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What happens to the embryos when they don't implant ?

Lots of IVF patients wonder what happens to their embryos when their IVF cycle fails. Some treat the failure as a miscarriage because they confuse an embryo with a fetus. Please remember that an embryo is a microscopic ball of cells. It forms a fetus only after 6 w...

Why embryo pooling improves IVF pregnancy rates

The most frustrating problem in IVF today is that of failed implantation. While we have become very good at creating top-quality embryos in the lab and transferring them into the uterus, we still cannot ensure they will implant. This is because implantation is a biologi...

Embryo Transfer & Embryo Implantation

How is embryo transfer performed ? What happens after the embryo transfer ? Why doesn't every embryo become a baby? How can you maximise your chances of success after IVF ? How much does IVF cost ?   How is embryo transfer performed ? Embryo Transfer Embryo tran...

Embryo Transfer - the climax of the IVF treatment !

How is embryo transfer performed ? What happens after the embryo transfer ? Why doesn't every embryo become a baby? How can you maximise your chances of success after IVF ? How much does IVF cost ?   How is embryo transfer performed ? Embryo Transfer Embryo tran...

How freezing all your embryos improves IVF pregnancy rates!!

                                          The transfer of frozen embryos allows us to maximise the chances of success. Traditionally , we have always transferred fresh embryos in the IVF cycle. Basically, we would select the best quality embryo(s), and tr...

The importance of seeing photos of your IVF embryos !

Its extremely important that IVF clinics routinely document and provide photographs of the embryos they make to their patients. I often see patients who have failed IVF cycles elsewhere. These patients are confused , depressed and despondent because they are not sure...

Traditional adoption versus embryo adoption - which is better ?

Adoption could be of two kinds, Traditional or Embryo. In the first, the child is adopted after birth, while in the second the infertile couple adopts an embryo before pregnancy.One option for infertile couples has always been that of traditional adoption. Many infertil...

All about embryo transfer

The embryo transfer is the final medical step in an IVF treatment cycle. In one sense, this is the climax of the medical treatment, because the embryos represent the end-product of the IVF laboratory. A good IVF clinic, working in sync with a good IVF lab will generate...

What precautions should I take after the embryo transfer?

One of the commonest questions patients ask me is - " Doctor, what are the dos and don'ts after the embryo transfer ? " They are very worried about the risk of failure, and are petrified that they may end up doing something which will cause their embryos to "fall out"...

IVF video - ICSI - one egg plus one sperm = one embryo!

This video shows the procedure of ICSI ( intracytoplasmic sperm injection) which allows us to inject one sperm precisely into each egg, to achieve fertilisation using a micromanipulator. More Videos Consultation with an IVF specialist Ultrasound monitoring during...