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Taking Control of Your IVF Journey: The Role of Patient Education

When we tell patients to become IVF experts, we aren’t telling them to learn embryology – you can’t do IVF in your own bedroom. What we mean is that you need to know enough about IVF to be able to differentiate between a good IVF doctor and a bad IVF doctor. A well-i...

Transparency Troubles in IVF Treatment – Is your doctor hiding information from you?

Many IVF patients do their first IVF treatment cycle with lots of hopes. Especially during the first consultation, the doctor is very hopeful and optimistic, because he is in sell mode. You get to talk to the senior brand name doctor who tom-toms their high success ra...

Why do I like treating IVF patients who ask me lots of questions?

Most IVF doctors in India are quite paternalistic, and they get put off when patients ask questions. They feel that patients are challenging their authority and that the job of a patient is to leave everything in the doctor's hands because the doctor is an expert medi...

Empowerment of IVF patients through Knowledge

Patients often don't understand why we insist that they take the time and trouble to educate themselves about the IVF process. Their general attitude is - We're just patients. As laymen, what do we understand about medical technical niceties? And after all, aren't we...

Unveiling IVF Clinic Malpractices – when doctors blame patients for the IVF failure

Whenever patients sign up for IVF treatment, doctors are very charming and enthusiastic, because they are in “sell mode”. They brag about how high their success rate is; how good their technology is; how many patients they've treated; and use photos of celebrities as...

The Costly Truth: Exposing IVF Doctors' Deception and the Importance of Embryo Photographs

My blood boils when I see how IVF doctors take advantage of patients' ignorance and cheat them. Today, most IVF doctors don't bother to give photographs of embryos to their patients, even though they know that the only thing an IVF clinic can do is make an embryo. And...

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...

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...

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...

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...