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IVF patients- Gear up, Grill your IVF Doctors

Recently, I met a patient who was very unhappy with the treatment meted out to her by the IVF clinic where she had failed her second treatment cycle. In most instances, when patients like her come in for a consultation, one of the first things they do, is offer me all...

'POINTLESS' IVF TREATMENTS THAT CAN WASTE THOUSANDS

'POINTLESS' TREATMENTS THAT CAN COST THOUSANDS Endometrial scratch (up to £350) Scratching the womb is said to release hormones that make it more adhesive, but studies found it does not help women with fewer than two failed implants. Assisted hatching (£615) May...

IVF for Polycystic ovarian disease - PCOD

                                  While many patients with polycstic ovarian disease ( polycystic ovarian syndrome) PCOD will conceive with simpler treatment options, IVF still remains the fastest way of helping them to conceive quickly. However, IVF treatment for pati...

Miscarriage after infertility treatment - the double whammy

                                   Miscarriages are extremely common and occur in about 10% of all pregnancies. And a miscarriage after infertility treatment is harder to come to terms with. The silver lining is that women who have had at least one miscarriage have a b...

IVF success rates , blastocyst transfer , and simplifying IVF

  How can you make sense of IVF success rates ? What games do some IVF clinics play with their pregnancy rates ? What is assisted hatching ? What is blastocyst transfer ? How can we simplify IVF ?   How can you make sense of IVF success rates ? Success Rates...

Bad IVF doctors and how to protect yourself

While IVF technology has miraculously made successful pregnancy possible for almost every couple, not all IVF Clinics are created equal. Protect yourself from ineffective treatment and possible physical damage by learning how to differentiate between a good IVF clinic a...

Recurrent Miscarriages. Habitual Abortion. Repeated Pregnancy Losses

                                                        Recurrent pregnancy loss ( RPL , or recurrent miscarriages)  is one of the most frustrating problems in reproductive medicine medicine today because we still do not understand it well. Patients with repeated misca...

Failed IVF– The Best Way to Brace Yourself

A failed IVF cycle causes a lot of anguish, both for the patient as well as the doctor. It's extremely frustrating when the cycle fails, and the first question the patient asks is – “Dr, why did the cycle fail?” Doctors are under a lot of pressure to answer this quest...

Simplifying IVF !

I have found that patients are intimidated by the concept of IVF, and think of it as being a very complex treatment. This is also partly because doctors love adding a lot of medical jargon such as ICSI, PGT, blastocyst transfer and vitrification to the treatm...

Infertility Friends -- The Right And The Plight Of The Infertile Couple

                               Society can do much to improve the plight of infertile couples. Friends, neighbours, employers, in-laws, domestic help and even Insurance companies need to change their attitude to empathise and support couples who are unable to have ch...