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Why are we scared of cloning ?

                                     Human cloning has now become a "hot" topic on cocktail party circuits, and many people find the possibility of making carbon copies of themselves amusing. However, the issue also makes many people very uncomfortable, and the...

A free solution for reducing IVF stress !

Many people think of IVF as being stressful, but the reality is that one of the reasons for this stress is ignorance - and this is avoidable ! Many patients haven't been counseled adequately, and don't know enough about the treatment plan, because the IVF d...

What is Beta HCG Test | Interpretations of beta HCG levels in pregnancy

Successful conception is clinically confirmed by a blood test for the presence of beta HCG. It is the most sensitive, accurate, and reliable pregnancy test. When you finally get pregnant, the doctor will monitor the health of your pregnancy by measuring your beta HCG (...

Making sense of your IVF medications

                                            Most patients get hopelessly confused with the medications their doctor uses for their IVF treatment , because there are so many different treatment protocols available. This article will help you understand what meds your do...

Is a blastocyst transfer better than a Day 3 transfer ?

This is an excerpt from our forthcoming, book, The Expert Patient's Guide to IVF. This being authored by our expert patient, Manju and me. Is a day 5 embryo transfer (blastocyst transfer) better than a day 3 embryo transfer (cleavage stage embryo transfer). Fact :...

Risks and complications of IVF

What are the risks and complications of IVF ? What is OHSS ( ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome) ? What about the risk of a multiple pregnancy after IVF ? What about the dangers of overtreatment and undertreatment ? How can you support each other during your IVF cycl...

Learning from a Failed IVF Cycle

One of the hardest things for an infertile couple to deal with is the failure of an IVF cycle. In fact, it's the fear of failure which often puts off a lot of infertile couples from even attempting an IVF cycle. They are petrified that if they try and fail, they will ha...

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...