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New research shows that PGT does not improve pregnancy rates

The latest craze in IVF clinics in India today is to promote PGT ( preimplantation genetic testing). This is an expensive test, which allows us to check the chromosomes of an embryo, so we can transfer only the chromosomally normal embryos back into the uterus. N...

What do we do to prevent Lab Mix-ups

                              How does the embryologist prevent your eggs and sperm from being mixed up with someone else's in the IVF lab ? What do we do to prevent Lab Mix-ups. Dr. Sai, Head Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. The biggest worry in e...

How I Improved My Vitrification Technique

                                       Vitrification is an advanced technique that freezes the embryo about 600 times faster than Slow Freezing. This process is so fast that it literally allows no time for intracellular ice to form. As a result, the embryo is safeguard...

Why a picture is worth a 1000 words in an IVF cycle !

This is why patients should always insist that their IVF clinic provide them with photos of their embryos. This helps to keep the IVF clinic honest ! Good clinics provide embryo photos routinely and proactively, because they are transparent, open and accountable.  Sa...

Bed rest is bad for IVF patients.

One of the myths which continues to plague IVF patients is that of bed rest. This has been propagated for decades, and everyone tells them to rest after doing a transfer. It's often not just their mother-in-law and friends - it's often the doctor ( and nurses)...

Root cause analysis for IVF failure

 We treat lots of engineers and computer programmers who are infertile , and when their IVF cycle fails, they ask us, "Can we please do a root cause analysis to find out why the cycle failed?" After all, they are engineers and think logically and analytically....

What is the minimum number of follicles you need to proceed with the IVF cycle

We deal with a number of difficult patients who have failed multiple IVF cycles elsewhere. Many of these are poor ovarian responders and a common question is - How many follicles do you need to go ahead with the treatment ? Is there a number in your clinic below which...

IVF doctors who cheat

While most IVF doctors are competent and ethical , the sad truth is that not all doctors are equally good - and some doctors will actually cheat their patients. What can you do to protect yourself ? IVF is an extremely competitive field, and in order to lure pa...

Why do patients settle for second best IVF doctors ?

I often see patients who've been to poor quality IVF clinics. Now I can understand that they may go to a bad clinic for their first cycle because they don't know any better, but by the time they've done a second and third cycle they should be able to start realizing tha...

How many IVF cycles will it take for me to get pregnant ?

    There are some questions which IVF doctors cannot answer accurately, and one of these is the commonest questions patients ask - How many IVF cycles will it take for me to get pregnant? Patients know that IVF doesn't have a 100% pregnancy rate and that th...