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The commonest question IVF patients ask – and why it’s so hard to answer honestly?

The commonest IVF patients ask their doctor is – What are my chances of getting pregnant with IVF? What is my success rate likely to be? This is a poor-quality question, which is why the answer is also likely to be of poor quality. For one thing, you need to unders...

Over Testing in IVF: A Risky Practice that Needs to Change

When an IVF cycle fails, doctors start ordering lots of additional tests, in a futile search for answers as to why the IVF cycle failed. Part of the problem is that patients have very unrealistic expectations of IVF success rates because doctors inflate these. They ov...

The Advantages of Freezing All Embryos in IVF: A Comprehensive Guide

There used to be a time when we would transfer only fresh embryos routinely in all IVF cycles. After egg collection, the fresh embryos would be transferred back into the uterus in that cycle itself – either on Day 3 or Day 5. Today, however, the standard practice is t...

What makes the Malpani Self-Insemination Kit the best

There are many self-insemination kits now available on the market, and this is great because couples who have a problem conceiving now have an effective treatment option that they can utilize in the privacy of their bedroom, without having to go to a doctor, which mak...

Less Stress, More Success: Simplifying IVF Treatment for a Smoother Journey

Many patients find it very hard to do IVF because they simply aren't able to take the 15 days off they have been told they need for doing an IVF treatment. This is because many IVF clinics make very unreasonable demands on the patient’s time. They expect the patient...

Why you shouldn't agree to a Day 3 embryo transfer by your IVF doctor?

Many IVF clinics take a lot of shortcuts when treating their patients. One of the commonest is transferring Day 3 embryos instead of Day 5 embryos. The logic they use is completely flawed. They claim that if an embryo is going to become a baby, it will become a baby w...

Why you should not allow your doctor to transfer more than one embryo at a time?

All IVF patients want to get pregnant as quickly as possible, and they know that if they transfer more embryos at one time, the chances of one of that implanting are obviously increased, as compared to just transferring a single embryo. In fact, this is why many docto...

IVF cycle process vs outcome

It's important to differentiate between process and outcome in an IVF cycle. While it's true that IVF patients only care about an outcome – a healthy baby, part of the problem is that we can't control the outcome. All we can control is the process, and the good news...

Don't Be Fooled: The Genetic Testing Scam in IVF Clinics

Carrier testing for genetic disorders is being sold as part of the IVF package in many clinics. This preconception genetic screening refers to the process of testing couples doing IVF for genetic mutations or disorders that could be passed on to their children. Many I...

Too tired to have sex to get pregnant! ?

One of the commonest problems that couples who live in large cities face is their inability to have sex frequently enough to make a baby. This means that the reason for the " infertility " for many of these couples is not a medical problem but social infertility. This...