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Improve IVF pregnancy rates- Freeze all your Embryos

  Transferring frozen embryos allows us to maximize the chances of IVF success. Conventionally, we transfer fresh embryos in an IVF cycle. Typically, we select the best quality embryo/s and then transfer it; the only thing we could do at this stage was to hope they wou...

Should I freeze my embryos ?

  When patients have only two blastocysts, they're often not sure what to do. Should they transfer both of them as fresh blastocysts? Should they freeze both of them and then do frozen transfers, one at a time? Or should they transfer one and freeze one? To help you...

Implantation Failure in IVF - Is the Uterus or the Embryo?

Using a systematic protocol will help in determining the cause of repeated failed implantation during In vitro fertilization treatment. In vitro fertilization does not have a 100% success rate. Good IVF doctors educate patients about the chances of failure before they...

The embryologist - the unsung hero of the IVF clinic.

Lots of patients don't know how to evaluate how good or bad an IVF clinic is. This is hardly surprising , because when they go to an IVF clinic, all they do is see the doctor,  who is a clinician. However , the real heart of IVF treatment lies in the IVF laboratory, w...

But I need only one embryo to get pregnant !

Patients with poor ovarian reserve can be extremely hard to counsel, especially when they're young and have regular periods because they can't understand why they're not being able to get pregnant and why they're failing repeated IVF cycles. After all, they have eggs, t...

EMBRYO / OOCYTE VITRIFICATION PROTOCOL

Vitrification is an exciting new technique which is used to cryopreserve (freeze) supernumerary eggs and embryos. Using ultrarapid (flash) freezing techniques, it's now possible to efficiently store spare eggs and embryos, so they can be used later on to achieve a pregn...

Dr. Malpani-Testing for pregnancy after an embryo transfer in an IVF cycle

While all IVF patients understand with their heads that not every IVF cycle results in success, in their heart of hearts, every patient expects to get pregnant every time they do IVF ! This is why the 2ww after the embryo transfer can be so nerve-wracking ! Am I preg...

Frozen Embryos- The Why, What and How

When a couple first comes to us for treatment, the very first thing we do is counsel and educate them. In fact, this becomes the foundation of the entire procedure. The things we discuss with them at this point of time are the very things that will help them manage so...

IVF - Part 2 - More about Test Tube Babies. Egg retrieval. Fertilisation. Embryo Culture

How is egg retrieval performed ? How are the eggs inseminated in the IVF laboratory ? How is fertilization checked in the IVF lab ? How are embryos cultured in the IVF lab ? How is egg retrieval performed ? Egg Retrieval Egg collection is accomplished today by ul...

Is Bed Rest After Embryo Transfer Necessary ?

                                    There is no difference in the IVF outcome, if a woman restricts herself to bed; or if she carries on normal activities after embryo transfer. Will moving after an embryo transfer cause my embryos to get dislodged from the ute...