Misusing technology in an IVF clinic

Infertility specialists often recommend expensive clinical tests that are unnecessary for the patient, but profitable to the clinic. In reality, more tests just add to the expense... and the confusion, without improving success rates Misusing Technology In an I...

Top Ten Fertility Fallacies

Most people assume they are fertile till they find out otherwise. Infertile couples often subscribe to mistaken assumptions that can be cleared with the right information. One of the most amusing books I have read on infertility is : A Few Good Eggs : Two Chick...

The 3ww wait

                                          These are the critical 3 weeks from the point when the hCG test is positive , until you see the heartbeat of your baby on the ultrasound screen. About the 2WW A lot has been written about the dreaded two week...

Making babies without making love

                                           Many marriages remain unconsummated and this could be because of a problem in the husband or the wife. Fortunately, there are now clever solutions to help these couples to have a baby ! When most couples get marr...

How many weeks pregnant am I ?

                                      Many IVF patients get very confused about how the doctor calculates the age of their pregnancy ( = gestational age, in medical jargon). Logically, shouldn't it be from the day of the embryo transfer ? After all, it's only after...

Why are young fertile women doing IVF ?

                                      While it's true that IVF was originally developed as a medical treatment option for infertile couples, many fertile women are now increasingly opting for IVF for social reasons. I saw a 28 year old business executive t...

What every Patient needs to know about their Sperm, Eggs & Embryos

                                   Embryologists are the scientists who make your embryos from your eggs and sperms in the IVF lab. Here is a basic Reproductive Biology 101 course you should review before going in for IVF treatment. Dr Sai , Embryologist,...

HCG - Making the Diagnosis of Pregnancy

                                   A pregnancy should be documented as early as possible. This is important, because appropriate care and precautions can then be taken at an early stage. The most sensitive, accurate and reliable pregnancy test is a blood test for the...

18 ways to make a baby

                                        The good news for infertile couples is that modern technology makes it possible for almost any couple to have a baby. There are atleast 18 ways to sucessful conception and more are under development. There is no dou...

Tacking ovulation - maximising your fertility

                                              In order to maximise your chances of conception, it is important to have sex during ovulation. There are many methods of sucessfully timing your ovulation cycle. Your "Fertile Time" This increases the c...