How IVF doctors cheat IVF patients

I just got this email from a patient, and it made my blood boil. I have been reading your blogs in my 2ww. It was my first ivf cycle. Attaching the details. I had my beta hcg today which was less than 2. My gynae says in few cases repeat test can show positive results....

A free, simple, fun, effective way to improve your fertility !

Here's the prescription - Have more sex ! Now, this might seem surprising. After all, sex is such a natural activity and everyone does it all the time , so how will having more sex improve your fertility ? The trouble is that sex for procreation is very different from...

Treating the anti-doctor violence epidemic in India

The epidemic of violence which has erupted against doctors all over the country has taken everyone by surprise. In the past, doctors used to be respected and trusted . Today, it seems to be open house on doctors , and anytime a patient suffers a complication,  goons ar...

After the IVF cycle fails

I just got this email from a patient. My wife is suffering from PCO. We are trying for a baby for last 7 years.My wife's AMH is 6.95. We recently opted for IVF but it failed. Our doctor was happy with the stimulation. 12 eggs were retrieved and seven were fertilised...

We need to protect our resident junior doctors

Resident doctors occupy a unique place in the medical profession. On one hand, they are still students, who are learning the art of practising medicine . They have to keep their professors happy, and also master the content in their textbooks , in order to pass their...

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Why you should insist that your IVF clinic does a Day 5 ( blastocyst) transfer for you

There's still a lot of confusion and controversy about whether it's best to transfer embryos on Day 3 or Day 5, especially in India. While most IVF clinics all over the world have progressed to doing blastocyst ( Day 5) transfers, many Indian IVF labs are still lagging...

IVF failure rates vs IVF success rates

The commonest question a patient asks an IVF doctor is, "What are my chances of success?" What are the pregnancy rates in your clinic?" This is perfectly natural - after all, the patient has come looking for a baby , and they want to know how well the doctor can grati...

An infertile patient's secret thoughts, worries and fears

This is a guest post from a very thoughtful patient of ours. It describes very eloquently the worries and fears which prey on an infertile patient's mind. It's very hard to discuss them with anyone, and bottling them up just makes things worse ! ----------------------...