Why are Men Reluctant to Get Themselves Tested for Infertility?

Most men will not be too willing to get their sperm test done for different reasons. They find it to be scary and humiliating and they feel that it reflects poorly on their masculinity. Apart from that, most men just believe that having a baby isn’t really their respo...

Why Seeing Photos of Your Embryos is Important

I do see a lot of patients who are walking into an IVF clinic for the first time; however, I also see patients who have attempted to do IVF at another clinic and have been unsuccessful in having a baby. It’s not surprising that these patients are extremely dejected as...

IVF Has an X-Factor

  While the chances of poor quality embryos implanting are almost nil, most good quality embryos also don’t implant even when they are transferred into a receptive uterus. It means, that in addition to the uterus and the embryo, there is an X-factor in the picture too....

IVF - When Unrealistic Expectations Harm

When a patient starts an IVF cycle, they rarely consider that they will have to go through more than one cycle to get pregnant. For them, IVF is their last hope. They know that this is the one technology that gives them the best chance to become pregnant and it is als...

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...