Why the HCG blood test is better than a home urine pregnancy test

                             Find out why the blood test for checking the beta HCG level is better than the Home Urine Pregnancy Test. Blood tests for checking the beta HCG level are better than home urine pregnancy tests for the following reasons. They are more acc...

Providing a second opinion when an IVF cycle fails

As a senior IVF specialist , I'm often asked to give a second opinion on the IVF treatment which patients have taken another IVF clinic. This is a useful exercise for me , because it teaches me a lot. I can study the treatment protocols which other doctors use; and how...

Is BBT charting of any use for infertile couples

While undergoing the IVF treatment, your basal body temperature gets elevated. Following some instructions is hence important. Here are some tips to follow to monitor your basal body temperature while you undergo the IVF treatment. During the luteal phase of the cycle,...

Are IVF doctors overusing surrogacy treatment?

India has the dubious distinction of scoring a number of medical firsts - for example, that of being the diabetes capital of the world. We also seem to have become the surrogacy capital of the world, and patients from all over the world come to India for surrogacy treat...

The importance of seeing photos of your IVF embryos !

Its extremely important that IVF clinics routinely document and provide photographs of the embryos they make to their patients. I often see patients who have failed IVF cycles elsewhere. These patients are confused , depressed and despondent because they are not sure...

Why do you want a baby? Genes, Pregnancy and Parenting

The urge to procreate is extremely strong and as Sir Osler said, there are two primal desires for humans - to get and to beget ! Fertile couples find it easy to make a baby in their bedrooms. Most of us take our reproductive ability for granted , and expect to be able...

Before you start your IVF cycle - Advise from an expert patient!

Experience counts, listen to this advise from an expert patient so that your IVF outcome is safe and positive. Starting IVF treatment can be quite scary. There are so many myths and misconceptions, and it's hard to separate fact from fiction. Will the hormones make y...

How overtesting can harm you

                                   Infertility patients can protect themselves from over-testing and over-testing by selecting an experienced and trustworthy doctor. The job of a good doctor is to reassure patients that they are fine. Medical testing can be used intell...

PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

                                              PGD, or PreImplantation Genetic Diagnosis, is a new technique pairing Molecular Genetics with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Malpani Infertility Clinic was the first clinic to offer this service in India, and has a...

Risks associated with PGD

                       In PGD, the biggest risk is that of a misdiagnosis. This can happen because of a technical problem or because of a lab error. However, with modern technology, the likelihood of this happening is exceedingly small. In order to minimise this risk,...