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Consultation with an IVF specialist

The first consultation can create as much anxiety as your first date! This video , which shows Dr Anjali Malpani doing a consultation, will help you prepare better for your first consultation with an IVF specialist. IVF can be stressful - and the first consultation wit...

Why the VIP syndrome results in over-treatment.

Doctors often need to make a judgment call, based on their own gut feeling, as to what they feel the patient in front of them needs. Sometimes, VIP patients end up being harmed, because they're often overtreated, without any clinical benefit at all. I recen...

IVF Fertilization – Science Steps in When Nature Lets You Down

                                         When couples are told that they are infertile and may not be able to conceive naturally, it can be devastating news for them. They feel that their world is breaking apart. Infertility also causes couples to seperate as they are...

Endometrial ( uterine) polyps - and how they affect fertility

Endometrial or uterine polyps are soft, fingerlike growths which develop in the lining of the uterus (the endometrium). They develop because of excessive multiplication of the endometrial cells, and are hormonally dependent , so that they increase in size depending upon...

How should I prepare for my IVF cycle ?

Before going for an IVF treatment, there are some things you need to do to ensure that you get 100% results. Following some guidelines hence becomes necessary. Here are some tips that tell you how to prepare for your IVF cycle. What can I do to improve my chan...

ICSI Procedure – Enabling a Higher Success Rate

                ICSI procedure is the Intracytoplasmic sperm injection given for spearm-realted infertility problems. It is an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), that increases the fertilization phase in IVF procedures with the injection of a single sperm into a m...

How do I calculate the age of my IVF pregnancy ?

A patient sent me this email I had a query. I have conceived through IVF and ET was on Jan 6 th and my LMP was on Dec 20th.I got my ultrasound done on 16th Feb and in scan it showed the pregnancy is 5 weeks 6 days.If I calculate the growth of the baby from the date...

IVF video - Vaginal ultrasound monitoring for tracking follicular growth in an IVF cycle

Vaginal ultrasound scanning plays a key role in tracking follicular growth during superovulation in an IVF cycle. This video shows how simple and easy it is . Request your doctor to show you the screen so you can admire your follicles for yourself ! When done by a skill...

Preventing Male Infertility

                              Preventing male infertility is much easier than treating it. You can reduce the risk of being infertile by avoiding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Prevention is Better than Cure  Often...

Fibroids and infertility

Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. They grow from the muscle cells of the uterus and are also called uterine leiomyomas, or myomas. They are benign ( non-cancerous), and are the commonest tumours found in a young woman. Since they are so common ( about 25%...