Why Do Doctors Treat Patients As Idiots ?

                                              Good doctors routinely explain the logic of the treatment plan they are recommending to their patients. Patients who are treated with respect , will respect the doctor and look up to him for guidance. Sadly, this is...

Fear of IVF

         Many infertile couples are afraid of doing IVF. For some of them, the fear is so overwhelming, that they refuse to even consider this option, thus depriving themselves of their best chance of having a baby ! There are many reasons for this fear....

How I Improved My Vitrification Technique

                                       Vitrification is an advanced technique that freezes the embryo about 600 times faster than Slow Freezing. This process is so fast that it literally allows no time for intracellular ice to form. As a result, the embryo is safeguard...

Post coital test (PCT) is it of use anymore ? | What if the PCT is negative ?

                                        This is one of the oldest tests in investigating infertility and has been done for well over 100 years. It's quite an obsolete test and few doctors do it anymore, because it provides such limited information The post coital tes...

Anxiety before an IVF Cycle - Are You Handling it Right?

                                           Infertility treatment can be a long and tough journey for a woman. The traditional social concerns of being infertile overpower the modern intellectual mindset of treating it as a plain medical problem. The ongoing array of i...

Is a blastocyst transfer better than a Day 3 transfer ?

This is an excerpt from our forthcoming, book, The Expert Patient's Guide to IVF. This being authored by our expert patient, Manju and me. Is a day 5 embryo transfer (blastocyst transfer) better than a day 3 embryo transfer (cleavage stage embryo transfer). Fact :...

Why do doctors treat men with normal sperm counts ?

                                         Why do doctors continue to " treat " fertile men who do not need any treatment whatsoever ? A Fertility Boost  I see many men with completely normal sperm reports who have been prescribed all sorts of medicine...

How to get a second opinion on your infertility problem

                                       A common problem we have seen is that many infertile patients are very reluctant to change doctors, even when they are unhappy with their present doctor. Often this is because they prefer being passive and refuse to take matters i...

Number of Embryos to Transfer

                                            How do doctors decide how many embryos to transfer? There are multiple variables which need to be considered while deciding how many embryos to transfer. When the doctors decide about the number of embryos to transfer they co...

The IVF lab - the heart of the IVF clinic

The heart of the IVF clinic is the IVF laboratory, because this is where the embryos are actually made. The IVF lab is often off-limits to patients in most IVF centers, which is why most patients don't have a clue what goes on in the IVF lab. Here's a guided tour of ou...

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