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Protect Yourself: Understanding the Overutilization of Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy in IVF Treatments

Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are one of the most overused, misused, and abused procedures today for infertile patients. It’s widespread to see that a lot of doctors will still do these - both before doing an IVF cycle, and afterward as well. And it's very easy for the......

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Why Benchtop Incubators are better for Embryo Growth.

Saiprasad Gundeti, Chief Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. Incubators have a critical role in providing a stable environment for optimal embryo development within the in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory. That’s the reason, the incubator is called t......

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Empowered Choices: The Critical Role of Patient Education in IVF Decision-Making

The role of patient education in IVF is crucial but is often misunderstood. When we tell patients to become IVF experts, it's not that you need to learn embryology, or you how to do IVF in their own bedroom! What we mean is that patients need to know just enough about......

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Unveiling the Secrets: Second IVF Cycles Made Easier

Second IVF cycles are often much easier to do than the first cycle, because the first cycle is full of anxiety as well as fear of the unknown, and patients are never sure what's going to happen. By the time you've done one cycle, even if that cycle has failed, at leas......

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Demystifying Failed Embryo Implantation: Understanding the Limitations and Realities

It can be incredibly frustrating when a high-quality embryo fails to implant in what seems to be an ideally receptive endometrium, leaving both patients and doctors searching for answers. This entire area is not well-understood, which is why various approaches are bei......

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Ovarian Health and Physical Health don’t go hand in hand!

Many young women today are active and in top physical condition. Because they're flexible, supple, and able to run marathons, they also automatically assume that their egg health is also good, and their ovaries will be in good condition, as a result of which they will......

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Dispelling Fertility Myths Among Educated Patients

As IVF doctors, we often believe that highly educated patients (MBAs or IT engineers), know a lot about their reproductive system. But sometimes this turns out to be a dangerous assumption because many of them are completely clueless about human reproductive biology.......

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Understanding Ovarian Cysts and Fertility

As an IVF doctor, I'm still quite amazed by how little, even highly educated women understand about how their reproductive organs work and how little they understand about their menstrual cycles and fertility. For example, one of the common misconceptions which women......

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To freeze or not to freeze, that is the question!

Many young women are now aware of the fact that ovaries age at a very different rate from the rest of their body. The bitter truth is there is very little correlation between their calendar age and their ovarian age. Even if they are 35 and in top physical condition w......

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IVF Failures: Unmasking the Hidden Truths

Overview: Following an unsuccessful IVF round, patients frequently want to know why the cycle didn't work out and frequently hold the doctor responsible. However, in Indian clinics, a subpar doctor is typically the most frequent cause of IVF failure. It's concerning......

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