How freezing all your embryos improves IVF pregnancy rates!!

                                          The transfer of frozen embryos allows us to maximise the chances of success. Traditionally , we have always transferred fresh embryos in the IVF cycle. Basically, we would select the best quality embryo(s), and tr...

Glamor article

How far would you go to have a baby ? by Brian Alexander in the May 2005 issue of Glamor magazine ! p>How far would you go to have a baby ? by Brian Alexander in the May 2005 issue of Glamor magazine !Just click on each page to read the entire article (reproduced here w...

How your Gynecologist can be dangerous, if you are infertile

                                  Most infertile couples go to a gynecologist for their medical treatment. While gynecologists are usually a good first choice for treating infertility, they do not have any specialty training in this field where the technology i...

Irregular Cycles - PCOD or Poor Ovarian Reserve ?

                                        I just saw a young woman who was sobbing as if her heart would break. She had irregular cycles for many years, and I had just informed her that the reason for her irregular cycles was the fact that her egg quality was ver...

Traditional adoption versus embryo adoption - which is better ?

Adoption could be of two kinds, Traditional or Embryo. In the first, the child is adopted after birth, while in the second the infertile couple adopts an embryo before pregnancy.One option for infertile couples has always been that of traditional adoption. Many infertil...

Making sense of your IVF superovulation protocol

Superovulation forms the heart of modern IVF. The principles of any superovulation protocol for IVF are extremely simple. Here are some things that you need to know about your IVF superovulation protocol. One of my patients recently asked me - Which prot...

All about embryo transfer

The embryo transfer is the final medical step in an IVF treatment cycle. In one sense, this is the climax of the medical treatment, because the embryos represent the end-product of the IVF laboratory. A good IVF clinic, working in sync with a good IVF lab will generate...

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Laparoscopic Ovarian Cauterisation

An alternative treatment option uses laparoscopy to treat patients with PCOD. During operative laparoscopy, a laser or cautery is used to drill multiple holes through the thickened ovarian capsule. This procedure is called laparoscopic ovarian cauterisation or ovarian d...

Why do patients come to India for IVF treatment ?

This website has an excellent study on Trans-national Reproduction: An exploratory study of UK residents who travel abroad for fertility treatment. It is estimated that over 40 million women worldwide are currently seeking fertility treatment. There are indications tha...