Missed periods, Infertility and mind games

Most women know there are many reasons for missing a period, including stress, side effects of medications, or illness. For infertile women however, a missed period is more likely to become an emotional roller coaster of fluctuating hopes and fears. Miss...

Missed periods and infertility

When an infertile woman has a late period her hopes tend to go up and yet, the pregnancy test shows negative! There are many factors that could be responsible including a poorly executed pregnancy test, stress or even weight loss. One of the most frustrating thin...

Semen Analysis - Everything about sperm & infertility

The most important test for assessing male fertility is semen analysis. It needs to be done by experts and ananlysed in detail. Semen Analysis - All you ever wanted to know about Sperm and Infertility The man's only contribution to making a baby is producing healthy...

Does HLA sharing cause miscarriages ?

There are many myths regarding the causes and treatment of recurrent miscarriages. This article helps to explode the ones around HLA sharing as a cause of recurrent pregnancy loss. I recently heard from one of my friend who is going through IVF to have her child. In...

Is Bed Rest After Embryo Transfer Necessary ?

                                    There is no difference in the IVF outcome, if a woman restricts herself to bed; or if she carries on normal activities after embryo transfer. Will moving after an embryo transfer cause my embryos to get dislodged from the ute...

All About Eggs !

Quality and quantity of eggs are important factors for the success of any IVF procedure. The quality of eggs is affcted by age and other factors. We all know that an older woman's eggs don't perform as well in the IVF lab as a young woman's do . This is frustrating f...

Treatment Before Tests?

In medicine, it is traditional for the doctor to do tests in order to come to the right diagnosis . He needs to identify what your problems are, so that he can then suggest the right treatment. This seems very logical and makes a lot of sense. After all, if the doctor c...

When your gynecologist can be a threat to your infertility

Gynecologists are trained to do a basic infertility workup and to treat simple infertility problems. While most gynecologists will do a good job with handling simple infertility problems, the truth is that sometimes your gynecologist can actually prove to be an impedime...

Games Gynecologists and Infertility Specialists Play

In an ideal world, your gynecologist and infertility specialist would work together to help you have a baby. Sometimes, however, they don't see eye to eye. How can you handle this sticky situation ? Ideally, the relationship between your gynecologist and in...

A tip to help infertile patients make better decisions

Infertile couples find that there is sometimes too little reliable information - or often, there's too much. This can lead to analysis paralysis ! When you are infertile, it can sometimes be very hard to make decisions as to what your next course of action...