Ovulation induction

Anovulation (not ovulating) is one of the common reasons of infertility. This can be treated by inducing ovulation. What forms of treatments are available for inducing ovulation? The most commonly prescribed medicines for induction of ovulation include: Cl...

Irregular periods/ Menstrual cycles

                                            There could be a number of reasons for irregular cycles, and for an infertile woman , having irregular periods is very stressful, because they cannot make sense of their reproductive cycle. An understanding of the bio...

GIGO and infertility

                           Asking the right questions about infertility will save you valuable time and effort. Finding the 'why' will lead you faster to the 'how'. A Case  I recently saw an infertile patient who had over 3 thick files bulging with medic...

Investing in educating IVF patients

                                                      Most patients are quite amazed by how much time, money and energy we invest in developing resources for educating IVF patients. While I love teaching, I also do this for selfish reasons! It's not that educat...

Undergoing IVF Treatment at Malpani Infertility clinic

You know that IVF maximises your chances of having a baby, and gives you your best shot at getting pregnant. This is why it's important to be well-informed about your treatment, so that you have peace of mind that you did your best! Most couples embark on IVF (In vit...

What makes an embryologist Grade A

                                     A guest post by Dr. Saiprasad Gundeti, Chief Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic which discusses what makes a top quality embryologist. Embryos are graded in the IVF lab routinely, according to their appearance...

What to Do if You Feel Your Doctor is Incompetent

                                  It could be faulty diagnoses and repeated treatments, or a general sense of preoccupation. Whatever the reason, if you get the feeling that your infertility doctor is incompetent, it's time to change your medical practitioner and get...

When should I stop trying IVF?

                                How much is too much ? How can you stop yourself from reaching a breaking point ? How do you know when you've tried enough and it's time to move on ? This was the plaintive question posed to me by a patient who had had...

OUTLOOK COVER STORY - 1 JULY 2002 India's Best Hospitals

                                                                Outlook Magazine, India's leading weekly newsmagazine, carried out a survey to rank India's best hospitals (1 July 2002 cover) . This survey ranked the country's best health centres in the areas of cardiol...

Will IVF Cause Me To Run Out Of Eggs ?

                                           Most of us have several questions while undergoing IVF treatment. The main concern is about running out of eggs. Read on to find out the actual answer to settle this concern. I just got this email from one of my patients." Ho...