Laser assisted hatching - a photo essay

We can use "embryo surgery" called zona drilling or assisted hatching to "soften" the shell of the embryo . This helps to increase pregnancy rates by improving implantation rates, since embryo hatching is facilitated. It's a sad fact that IVF (In Vitro Fertilization...

Bad IVF Clinic

                                            You need to protect yourself from badly run IVF clinics . This guide can help you identify a bad IVF Clinic so you do not get taken for a ride ! Here is a guide for patients going through IVF treatment IVF is Big Business ...

A Day in the life of an Embryologist

An eminent embryologist who heads the Malpani Infertility Clinic IVF Lab, describes how he makes dreams come true for infertile couples.A day in the life of an EmbryologistSaiprasad Gundeti, Senior Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. As an embryologist, I...

My doctor does not answer my questions !

It's part of a doctor's job to educate his patients. How can you help your doctor, so he can clear your doubts and answer your queries? Be well-informed by educating yourself as much as possible about your problem and ask the right questions. Thi...

Embryo Transfer Versus Embryo Implantation

The terms Embryo Transfer and Implantation are often confused. Embryo Transfer is a simple mechanical process, while Implantation is a biological process involving three phases - apposition, adhesion and invasion. Many patients do not understand the difference between e...

Patient friendly IVF - IVF in 2 weeks

While it is true that IVF maximizes a patient's chance of conceiving quickly, the sad fact is that IVF has become very complex today. Normally, as a technology matures, it usually becomes simpler and easier to implement, but this has not been true with IVF, especially t...

Family doctors and IVF

                                                             The most important role of the family doctor is to understand the basic problem and then refer the couple to the right specialist - the IVF clinic which has the best success rates; and can treat patients well...

We treat patients - not numbers !

                                             Patients ( and IVF doctors ) need to remember that we treat patients - not abnormal lab reports ! I provide a free second opinion by email, and I get lots of queries from patients who need help in interpreting their...

Why don't all eggs fertilise in the IVF lab?

Human reproduction is not very efficient - and this is true in the bedroom and in the IVF lab as well. However, not all eggs become embryos. Human reproduction is not very efficient - and this is true in the bedroom and in the IVF lab as well. However, not all eggs bec...

Animated Baby Making Film

Making babies - an animated film on everything you wanted to know - but didn't know whom to ask ! Making babies - an animated film on everything you wanted to know - but didn't know whom to ask ! Most people have no clue what infertile couples go...