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...

Is it Worth for Older Women to Get IVF Treatment?

We do have a large number of older patients coming in for treatment. Most have poor ovarian reserves and high FSH levels and they want us to do IVF for them, using their own eggs. The first thing I tell them is that they have to be realistic and understand that the ch...

The Overtreatment Epidemic- What is Causing It?

Everything in the medical world is changing at a very rapid pace and so is the technology used in it. Current day medical testing equipment is very sensitive and tends to pick up even the smallest of abnormalities. It’s not uncommon for women in the reproductive age...

About the Empty Follicle Syndrome

A large number of IVF specialists don’t really know exactly how to deal with the Empty Follicle Syndrome. This is a guide for IVF doctors dealing with EFS. In any IVF clinic, vaginal egg collection is a very routine procedure and all it takes is 20 minutes to do it....

India’s Infamous Surrogacy Racket

Surrogacy treatment is an ideal option for couples that have viable sperm and eggs, but the woman is unable to conceive. In surrogacy, the couple’s embryo is transferred to the uterus of the surrogate who carries the baby to term.  Many clinics in India provide this s...

Antibiotics – Is it Safe to Take Them During Embryo Transfer?

The 2WW is the crucial period in an IVF cycle and most women walk on eggs in these 15 days. They are scared that in case they do something wrong post the embryo transfer, their embryos will get harmed.  This is also one of the reasons why some women also take leave fr...

HCG levels Post IVF

Is it possible for me to ascertain from the level of hCG in my blood, whether my pregnancy is a healthy one or not? Yes, that is possible, but only to a certain extent.  The human chorionic gonadotropins (hCG) hormone is a very remarkable hormone. It’s unusual because...

Repeated IVF Failure – Is it Best to Stop or continue with the Treatment?

It can be very difficult to handle IVF failure as it affects not just the mind but the body as well. Whether you should stop or continue with the treatment is more of a personal decision, rather than one that your doctor or anyone else can help you with. It’s not unco...

How Infertility Can Sometimes Drive You to the Point of Frustration

Not only does infertility cause a lot of stress to the woman (because she has to undergo so many tests and treatments), but it also causes a great deal of stress between husband and wife. This can lead them to a point where they feel they are going insane, if it isn’t...