Approaches that Doctors Take when a Patient's IVF Cycle Fails

                               There's a lot of pressure on IVF doctors when an IVF cycle fails. Patients want a baby - and since they have not succeeded, they want answers as to why the cycle failed ! Three Approaches  Doctors will take one of 3 approaches. Many...

Store your Embryos using Vitrification

Vitrification is an exciting new technique which is used to cryopreserve (freeze) supernumerary eggs and embryos. Using ultrarapid (flash) freezing techniques, it's now possible to efficiently store spare eggs and embryos, so they can be used later on to achieve a pregn...

Lasers in the IVF lab

                                              IVF is one of modern medicine's dramatic success stories. After a considerable amount of experience, lasers have been successfully integrated into routine IVF practice, and are now found in most advanced and well-equipped...

What Should a Patient Do When Doctors Disagree ?

                                 There may be instances when you go for a second opinion and you end up in a situation wherein the doctors disagree with each other. Here is what you need to do in such situations. Things to do  I saw a patient who...

What are my chances of getting pregnant with IVF ?

The commonest question you will ask before starting an IVF cycle is - what are my chances of getting pregnant? While it's true that the chances of success do depend upon how good your IVF clinic is, it's also true that the chances do depend upon biological factors like...

The Embryo Biopsy Procedure - A View Under The Micromanipulator

                                   Here are some images of the embryo biopsy procedure under a micromanipulator. The images are reproduced stage by stage to help you get an exact idea about how things work. As you can see, this is a delicate operation, and needs to be...

Dr Malpani discusses the commonest complaints patients have about doctors - and what you can do about them

                              Patients complain that doctors make them wait forever. Well, if you select a busy doctor, you should expect the long waiting periods. Remember that you always have a choice to go to another doctor. It's true that both doctors...

Why Do Doctors Treat Patients As Idiots ?

                                              Good doctors routinely explain the logic of the treatment plan they are recommending to their patients. Patients who are treated with respect , will respect the doctor and look up to him for guidance. Sadly, this is...

Fear of IVF

         Many infertile couples are afraid of doing IVF. For some of them, the fear is so overwhelming, that they refuse to even consider this option, thus depriving themselves of their best chance of having a baby ! There are many reasons for this fear....

The abuse and misuse of surrogacy

                                                    Surrogacy in India gets a lot of press - and often for all the wrong reasons.There's a lot of talk about how rich Westerners are coming to India for surrogacy and exploiting poor women by using their uterus...