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Failed IVF

While it would be best if every IVF cycle resulted in a baby, the sad fact is that the technology is still not perfect. What can you learn from a failed IVF cycle ? Lots ! It's important to remember that every IVF cycle provides useful diagnostic information as well, wh...

Active Management Of Infertility

                          Times have changed and so has our approach to infertility. Today, an active success-oriented approach to the investigation and management of infertility is essential to get the best out of the wide variety of modern fertility treatments availab...

The 7 steps of IVF

IVF seems to be an extremely complicated procedure, and sometimes IVF doctors take perverse pleasure in mystifying it, because they like showing off their expertise. This is why IVF  patients are often completely confused about what to expect. Actually , it's very st...

Risks and complications of IVF

Like every medical procedure, IVF has certain risks and complications, such as multiple pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy and OHSS ( ovarian hyperstimulation). Read more about what you can do to minimise your risks at https://www.drmalpani.com/knowledge-center/resources/boo...

Stress, Sex and Infertility

                                We are now seeing many couples who are having difficulty conceiving because they are too stressed or too busy to have sex ! This is the price couples often pay for living in a huge metropolis like Bombay ! Having a sexual problem is bad...

A Malpani IVF clinic success story from Liberia

My husband and I had been trying to have children for 8 years and counting. We tried everything we knew , all to no avail. At first , after no conception for 2 years , we thought it was because of both our hectic schedules, and we started spending more time together , a...

Why do IVF doctors write such irrational prescriptions ?

This is a standard prescription from a leading IVF clinic in India. There are 8 medicines described for luteal phase support after the frozen embryo transfer. This is a textbook example of needless polypharmacy and irrational prescribing. The only 2 medicines which...

Implantation dysfunction

When patients fail repeated IVF cycles, the "diagnosis" their doctor offers them is - Implantation Dysfunction . However, this is really just a waste paper basket diagnosis - it does not provide any useful actionable information . It's a mouthful, but it's just a descr...

The Uterus : Myometrium & Endometrium

The Uterus is uniquely feminine, and because only women have a uterus, only women can have babies. The uterus can be diagnosed for fertility problems using advanced medical technologies. For most women, the uterus is simply the site of a lot of female problems. Not onl...

APHRODISIACS - Searching for the elixir of love

                                              Just like the age-old search for the alchemist's mythical stone which would turn lead to gold, man has always longed to find a potent aphrodisiac. Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and fertil...