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IVF Video - A Guided Tour of the IVF Process

So what actually happens in an IVF cycle ? We all know that the IVF Process is expensive - but you still have a hundred questions ! Is it painful ? complicated ? how do they take out your eggs ? How do they put them back ? What actually happens in the IVF lab ? Here's a...

Infertility Tests in Men & Women

Finding the specific medical reasons that cause infertility is the most important part of the medical evaluation. Most of the tests focus on checking these four critical factors: eggs, sperm, fallopian tubes and the uterus. In order to understand why pregnancy doesn't...

Mindless IVF overtesting

When an IVF cycle fails because of poor quality embryos, rather than acknowledge the fact that often the result for the poor quality embryos is a poor quality IVF lab, IVF doctors are happy to blame "abnormal genetics" as the cause for the embryo fragmentation. They t...

Types of IVF

IVF technology has evolved by leaps and bounds; and we can now help practically any couple to have a baby , no matter what their medical problem, by using additional advanced techniques such as ICSI; donor gametes ; donor embryos; cryopreservation; or surrogacy. More...

How to get out of the infertility maze with your sanity intact

                                     Dr Margarete Sandelowski, Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has done some very exciting work in exploring how couples cope with their infertility. Six Patterns She observed that infertil...

Why do IVF doctors tell patients not to google ?

When I see patients who have failed an IVF cycle, I ask them basic questions such as, "How many eggs did you grow?" and " What was your embryo quality". The standard response is, "Our doctor didn't tell us anything." Interestingly, many patients believe that doctors a...

How to select the best IVF clinic

Your chances of a successful IVF treatment cycle depend to a large extent on which IVF clinic you choose. There are wide variations in the skill and expertise available at different IVF clinics, and it's important you do your homework so that you select the one which is...

Career Versus Baby

                                              Many IVF clinics in urban centers all over the world are increasingly seeing a larger number of a new type of patient - the older woman, who chose to postpone childbearing because she wanted to pursue a career ; and now fin...

OUTLOOK COVER STORY - 1 JULY 2002 India's Best Hospitals

                                                                Outlook Magazine, India's leading weekly newsmagazine, carried out a survey to rank India's best hospitals (1 July 2002 cover) . This survey ranked the country's best health centres in the areas of cardiol...