Poor Quality Embryos- The Reasons that IVF Doctors will Give

There are times when the quality of embryos in an IVF cycle isn’t up to the mark and it’s natural for the patient to be upset and she wants an explanation. Typically, a credible and good embryologist will sit down and make every effort to explain to the patient the di...

The Test Tube Baby Goes Through Testing Times

Test Tube Baby- this term was once very widely used while referring to kids who had been born out of IVF. Today, it’s almost defunct.  At the time when IVF was very new and novel and not rampantly used, the term indicated the marvels of science and the wonders it coul...

The Top Ten Fertility Misconceptions

Infertility is by far, the most successful treatment for infertility. Though the World Wide Web is awash with information, articles, blogs and videos about the treatment and there are forums and communities too, the fact is that there are still a lot of misconceptions...

A Matter of Infertility Overtesting

When couples come in for a consultation, many walk in with sheafs of test results. They may have gone to some other IVF clinic and undergone treatment in the past and so have all these test reports to show. At times these tests are essential, while many aren’t. It’s i...

Bed Rest After Embryo Transfer – Is it Necessary?

                                                                                       Many women who are doing IVF wonder whether it’s important to be on bed rest after the embryo has been implanted. Most of their family members will also urge them to do the same. I...

Do I Really Need to Do So Many Tests Before my IVF Treatment?

In medicine, it’s pretty normal for doctors to do tests; after all they need these to reach the right diagnosis. The doctor has to identify what your medical problems are in order that he suggest the appropriate treatment. Of course this seems like a very logical way...

Why is IVF Treatment so Prohibitively Expensive?

I often see lots of infertile patients who could get pregnant if they did IVF treatment. Unfortunately, they just cannot afford to do an IVF cycle for financial reasons, and they end up without a baby. It fair to say  that  this causes them a significant amount of  fr...

Why were my embryos of such poor quality ?

An IVF clinic that has a good lab, is generally good at making good embryos. However, there are times when we encounter patients who have very poor quality embryos. A poor quality embryo is one that divides very slowly or one that is highly fragmented. If you have bee...

Does Your Family Doctor Play Any Role in Your IVF Treatment?

                                                             Very few couples would go to their family doctor if they were having trouble with getting pregnant, despite having tried for a very long time; however there are some that do. In case a patient does go to se...

Freeze all Your Embryos- Improve your IVF pregnancy rates!!

  Conventionally, in an IVF cycle, we would always transfer fresh embryos. We would select the best quality embryos and then transfer these; the hope was that these would implant. In case there were any embryos of a good quality left over, these would then be frozen fo...