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Poor quality embryos in an IVF treatment cycle

                                                                                    When the quality of embryos in an IVF cycle is poor, the patient is understandably upset and wants an explanation. A good embryologist will sit down and try to explain to the...

Antibiotics – Is it Safe to Take Them During Embryo Transfer?

The 2WW is the crucial period in an IVF cycle and most women walk on eggs in these 15 days. They are scared that in case they do something wrong post the embryo transfer, their embryos will get harmed.  This is also one of the reasons why some women also take leave fr...

How We Decide On Which Day To Transfer Your Embryos Dr Saiprasad Gundeti, Senior Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic

Embryo transfer represents the final stage of the IVF treatment and is the climax of the IVF treatment cycle. How do we decide on which day to transfer your embryos ? Day 2 ? 3 ? 5 ? Which is better ? and why ? Unfortunately, human reproduction is not a very efficient...

What can I do to make my embryos stick?

(Wednesday, July 30, 2014) Patients who have failed an IVF Cycle are often understandably desperate. It can be hard to come to terms with this failure, because most were very sure they would get pregnant in their very first attempt (few patients would have the coura...

How useful is an embryoscope?

One of the newer technological gimmicks which has got a lot of attention recently is the embryoscope. A number of IVF clinics are now tom-tomming their acquisition of this newest toy in the IVF lab - and claiming that this helps to improve success rates ! The embryos...

Should I transfer one embryo or two?

It's very tempting for an IVF doctor to make decisions for a patient. After all, we are the medical experts and patients expect us to make the decisions for them, because we're the ones who are supposed to know what to do. They trust that we will give them...

ATLAS OF IVF EMBRYOS - Day 0 and 1

Atlas Of IVF Embryos. Dr Sai, Senior Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Unfortunately, most patients doing IVF treatment are quite clueless about the most important end-result of the IVF cycle - the embryos ! This atlas will help you understand what your eggs and...

The four factors which affect embryo implantation

After the embryotransfer, everypatientwants toknow - WillIgetpregnantornot ? There are 4 factorswhich weneedtoconsider. Thefirstisthequality of embryo. What was the grade of the blastocystwhich was transferred ? A photo is worth a 1000 words, and...

Why pregnancy rates are better with single Day 5 embryo ( blastocyst) transfers

Logically, one would expect that the pregnancy rate would be better if we transferred two embryos at a time, as compared to putting back only  one .  Yes, this is true if you calculate the success rate per transfer, but not true when you calculate the cumulative pregnan...

What can I do to improve the chances of embryo implantation ?

After the embryo transfer , the commonest question husbands ask is - What can I do to increase the chances of my wife getting pregnant ? My answer is simple please pamper your wife , and give her all the attention that she wants ! Now this may n...