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What can I do to make my embryos stick?

(Wednesday, July 30, 2014) Patients who have failed an IVF Cycle are often understandably desperate. It can be hard to come to terms with this failure, because most were very sure they would get pregnant in their very first attempt (few patients would have the coura...

How useful is an embryoscope?

One of the newer technological gimmicks which has got a lot of attention recently is the embryoscope. A number of IVF clinics are now tom-tomming their acquisition of this newest toy in the IVF lab - and claiming that this helps to improve success rates ! The embryos...

Should I transfer one embryo or two?

It's very tempting for an IVF doctor to make decisions for a patient. After all, we are the medical experts and patients expect us to make the decisions for them, because we're the ones who are supposed to know what to do. They trust that we will give them...

Successful Embryo Adoption Story

One year ago, my life changed forever, for the better. I am now the proud mother of the most amazing little person I have ever met, and I cannot believe I waited so long . . . but then if I had done it any differently, it wouldn't be her . . . so after all . . ....

ATLAS OF IVF EMBRYOS - Day 0 and 1

Atlas Of IVF Embryos. Dr Sai, Senior Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Unfortunately, most patients doing IVF treatment are quite clueless about the most important end-result of the IVF cycle - the embryos ! This atlas will help you understand what your eggs and...

The four factors which affect embryo implantation

After the embryotransfer, everypatientwants toknow - WillIgetpregnantornot ? There are 4 factorswhich weneedtoconsider. Thefirstisthequality of embryo. What was the grade of the blastocystwhich was transferred ? A photo is worth a 1000 words, and...

Why pregnancy rates are better with single Day 5 embryo ( blastocyst) transfers

Logically, one would expect that the pregnancy rate would be better if we transferred two embryos at a time, as compared to putting back only  one .  Yes, this is true if you calculate the success rate per transfer, but not true when you calculate the cumulative pregnan...

What can I do to improve the chances of embryo implantation ?

After the embryo transfer , the commonest question husbands ask is - What can I do to increase the chances of my wife getting pregnant ? My answer is simple please pamper your wife , and give her all the attention that she wants ! Now this may n...

Why do some IVF doctors still transfer more than one embryo?

Everyone agrees that transferring a single embryo is best for IVF patients. This is called an Elective Single Embryo Transfer, and the best clinical only transfer one, top quality blastocyst, because singleton pregnancies have a much better obstetric outcom...

How to Maximize Your Chances of success with Frozen Embryo Transfer?

                                         An IVF cycle is mentally, physically and financially trying for both the partners. In fact, there would hardly be anyone who doesn't breathe a sigh of relief after getting done with their first cycle. However, since there is a c...