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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...

The commonest mistake IVF patients make

A lot of IVF patients can be exceptionally nave . They believe that all IVF clinics are created equal, which means the success rates in all clinics are the same. But this is not true, and new clinics , or clinics which are part of corporate chains are often not...

Why a picture is worth a 1000 words in an IVF cycle !

This is why patients should always insist that their IVF clinic provide them with photos of their embryos. This helps to keep the IVF clinic honest ! Good clinics provide embryo photos routinely and proactively, because they are transparent, open and accountable.  Sa...

What are the Common Questions patients ask the embryologist in the IVF Lab ?

Dr. Sai, Senior Embryologist , Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. While most infertile patients know quite a lot about their scans and medications, most are very poorly informed about what happens in the IVF lab ! At Malpani Infertility Clinic, we show all ou...