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Why bed rest after embryo transfer reduces IVF pregnancy rates

As an IVF specialist , I feel one of my roles is to bust a lot of the myths which surround IVF treatment. After all, the word doctor is derived from the word docere - which means to teach. Its very disappointing how many IVF patients - as well as IVF doctors - con...

Why did my IVF cycle fail doctor ?

When an IVF cycle fails , patients are distraught, and demand an explanation . This is especially true when the IVF cycle was perfect , and a top quality blastocyst was transferred smoothly into a receptive uterus, and the doctor was very optimistic about the chance...

How can we get the IVF success rate to be 100% ?

The IVF success rate in a perfect world would be 100% , and life would be much easier for IVF specialists as well as for patients , because all you would need to do would be to pay the money to the IVF Clinic , and they would give you your baby . Unfortunately , we k...

How to find the best IVF center - look for a competent and caring IVF doctor

Many patients ask me how they can identify a good IVF clinic in their own home-town, since they can't afford to come to us for their IVF treatment , because our clinic is only in Mumbai . How can they be sure their clinic follows good clinical practices , and confo...

Busting myths about embryo transfer- what every IVF patient needs to know

One of the major issues about IVF treatment is the number of myths and misconceptions with surround embryo transfer . Many patients are still very confused about the difference between embryo transfer and embryo implantation , and why its better to do a blastocyst...

Can you really trust your IVF lab's semen analysis report ? IVF patients beware !

When patients go to an IVF clinic , they expect that the diagnosis and treatment will be done professionally, accurately and reliably. Sadly, most IVF corporate clinics today seem to be more focused on maximizing their profits rather than caring about their patient...

IVF twins – twice as nice ? or double the trouble ?

Many IVF patients dream of having twins. Twins look cute especially in movies ! Everyone thinks they are adorable, and how much fun it would be to dress them up in identical clothes. Also, having twins is getting an instant family. Its a bonus pay for one, and g...

How IVF labs lie to patients by mis-reporting teratozoospermia ( abnormal sperm morphology) when doing a semen analysis

A patient emailed me his semen analysis report for a second opinion. He was very upset because his doctor had told him that he had male factor infertility, based on this report, which showed a large number of abnormal sperm forms ( abnormal sperm morphology, the medi...

Do not allow your IVF doctor to do a Day 3 or Day 2 transfer for you

Many IVF clinics advise their patients to transfer Day 3 ( and even Day 2) embryos back into the uterus . This is especially when they don't have too many embryos , or the embryo quality isn't good , but other terrible reasons are the fact that the specialist IVF do...

The problem with travelling embryologists and why this compromises IVF care

The outcome of IVF treatment depends on close coordination between the clinical and the IVF embryologist . This is why it's so important that every good IVF clinic has a full-time embryologist , whose responsibility is to make sure that the eggs the doctor gives the...