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Bad eggs as a cause of unexplained infertility

                                 For about 10% of infertile couples we cannot determine what the reason for their infertility is. The diagnostic label we use for them is unexplained infertility, which just means that we cannot provide an explanation as to why t...

Why professional women should consider freezing their eggs routinely when they are 30

Everyone knows that egg quality declines as women get older, and their chances of getting pregnant drop. This is why women who want to pursue a career are in a quandary. Should they defer child bearing, because they want to become the CEO? Or should they get p...

Ovulation- what every infertile couples needs to know about her eggs

                                    To understand the biology of conception, it is useful to know the relationship between ovulation and menstruation. Read on to find out why regular ovulation is responsible for regular menstruation. About Egg Production  Most women...

All About Eggs !

Quality and quantity of eggs are important factors for the success of any IVF procedure. The quality of eggs is affcted by age and other factors. We all know that an older woman's eggs don't perform as well in the IVF lab as a young woman's do . This is frustrating f...

Follicles Are Not Eggs

                     I just finished a consultation with a young woman who had a very low AMH level. I explained to her that this meant she had poor ovarian reserve, and might need to consider using donor eggs. She was understandably very upset. " H...

How Soon Before I Run Out of Eggs When I do IVF?

  Most patients have a number of questions about the IVF treatment and one of their main concerns is that they will run out of eggs. But this is more of a fear than a fact. Read on to get a better understanding of what happens during IVF and about how this fear of runn...

Why did my eggs not ovulate ?

  Many infertile patients ask me questions through our IVF Chatbot on www.ivfindia.com and our Free Second Opinion form on www.drmalpani.com   Based on the quality of their queries, I worry how about poorly informed they are . Why are IVF doctors not botherin...

Patients Need to Remember that Follicles Aren’t Eggs

  I recently finished a consultation with a woman who had a very low AMH level. I explained to her that it indicated she had poor ovarian reserve, and might have to consider using donor eggs. It was no surprise that she was upset- She asked me how this could be the cas...

Freezing eggs and embryos - suspending time!

(Friday, June 13, 2014) Time reports that a study of 200 women found that, half of those pursuing degrees in sports or education would consider freezing their eggs to give them the option to delay starting a family, while more than 8 out of 10 women pursuing a...

Fertilization process of eggs in the IVF lab | Reasons for failed fertilization with ICSI

Human reproduction is not very efficient - and this is true in the bedroom and in the IVF lab as well. However, not all eggs become embryos. Sai Gundeti, Senior Embryologist Most patients naively expect that if the doctor retrieves 10 eggs, all 10 will fertilize and f...