13 10, 2016

My biological clock is ticking: What are my options?

Biological clock…..two words which have far-reaching, almost scary implications for women struggling with infertility issues! Scientifically speaking, the fertility of a woman ebbs with her age, which is the reason it is said that her biological clock is ticking as the chances of her getting pregnant decline as she grows older. Though the period between

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10 10, 2016

Sex during IVF treatment: Safe or not!

IVF is a challenging procedure, which drains the patients physically, emotionally and financially. And it has another far reaching impact, which is that it takes toll of the sex life of the couple, particularly the females who have to bear the major brunt of the treatment. While sex becomes uncomfortable during the treatment, there is

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22 09, 2016

All about premature labor and how is it linked with IVF?

The pregnancy period of nine months is the most amazing one for a couple expecting to see their dream materializing into a beautiful little bundle of joy. However, it can turn into a nightmare for women who go into labor earlier than expected, and scary as it is in a normal pregnancy, the stakes are

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5 09, 2016

How to prevent IVF failure in subsequent attempt?

When a couple decides to take up IVF treatment as assisted reproductive technique, it means that they are going to live life on the edge for the coming months, or perhaps, years. The reason is that there is no guarantee that the first IVF cycle would be a success, in fact, the odds are not

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22 08, 2016

Low AMH level? What needs to be done

Female fertility is dependent on a variety of factors and hormone level is the key one amongst these factors. There was a time when FSH or follicle stimulating hormone was regarded as the parameter for hormonal testing, but the latest in the hormonal brigade is Anti Mullerian Hormone, more popularly known as AMH. Medically, AMH

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8 08, 2016

Getting Pregnant Unassisted: 10 Frequently-Asked Questions on how to maximize your chances of conceiving naturally?

Getting pregnant is something that can become a major issue, particularly for such couples who have been trying and failing with repeated attempts. The chances deteriorate with age and pregnancy can actually become a challenge. The fact is that though conceiving naturally is deemed to be an easy job for many, there are some who

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4 08, 2016

My clinic refuses to provide photos of my embryos. What should I do?

The role of an IVF clinic is not confined to assisting the patients in overcoming their struggle against infertility but also extends to providing them with ample documentation of the treatment protocol. The documentation includes the photos of the embryos produced during the procedure. Together, these photos and documents serve the purpose of proving the

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1 08, 2016

Embryo Culture: Are my embryos in safe hands?

Pregnancy starts with the fertilization of an egg with a sperm to form an embryo, which implants itself to the uterine lining. Therefore, it would not be wrong to say that the embryo is the building block of pregnancy, whether natural or assisted. In context of the commonly used artificial reproductive technique IVF, embryo culture

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