What are your options after a failed IVF cycle ?
When an IVF cycle fails, patients want an answer to the most important question which is – What next? What are my options?Now just because an IVF cycle has failed doesn't mean that you're never going to be able to have a baby, so please don ’t start catastrophising or obsessing that all is lost.This is why getting counseling before starting your IVF cycles , and doing your homework is so important, because this way you have realistic expectations of the IVF treatment, and you understand that often it takes time in order to achieve a pregnancy after IVF.The first cycle failing is not the end of the world –...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 15, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Why frozen embryo transfers are better than fresh IVF cycles.
In the past, it was believed that the chances of getting pregnant were better when we transferred fresh embryos in an IVF cycle. After all, the word " fresh " itself suggests that these are vital , viable embryos, which are much more likely to implant, as compared to frozen embryos.Patients would confuse the quality of frozen embryos with the quality of frozen vegetables and fruits kept in the refrigerator. This is why they would believe that these were stale, or not as healthy as fresh embryos.In fact, this was true in the past, when we used slow freezing in order to cryopreserve embryos.The technology for ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 15, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Questions patients ask after a failed IVF cycle
IVF failure can be devastating ! You invested all your hopes and money in this treatment which offered you the best chance of getting pregnant, and when it fails , this means that you're back to square one !Patients have lots of questions after a failed IVF cycle.How soon after a failed IVF can I try again?What are my chances of conception after a failed IVF?Is it possible for me to have a natural pregnancy after a failed IVF?Why did my IVF cycle fail?And all of these are perfectly reasonable questions, and step number one is to review your medical records with your doctor , to find out exactly what didn't go rig...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 13, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Free comic book for infertile couples
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Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 12, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

What is the difference between an infertility specialist and an IVF specialist?
Lots of patients get confused about whom to go to when they want to baby, and most of them will go to the local gynecologist. This is especially true if they have had secondary infertility, and have already had a baby, and they assume the gynecologist will be handle to their infertility issues as well. After all, he delivered them the first time, didn't he?                               And aren't gynecologists supposed to be specialists taking of women's health? Or they...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

What infertile couples need to do to make the right decisions
               One of the hardest things infertile couples need to do is to make decisions. This is especially true when they are thinking about emotionally charged and sensitive issues as to whether to use donor eggs or not. After all , there are always multiple options, and the answers are never black or white. This can become especially difficult if both husband and wife don't see eye-to-eye about the subject.                      &n...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 10, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

What are my chances of getting pregnant with IVF ?
Most IVF patients want their doctor to give them a number in answer to this question , and they naively believe that the higher the number , the better the doctor !The problem is that this number is quite meaningless . For one thing, it is usually an estimate – and before starting the cycle, it's not a high quality estimate, because doctors are forced to lump all their patients together in groups, according to their age.The problem is that doctor aren't fortune tellers, and we cannot predict how many eggs you will actually grow, or what the quality of your embryos will be, which is why this is a very imprec...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 9, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

The limitations of embryo grading in the IVF lab
Embryo implantation is an extremely complex process, and sometimes patients get frustrated when good quality blastocysts do not implant. But you need to understand that even if two blastocysts look exactly the same, their implantation potential can be very different.                               Thus, for example, if we have two blastocysts , both of which have the same grade - let's say 3AA - but one came from an older woman with a poor AMH level whereas the other one ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 8, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

The donor egg decision
Over the last 30 years, we have treated lots of patients who have used donor eggs to have a baby. The vast majority of these patients are extremely happy with their decision, and many have come back for a second baby, in order to complete their family.This is especially true when they have chosen that decision for themselves, for purely selfish reasons. They decided , "Yes, this is what we're happy to do, because I want to experience the joy of pregnancy and the happiness of bringing up a baby, and I'm not hung up about whose DNA it is."             ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 7, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

