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Self Insemination: A Safe, Effective and Affordable Alternative for treating infertility because of Sexual Issues

Self-insemination can be a very safe and effective method to get pregnant, especially when your primary underlying problem is a sexual problem rather than a medical one affecting your fertility. This means that it's extremely effective for patients who are young, who......

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In Vitro Fertilization Myths Debunked: Separating Fact from Fiction

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a medical procedure that has been around for decades and has helped millions of couples conceive. Despite its success rate, IVF is still shrouded in myths and misconceptions that often prevent people from considering it as a viable opti......

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From Ejaculation to Fertilization: Decoding the Lifespan of Sperm

This is one of the commonest questions I am asked, and it creates a lot of confusion because the answer could be a few seconds to a few years! This is because sperm survival depends on many factors, including: where the sperm are ( in the human body or outside); at wh......

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The dangers of getting a second opinion for IVF patients

Many IVF patients are very reluctant to get a second opinion, and I think there are multiple reasons for this. For one thing, they believe that once they have found a doctor whom they feel they can trust, they don't see any need to verify his opinion. They believe th......

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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......

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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......

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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......

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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......

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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......

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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......

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