Can you make out this is an IVF pregnancy?

And the answer is - you can't ! The whole point is that an IVF pregnancy is exactly like any other pregnancy ! Just because an embryo spends five days in the IVF laboratory , this doesn't make the pregnancy any different once it implants, it follows exact...

Is coming to Mumbai safe for IVF patients ?

Lots of out-of-Mumbai patients are reluctant to travel to Mumbai to our clinic for their IVF treatment, even though they know our IVF pregnancy rates are the best in the country. This is because they've been told all kinds of horror stories about IVF treatme...

How Advice From Experts Can Harm IVF Patients

A IVF patient was just telling me about how the expert advice which she gets has driven her crazy. Interestingly, this is not advice from doctors its advice from all the friends and relatives around her , who keep on telling her what she should be doing in or...

Why do some IVF doctors still transfer more than one embryo?

Everyone agrees that transferring a single embryo is best for IVF patients. This is called an Elective Single Embryo Transfer, and the best clinical only transfer one, top quality blastocyst, because singleton pregnancies have a much better obstetric outcom...

एक IVF साइकिल के फ़ैल हो जाने पर आपके पास और क्या-क्या ऑप्शंस होते हैं?

जब एक IVF साइकिल फेल हो जाती है तब पेशेंट के मन में जो सवाल सबसे पहले उठता है, वो है- अब आगे क्या? और क्या-क्या ऑप्शंस हैं मेरे लिए? सिर्फ़ एक IVF साइकिल के फेल हो जाने का मतलब ये बिलकुल भी नहीं है कि  अब आपको कभी बच्चा नही हो सकता है। इसलिए सब ख़तम हो गया है औ...

What can I do to improve the chances of embryo implantation ?

After the embryo transfer , the commonest question husbands ask is - What can I do to increase the chances of my wife getting pregnant ? My answer is simple please pamper your wife , and give her all the attention that she wants ! Now this may n...

When IVF doctors do not have all the answers

One of the problems with IVF is that we often don't have answers to our patient's questions. This is particularly true when an IVF cycle fails, even though the embryo was top quality ; the endometrium was perfect ; and the transfer went smoothly. Now patie...

The four factors which affect embryo implantation

After the embryotransfer, everypatientwants toknow - WillIgetpregnantornot ? There are 4 factorswhich weneedtoconsider. Thefirstisthequality of embryo. What was the grade of the blastocystwhich was transferred ? A photo is worth a 1000 words, and...

The importance of your medical records of your IVF treatment

I see many patients who have done an IVF cycle in other clinics , but have failed. I ask them for a copy of their medical records, as well as photos of their embryos, so I can analyse what we can do to improve their chances of success for their next cycle....

Should I transfer one embryo or two?

It's very tempting for an IVF doctor to make decisions for a patient. After all, we are the medical experts and patients expect us to make the decisions for them, because we're the ones who are supposed to know what to do. They trust that we will give them...