What are my chances of IVF success
Every patient wants to know what their chances of getting pregnant with IVF are going to be, because they need to know how much time, money and energy they are going to have to invest in pursuit of a baby.Now the reality is that it's not possible for us to give a very accurate answer before starting the cycle. We know that young patients have a better chance, and older patients have a lesser chance, but this is just an overall generalization, which applies to groups of patients – not to individuals.And you are an individual and don't really care about what's happening to the other patients in my clinic - you onl...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Infertility and irregular periods
Many infertile women have irregular cycles , and they know that this is the reason for their infertility, which is why they go to the gynecologist for treatment.They doctor is happy to prescribe hormonal medicine to help their periods to become regular, but what they fail to realize is that just getting regular periods is not enough to help them to have a baby. They need to be very clear and focus on what their goal is.If they just want regular periods, then taking hormonal tablets such as birth control pills is fine, but this is often just a distraction , and ends up just patching up the problem, and wasting time.You need...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 5, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

The IVF doctor ’s bedside manner
Most doctors are great at talking sweetly to patients at the time of the first consultation, because they want to lure the patient in for treatment.  It ’s easy to give patients lots of hopes and promises, and many patients like this , because it boosts their confidence , and they like the doctor’s positivity. They feel that being treated by a confident and optimistic doctor will improve their chance of getting pregnant.But this has a downside and can backfire , because when the cycle fails , the patient feels completely let down. The same highly positive doctor becomes negative, and starts to ignore the p...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 4, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Should we change what we call infertility clinics?
Lots of infertility clinics call themselves infertility clinics because they treat infertile patients, and this makes a lot of sense. After all, cancer specialists treat cancer, and cardiologists treat patients with heart disease, so this is quite reasonable.One the other hand, a lot of infertile patients object to this . They say that these are pro-fertility clinics, because they are helping patients to have a baby . Since they promote fertility, why do they continue to use such a negative name ? Why not call them fertility clinics or pro-fertility clinics – wouldn’t this be much more positive and hopeful...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 3, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Older patients and IVF
A lot of older patients are very reluctant to do IVF , because they feel they will not be able to make good parents.They believe that because they are older, they will not be able to run around after their kids. They worry is that by the time their kids grow up, they will have become very old, and won ’t be able to provide for them.They also wonder whether other children will laugh at their kids in school , simply because they are the age of their friend ’s grand-parents. And I think this anxiety is completely misplaced, because older parents actually make far better parents.They've spent a lot of time and...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 2, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Symptoms during an IVF cycle
Lot of patients get all kinds of symptoms during an IVF cycle.Often this is during the cycle itself – for example, they may feel bloated; or have breast pain; or feel very irritable. And many of these symptoms become much worse during the 2 week wait, when the mind plays all kinds of games.  Everytime you get a backache, you are petrified that your cycle has failed and that your period is going to start.It ’s very hard to provide a biological explanation for these complaints. The reality is we often don't have a very good answer for a lot of these aches and pains.Each woman experiences them differently and...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 1, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

What is the full form of IVF?
One of the commonest questions which patients ask is, "What is the full form of IVF?"And because there's so much medical jargon around IVF, doing IVF treatment can be quite intimidating.Let ’s try to make sense of it by simplifying it. Now, IVF simply means In Vitro Fertilization, and the layperson’s term for this is Test Tube Baby. In Vitro = inside glass = outside the human body, and what this means is that we fertilize your eggs and sperms in the lab, to make inside our test tub es ( which are actually plastic petri dishes). This means that all we are doing is assisting Nature , so that we are acco...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 30, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

The value of online IVF bulletin boards
Lots of IVF patients get confused, because doctors don't have time to answer their questions . They turn to the internet to try to find answers, but this often makes a bad problem even worse, because there are so many unreliable commercial websites online, which are trying to sell their services. Sadly, Google is not intelligent enough to differentiate between bad information and the truth, and because it wants to make money, it often promotes the websites of bad clinics who pay Google a lot of money for advertising on GoogleAdwords.The good news is there are lots of kind IVF patients online, who have a lot of information ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 29, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

