Why it is safe to take antibiotics (and other prescription medicines) after the embryo transfer

                                     Many women are petrified that if they do something wrong after their embryos transfer (during the two week wait), they will end up harming their embryos and damaging them. This is why some of them will take leave from work and stay...

What is the minimum number of follicles you need to proceed with the IVF cycle

We deal with a number of difficult patients who have failed multiple IVF cycles elsewhere. Many of these are poor ovarian responders and a common question is - How many follicles do you need to go ahead with the treatment ? Is there a number in your clinic below whic...

The famous English translation of Dnyaneshwari , the commentary on the Gita, by Dr Thatte

The famous English translation of Dnyaneshwari , the commentary on the Gita, by Dr Thatte I have always been impressed by doctors who do not limit themselves to practising medicine and look for new horizons to conquer. Being a doctor gives you insights into lif...

How Hysteroscopic Metroplasty can reduce your Fertility?

                                                          Be careful if your doctor advises you to have Hysteroscopic Metroplasty. It is an unnecessary surgical procedure that does not improve fertility - it can actually reduce it. We are now seeing a virtual epidemic...

HCG levels after IVF

Can the level of HCG in blood tell me whether my pregnancy is a healthy one or not? Yes - but only to a certain extent. The HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone is a remarkable molecule which is very unusual because it is produced only by the cells that will beco...

Making sense of your IVF medications

                                            Most patients get hopelessly confused with the medications their doctor uses for their IVF treatment , because there are so many different treatment protocols available. This article will help you understand what meds your do...

How to save money on Gonadotropin injections?

                                            One of the major expenses of an IVF cycle is the cost of the Gonadotropin injections (HMG/ FSH/ menotropins) which are used for superovulation. You can save money by getting your doctor to prescribe generic medicines, and not...

Miscarriage after infertility treatment - the double whammy

                                   Miscarriages are extremely common and occur in about 10% of all pregnancies. And a miscarriage after infertility treatment is harder to come to terms with. The silver lining is that women who have had at least one miscarriage have a b...

How many embryos should I transfer ?

                                                                             Deciding how many embryos to transfer remains the most difficult decision patients and doctors need to make in an IVF cycle. In a perfect world, if IVF technology ensured a 100% pregnancy rate...

Infertility Friends -- The Right And The Plight Of The Infertile Couple

                               Society can do much to improve the plight of infertile couples. Friends, neighbours, employers, in-laws, domestic help and even Insurance companies need to change their attitude to empathise and support couples who are unable to have ch...