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When the Sex Drive Takes a Dive because of Infertility

   Couples who are trying to conceive are often instructed by their doctors to have timed sex. Apart from the fact that infertility treatment can take a physical and mental toll on patients, the one major fallout is that their sex drive takes a distinct hit. Before t...

Don’t Let Worry Weigh You Down on your IVF Journey

  It’s natural for human beings to worry, and infertility is one experience that lends itself very easily to it. Regardless of how much we counsel our patients, they do tend to worry- some of them, a little bit, while others, quite a lot.  It’s natural for them to do...

Natural Cycle IVF – Aiming for a Better Quality Embryo

                                      In the beginning IVF attempts were made by collecting eggs during the natural menstrual cycles of the woman who wanted to have a baby. This is known as natural cycle IVF, which does not involve any ovarian stimulation. However, thi...

IVF with ICSI - Recommended for Low Sperm Count

                                          IVF with ICSI is the same as the standard IVF procedure, but with a small difference. In the case of the ICSI procedure used in IVF, the egg and sperm are not allowed to mix naturally; instead, a single sperm is taken in a spec...

IVF with Donor Eggs – a difficult emotional dilemma

                                      Human desire is never-ending and just like all our other desires, the desire to become parents may be felt at any time. While fulfilling a lot of other desires may not be impossible, there is a good chance of working this one out....

Egg Donor Procedure – What Tests Does the Donor Require

                                          Using an egg donor for IVF treatments is not unheard of anymore. With the number of women willing to donate their eggs for IVF treatments on the rise and the number of women aged above 40 wanting to have babies rising, clinics...

Embryo Implantation – What Happens After Embryo Transfer

                                               Have you ever wondered what happens after the embryos are transferred into your uterus and the medical treatment in the IVF procedure is completed? Medically, a cycle begins when the woman is given fertility drugs and the...

IVF Procedure with Donor Eggs – Who is an Appropriate Candidate?

                                   Before In Vitro fertilization (IVF) became popular, women who were over the age of 40 years or those who experience premature ovarian failure had no other options to get pregnant. A diminished ovarian reserve will prevent women from g...

Sperm Donation – All You Need to Know About IVF with Donor Sperms

                               In many types of fertility treatments, donor sperms are used. This sperm is used to fertilize the egg inside or outside the woman's body. In case of intrauterine insemination, the sperms are injected right into the woman's uterus, so that...

Test Tube Baby – The IVF Story, Then and Now

                                               The ill begotten term 'test tube baby', which is no longer used to refer to babies born out of in vitro fertilization, is now no longer used casually. The term was once used to indicate the marvels of science, and the grea...