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The IVF lab - the heart of the IVF clinic

The heart of the IVF clinic is the IVF laboratory, because this is where the embryos are actually made. The IVF lab is often off-limits to patients in most IVF centers, which is why most patients don't have a clue what goes on in the IVF lab. Here's a guided tour of ou...

Success Stories: Patient from Sri Lanka!

This Sri Lankan couple's story of success could be a good lesson for those couples who cannot wait for trying out treatments without proper identification of the infertility cause. Dr Malpani identified the cause, did the correct treatment with good heart, which...

Small Town IVF Doctors and their Scare Snare

We see a significant number of patients who have failed IVF cycles in clinics in smaller cities in India. This tends to keep us very busy as all these patients have borne the brunt of getting treated by technically incompetent and inexperienced doctors who lack the ex...

Patients with poor ovarian reserve: is there any point in flogging a dead horse?

Women with poor ovarian reserve who have regular cycles are extremely difficult to treat. Because they have regular cycles , they expect that they will have good quality eggs.  This belief is reinforced when they do IVF and their eggs fertilise and the doctor gets embry...

Why do IVF doctors blame patients when the lab messes up ?

A patient sent me this email. Our last IVF cycle failed. We had 3 euploid embryos after doing PGD. These were graded as 6AA, 6AA, and 5AA. We had planned to transfer only one of the 6AAs on a FET , but when it thawed it didn’t look great. It was still alive but loo...

IVF : In Vitro Fertilization HINTS

The main IVF hint is to pamper yourself! - or to get your husband to pamper you ! An IVF cycle is a very stressful thing and anything that helps you through it without harming a potential baby is okay! Decide ahead of time where and how you want to get n...

Does your IVF clinic follow best practices?

Most IVF patients are pretty clueless when selecting an IVF clinic. They naively believe that all clinics are pretty much the same. This can lead to disaster when they go to a poorly equipped clinic - one that doesn't have enough experience or expertise or take short c...

How to treat a thin endometrial lining ? | Know more about factors affecting, treatment options and protocols

                                     As an IVF specialist, I often see infertile patients with complex and unusual problems. One of the most challenging problems to deal with is that of the patient with a poor endometrium or a thin uterine lining. Embryos need to impla...

Empty Follicle Syndrome (EFS) - a guide for IVF doctors

                                  Many IVF specialists do not know how to deal with Empty Follicle Syndrome (EFS). This is a guide for IVF doctors dealing with EFS. Vaginal egg collection is a very routine procedure in an IVF clinic. The procedure is over...

MALPANI CLINIC EXPERIENCE -OUR JOURNEY FROM PATIENTS TO PARENTS

  Our story.... to begin with....is no different from many infertile couples. A perfect love marriage in 2005 with everyone's blessing after 5 years of courtship! As we began this exciting journey of togetherness, at age of 23, conscious decision was made not to start...