The need for IVF information in Hindi , Marathi and other Indian languages
The internet is a very valuable resource for information on IVF, but the problem is that most of this is in English . This means that the vast majority of infertile couples in India don ’t have access to reliable information on IVF.Yes, Google translate does provide a work-around, but the quality of the translation leaves a lot to be desired. The grammar is poor, and there are still lots of errors.There is a huge need for reliable information about IVF in local Indian languages today, and we need Indians to publish this.Traditionally, Indian patients have been passive, and have depended upon doctors to do everything ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 28, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Finding support online – a guide for IVF patients
It can be very scary to go through your first IVF cycle because you don't know what to expect. You try to do your homework , so you can be better prepared, but you get completely confused by all the contradictory and conflicting information you get – and this true, whether it comes from family members or from online sources. Friends will share all kinds of horror stories about how someone’s aunt got cancer after doing IVF; or how a family member once told them about a cousin who put on 10 kg after doing an IVF cycle. A lot of this second i nformation is based on hearsay and is unreliable, you're never sure...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 27, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Why Indian IVF patients need to start blogging
IVF patients are understandably scared before doing their first IVF cycle because they have a lot of doubts , and don't know how to clear these. They've heard lots of horror stories, from poorly informed friends and family members , and their doctors don't have time to educate them as to what the reality is.This is where blogs written by expert IVF patients can be so extremely helpful. They've been through IVF, and done their homework and their research. They understand the medical details and are happy to share their experiences online.Because they are patients, they write a language which is clear and simple which you ca...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 26, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Why do infertile couples waste money on repeated IUI cycles ?
One of the commonest treatment options for infertile patients is IUI or intrauterine insemination.Now this is not because it's the right treatment option, but often this is the only treatment which a lot of gynecologists can offer , because all gynecologists now call themselves infertility specialists as well.After doing a laparoscopy, this is the only treatment option which they can do, because they have nothing else to offer. Part of the problem is that they don't want to lose their patients by referring them to an IVF specialist , even though they know that IVF is the right treatment for them.As a result , the...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 25, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

When should you move on from IUI to IVF?
We often see lots of infertile patients who keep on doing IUI cycles , month after month. Sometimes they repeat this treatment at the same clinic, beOften, they get fed up and change their doctor – who ends up repeating the IUI treatment again, just because he is only a gynecologist and does not have the experience or the expertise or the lab facility to offer anything else.Many patients know that they shouldn't be doing IUI at all, and that IVF is the right treatment for them, but because they can't afford to do IVF, they feel – Let’s at least do IUI rather than sit at home and do nothing at all.Thi...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 24, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

IVF injections, sore butts and bruised bellies
I've always been very impressed by how motivated, determined, perseverant IVF patients can be. Lots of them are petrified of taking an injection, and have never taken an injection before in their life.However, because they want a baby so desperately , they're willing to take lots of injections during their IVF cycle and they learn to get used to it.Some of these IVF injections can be extremely painful, and these include the progesterone injections, which American doctors love so much. These are given after the embryo transfer , to provide luteal phase support.The other extremely painful injection is Clexane or low-dose Hep...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 23, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

How can you find an IVF doctor you can trust ?
The most important ingredient when selecting an IVF clinic is actually an intangible one. It's not how posh the clinic is ; or how big their team of doctors ; or what their success rates are ; or how many ads they pay for in newspapers . It's actually a question of trust in the doctor - does the IVF doctor inspire trust or not?This depends on intuition and gut feel, and the chemistry between the doctor and patient varies from patient to patient, which is why not all patients are happy with one particular doctor. As a patient, you need to spend time finding the one who is right for you.The traditional of building trust depe...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 22, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Thank you Dr Malpani - from a proud IVF parent !
Hi everyone , just wanted to share my IVF treatment journey.I never thought that I will face infertility problem as no one in my family has had an issue with fertility.We are married for 7 years now and we started our treatment in our fifth year of marriage after trying to convince naturally for two years. Infertility itself is a very traumatic phase , and wanting to be parents is every couple's biggest dream.We approached many gynecologist as IVF was not a welcome option to us, and we went through many treatments and surgeries, but the end result was disappointment. We were desperate to find a solution to our problem ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 21, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Thank you Dr Malpani - from a proud parent !
Hi everyone , just wanted to share my IVF treatment journey.I never thought that I will face infertility problem as no one in my family has had an issue with fertility.We are married for 7 years now and we started our treatment in our fifth year of marriage after trying to convince naturally for two years. Infertility itself is a very traumatic phase , and wanting to be parents is every couple's biggest dream.We approached many gynecologist as IVF was not a welcome option to us, and we went through many treatments and surgeries, but the end result was disappointment. We were desperate to find a solution to our problem ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 21, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

