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Transferring too many embryos

(Sunday, May 25, 2014) Many IVF clinics in India continue to routinely transfer four or five embryos during the IVF treatment, even in young patients who are doing their first IVF cycle. This is worrisome, because the risk of these patients having a multiple pr...

Does it make sense to do a blastocyst transfer when you have only one embryo ?

We keep our fingers crossed for the 14 days post the day 3 transfer. If the beta HCG is positive and the patient conceives, we feel we hit the jackpot because we managed to select the right embryos, as they implanted.  But if it fails, we curse ourselves for not waitin...

A Day in the life of an Embryologist

An eminent embryologist who heads the Malpani Infertility Clinic IVF Lab, describes how he makes dreams come true for infertile couples.A day in the life of an EmbryologistSaiprasad Gundeti, Senior Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. As an embryologist, I...

Embryo Transfer Versus Embryo Implantation

The terms Embryo Transfer and Implantation are often confused. Embryo Transfer is a simple mechanical process, while Implantation is a biological process involving three phases - apposition, adhesion and invasion. Many patients do not understand the difference between e...

Post Embryo Transfer Precautions

Once a patient reaches the embryo transfer stage, she gets very excited. This becomes a very major milestone in the treatment. Their hopes are very high because they have been able to make embryos and they feel that now their chances of having a baby are very high. Th...

The IVF embryoscope scam

Many IVF clinics are in a technology arms race. They want to play the game of one-upmanship, by boasting that the have the "newest and latest" technology, which makes them better than the other clinics. While this is a great marketing ploy, the tragedy is that many cli...

Freezing eggs and embryos - suspending time!

(Friday, June 13, 2014) Time reports that a study of 200 women found that, half of those pursuing degrees in sports or education would consider freezing their eggs to give them the option to delay starting a family, while more than 8 out of 10 women pursuing a...

How many weeks pregnant after the transfer ? | IVF | Embryo transfer | 2ww in IVF

Many IVF patients get very confused about how the doctor calculates the age of their pregnancy ( = gestational age, in medical jargon). Logically, shouldn't it be from the day of the embryo transfer? After all, it's only after the embryos are transferred that a woman...

ATLAS OF IVF EMBRYOS : DAY 2 AND DAY 3 EMBRYOS

ATLAS OF IVF EMBRYOS - DAY 2 AND DAY 3 EMBRYOS DR. SAIPRASAD GUNDETI, SENIOR EMBRYOLOGIST, MALPANI INFERTILITY CLINIC PVT. LTD. You can see what embryos look like on Day 1 at https://www.drmalpani.com/articles/atlas-of-ivf-embryos-day0-and-01 DAY 2 EMBRYOS DAY 2 E...

Is an Embryoscope Really Useful?

In the recent times, one of the latest technological gimmicks that has got a great deal of attention is the embryoscope. Many IVF clinics are now touting the fact that their lab has this latest piece of equipment- they claim it helps improve success rates. About the...