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Why do IVF success rates vary so much from clinic to clinic ?

  One reason why IVF success rates vary is because some clinics are much better than others, because of their superior expertise and depth of experience. Remember, the success rates don’t depend upon just the doctor’s clinical skills – they are also affected by how goo...

Dealing with the Stress of Infertility

  How can you cope with the stress of infertility ? How can you share your feelings about infertility ? How can you cope with your infertility in your daily life ? How can you cope with your friends and relatives ? What times can be especially difficult ? How can you r...

The problem with IVF corporate clinic chains

Practically every newspaper these days has ads for IVF clinics,  and you will also see these ads on large billboards all over the town as well. There's a lot of competition in the field, because lots of financiers believe that there is a lot of money to be made by o...

Blocked fallopian tubes and Infertility | What should be your next step ?

Blocked fallopian tubes are one of the commonest causes of infertility. The fallopian tubes project out from each side of the body of the uterus and form the passages through which the egg is conducted from the ovary into the uterus. The fallopian tubes are about 10 cms...

The surrogacy racket in India

Beware of unscrupulous clinics that cheat infertile couples with fraudulent surrogate arrangements. A common racket is to tell the infertile couple that the surrogate got pregnant, collect the payment; and then tell them that she miscarried It's amazingly easy to fool...

Donor egg IVF success story for a nurse from the USA

I am Sangeetha a Registered Nurse of Indian origin who now lives in the USA. I have been married for 8 years have been and trying to get pregnant for the same amount of time. We started with so many IUIs (artificial insemination) in the USA with no success and decide...

About IVF, GIFT and ZIFT (Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer)

Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) is an advanced form of embryo transfer; in this version, the fertilized and dividing embryo (early cleavage-stage embryo) is carefully transferred to the fallopian tube during laparoscopy. The other term for ZIFT is tubal embryo t...

Is there any need to remove a hydrosalpinx prior to doing IVF?

Many women with blocked tubes go in for IVF treatment. Some of them have a hydrosalpinx, in which the blocked tube is filled with fluid. It has now become standard advice to remove the hydrosalpinx or to clip the blocked tube prior to IVF. Here is why... Ima...

Why I love my work as an IVF specialist

In today's age , work is a very important part of the way society perceive us . Being proud of what you do also adds a lot to your self-esteem. I consider myself doubly blessed in the work which I do , because being an IVF specialist is extremely gratifying on multiple...

How confused IVF doctors mislead IVF patients

A patient sent me this email I am 35year old  and my wife is 30yrs with type 2 DM,first IVF (ICSI) done 2yrs back under short protocol,got 7 eggs,in that they got three grade 1embryos,transferred all three but failed,second IVF done 6months later in other center u...