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Surrogacy - making sure we do a good job !

Surrogacy is a complex issue with many complex ethical and legal aspects . We must ensure that infertile women who do not have a uterus can use surrogacy treatment if they so desire, since this is the only medical treatment option available to them There is no questio...

Recurrent Miscarriage - Causes, Symptoms & Signs

                                                        Recurrent pregnancy loss ( RPL , or recurrent miscarriages)  is one of the most frustrating problems in reproductive medicine medicine today because we still do not understand it well. Patients with repeated misca...

Test Tube Baby – The IVF Story, Then and Now

                                               The ill begotten term 'test tube baby', which is no longer used to refer to babies born out of in vitro fertilization, is now no longer used casually. The term was once used to indicate the marvels of science, and the grea...

Why did this IVF patient receive such poor quality care ?

I received this email from a patient. Greetings!! I am a regular follower of your blogs and appreciate the importance you give to availability of free information to your patients. I want advice from you regarding my failed IVF cycle here in Delhi, I am 34 years old...

Workup Basic Infertility Tests

In order to understand why pregnancy doesn't occur, we need to examine the four critical areas which are needed to make a baby - eggs, sperm, fallopian tubes, and the uterus. The tests will actually fall into one of these areas. Finding Out What's Wrong -- The Bas...

The Man with a Low Sperm Count Oligospermia : Cause & Treatment

Many infertile men are obsessed about their low sperm count - and this seems to become the central concern in their lives. Remember that the real question the man with a fertility problem is asking is not: What is my sperm count or what is my motility ? But - are my spe...

Test Tube Baby Cost in India (Mumbai) | How Expensive are Fertility Treatments ?

               The babies born out of the IVF procedure are often called test-tube babies. Though the term is no longer in use, as it tends to have an unsavory undertone, some people continue to use it liberally. In fact, some doctors also use this term in the names of...

What was the reason for the failed implantation ?

One of our patients sent me this email. Doctor,We were hoping for some detailed response from you which would have given us some comfort as this time we are very very shocked. We believed that the use of donor egg would resolve my egg quality issue but things doesn...

IVF mistreatment - fooling IVF patients the Indian way.

It breaks my heart when I see how badly IVF patients in India are treated. Here's a typical path many older women are misled into following by their doctors. Older women have poor egg quality , and are advised to do IVF. They get poor quality embryos - partl...

Maximising your chances of success in an IVF cycle

While it would be great if every IVF cycle resulted in a baby, the sad fact is that the technology is still not perfect. There's a lot you can do to maximise your chances of success. This video discusses some do's and don'ts. Working in cooperation with your doctor will...