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...

Different Options that Infertile Couples Have Before Them

I always tell my patients that if they have opted to do IVF, its only one of the many options available to them.  Though I am an IVF specialist and am aware that most of the patients that come to me do so because they want to do IVF, one of the first things I tell the...

Is There a Minimum Number of Follicles I Need to Proceed with an IVF Cycle?

We deal with numerous infertile couples that have failed IVF cycles at other clinics. Most of these are poor ovarian responders and one of the most common questions they have is what the minimum of follicles required is, to move forth with an IVF cycle. They want to k...

Is Surrogacy Treatment Being Overused by IVF Specialists?

India has scored a number of medical firsts, and these firsts are nothing to be proud of. For instance, our country is the diabetes capital of the world and it now seems that we are also the surrogacy capital of the world. Today, patients from across the globe come he...

Maintaining Your Sanity Right Through Your IVF Treatment

Dr Margarete Sandelowski, Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has done some very exciting work in exploring how couples cope with their infertility. There are six patterns that she makes mention of. Six Patterns She observed that infertile coup...

About Genes, Pregnancy & Parenting

Fertile couples don’t find it a challenge to make a baby in their bedrooms and most people just tend to take their reproductive ability for granted. They just presume that when they are ready to have a baby, they will have one. So, why exactly do people feel they want...

Medical Errors: How does a Doctor deal with a Medical Error?

How does a Doctor deal with a Medical Error?