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My IVF Success Story

                          This is our story towards success. We are a couple from Bangalore, married in 2011 and reside abroad. We wanted to start our family immediately after marriage. But after a year of no luck, we decided to consult an infertility specialist. On ou...

Hirsutism - Causes & Treatment -- Excess Facial and Body Hair

  What is hirsutism ? What causes hirsutism? How is the cause of hirsutism diagnosed ? How is hirsutism treated ? What is hirsutism ? Hirsutism is the growth of long, coarse hair on the face and body of women in a pattern similar to that found in men. Besides bei...

No Sperm? A Spermatid Will Do

The Independent, Ranjna Majumdar/ Mumbai For 56-year-old S Singh from village Barddi near Patna it was a tough decision. Doctors declared that his sperm count was too low to impregnate his wife, while social pressures decreed that he and his wife produce a child soon....

Lasers in the IVF lab

                                              IVF is one of modern medicine's dramatic success stories. After a considerable amount of experience, lasers have been successfully integrated into routine IVF practice, and are now found in most advanced and well-equipped...

Allowing IVF patients to make their own decisions

As an IVF doctor, I'm very respectful of patients' preferences. After all, infertility is not a medical problem, it's a social construct. Lots of people are quite happy not having a baby, so if they choose not to have one, that's their choice too ! We treat th...

Progesterone - both Test and Treatment

What is progesterone ? Progesterone is a hormone (a chemical messenger) produced by the ovaries that is necessary to support pregnancy. Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum of the ovary after ovulation; and is essential for ripening the uterine lining...

Why you should insist that your IVF clinic does a Day 5 ( blastocyst) transfer for you

There's still a lot of confusion and controversy about whether it's best to transfer embryos on Day 3 or Day 5, especially in India. While most IVF clinics all over the world have progressed to doing blastocyst ( Day 5) transfers, many Indian IVF labs are still lagging...

Age and fertility

A woman's age is always a sensitive topic - and this is true, no matter how old she is. If she's infertile, she is likely to become even touchier about this, because she's aware of the fact that she has a biological clock which she cannot rewind. As she ages, she no lon...

Mr & Mrs Jain's IVF success Story at Malpani IVF Clinic

This is the story of one couple's dream to have a baby and another couple's determination to make that happen. Read on to know the success story of Rajesh Jain and his wife Bhavana. Rajesh Jain writes: This is the story of one couple's dream to have a baby and another...

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...