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OHSS - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

The most worrisome complication of IVF is that of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), because of superovulation. The cause of "ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome" is that superovulated ovaries contain many follicles which are loaded with estrogen. After ovulation,...

Prolactin

What is Prolactin? Prolactin is a hormone that is secreted by your pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland found below the brain. Prolactin is found in both men and women and is released at various times throughout the day and night. As the name suggests, the role o...

Self-Inseminations (DIY Insemination)

                                          Some infertility solutions do not require medical intervention. Self-Insemination is simple in practice, and can be done at home with a partner or even by yourself. DIY (do-it-yourself) or self-insemination, is a method in whi...

Solution for semen collection in India | Semen collection condoms

Many men have difficulty producing a semen sample on demand. This is especially true when the laboratory provides you with a small dirty bathroom and a tiny glass container in which to collect the semen sample. Such suboptimal conditions can cause you to produce a spe...

Vaginismus and infertility

The condition which affects a woman's ability to have sexual intercourse is called vaginismus. This is due to a conditioned muscle reflex in the lower pelvic muscle called the PC (pubococcygeus) muscle, which clamps shut, making penetration either extremely painful or...

Chemical pregnancy - the cruel mirage

What is a chemical (or biochemical) pregnancy ? How is it different from a clinical or regular pregnancy ? How can you be a little bit pregnant ? A chemical pregnancy occurs when an embryo does not implant properly. The embryo produces enough HCG (human...

Early Pregnancy Scan Atlas

When you are finally pregnant, the doctor uses ultrasound scans to confirm your pregnancy is progressing well ! What does the doctor look for when he does your pregnancy scans ? Once you get pregnant, your pregnancy will be carefully monitored, to ensure that...

ZIFT Video

ZIFT (Zygote Intrafallopian transfer) is a better option for transferring embryos back into the body. Remember that an embryo on Day 1, 2 3 belongs in the fallopian tube - not in the petri dish or the uterus ! Rather than put embryos into the uterus on Day 2 or 3, it...

Atlas of ultrasound images during early pregnancy

After the tense 2 weeks wait, you then have to start monitoring your HCG levels, to confirm they are rising well. However, the hurdles do not stop here. After the HCG levels have risen well, you then need to start doing serial ultrasound scans to confirm your p...

What every Gynaecologist should know about what happens in an IVF lab?

The gynaecologist in an infertility clinic is responsible for the clinical part of the treatment. However, it is critical for every gynaecologist to know what goes on in the IVF Lab.Dr. Sai, Senior Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. The gynaecologist in...