Why making IVF decisions can be so hard

Sometimes the medical decisions which infertile patients need to make can be very simple , because there really aren't too many options. Thus if your tubes are blocked , your only treatment option is IVF , so your only decision is which IVF clinic to select....

Why IVF patients need to make their own decisions

One of the hardest things for IVF patients to do is to make decisions. When their IVF cycle fails, they are not sure whether they should use their own eggs; or donor eggs; or donor sperm; or surrogacy. It can be very confusing , and because patients are not me...

Bouncing back after a failed IVF cycle

When an IVF cycle fails, patients want an answer. Its natural to feel disappointed, sad and angry, because you are now back to square one even after spending all that time, money and energy ! And what happened to all the reassurances which the doctor offer...

Engineers, programmers , analysts and IVF cycles

Engineers , business analysts and computer programmers find it very hard to understand why perfect IVF cycles fail. After all, didnt the doctor transfer a Grade A blastocyst into a beautiful endometrium ? Why didnt the embryo become a baby isnt that what embr...

Dr. Google and the IVF patient

Lots of IVF patients will go to Dr. Google to get information because IVF doctors are too busy to answer their questions. However, over time, many stop doing this . This is partly because they get very confused by what they find, because a lot of the informa...

The second IVF cycle

  There's usually a world of a difference between the  first IVF cycle and the next one.   For the first cycle, most patients are very excited , because she knows that IVF gives her the best chance of getting pregnant and she's eagerly she's looking forward t...

Why did my eggs not ovulate ?

  Many infertile patients ask me questions through our IVF Chatbot on www.ivfindia.com and our Free Second Opinion form on www.drmalpani.com   Based on the quality of their queries, I worry how about poorly informed they are . Why are IVF doctors not botherin...

What is a test tube baby ? Common questions from IVF patients

  Since I answer a lot of questions online and provide a fee second opinion, I get lots of queries from patients.   I'm going to start answering some of these on my blog, so that other patients can benefit from my answers.   One of the commonest ones incl...

What are the risks of PCOD ?

  One of the commonest questions which patients ask me is - What is polycystic ovariandisease (or PCO, also known as PCOD and PCOS? ) And what are its risks ?   This has now become a very common diagnosis, and is made by gynecologists, dietitians, skin specia...

Why bed rest after your embryo transfer is bad for you

  Most IVF patients are petrified that they will do something which will reduce their chance of getting pregnant after their embryo transfer .   They imagine that their fragile precious embryo is floating in their uterus , and if they eat something too hot or...