Communicating with the patient - why doctors need to go beyond the bedside

We all know the importance of the doctor patient relationship , and this is why so much stress is laid on the doctor's bedside manner .  Good doctors can communicate care and compassion to the patient , and patients are comforted , because they know that not only is the...

Angst amongst doctors in India

This post has gone viral amongst  doctors in India We live in a country where you can easily have services of a qualified doctor at midnight in 200 Rs but you can't get the services of a plumber or electrician at night for same amount.We live in a country where a hospi...

LUF Syndrome & Infertility

In a normal, healthy fertile woman, when ovulation occurs, the mature ovarian follicle will rupture and release eggs within 38 hours of the increase in luteinizing hormone (LH). However, in a very small percentage of women, the follicle goes through the luteinization...

Don’t Have a Copy of Your Medical Records for IVF- Why Not?

A number of patients who have done IVF at another clinic do come to me for a consultation or treatment. The manner in which they have responded to the treatment they have gone through earlier gives me very valuable information about what the treatment protocol for the...

Why are Men Reluctant to Get Themselves Tested for Infertility?

Most men will not be too willing to get their sperm test done for different reasons. They find it to be scary and humiliating and they feel that it reflects poorly on their masculinity. Apart from that, most men just believe that having a baby isn’t really their respo...

Why Seeing Photos of Your Embryos is Important

I do see a lot of patients who are walking into an IVF clinic for the first time; however, I also see patients who have attempted to do IVF at another clinic and have been unsuccessful in having a baby. It’s not surprising that these patients are extremely dejected as...

IVF Has an X-Factor

  While the chances of poor quality embryos implanting are almost nil, most good quality embryos also don’t implant even when they are transferred into a receptive uterus. It means, that in addition to the uterus and the embryo, there is an X-factor in the picture too....

IVF - When Unrealistic Expectations Harm

When a patient starts an IVF cycle, they rarely consider that they will have to go through more than one cycle to get pregnant. For them, IVF is their last hope. They know that this is the one technology that gives them the best chance to become pregnant and it is als...

Abnormal Results During Your Infertility Workup

If your test results show up as abnormal during your infertility workup, there really is no reason to panic. In a way, it’s a good sign, the silver lining so to say.  Now, you have found the probable cause that can be remedied. There is bound to be a great deal of anx...

The Relation Between Age & Fertility

Most women are very sensitive when the topic about their age is brought up. This is the case, regardless of what her age is. In case the woman is infertile, she will be touchier about this. She knows that her biological clock is ticking away and that she cant rewind i...