Surrogacy – What Does it Really Mean?

                                                   Surrogacy is a method of reproduction, where assisted reproduction technology is used to perform IVF and then transfer the resulting embryo into the womb of the gestational surrogate. The surrogate, or the gestational...

Surrogate Mother in India – Why Couples Choose India as their Preferred Destination

                                        When it comes to fertility treatments and surrogacy, the world is looking towards India for help. Indian doctors, with their advanced education, experience and expertise, are among the best in the world for fertility treatments....

Why some doctors are scared of Information Therapy

(Tuesday, July 22, 2014) I recently had an interesting conversation with a senior doctor who was quite skeptical about the value of empowering patients with information. He felt this was a fad, and would just create more problems. He believed medic...

Why IVF patients are treated as guinea pigs

(Wednesday, July 23, 2014) I am very critical about the overtesting which is so rampant in IVF today. This leads to over treatment, and ends up wasting a lot of time and money, because no one really knows how clinically useful a lot of these test results are. Just be...

The difference between follicles and ovarian cysts.

(Monday, July 21, 2014) Cyst ? Or follicle ? A patient just sent me this query I am 29 and trying to conceive for past 4 years. I have irregular cycles. My doctor prescribed me Injection recagon 100units for 6 days from 12-May-2014. On 11th day...

Why do infertile women spend so much time on the net?

(Monday, July 28, 2014) Lots of infertile women spend hours on the Internet, hunting for information and looking for treatment options and the best possible doctor. This is especially true when they have failed an IVF cycle and are trying to find what th...

What can husbands do for their wives during their IVF cycle?

(Saterday, April 13, 2013) This is a guest post from an expert patient! If your wife is going through IVF, there are many ways you can support her. Most couples find it difficult to talk about their infertility problems and experiences with family and close friends....

What can I do to make my embryos stick?

(Wednesday, July 30, 2014) Patients who have failed an IVF Cycle are often understandably desperate. It can be hard to come to terms with this failure, because most were very sure they would get pregnant in their very first attempt (few patients would have the coura...

Expert patients versus doctors

(Thursday, July 31, 2014) Most patients hope that their doctor will provide them with both medical expertise and empathy. We want a blend of scientific skill and emotional support – a sharp mind, as well as a shoulder to cry on. While we cannot cri...

Infertility Treatment – Get Your Body Ready for a Baby with IVF

(Wednesday, August 20, 2014) High Success Rate IVF is the most common treatment for infertility problems and it accounts for the majority of all assisted procedures for pregnancy. Every year, more than 48,000 IVF babies born in the United States alone. Th...