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Patients are often confused about all the medical jargon which IVF doctors use all the time, and doctors are too busy to explain ! For example, many patients still do not understand the difference between IVF and ICSI; or what PGD is; or what the difference between a b...

How useful is an embryoscope?

One of the newer technological gimmicks which has got a lot of attention recently is the embryoscope. A number of IVF clinics are now tom-tomming their acquisition of this newest toy in the IVF lab - and claiming that this helps to improve success rates ! The embryos...

Egg freezing - how old is too old ? The limits of IVF technology

While the Times of India article about a celebrity carrying a twin pregnancy after egg freezing will help increase awareness about the option of social egg freezing as a method for preserving fertility in older women, I am very concerned about the misleading mess...

What every Gynaecologist should know about what happens in an IVF lab?

The gynaecologist in an infertility clinic is responsible for the clinical part of the treatment. However, it is critical for every gynaecologist to know what goes on in the IVF Lab.Dr. Sai, Senior Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. The gynaecologist in...

Egg freezing - how old is too old ? The limits of IVF technology

While the Times of India article about a celebrity carrying a twin pregnancy after egg freezing will help increase awareness about the option of social egg freezing as a method for preserving fertility in older women, I am very concerned about the misleading message...

Repeated IVF failure

Repeated IVF failure can be very frustrating for both doctors and patients. After a failed IVF cycle, you find yourself at a crossroad , because you're not sure what do next. Should you change your doctor ? change your treatment ? get a second opinion ?...

Which is the best IVF clinic in India ?

Many patients ask me to refer them to IVF clinics in their own city, because they find taking treatment locally is much more convenient. The problem is that it's hard to be sure about the quality control standards which clinics adopt, which is why I am r...

Should I transfer one embryo or two?

It's very tempting for an IVF doctor to make decisions for a patient. After all, we are the medical experts and patients expect us to make the decisions for them, because we're the ones who are supposed to know what to do. They trust that we will give them...

Was your IVF failure because of bad luck ? or because of a bad clinic ?

We all know that IVF does not have a 100% success rate, but when an IVF cycle fails, you are never sure what the reason for the failure was. Was it because of plain bad luck ? After all, why good looking embryos do not implant is still one of those things we do not und...

Was your IVF failure because of bad luck ? or because of a bad clinic ?

We all know that IVF does not have a 100% success rate, but when an IVF cycle fails, you are never sure what the reason for the failure was. Was it because of plain bad luck ? After all, why good looking embryos do not implant is still one of those things we do not un...