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Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Answers after IVF failure
When an IVF cycle fails, patients want answers !It ’s natural to feel disappointed, sad and angry, because you are now back to square one – even after spending all that time, money and energy ! And what happened to all the reassurances which the doctor offered, saying your embryos were perfect and that you were “definitely going to get pregnan t” ? Was it all just a lie ?Please take a break and give yourself time to grieve and recover ! The truth is that many women who have had a failed IVF cycle will be successful on a second or even a third cycle. While success can never be guaranteed, some of the...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 19, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

IVF success rates, statistics and probability
One of the major problems which plagues IVF treatment is the uncertainty surrounding it , because you can never be sure whether your IVF cycle is going to work or not. This is where the concept of probability is so important. Patients need to understand what their chance of success are, so they can decide how many times they want to try IVF.The trouble is that's very hard to apply probability statistics to IVF for two reasons. One is because it's so personal – after all, the success rate is not just a number ! It's something which affects your entire life, which is why it's very hard to view it objectively ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 18, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Orgasms during an IVF cycle
It's not uncommon for IVF patients to have an orgasm during their IVF cycle ; and during the two-week wait after the embryo transfer. This is often involuntary , and happens during their sleep. They wake up , and many start to panic , because they are worried that the orgasm is going to harm their embryo. Their fear is that the uterine cramping will cause the uterus to expel the embryo.This can be quite embarrassing, and they are ashamed to discuss this with their doctor.The reason for the orgasm is because of the increased blood flow to the clitoris during this time. Your hormonal levels of estradiol and progesterone...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 17, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

