When Freezing Embryos is a Bad Idea.

In the past, the pregnancy rate with frozen embryos was poor, because a lot of these embryos would die as a result of the freezing and thawing process. The standard method was called slow freezing, and when the embryos were thawed, the ice crystals in the cyto...

Why sophisticated IVF patients love technology - and how this can hurt them

We treat IVF patients who come from different backgrounds , and it's interesting to see that the ones who are engineers and MBAs want to use the latest advanced technology in order to solve their problems . These are the patients who want us to do all kinds of...

What IVF patients need to do when they are not sure what to do !

We treat many challenging patients, and because their treatment is complex , they are often unsure what to do next. For example, they have failed 2 IVF cycles elsewhere, and have grown only 3 follicles in the current cycle, even though we have superovulated th...

The three things you need to bring to an IVF cycle.

When patients come to us for an IVF treatment , we request them to bring three things with them - and no, money is not one of them ! First is lots of follicles, because obviously the more the follicles you have, the more the eggs, and the better your chance...

Are you fed up of being treated as a number in your IVF clinic

Does your IVF clinic seem to be an assembly line , where they're more interested in extracting your money rather than treating you as a human being? Do you feel that there's no overall treatment plan or continuity, and that every time you go to the clinic,...

Making difficult decisions - a guide for IVF couples

While most IVF cycles are straight-forward, sometimes we come to a cross-roads when it's not always clear what the next step should be . For example, if have poor ovarian reserve, and have grown only 2 follicles after aggressive superovulation, should you ca...

Busy IVF clinics vs efficient IVF clinics !

Going through an IVF treatment is stressful, and we try to reduce the stress of our IVF patients by managing their medical treatment remotely as far as possible , so they have to make fewer trips to the clinic . Thus, for out of Mumbai patients, we enc...

Why are you better than other IVF clinics?

When patients have failed in IVF cycle at another clinic they lose confidence in all doctors . They are naturally quite reluctant to try a cycle in another clinic, because the implicit question they're asking is, "What makes you better? Why will the ou...

Have you failed a donor egg IVF cycle?

Patients do donor egg IVF with a lot of hopes , because they know that using healthy eggs from a young egg donor maximises their chances of getting pregnant - provided they receive lots of eggs , so they can transfer top quality blastocysts. Unfortunately lo...

Why are pregnancy rates with donor egg IVF so low in India?

Older women with poor ovarian reserve are often told to use donor eggs, because getting eggs from a young, healthy, fertile egg donor will increase their chances of getting pregnant. This makes sense - provided they get a sufficient number of good quality e...