What infertile couples need to do to make the right decisions

One of the hardest things infertile couples need to do is to make decisions. This is especially true when they are thinking about emotionally charged and sensitive issues as to whether to use donor eggs or not. After all , there are always multi...

The limitations of embryo grading in the IVF lab

Embryo implantation is an extremely complex process, and sometimes patients get frustrated when good quality blastocysts do not implant. But you need to understand that even if two blastocysts look exactly the same, their implantation potential can be ve...

The donor egg decision

Over the last 30 years, we have treated lots of patients who have used donor eggs to have a baby. The vast majority of these patients are extremely happy with their decision, and many have come back for a second baby, in order to complete their family. This...

What are my chances of IVF success

Every patient wants to know what their chances of getting pregnant with IVF are going to be, because they need to know how much time, money and energy they are going to have to invest in pursuit of a baby. Now the reality is that it's not possible for us to...

Infertility and irregular periods

Many infertile women have irregular cycles , and they know that this is the reason for their infertility, which is why they go to the gynecologist for treatment. They doctor is happy to prescribe hormonal medicine to help their periods to become regular,...

The IVF doctor’s bedside manner

Most doctors are great at talking sweetly to patients at the time of the first consultation, because they want to lure the patient in for treatment. Its easy to give patients lots of hopes and promises, and many patients like this , because it boosts their co...

Should we change what we call infertility clinics?

Lots of infertility clinics call themselves infertility clinics because they treat infertile patients, and this makes a lot of sense. After all, cancer specialists treat cancer, and cardiologists treat patients with heart disease, so this is quite reasonable....

Older patients and IVF

A lot of older patients are very reluctant to do IVF , because they feel they will not be able to make good parents. They believe that because they are older, they will not be able to run around after their kids. They worry is that by the time their kids gr...

Symptoms during an IVF cycle

Lot of patients get all kinds of symptoms during an IVF cycle. Often this is during the cycle itself for example, they may feel bloated; or have breast pain; or feel very irritable. And many of these symptoms become much worse during the 2 week wait, wh...

What is the full form of IVF?

One of the commonest questions which patients ask is, "What is the full form of IVF?" And because there's so much medical jargon around IVF, doing IVF treatment can be quite intimidating. Lets try to make sense of it by simplifying it. Now, IVF sim...