The cost of IVF failure
Many patients are understandably worried about the cost of an IVF treatment cycle , because it's so expensive.However, one of the things you need to factor in is the cost of IVF failure. What does this mean?It ’s tempting to cut corners and go to the cheapest clinic ; or the one closest to you, even if it doesn’t have much experience or expertise. However, the risk of your IVF cycle failing is much higher in these clinics, and if your IVF cycle fails, you will actually end up spending much more !Not only will you have wasted your money on your first cycle, you will have to pay more for a second cycle &ndas...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 15, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Why making IVF decisions can be so hard
Sometimes the medical decisions which infertile patients need to make can be very simple , because there really aren't too many options. Thus if your tubes are blocked , your only treatment option is IVF , so your only decision is which IVF clinic to select.On the other hand, you may find that you have lots of treatment options , and you then need to decide what's right for you. Thus, if you are older, you may be able to get pregnant with your own eggs, but you know that your chances of getting pregnant with donor eggs are much higher .You are not sure which is the right decision. Should you go for donor eggs, because it h...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 14, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Why IVF patients need to make their own decisions
One of the hardest things for IVF patients to do is to make decisions. When their IVF cycle fails, they are not sure whether they should use their own eggs; or donor eggs; or donor sperm; or surrogacy. It can be very confusing , and because patients are not medical experts , they want a doctor to make these decisions for them.However, these decisions shouldn't be made by doctors , because it's such a personal choice , and will affect the rest of the patient's life. Yes, it's very easy for the doctor to tell the patient what to do, but the patient cannot abdicate this responsibility and allow the doctor to make these decisi...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 13, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Bouncing back after a failed IVF cycle
When an IVF cycle fails, patients want an answer.It ’s natural to feel disappointed, sad and angry, because you are now back to square one – even after spending all that time, money and energy ! And what happened to all the reassurances which the doctor offered, saying your embryos were perfect and that you were “definitely going to get pregnan t” ? Was it all just a lie ?Please take a break and give yourself time to grieve and recover ! The truth is that many women who have had a failed IVF cycle will be successful on a second or even a third cycle. While success can never be guaranteed, some of th...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 12, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Why can't the doctor tell me why my IVF cycle failed ?
When an IVF cycle fails, patients want answers. What went wrong ? What can we do differently the next time?Part of the problem is it's very hard for doctors to provide precise answers, simply because biological systems are so messy. After all, the law of small numbers applies , and it's very hard to extrapolate or give definitive answers based on just one single cycle, simply because there's so many variables.It ’s not as if we are trying to hide information from the patient, but the honest truth is that we really don't know why a given IVF cycle fails – or even why it succeeds, for that matter ! ( Of course, w...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Engineers, programmers , analysts and IVF cycles
Engineers , business analysts and computer programmers find it very hard to understand why perfect IVF cycles fail. After all, didn ’t the doctor transfer a Grade A blastocyst into a beautiful endometrium ? Why didn ’t the embryo become a baby – isn’t that what embryos are supposed to do ?What went wrong ? Given their educational background, they demand a logical and rational explanation for why the cycle failed - a root cause analysis.When doctors tell them the truth and say, "We cannot provide an accurate answer," they get very upset, because they're so used to mathematical pre...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 10, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Dr. Google and the IVF patient
Lots of IVF patients will go to Dr. Google to get information because IVF doctors are too busy to answer their questions.However, over time, many stop doing this . This is partly because they get very confused by what they find, because a lot of the information available online is contradictory – and plenty of it is wrong and misleading. They don't know whom to trust, and therefore end up distrusting everything they read !Also, they find that doctors get very upset when they pull out information from the Internet. Many doctors treat online information with contempt, by saying that everything on the Internet is all ru...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 9, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

The second IVF cycle
There's usually a world of a difference between the  first IVF cycle and the next one.For the first cycle, most patients are very excited , because she knows that IVF gives her the best chance of getting pregnant and she ’s eagerly she's looking forward to having a baby at the end of it.  Yes, there is some anxiety and nervousness , because of all the myths and misconceptions that surround IVF , and she's scared about its side effects. However, because she ’s very hopeful that it's going to work, she finds it easy to cope with these. After all , if every patient didn't think the cycle was going to wor...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 5, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Why did my eggs not ovulate ?
Many infertile patients ask me questions through our IVF Chatbot onwww.ivfindia.com and our Free Second Opinion form onwww.drmalpani.comBased on the quality of their queries, I worry how about poorly informed they are . Why are IVF doctors not bothering to educate patients at all ?Thus someone just asked me, "My doctor is not being able to do an IUI because my egg is not ovulating. ”Now this patient is trying to do her best to understand the problem. But unfortunately doctors aren't being very transparent and open . They aren ’t taking the time or trouble to explain what’s happening to their pat...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 4, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

What is a test tube baby ? Common questions from IVF patients
Since I answer a lot of questions online and provide a fee second opinion, I get lots of queries from patients.I'm going to start answering some of these on my blog, so that other patients can benefit from my answers.One of the commonest ones include - What are the charges of a test tube baby? What is a test tube baby? What are the steps of a test tube baby?A test tube baby is the lay person's word for IVF, and not only can you read an entire comic book about IVF on our site at www.ivfindia.com, you can also get all your questions answered.Before you start an IVF cycle, it ’s very important that you're well info...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 3, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

