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

29 07, 2016

Understanding Ectopic pregnancy & the way forward

Ectopic pregnancy takes place when the fertilized egg fails to implants itself on the lining of the uterus; instead, it houses itself in the fallopian tube and in the rarest cases, other sites like the ovaries, cervix, horn of the uterus or an abdominal organ. Ectopic pregnancy has an incidence of one in a hundred

14 03, 2016

Blocked fallopian tubes: Can I still get pregnant?

Understanding what’s causing your infertility is the first step towards developing a positive outlook and seeking the right treatment from a trusted fertility specialist. One of the major causes of infertility in women is tubal factor infertility, more commonly known as blocked fallopian tubes, which affects nearly 20% of women facing infertility. Fallopian tubes are

2 03, 2016

Cervical mucus hostility: when an unwelcoming cervix won’t let you conceive

The cervix is the narrow, canal-like part of the uterus that lies between the uterus and the vagina. When a woman gives birth, the cervix dilates (expands) to allow the baby to pass through. Nature has bestowed the cervix with protective qualities that help prevent foreign particles from entering the uterine cavity. The cervical glands

22 02, 2016

When does a man need surgery for treating infertility?

In our blog titled Treatments for Male Infertility: PESA,TESA and MESA, we discussed the various sperm retrieval procedures used for collection of sperm in men with nil or low sperm count. Sperm retrieval (PESA, TESA, MESA, TESE) is useful when the male partner is unable to provide a semen sample to be used in an