Natural Cycle IVF- What is It?

Earlier, IVF procedures were done by collecting eggs during the natural menstrual cycles of the woman who wanted to have a baby- it’s known as Natural Cycle IVF. It doesn’t involve any type of ovarian stimulation. Over time, this procedure was replaced by the ovarian...

The Fears that Women Harbor About IVF

It’s not uncommon to see couples scared of doing IVF. In some couples, this fear is so real and overwhelming, that they just don’t consider this as a treatment option for their infertility at all. Unfortunately, in doing so, they also deprive themselves of their best...

Is IVF a good Option for You?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), is a medical treatment that fertilizes egg cells with sperm, in a Petri dish. Currently, it is the most successful treatment option for infertile couple. It has proved to be useful even in older women with low ovarian reserves as well as...

PCOD and Infertility- The Principles for Self Management

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is also known as PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease). It is one of the commonest causes of infertility.  In this disease, the patient has multiple small cysts in her ovaries; these occur when there is a disruption of the regular change...

What is Laparoscopic Ovarian Cauterisation?

Patients with PCOD are sometimes treated with an alternative treatment option that makes use of laparoscopy. In operative laparoscopy, multiple holes are drilled through the thickened ovarian capsule using a laser or cautery. This procedure is known as ovarian drillin...

Why We Prefer to Treat Older Women at The Malpani Infertility Clinic

Most IVF Clinics don’t really look forward to treating older women; as a matter of fact, many will also refuse to treat them citing some other reasons. They primarily do this to keep their success rates at high levels.  Older women tend to have fewer eggs and the qual...

How Infertility Can Impact Your Sex Drive

Most couples who are attempting to have a baby are instructed by their doctors to have timed sex. It’s a fact that infertility treatment is very exhaustive from the physical and mental viewpoint and the one other impact is that couples also find that their sex drive t...

How to Brace Yourself for Failure of your IVF Cycle

  When an IVF cycle fails , it causes a lot of frustration and anguish; not just for the patient, but for the doctor too. The first thing the patient asks her doctor is – “Why did my cycle fail?” and understandably, doctors are also under a great deal of stress when...

Is there a Concept of Too Much IVF?

  Many doctors are of the opinion that IVF specialists are now doing just too much IVF. A gynecologist friend of mine pointed out that some of his patients are choosing to do IVF even when there is no need for it. In one such case, a patient of his had gone to her doct...

To Choose or Not to Choose To Use Donor Sperm

  Infertility treatment is very complex; not just in the way the actual treatment is, but because it tends to consume the patient in more ways than one. It’s significantly expensive and it takes an emotional toll on patients. Sometimes, when their cycles fail, patients...