What are the risks of PCOD ?
One of the commonest questions which patients ask me is - What ispolycystic ovariandisease (or PCO, also known as PCOD and PCOS? ) And what are its risks ?This has now become a very common diagnosis, and is made by gynecologists, dietitians, skin specialists and GPs as well. The diagnosis is made typically for young girls, who are worried because they irregular periods; are a little bit overweight; or have acne or some oily skin. Doctors order a panel of expensive blood tests ( which measure hormones levels such as FSH, LH, DHEA, testosterone and AMH), and these often turn out to be abnormal in these girls.The problem...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 2, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Why bed rest after your embryo transfer is bad for you
Most IVF patients are petrified that they will do something which will reduce their chance of getting pregnant after their embryo transfer .They imagine that their fragile precious embryo is floating in their uterus , and if they eat something too hot or too cold , or go through a pot hole, they will dislodge the embryo and end up killing it. This is why they are always on tenterhooks after the transfer.A lot of these misconceptions are compounded by old wives tales , which advice patients to take bed rest after an embryo transfer , so that it does not “fall out” !Now, this is all rubbish. There's nothing you c...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 1, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Experienced IVF patients are the best guide to finding the best IVF doctor
It's often very hard for an IVF patient to judge the technical competence of her IVF doctor, which is why they are forced to use surrogate markers - for example, the doctor ’s bedside manner; or what they've read about the doctor in a newspaper article ; or perhaps in an ad or on a website when making these decisions.Now, the best way of finding out how good or bad a doctor is, is by asking experienced patients. What does this mean?This is a patient who's been through multiple IVF cycles at different clinics , because this patient knows a lot about IVF – not only about the medical details of the treatment,...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - August 31, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

How much does an IVF cycle cost in India
IVF treatment is expensive, which is why patients will often doctor-shop, in order to find the clinic which offers the most cost effective treatment option.Sadly, they will often get cheated. This is because clinics will often hide a lot of their treatment costs in the fine print, as a result of which patients are then forced to cough up tons of extra money in the middle of their cycle. They are helpless and vulnerable , and because they are trapped , they are forced to pay up. However, when they cycle fails, they are understandably resentful , because they feel they have been cheated !Thus, in order to lure patients, many...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Most successful IVF centre in Mumbai, India
Mumbai is the medical capital of India, and Mumbai IVF clinics attract patients from all over the world, because we offer state-of-the-art medical technology at affordable prices.Good IVF clinics routinely use the newest IVF techniques, such as blastocyst ( Day 5) transfers and vitrification to freeze and store supernumerary embryos.More importantly, they are open and transparent. They respect the patient, and offer a detailed treatment plan, so patients know exactly what to expect. They provide photos of embryos routinely to all their patients, so that patients are reassured knowing they have receive high quality med...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

The best IVF center in Mumbai
Every patient wants to go to the best IVF center - after all, IVF is an expensive treatment, so you want to choose the IVF center with the highest success rate, to maximise your chances of getting pregnant quickly.Not all IVF centers are created equal, and there is a huge difference in the success rates  of the best and the others.This is because the IVF laboratory is the heart and soul of an IVF clinic, but most IVF patients have no idea about how good or bad the laboratory facilities in the IVF clinic are.Not only so the best IVF centers have state of the art equipment, they also have a lot of experience and experti...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Review of our first IVF cycle at Malpani Infertility Clinic
My husband and I went to a renowned mother-child hospital in the suburbs of Mumbai to seek fertility treatment since we had an issue of male factor infertility (low sperm count and morphology). As per the doctor ’s advice (which matched what we had read ourselves), we decided to go ahead with IVF-ICSI since this would the best suited for our condition since a single sperm would be injected into a single egg, thus dealing with the low sperm motility issue. The specialist told us that my husband could give sperm deposits which would be frozen and pooled along with a fresh sample for best chances of embryos developing. ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - August 29, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

The IVF journey - a guide for patients !
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Helping you to build your family through IVF !
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Stress , sex and infertility
Stress does not cause infertility - it's the infertility which causes the stress. However, blaming patients by telling them that their infertility is because they are so stressed out is a great way of shifting the blame onto them , and this just makes a bad problem worse, because this guilt just adds to their stress levels. They feel even worse about themselves , and can't really do anything about it – after all, no one likes being stressed !However, one way in which stress does cause infertility is because of its effect on sexual frequency. Stress kills sexual desire , and in today's busy world , where both women an...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - August 23, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs