Older patients and IVF

A lot of older patients are very reluctant to do IVF , because they feel they will not be able to make good parents. They believe that because they are older, they will not be able to run around after their kids. They worry is that by the time their kids gr...

Symptoms during an IVF cycle

Lot of patients get all kinds of symptoms during an IVF cycle. Often this is during the cycle itself for example, they may feel bloated; or have breast pain; or feel very irritable. And many of these symptoms become much worse during the 2 week wait, wh...

What is the full form of IVF?

One of the commonest questions which patients ask is, "What is the full form of IVF?" And because there's so much medical jargon around IVF, doing IVF treatment can be quite intimidating. Lets try to make sense of it by simplifying it. Now, IVF sim...

The value of online IVF bulletin boards

Lots of IVF patients get confused, because doctors don't have time to answer their questions . They turn to the internet to try to find answers, but this often makes a bad problem even worse, because there are so many unreliable commercial websites online, whi...

The need for IVF information in Hindi , Marathi and other Indian languages

The internet is a very valuable resource for information on IVF, but the problem is that most of this is in English . This means that the vast majority of infertile couples in India dont have access to reliable information on IVF. Yes, Google translate...

Finding support online – a guide for IVF patients

It can be very scary to go through your first IVF cycle because you don't know what to expect. You try to do your homework , so you can be better prepared, but you get completely confused by all the contradictory and conflicting information you get and...

Why Indian IVF patients need to start blogging

IVF patients are understandably scared before doing their first IVF cycle because they have a lot of doubts , and don't know how to clear these. They've heard lots of horror stories, from poorly informed friends and family members , and their doctors don't...

Why do infertile couples waste money on repeated IUI cycles ?

One of the commonest treatment options for infertile patients is IUI or intrauterine insemination. Now this is not because it's the right treatment option, but often this is the only treatment which a lot of gynecologists can offer , because all gynecolo...

When should you move on from IUI to IVF?

We often see lots of infertile patients who keep on doing IUI cycles , month after month. Sometimes they repeat this treatment at the same clinic, be Often, they get fed up and change their doctor who ends up repeating the IUI treatment again, just beca...

IVF injections, sore butts and bruised bellies

I've always been very impressed by how motivated, determined, perseverant IVF patients can be. Lots of them are petrified of taking an injection, and have never taken an injection before in their life. However, because they want a baby so desperately ,...