What Can You Expect During Early IVF Pregnancy?

  Once your IVF cycle is over, you can’t still breathe easy. As a matter of fact, once the cycle ends, the dreaded 2WW to take the pregnancy test begins. This phase is full of anxiousness as you are just waiting for the good news. If the result is positive, then you ma...

ICSI Procedure for a Higher Success Rate

ICSI or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is the infertility treatment used when a couple is unable to conceive because the man has sperm-related problems. It is essentially an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) that helps increase the chances of fertilization in t...

IVF Patients- Why Being Well-Informed Matters

When patients opt to do an IVF cycle, the outcome is the only thing that matters to them- they just want a baby! If we had control over the outcome (and unfortunately we can’t), every time a patient went through a perfect cycle, she would get pregnant. Unfortunately,...

Poor Quality Embryos- The Reasons that IVF Doctors will Give

There are times when the quality of embryos in an IVF cycle isn’t up to the mark and it’s natural for the patient to be upset and she wants an explanation. Typically, a credible and good embryologist will sit down and make every effort to explain to the patient the di...

The Test Tube Baby Goes Through Testing Times

Test Tube Baby- this term was once very widely used while referring to kids who had been born out of IVF. Today, it’s almost defunct.  At the time when IVF was very new and novel and not rampantly used, the term indicated the marvels of science and the wonders it coul...

The Top Ten Fertility Misconceptions

Infertility is by far, the most successful treatment for infertility. Though the World Wide Web is awash with information, articles, blogs and videos about the treatment and there are forums and communities too, the fact is that there are still a lot of misconceptions...

A Matter of Infertility Overtesting

When couples come in for a consultation, many walk in with sheafs of test results. They may have gone to some other IVF clinic and undergone treatment in the past and so have all these test reports to show. At times these tests are essential, while many aren’t. It’s i...

Bed Rest After Embryo Transfer – Is it Necessary?

                                                                                       Many women who are doing IVF wonder whether it’s important to be on bed rest after the embryo has been implanted. Most of their family members will also urge them to do the same. I...

Do I Really Need to Do So Many Tests Before my IVF Treatment?

In medicine, it’s pretty normal for doctors to do tests; after all they need these to reach the right diagnosis. The doctor has to identify what your medical problems are in order that he suggest the appropriate treatment. Of course this seems like a very logical way...

Why is IVF Treatment so Prohibitively Expensive?

I often see lots of infertile patients who could get pregnant if they did IVF treatment. Unfortunately, they just cannot afford to do an IVF cycle for financial reasons, and they end up without a baby. It fair to say  that  this causes them a significant amount of  fr...