Regulating, Reporting & Validating ART

There are government guidelines and laws which regulate the clinical practice of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) to ensure that these technologies are used safely and responsibly. Regulating, Reporting & Validating ART are guidelines , rules and laws of any us...

Follicles Are Not Eggs

                     I just finished a consultation with a young woman who had a very low AMH level. I explained to her that this meant she had poor ovarian reserve, and might need to consider using donor eggs. She was understandably very upset. " H...

Low sperm count (Oligospermia)

                                         A low sperm count ( the scientific term for which is oligospermia) is the commonest cause of infertility in the man. Many infertile men are obsessed about their sperm count - and this seems to become the central concern in thei...

Transporting frozen embryos

If you have stored your supernumerary embryos by freezing them, and want to do an embryo transfer in our clinic (because our success rates are so high and we charge much less than US clinics do ), then it's possible for you to do so ! Embryos are frozen in liquid nitro...

Are IVF injections painful ?

One of the major reasons patients do not want to do IVF is their fear of injections. They know that during IVF they need to take injections for many days - and many patients are understandably reluctant to take these shots because they have been told that these inje...

Tests prior to IVF

If you need IVF treatment in order to get pregnant, we will need to do certain tests to determine: If we can do IVF for you What kind of IVF treatment would be best for you ( IVF ? ICSI ? ZIFT ? donor eggs ?) What your chances of success will...

Why Proxeed is not useful for treating the infertile man

                                                The man with a low sperm count presents a very frustrating problem for doctors. Not only is he frustrated that he is " shooting blanks " and cannot get his wife pregnant , he also expects the doctor to provide a q...

The 2 week wait and IVF

Will my symptoms during the 2ww tell me whether I am pregnant or not ? During the 2ww ( 2 week wait, from embryo transfer to the pregnancy test) it is very natural to wonder about the fate of the embryos which are transferred to the uterus. Every woman w...

Treating infertility caused by retrograde ejaculation

                                                  Ejaculation is the ejection or discharge of semen ( which carries sperm) from the erect penis, and is usually accompanied by orgasm. During climax, the muscles at the end of the bladder neck tighten to prevent r...

Fresh versus frozen embryos - which are better ?

A few years ago, the answer to this question would have been simple. The traditional teaching has always been that fresh embryos are better than frozen embryos . They have a better chance of becoming a baby - in scientific jargon, they have a higher implantation rate...