About IVF, GIFT and ZIFT (Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer)

Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) is an advanced form of embryo transfer; in this version, the fertilized and dividing embryo (early cleavage-stage embryo) is carefully transferred to the fallopian tube during laparoscopy. The other term for ZIFT is tubal embryo t...

Are you Considering Aphrodisiacs?

    Even the most virile men sometimes feel that they aren’t really at their best in the bedroom. With the fast-paced, stressed lives that people today lead, it’s common for men and women, to feel that their sex drive is on a downhill path; and most of them go berse...

Male Infertility – What Causes It?

Not many people realize it, but male infertility is as common as female infertility is. Unfortunately, even today in India, when a couple can’t get pregnant, it’s just assumed that the woman is at “fault” and that the problem lies with her. People (even the couple the...

How Viagra Can Help Infertile Couples

For couples that can’t have a baby because the man has erectile dysfunction, Viagra can be a useful treatment and could help lead to conception. It’s easily available and may solve the sexual problem that caused the infertility. About Viagra When there is talk abou...

How Doctors Approach Patient’s Questions about IVF Cycle Failure

  When a patient’s IVF cycle fails, the doctor is under a great deal of pressure. Patients are desperate to have a baby and when their cycle fails, they want answers. It becomes the doctor’s responsibility to ensure that he provides credible and truthful answers. Howev...

Improve IVF pregnancy rates- Freeze all your Embryos

  Transferring frozen embryos allows us to maximize the chances of IVF success. Conventionally, we transfer fresh embryos in an IVF cycle. Typically, we select the best quality embryo/s and then transfer it; the only thing we could do at this stage was to hope they wou...

Do You Feel that Your IVF Doctor is Incompetent?

There are times when a patient feels that her IVF doctor is incompetent. This could be because she has had to go through repeated treatments or the diagnosis may have been faulty; At times the patient may feel that her doctor just seems largely too preoccupied  to pro...

What you need to know about DPO

  We all are aware that ovulation is the main event in the reproductive cycle of a woman. All the reproductive events like timing baby-making sex etc are dependent on this. It is also the main event that dates a pregnancy and it’s important for every woman to be aware...

How Surrogacy is Misused and Abused in India

You will see that the press has a heyday when it comes to writing about surrogacy in India- unfortunately; it’s rarely ever portrayed in a positive light. There are articles about how people from western countries come to India for surrogacy and exploit poor women by...

Is the Postcoital test (PCT) of Any Relevance any Longer?

The Postcoital test (PCT) is one of the oldest tests used to investigate infertility and has been used for over a century now. This is a pretty obsolete test and not many doctors do this any longer. It’s because the test provides very little information. In PCT, timin...