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Making IVF affordable in India

I often see lots of infertile patients who could get pregnant if they did IVF treatment. Unfortunately, they just cannot afford to do an IVF cycle for financial reasons, and they end up without a baby. It fair to say  that  this causes them a significant amount of  fr...

Soon, Stethoscopes, Not Sight-seeing, Could Bring Tourists To City

Times of India, By Shabnam Minwalla A few months ago, Dr Niteen Dehia of Laser Eye Vision received an unusual request. A busload of Britishers, who were planning a trip to Goa, wanted to stop over in Mumbai to correct their vision through Lasik surgery....

Why I admire women who are willing to go through a second IVF cycle.

I'm an IVF specialist and I do hundreds of IVF cycles every year. I've treated thousands of women, and I continue admire women who are willing to go through a second IVF cycle. Now they may have done the first IVF cycle at some other clinic; the cycle may have failed ;...

What do we need to change for our next IVF cycle

After her IVF cycle failed, a patient sent me this email In retrospect what do you think could have gone wrong? Is there anything I need to improve or change ?  It's important to learn from each IVF cycle by analysing what went, and what didn't. The right time...

Infertility Ultrasound

             How is ultrasound (sonography) used for treating infertility ? Ultrasound or sonography has helped revolutionize our approach to the infertile patient. Ultrasound machines are a very useful  and help the doctor "image" or see structure...

What’s the Difference between an IVF Pregnancy and a normal one?

                                    Couples who have trouble getting pregnant vouch for the fact that the fertility treatments they go through can take a physical and mental toll. If you find out that you’re infertile and that you can’t conceive naturally, the news ca...

How can we make IVF more affordable in India ?

I often see lots of infertile patients who could get pregnant if they did IVF treatment. Unfortunately, they just cannot afford to do an IVF cycle for financial reasons, and they end up without a baby. It fair to say  that  this causes them a significant amount of  fru...

How Babies are Made - The Basics of Human Fertility and Reproduction

  How does a woman's reproductive system function ? Can you explain the menstrual cycle and its role in fertility ? Every school child knows that you need eggs and sperm to make a baby. However, we need to examine the basics in greater detail, so let's start by ta...

The difference between IVF outputs and IVF outcomes - what every patient needs to know !

What every patient ( and every doctor) wants from every IVF cycle is a happy ending -  a baby. It's great when we can achieve this happy outcome, but sadly IVF does not have a 100% pregnancy rate, which means many IVF cycles fail. While this is heartbreaking, the patie...

Striving To Overcome Male Infertility

Indian Express, TS Gopal Rethinaraj India has not lagged behind the West in the field of medicine but it has to accelerate certain developments which might meet with stiff resistance here. There are certain areas like infertility where many unorthodox clinical practice...