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Hallmarks of a bad IVF clinic

A patient just sent me this emailNow in September, I underwent IVF with donor eggs (frozen). Out of 7 donor eggs that were thawed, we got 2 embryos and 1 blastocyst (all A grade 8 cell embryos) which were transferred on day 3 and day 5 respectively. My endometrial lin...

Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer GIFT and ZIFT

  What is GIFT ( gamete intrafallopian transfer) ? What are the basic steps of GIFT How do GIFT and IVF compare ? What is ZIFT ? What is GIFT ( gamete intrafallopian transfer) ? GIFT GIFT stands for gamete intrafallopian transfer , and this used to be a pop...

Should I use donor eggs ? or do surrogacy ?

A PCOD patient asked me for a second opinion after failing an IVF cycle at another clinic. Here is the summary in response to your questions,1. I donot have pics of embroyos.18 oocytes were retrived; MII oocytes 16+2ICSI DONE16 EMBRYOS DAY 2DAY OF CRYOPERSERVATION Day...

Review from a patient about Malpani Infertility Clinic

After getting cheated by doctors at local IUI and IVF clinics, we had lost trust in doctors. But we took one chance and visited Malpani clinic for their opinion. When we met Dr Anirudha he was very patient and understanding. He spoke to us in a very friendly manner an...

What every patient needs to know about the IVF lab

                              What every patient needs to know about the IVF lab where we grow and safeguard your precious embryos. Saiprasad Gundeti Senior Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic The IVF Lab  The IVF lab is the heart of an...

Symptoms after the embryo transfer | Step by step explanation after Embryo Implantation

                                               Have you ever wondered what happens after the embryos are transferred into your uterus and the medical treatment in the IVF procedure is completed? Medically, a cycle begins when the woman is given fertility drugs and the...

What can we do differently in the next IVF cycle ?

When an IVF cycle fails, this is the commonest question which patients ask - What can we do differently next  time ? They naively believe that the fact that the cycle failed means something went "wrong", and if we identify and  " correct" this, the next cycle will succe...

Why are pregnancy rates with donor egg IVF so low in India?

Older women with poor ovarian reserve are often told to use donor eggs, because getting eggs from a young, healthy, fertile egg donor will increase their chances of getting pregnant. This makes sense - provided they get a sufficient number of good quality e...

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...

The 7 steps of IVF

IVF seems to be an extremely complicated procedure, and sometimes IVF doctors take perverse pleasure in mystifying it, because they like showing off their expertise. This is why IVF  patients are often completely confused about what to expect. Actually , it's very st...