Baby- Making without Love-Making

Some may find this very surprising, but many marriages remain unconsummated. This could be because there is a problem either with the husband or the wife.  The good news is that now there are various clever solutions that can help these couples have a baby. When most...

Is There a Link Between Missed Periods and Infertility?

When an infertile woman gets her period late, she tends to become more hopeful that she is pregnant, but the pregnancy test shows up negative. This is one of the most frustrating things an infertile woman can experience. There are a number of reasons why this occurs,...

Patients- Make Better Treatment Decisions

When infertile couples start looking for reliable information, they find there isn’t enough of it. Sure, the Internet is choc-a-bloc with articles, blogs, videos etc, about infertility- but not all of it can be relied upon or verified either. This simply means that pa...

The Manner in Which Infections Cause Male Infertility

Infections like tuberculosis, mumps and sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis can impact male infertility. Previously, the commonest cause of aazoospermia in India was smallpox. This particular infection injured the epididymis, and resul...

The Procedure to Find a Surrogate

For a patient who chooses the surrogacy option to have a baby, it’s never an easy task. As a matter of fact, the entire process becomes so nerve-wracking for infertile couples that they find it even more difficult to come to terms with their infertility. Couples who a...

What Exactly is a Chemical Pregnancy?

There are times when IVF patients are told that they have what is called a “chemical pregnancy” and that they are “a little pregnant” (which obviously confuses them) So, what exactly is this and how is it different from a normal pregnancy? A chemical pregnancy is also...

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...