Why do patients find it so hard to repeat an IVF cycle ?

Patients know that the success rate in a single IVF cycle is not 100% and they may require 3 - 4 cycles to get pregnant. However, lots of them drop out after one cycle , and are very reluctant to do a second . I sometimes wonder why this happens !After all, an IVF cycle...

Why you should transfer a single blastocyst only

Today, our standard practice is to freeze all your embryos at a blastocyst ( Day 5) stage, and then transfer them after thawing them in the next cycle, one at a time. Here's why we think this is the best method for optimizing your chances of having a healthy baby. Let'...

Was your IVF failure because of bad luck ? or because of a bad clinic ?

We all know that IVF does not have a 100% success rate, but when an IVF cycle fails, you are never sure what the reason for the failure was. Was it because of plain bad luck ? After all, why good looking embryos do not implant is still one of those things we do not und...

IVF - The Big Picture

If you’ve been trying in vain to have a baby, you aren’t alone. Around one in 8 couples has difficulty conceiving and it’s not necessarily because of the woman. As a matter of fact, women and men can both be diagnosed with infertility. If the wife is under 35 years of...

Why every IVF clinic needs a full time embryologist

There are many IVF clinics in India now, but very few have a full time embryologist. This is because it takes years of experience to become an expert embryologist - and there just aren't many qualified embryologists around. This article by Dr Saiprasad Gundeti ex...

Treatment plan for IVF

Many patients get completely confused by the large variety of medications which are used during an IVF cycle. This plan will help you make sense of what you are taking - and why you need it ! Actually, IVF treatment is basically quite simple. All we are trying to do is...

IVF doctors who cheat

While most IVF doctors are competent and ethical , the sad truth is that not all doctors are equally good - and some doctors will actually cheat their patients. What can you do to protect yourself ? IVF is an extremely competitive field, and in order to lure pa...

IVF treatment - hope for the best - and prepare for the worst !

It's very easy to smile and to make false promises. Everyone wants to think positive - and if you believe the secret, then you also believe that positive thoughts attract success. Being prepared does not mean that you are expecting a bad outcome - it's just t...

Embryos - An atlas for IVF patients

The end point of an IVF treatment cycle is an embryo; and an IVF lab will successfully create many embryos in the lab for most of their patients. Good IVF labs routinely show patients their embryos; but unfortunately many labs don't, which means most patients are cluele...