How many embryos should you transfer ?

                                                  Making embryos is something the IVF lab can guarantee but the key question is - how many embryos should we transfer in order to maximise the chances of success, without increasing the risk of a high order multip...

Which is the best medicine for increasing a low sperm count.. ?

One of the commonest requests I get is - Doctor , I have a low sperm count . Which is the best medicine to boost this ? They try to manipulate their diet and their lifestyle , with the hope that something will work. Popular interventions include: Cold water showers Box...

What every patient needs to know about the IVF lab

                              What every patient needs to know about the IVF lab where we grow and safeguard your precious embryos. Saiprasad Gundeti Senior Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic The IVF Lab  The IVF lab is the heart of an...

DPO - Days Post Ovulation

What you need to know about DPO We all know that ovulation is the central event in a woman's reproductive cycle. All reproductive events ( for example, timing baby making sex) depend upon this. It's the key event to dating a pregnancy as well, and shoul...

How to be a good IVF patient

                                           You can improve your success rate by becoming a good infertility patient. Here are some useful tips on how to become a model patient so you can wow our infertility doctor. A lot has been written about what makes...

Surrogacy - making sure we do a good job !

Surrogacy is a complex issue with many complex ethical and legal aspects . We must ensure that infertile women who do not have a uterus can use surrogacy treatment if they so desire, since this is the only medical treatment option available to them There is no question...

Ovulation induction

Anovulation (not ovulating) is one of the common reasons of infertility. This can be treated by inducing ovulation. What forms of treatments are available for inducing ovulation? The most commonly prescribed medicines for induction of ovulation include: Cl...

Irregular periods/ Menstrual cycles

                                            There could be a number of reasons for irregular cycles, and for an infertile woman , having irregular periods is very stressful, because they cannot make sense of their reproductive cycle. An understanding of the bio...

GIGO and infertility

                           Asking the right questions about infertility will save you valuable time and effort. Finding the 'why' will lead you faster to the 'how'. A Case  I recently saw an infertile patient who had over 3 thick files bulging with medic...

Investing in educating IVF patients

                                                      Most patients are quite amazed by how much time, money and energy we invest in developing resources for educating IVF patients. While I love teaching, I also do this for selfish reasons! It's not that educat...