IVF scams never seem to end !

I am always impressed by how creative IVF clinics are - at cheating their patients ! The latest scam is " Biologically Active Peptide Concentrate or BAPC , to improve a thin uterine lining ! This is completely untested and unproven, but is being "sold" to patients as...

Unnecessary testicular surgery for the infertile man

A common fashion these days in some IVF clinics is to do TESE-ICSI for men with severe oligoasthenospermia ( low sperm count). This is justified by saying that these men with " abnormal sperm"  have  high sperm DNA fragmentation, and this will result in poor fertilisa...

Prenatal Testing: What is a Nonstress Test?

Expectant mothers always have this constant worry about their baby’s health, especially since congenital birth defects can possibly happen to some. Good thing there are prenatal screening tests that can be done, usually within the first and second trimesters, to rul...

Why is it so difficult to make sense of a sperm test report ?

  The sperm test is the simplest and commonest test done for evaluating an infertile couple. It allows us to evaluate a man's fertility, and because it's cheap, it's the one which is done first.  However, its apparent simplicity conceals how complex interpreting thi...

Why is it so difficult to make sense of a sperm test report ?

  The sperm test is the simplest and commonest test done for evaluating an infertile couple. It allows us to evaluate a man's fertility, and because it's cheap, it's the one which is done first.  However, its apparent simplicity conceals how complex interpreting thi...

Why is it so hard to interpret a semen analysis test?

The sperm test is the simplest and commonest test done for evaluating an infertile couple. It allows us to evaluate a man's fertility, and because it's cheap, it's the one which is done first. However, its apparent simplicity conceals how complex interpreting this tes...

Should I use donor eggs to have a baby ?

  On Children  Kahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not yo...

Has your IVF cycle failed ?

Instead of allowing your doctor to subject you to a battery of useless tests which will just send you off on  wild goose chase, first make sure you review your medical records, and photos of your embryos. This is invaluable information, which will guide you what to do...

How to judge the quality of your IVF doctor at the time of your first consultation

Most patients naively assume that all IVF doctors are equally good, but this is completely false. There is a world of a difference between a good doctor and a bad doctor, and this affects your chances of getting pregnant enormously ! Please don't get misled by adverti...

When more is not better in IVF - IVF "add-ons" can harm patients

Finally, Dr Raj Mathur, consultant gynaecologist at Manchester Fertility and St Mary's Hospital, started by acknowledging that there does indeed appear to be a problem. Clinics advertise their use of add-ons as markers of quality or innovation, he said. With this comes...