IVF as a safety net

A lot of infertile couples are very reluctant to do IVF because they think that it signals the fact that they are failures. They think of this as a stigma - that because they have not been able to make a baby in their bedroom, they need assistance from a do...

Doing IVF for social reasons

In the past, IVF was purely a medical procedure , which was done only for medical reasons. Thus, IVF was restricted for infertile couples, who couldn't have a baby in their bedroom, for various reasons such as blocked fallopian tubes , or a low sperm coun...

Day 3 vs Day 5 transfer , if there is only a single embryo

If you have only a single embryo, should you do a transfer on Day 3 or Day 5 ? This is a common dilemma which both patients and doctors face , and there are pros and cons for both approaches. After all, if you have only one embryo, then why bother to wai...

Intrauterine Insemination (Hindi)

Semen Analysis (Hindi)

Why bed rest is bad for IVF patients.

IVF Treatment Journey in pictures

Repeated IVF failure versus recurrent implantation failure

. A failed IVF cycle causes a lot of heartburn . It's not just patients who get disheartened and disappointed, and doctors also wonder about what they can do differently the next time to improve the chances of success. We need to differentiate between repe...

Why IVF babies are at increased risk as compared to normal pregnancies

A lot of people worry that IVF babies are abnormal as compared to babies made in the bedroom . This is often based on press reports which say that IVF increases the risk of babies having medical problems . This is true , but we need to understand why ! Th...

Why sophisticated IVF patients love technology - and how this can hurt t...