childbearing, as a result of which they will often seek consultation after 35. While it's true that IVF technology is very helpful, it is also equally true that as women get older, their ovarian reserve drops, and since this decline in eg...

Why you should always have a Plan B before starting an IVF cycle?

It's important to be hopeful and optimistic when starting an IVF treatment, but it's equally important to be realistic, and the fact that an IVF cycle doesn't have a 100% pregnancy rate means you need to be prepared for failure. The truth is that while we can control...

Has your doctor advised you to use donor eggs because you have a poor ovarian reserve?

We see many older infertile patients who are upset because their doctor has told them that their chances of getting pregnant with their own eggs are poor because they have a low AMH level and a poor antral follicle count and that because their ovarian reserve is poor,...

Did your IVF cycle fail because you have a poor ovarian reserve?

We see many older infertile patients who have failed an IVF cycle and were told by their doctor that the reason for the failure was their poor ovarian reserve, as reflected by their low AMH level and poor antral follicle count. These doctors tell them that their chanc...

The Shocking Truth About Your AMH Levels - Don't Believe Everything Your Doctor Tells You!

Many patients come to me asking for a second opinion because they have been told by their doctor that they have poor ovarian reserve because their AMH level is poor. This has become a common test, which is being overused, misused, and abused because it’s a simple bloo...

Doctor-Patient Communication in IVF: Why It Matters and How to Make it Work?

Many doctors seem to take a perverse pride in putting patients in their place. This is why they will do their best to confuse the patient, either by using a lot of medical jargon, or by refusing to answer the patient’s legitimate questions, by making fun of their Dr....