ICSI success stories | Successful ICSI treatment

Divya Singh from India recounts her experience of having undergone a successful ICSI treatment at Malpani clinic and how life has changed for her. Here is a complete low-down of what Divya has to say.

Divya Singh from India writes...

I am writing to thank Dr A Malpani and his team from the bottom of my heart for helping in realization of our dream of having a baby. I underwent a successful ICSI procedure in the Malpani Infertility Clinic in Aug-Sept 04 and now I am pregnant. I am very very happy and do not have words to express my feelings and the respect I have for Dr Anirudha Malpani and Dr. Anjali Malpani. I had all along heard that a Doctor is next to God,I firmly believe it now.

Do allow me to share my experiences and feelings with you all and I am pretty confident that it will help you to take a correct and positive decision which will change your life forever. Life had been pretty tough for me and my husband from the day we came to know that we are going to have problems in having our baby. The word infertile came as a shock and it was sickening and painful visiting Doctors/Hospitals for the guidance and treatment thereafter. It all started in the year 2000, 3 years after our marriage. After weighing the options available, we decided to go ahead with ICSI procedure in Belgaum in the year 2001. As luck would have it, I could not conceive and this affected us both emotionally and financially. The procedure ICSI being costly, we then tried IUI several times allover the places including Belgaum, Pune and Bangalore but alas it was not successful. It was shattering and we cursed our fate. We almost took a decision of not going for any further treatment as it was not worth the try. Our well-wishers and relatives kept on giving their suggestions and advices pertaining to treatment and of course visiting various holy places and astrology.

I remember it was year 2002 when the weekly newsmagazine 'Outlook' had carried a survey of the best hospitals in India and there I read about the Malpani Infertility Centre in Mumbai best one of the best in the country for infertility treatment. I remembered about the clinic all along and finally in 2004 visited the website of the Clinic. Going through the information on the website made me feel confident and encouraged me to fill our medical records in the form available in the website. Believe me, I was thrilled and surprised at the same time in receiving the response from Dr A Malpani in less than 12 hours of filling the form. It further encouraged us to meet the Doctor and sure we we were impressed by his pleasing manners, attitude and confidence. He made us feel very comfortable, answered all our queries and did suggest ICSI being the best option under the circumstances. He explained to us the complete treatment in minutest detail and also encouraged us to be positive and optimist. We agreed to his views and decided to go for this particular treatment. One thing, though small, but did influence our decision was the homely atmosphere at the Clinic which was in complete contrast to the typical Hospital.

The ICSI procedure/treatment started on 15th Aug, 04 under the able guidance and watchful eyes of Dr A. Malpani and Dr (Mrs) Anjali Malpani. The complete staff of the Clinic were very friendly and helpful and attended to my each and every query and requests. Each passing day increased my confidence and made me feel that I am in safe and competent hands. The treatment took approximately 20 days and ICSI was done on 03rd Sept, 04.I almost cried with joy when I was shown the embryos by the Doctor on the monitor. It was truly remarkable and we have to see it to believe it. It was a job well done by one of the best and most competent pair of hands. Doctor is indeed blessed.

We left for Goa after two days with very good memories of our stay in Mumbai, especially of Malpani Infertility Clinic. We were pretty hopeful and also kept in touch in touch with the Doctor regularly to cool our nerves.I do appreciate his answering each and every mail of mine promptly inspite of his heavy schedules. We all waited eagerly for 17th Sept, 04, the day blood test was to be done to confirm the pregnancy. One more example of caring and personal touch, we get a call from the Clinic on the morning of 17th Sept, 04 reminding us of the blood test. These small things reflect on the performance and work ethics prevalent in the Clinic. Each and every member there works towards perfection. The positive result of the blood test made me and my husband feel on top of the world. We immediately called up the Doctor to inform the good news and thank him. He was so happy and congratulated us and at the same time reminded us that the main objective is to have a baby. I quite agree with him. In the meantime, I am enjoying my pregnancy and waiting for the d day.

Visiting Malpani Infertlity Clinic has sure changed our lives. I thank God for the day we took the decision to visit Mumbai and meet Dr A Malpani. I would recommend or rather request other couples with similar problems to immediately visit Malpani Infertility Clinic to get their problems sorted out. I am confident your one interaction with Dr A Malpani will change your outlook towards the problem and you will feel more optimist and confident.

I salute Dr Malpani for the fantastic job he is doing, may his tribe increase. Wishing Malpani Infertility Centre all the best in their endeavours.

Divya Singh from India

Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.