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...

The IVF cycle cancellation scam

Corporate chains of IVF clinics seem to have come up with all kinds of creative ways of extracting money from their patients . One the commonest scams I've seen these days is to charge a hefty cycle cancellation fee. Thus, all patients are advised to do I...

The heartbreak of an infertile patient

I am still not able to cope up with negative pregnancy test. I just wished that the test still comes positive. My good looking embryos do not like to settle in my good looking endometrium lining. I wish that I could know what these beautiful embryos wants more from m...

Corporate chains versus boutique clinics for IVF treatment

It's great to see that so many corporate chains of IVF clinics have come up all across India. The advantage is that now patients have access to IVF treatment even in small towns, and they don't need to travel to large cities to get IVF treatment. This m...