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Ask the Embryologist

  Even though the IVF lab is the heart and soul of the IVF clinic, most IVF patients are clueless about what happens in the IVF lab. Many IVF doctors take advantage of this ignorance, and keep their patients in the dark about their embryos. This is a tragedy. D...

Bed Rest After Embryo Transfer – Is it Necessary?

                                                                                       Many women who are doing IVF wonder whether it’s important to be on bed rest after the embryo has been implanted. Most of their family members will also urge them to do the same. I...

Culturing Embryos in individual droplets acts like low cost Embryoscope - a photo essay

(FRIDAY, MAY 09, 2014) This is a guest post by Dr. Sai, Head Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. The desired outcome of IVF is a healthy baby . This is why transferring a single top quality embryo which will implant is the ultimate g...

Why were my embryos of such poor quality ?

An IVF clinic that has a good lab, is generally good at making good embryos. However, there are times when we encounter patients who have very poor quality embryos. A poor quality embryo is one that divides very slowly or one that is highly fragmented. If you have bee...

Is this a good quality embryo ?

We routinely show patients their embryos before the transfer, and this can be quite an emotional moment for them. The commonest question they ask is - "Is this a good quality embryo?" Of course, what they really want to know is if that embryo will become a baby, but t...

Freeze all Your Embryos- Improve your IVF pregnancy rates!!

  Conventionally, in an IVF cycle, we would always transfer fresh embryos. We would select the best quality embryos and then transfer these; the hope was that these would implant. In case there were any embryos of a good quality left over, these would then be frozen fo...

Transporting frozen embryos

If you have stored your supernumerary embryos by freezing them, and want to do an embryo transfer in our clinic (because our success rates are so high and we charge much less than US clinics do ), then it's possible for you to do so ! Embryos are frozen in liquid nitro...

The embryo as a patient

Why bed rest after your embryo transfer is bad for you

  Most IVF patients are petrified that they will do something which will reduce their chance of getting pregnant after their embryo transfer .   They imagine that their fragile precious embryo is floating in their uterus , and if they eat something too hot or...

What can I do if my IVF doctor does not show me photos of my embryos?

the most important work of an IVF clinic is to produce good-quality embryos and it is their duty to provide you with proof that they are able to do so. Let's start with the basics ! What is an embryo and how it is formed? And why is it important to see and get photos o...