Why are you more expensive than other IVF clinics ?

A patient sent me this email Why are you more expensive than other IVF clinics ? This is a perfectly reasonable question, because IVF treatment is expensive, and patients need to keep an eye on their expenses. Because they naively believe that all IVF clinics are cre...

The commonest reason for IVF failure

The reason is often poor quality embryos - and this is often because of a poor quality IVF clinic. The tragedy is that most patients are not unaware of the reason their IVF cycle failed, because doctors refuse to give them photos of their embryos ! This is a red flag...

The free IVF camp mela !

Many IVF clinics have started offering free IVF camps. This seems like a great deal for infertile couples  - after all,who would say No to a free consultation from an IVF specialist ? What's the harm in getting an opinion ? Instead of Mohammed going to the mountain, h...

Information Therapy for Patient Education

Is normal pregnancy possible after failed IVF treatment?

A patient sent me this email -  Is normal pregnancy possible after failed IVF treatment?  Patients often go to pieces after their IVF cycle fails. This is partly because they have very unrealistic expectations of IVF technology; and partly because their IVF doctors m...

What is a Grade A embryo ?

It breaks my heart when I see the poor quality of IVF treatment today most patients get today. There is no transparency or openness, and no SOPs ( standard operating procedures). Everything seems to be done on an ad-hoc basis, depending upon the doctor's whims and fanc...

Why don't IVF patients insist on embryo photos ?

All IVF patients know that the only tangible product an IVF clinic can deliver is embryos.  After the embryo has been transferred into the uterus, the doctor has no control over the implantation process. This is a complex biological phenomenon, and is impacted by many v...

What was the reason for the failed implantation ?

One of our patients sent me this email. Doctor,We were hoping for some detailed response from you which would have given us some comfort as this time we are very very shocked. We believed that the use of donor egg would resolve my egg quality issue but things doesn...

Why are my babiess dying at 8 weeks of pregnancy ?

A patient sent me this email Doctor, I have had many miscarriages at 8 weeks of pregnancy. I have no problem getting pregnant, but the last 5 pregnancies have ended in a missed abortion. I am at my wit's end - what should I do ? Recurrent miscarriages are a very frus...

Selecting a good IVF clinic