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IVF video

Most infertile couples know that IVF involves the fertilisation of the eggs with the sperm in the IVF laboratory. This animated video shows you the basics of an IVF treatment cycle in which we do what nature has failed to do for you in your own bedroom. Modern IVF techn...

Why infertile couples need to think with their heart and their head

                                      There is a wide variety of infertility treatments, but none of them provide a  guarantee of successful conception. The key is to make decisions that maximize your benefits and minimise your risks. In the Right Directio...

The donor egg farce in India

For older women with poor ovarian reserve, donor egg IVF is a great option, because it increases their chance of getting pregnant considerably. The problem is that it's hard to find good quality egg donors - and because response to superovulation is an unpre...

IVF Video - A Guided Tour of the IVF Process

So what actually happens in an IVF cycle ? We all know that the IVF Process is expensive - but you still have a hundred questions ! Is it painful ? complicated ? how do they take out your eggs ? How do they put them back ? What actually happens in the IVF lab ? Here's a...

Mindless IVF overtesting

When an IVF cycle fails because of poor quality embryos, rather than acknowledge the fact that often the result for the poor quality embryos is a poor quality IVF lab, IVF doctors are happy to blame "abnormal genetics" as the cause for the embryo fragmentation. They t...

Types of IVF

IVF technology has evolved by leaps and bounds; and we can now help practically any couple to have a baby , no matter what their medical problem, by using additional advanced techniques such as ICSI; donor gametes ; donor embryos; cryopreservation; or surrogacy. More...

How to get out of the infertility maze with your sanity intact

                                     Dr Margarete Sandelowski, Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has done some very exciting work in exploring how couples cope with their infertility. Six Patterns She observed that infertil...

Why do IVF doctors tell patients not to google ?

When I see patients who have failed an IVF cycle, I ask them basic questions such as, "How many eggs did you grow?" and " What was your embryo quality". The standard response is, "Our doctor didn't tell us anything." Interestingly, many patients believe that doctors a...

Have you failed a donor egg IVF cycle?

Patients do donor egg IVF with a lot of hopes , because they know that using healthy eggs from a young egg donor maximises their chances of getting pregnant - provided they receive lots of eggs , so they can transfer top quality blastocysts. Unfortunately lo...

How to select the best IVF clinic

Your chances of a successful IVF treatment cycle depend to a large extent on which IVF clinic you choose. There are wide variations in the skill and expertise available at different IVF clinics, and it's important you do your homework so that you select the one which is...