Moments of truth in an IVF cycle

Think of an IVF cycle as being a series of hurdles - and you need to cross all these to reach the finish line! While most patients will cross these hurdles with ease in a good IVF clinic, each of these is a "moment of truth ".An IVF cycle is full of uncertainty and susp...

Why do IVF patients feel the doctor cheated them when an IVF cycle fails

When the cycle fails, IVF patients are understandably upset and angry and they need to vent their frustrations on someone. There are only 4 possible targets. They can get angry with themselves and curse their fate; they can curse God, for not giving them a baby; they ca...

Why is IVF treatment so expensive ?

                                                                      Why is IVF treatment so expensive ? And how can we make it more affordable ? I often see lots of infertile patients who could get pregnant if they did IVF treatment. Unfortunately , they just cannot...

IVF processes and outcomes

When patients do an IVF cycle, the onlything really care about is the outcome – they just want a baby ! If life wereperfect , then every time the patient had a perfect IVF cycle , she would get pregnant . Unfortunately, human reproduction is not an efficient enterpris...

Pregnancy fathered by a man with testicular failure

To help men with Azoospermia have a baby with their own sperm, testicular sperm is collected directly from the testes. This is called Testicular Sperm Extraction with ICSI (TESE-ICSI ). This is a guest post by Dr. Sai, Senior Embryologist at Malpani Infertility Clinic...

Science, IVF and God

                              Whether a belief in God actually helps to improve IVF outcomes is highly debatable. While some studies claimed that praying helped to improve medical outcomes for some patients, there is no evidence that this will really do so....

Chocolate cysts - how we manage them at Malpani Infertility Clinic - Dr Malpani

A chocolate cyst of the ovary ( also known as an endometrioma, endometrioid cyst, or endometrial cyst) is found in some infertile women who have endometriosis. In this disease, the inner lining of the uterus ( called the endometrium ) grows in various abnormal locations...

When things go wrong in the IVF lab

When something bad happens in an IVF lab, we first need to a document the problem. It's important to identify what happened; and then to troubleshoot to try to figure out what went wrong and why.The IVF lab is the heart of the IVF clinic . This is where we nurture your...

Infertility because of sexual problems

                                  One of the common reasons for infertility is sexual dysfunction. Sexual failure is often covered in secrecy and guilt, until the subject of children arises. There are many solutions, including self help kits. We are now seeing many pa...

Why don't patients ask for their IVF medical records ?

IVF patients understand that their chances of success to a large extent depend on the competence f their doctor. This is why they go to great pains to do their homework, to try to find the best possible doctor for their treatment. This is extremely important, and it's g...