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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

IVF Failures: Unmasking the Hidden Truths

After an IVF failure, patients obviously want to find out why the cycle failed, and doctors are happy to come up with multiple reasons. They come up with all kinds of creative reasons, such as -your uterus wasn’t good enough; you’re too old; the sperms weren’t good en...

From Virginity to Parenthood: Exploring Alternative Paths to Fatherhood

We have all heard about virgin births, but did you know there's something like a virgin father? Let me explain. Virgin births are not uncommon in the animal kingdom. This involves a process called parthenogenesis (a bit of a mouthful), where an unfertilized egg starts...

Unveiling the Barrier: Exploring Sexual Dysfunction's Role in Infertility

One of the common causes of childlessness is sexual dysfunction. But this is often the elephant in the room, which no one talks about, for multiple reasons. Most gynecologists who treat these couples for their “ infertility “ don't even bother to take a proper histor...

Unraveling the Mystery: Why Top-Quality Embryos Don't Always Implant?

Patients understandably get very frustrated when their top quality embryo doesn't implant in what looks like a perfect endometrium and they demand answers from their doctor. But the reality is just that this is as frustrating for doctors as it is for patients because...

Busting the Myth: Understanding Failed Embryo Implantation in IVF and Embracing Realistic Expectations

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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