Managing the Two Week Wait (2ww)

                                       During your IVF treatment cycle, once your embryos have been transferred back to the uterus, there is a 2 week waiting period before you can find out if you are pregnant or not. This wait can create havoc in your life. Th...

What I hate most about being infertile

                        Infertility causes a lot of heartbreak, sorrow and unhappiness. This is what one of my patients had to say about being infertile. " I hate the fact that I can't have a baby to cradle in my arms. This loss is like a death – the deat...

Irregular periods & Infertility

Many infertile women are confused about irregular periods. They need to understand that regular periods by themselves do not ensure successful conception. Irregular periods are common in infertile women. However, many women are very confused about the relation...

The Commonest Mistakes Infertile Patients Make

The right attitude to infertility treatment can make a different between success and failure. Here are some common mistakes made by infertile couples and how to avoid them. Mrs. Radhika Desai was my last appointment of the day, and she had a thick medical file...

Why waste time ?

Conventional treatment for infertility Systematic time consuming Patients get fed up and frustrated Success oriented approach - much more effective Patients want a baby Time never comes back again If you can have a baby when you are in your early 30s, far bette...

Time and the infertile couple

Age is a critical factor in fertility. Your biological clock is ticking away. The earlier you take action, the better your chances for successful conception. There are many variables which influence the success of infertility treatment and many infertile couple...

Unexplained Infertility

Patients with unexplained infertility often find it very difficult to accept this diagnosis, and their commonest plaint is - I wish I knew why I wasn't getting pregnant. They are also not sure how to proceed - After all, if the doctor cannot find out what the pro...

Self Help Tips for Infertile Couples

How do you know if you are infertile? The medical textbook definition of infertility is the inability to conceive even after trying for a year. Are you infertile ? So, when are you planning to have a baby ? This is the commonest question most newl...

What I would like every infertile couple to know

This is a thought provoking article, written straight from the heart, by a brave infertile patient who would like to share her experiences. I learnt a lot by reading it, and I hope you will too.... My experiences with pregnancy and fertility treatments have been...

Infertility Terms - making sense of the jargon !

Know your way around the medical terms and jargons about infertility. Here is a useful list of commonly used terms and their meanings listed in alphabetic order to get you started. From the book How to Have a Baby: Overcoming Infertility by Dr. Aniruddha Malpan...