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,...

What is FSH ( follicle stimulating hormone)

                           FSH is an acronym which stands for Follicle Stimulating Hormone. Hormones act as messengers - they are chemicals in your body that are made in one place and are used in another. About FSH As the name suggests, FSH is responsible for stimu...

Seeking diagnosis and treatment for infertility

                                                        In order to determine the reason for your infertility , we need to test the four critical areas which are needed to make a baby - eggs, sperm, fallopian tubes, and the uterus. Here is an explanation of the tests a...

Treating the older woman - who should decide when treatment is futile?

We often treat older women with high FSH levels and poor ovarian reserve, who want the doctor to do IVF for them with their own eggs. We often treat older women with high FSH levels and poor ovarian reserve, who want me to do IVF for them with their own eggs. I explai...

Why IVF failure can be so devastating?

The fact that the cycle may fail is the major fear every IVF patient has to confront. An IVF failure can be a major personal devastation for many patients. This is because many infertile couples will treat the failure as a personal failure - when their IVF cycle fails ,...

Celebrities and IVF

The fact that celebrities have used IVF and surrogacy to have babies seems to make it much more acceptable for ordinary citizens to use these treatments as well. Even more importantly , infertile patients themselves are much more willing to discuss their problems with...

Why is IVF treatment so expensive?

Why is IVF so expensive in the first place ? One of the reasons is because doctors charge so much ! Doctors use all kinds of reasons and excuses for our high fees. I often see lots of infertile patients who could get pregnant if they did IVF treatment. Unfortun...