When IVF doctors do not have all the answers

One of the problems with IVF is that we often don't have answers to our patient's questions. This is particularly true when an IVF cycle fails, even though the embryo was top quality ; the endometrium was perfect ; and the transfer went smoothly. Now patie...

The four factors which affect embryo implantation

After the embryotransfer, everypatientwants toknow - WillIgetpregnantornot ? There are 4 factorswhich weneedtoconsider. Thefirstisthequality of embryo. What was the grade of the blastocystwhich was transferred ? A photo is worth a 1000 words, and...

The importance of your medical records of your IVF treatment

I see many patients who have done an IVF cycle in other clinics , but have failed. I ask them for a copy of their medical records, as well as photos of their embryos, so I can analyse what we can do to improve their chances of success for their next cycle....

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...

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...

Was your IVF cycle canceled?

    Most patients look forward to their IVF treatment , because they know it maximizes their chance of getting pregnant. However, when their doctor cancels their cycle halfway, they're quite disappointed and disheartened, and are not sure what to do next.  ...

Do you really need IVF treatment ?

One of the concerns which a lot of infertile couples have is that lots of IVF doctors overtreat the infertile couples . It seems that if you have a hammer, then everything you see looks like a nail, which is why it appears that IVF doctors will advise IVF f...

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 ?...

How can you be sure that your IVF doctor is telling you the truth?

This is always a big problem for most IVF patients. How can you trust your IVF doctor? How do you know whether what he's telling you is in his best interests , or in your best interests? Is he telling you to do IVF because that is actually your best tre...

The fertility dilemma of the 35 year old professional woman

A lot of highly successful, well-established professional women , many of whom are on the fast track to becoming CEOs and are progressing well in their career , will sometimes find that, at the age of 35 or 36, their biological clock goes off, and they have th...