Is donor egg IVF the right option for you ?

The attitudes of patients towards having to use donor eggs can vary a lot ! Many older women have poor ovarian reserve , and they know that the best way of having a healthy baby is to use donor eggs. However, lots of them find it very difficult to come to te...

What IVF doctors want from patients.

Just as the role of the doctor is extremely important in IVF treatment , so is the role of the patient because it's ultimately a partnership. And we want patients who have realistic expectations of the IVF treatment and understand that nothing has 100% succe...

Infertile couples are not patients

Infertile couples should stop thinking of themselves as being patients. The reality is that they're really not sick. For one thing, not having a baby, which is being childless is more a social condition rather than anything else, so that for people who...

Quality control in the IVF Lab

Quality control in the IVF Lab from Dr Aniruddha Malpani

Coping with anxiety in an IVF cycle

It's completely normal for all IVF patients to be anxious because you don't know how well the cycle is going to grow, whether you're going to grow eggs, how good your quality of embryos is going to be, or whether you're going to get pregnant or not. There's...

What patients need to know about IVF Treatment Protocols

One of the common questions patients ask us is What treatment protocol are you going to use for our IVF cycle ? There are lots of super ovulation protocols available , and many clinics are very rigid and will use only one protocol for all their patients. Th...

The harm done by treating IVF patients in batches

Lots of IVF clinics - especially the IVF chains - will batch patients together. Some do this because they don't have a full-time embryologist , or an expert -time IVF specialist , and they have to depend on someone to come from outside the city in order to d...

IVF independent pregnancies

We all know what IVF pregnancies are these are the pregnancies which are a result of an IVF treatment cycle ! IVF independent pregnancies are common as well . These are the patients who are waiting to do IVF treatment , and who get pregnant even before t...

Is IVF safe ?

A lot of people are very worried whether IVF is safe or not, and many infertile couples are not allowed to do IVF by their family members, because they are concerned about the side effects of IVF - both on the mother , and the baby. After all, they believe tha...

What does IVF downregulation mean ?

I love answering patient's questions about IVF , because I think the more they understand about what we are doing, the better they'll be able to appreciate the difference between a good IVF clinic and a bad IVF clinic. Someone asked me what does down-regul...