Anovulation and Treating it

Anovulation (no ovulation) is one of the common reasons of infertility. A number of women are confused about irregular periods. The thing to keep in view here is that having regular periods in itself doesn’t really ensure successful conception. It’s very common for in...

The Two Week Wait (2ww)- How to Manage it

In the course of your IVF treatment cycle, once your embryos have been transferred to the uterus, there is a waiting period of two weeks; its only after  these 2 weeks that you will be able to find out whether you are pregnant or not. Having to wait  for 2 whole weeks...

PESA - Non-Surgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration - the Painless Technique

Percutaneous epididymal sperm extraction (PESA) is the best treatment option  for a man who has obstructive azoospermia (zero sperm count because of a block in the reproductive tract). Azoospermia, as the name suggests, is a condition in which there are no sperm in...

Premature Ejaculation- The impact it has on sexual self-esteem and infertility

Premature ejaculation is the most common male sexual problem and it’s a very distressing one at that. This is because a man who has it feels inferior and insecure. Most men who are infertile have poor self-esteem. They are already in a place where they feel inadequate...

Progesterone – The Test and the Treatment

So many people have heard the word Progesterone being used with reference to infertility treatment, but aren’t really sure about what it is. It is essentially a chemical messenger that the ovaries produce; it’s required to support pregnancy. The corpus luteum of the o...

Is Thyroid Disease a Cause of Infertility?

  Undiagnosed and untreated thyroid disease can be a cause for infertility or even of recurrent miscarriage. The thyroid hormone is crucial for growth and metabolism; since it regulates cellular function, any abnormality in it can also impact your fertility. These ar...

How Danazol is Used in Endometriosis Treatment

Endometriosis or Endo (as it is commonly called), is a condition that many infertile women suffer from. However, the connect between infertility and endometriosis is very complex. Endometriosis is an enigmatic disorder which affects women of reproductive age. It occur...

Downregulation in In Vitro Fertilization

 Superovulation is one of the most important steps in an IVF cycle. In order that you be superovulated properly, we first have to downregulate you. Take a look at why this has to be done and how it is done.                           Superovulation – This helps you gr...

Post Embryo Transfer Precautions

Once a patient reaches the embryo transfer stage, she gets very excited. This becomes a very major milestone in the treatment. Their hopes are very high because they have been able to make embryos and they feel that now their chances of having a baby are very high. Th...

Patients Need to Remember that Follicles Aren’t Eggs

  I recently finished a consultation with a woman who had a very low AMH level. I explained to her that it indicated she had poor ovarian reserve, and might have to consider using donor eggs. It was no surprise that she was upset- She asked me how this could be the cas...