Finding support online – a guide for IVF patients

It can be very scary to go through your first IVF cycle because you don't know what to expect. You try to do your homework , so you can be better prepared, but you get completely confused by all the contradictory and conflicting information you get and...

Why Indian IVF patients need to start blogging

IVF patients are understandably scared before doing their first IVF cycle because they have a lot of doubts , and don't know how to clear these. They've heard lots of horror stories, from poorly informed friends and family members , and their doctors don't...

Why do infertile couples waste money on repeated IUI cycles ?

One of the commonest treatment options for infertile patients is IUI or intrauterine insemination. Now this is not because it's the right treatment option, but often this is the only treatment which a lot of gynecologists can offer , because all gynecolo...

When should you move on from IUI to IVF?

We often see lots of infertile patients who keep on doing IUI cycles , month after month. Sometimes they repeat this treatment at the same clinic, be Often, they get fed up and change their doctor who ends up repeating the IUI treatment again, just beca...

IVF injections, sore butts and bruised bellies

I've always been very impressed by how motivated, determined, perseverant IVF patients can be. Lots of them are petrified of taking an injection, and have never taken an injection before in their life. However, because they want a baby so desperately ,...

How can you find an IVF doctor you can trust ?

The most important ingredient when selecting an IVF clinic is actually an intangible one. It's not how posh the clinic is ; or how big their team of doctors ; or what their success rates are ; or how many ads they pay for in newspapers . It's actually a questi...

Thank you Dr Malpani - from a proud IVF parent !

Hi everyone , just wanted to share my IVF treatment journey. I never thought that I will face infertility problem as no one in my family has had an issue with fertility. We are married for 7 years now and we started our treatment in our fifth year of marriage a...

Answers after IVF failure

When an IVF cycle fails, patients want answers ! Its natural to feel disappointed, sad and angry, because you are now back to square one even after spending all that time, money and energy ! And what happened to all the reassurances which the doctor offered...

IVF success rates, statistics and probability

One of the major problems which plagues IVF treatment is the uncertainty surrounding it , because you can never be sure whether your IVF cycle is going to work or not. This is where the concept of probability is so important. Patients need to understand what t...

Orgasms during an IVF cycle

It's not uncommon for IVF patients to have an orgasm during their IVF cycle ; and during the two-week wait after the embryo transfer. This is often involuntary , and happens during their sleep. They wake up , and many start to panic , because they are worri...