Inability to produce your own progeny without medical intervention is very upsetting condition for a coupleRead More>>
Ovulation Induction and Cycle Monitoring
This type of treatment is suitable for the women who have unpredictable or irregular ovulation or are notRead More>>
Intrauterine Insemination commonly known as IUI is a first line fertility treatment wherein sperms are placedRead More>>
Egg collection, also known as egg retrieval is the most crucial step in the In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).Read More>>
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
In Vitro Fertilisation commonly referred as IVF is the most popular type of assisted reproductive technology (ART),Read More>>
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection commonly referred as ICSI,Read More>>
ICSI – Important Things
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection commonly referred as ICSIRead More>>
Embryo transfer is the last step in an IVF cycle. Once eggs are collected and fertilised with sperms in the laboratory,Read More>>
Assisted Hatching (AH)
Assisted Hatching is one more technique used in the IVF process itself.Read More>>
Blastocyst culture is an important technique in IVF process which maximises the IVF success rate and minimises the multiple pregnancy rates.Read More>>
Micro Surgical Sperm Aspiration (PESA, MESA, TESA)
As far as infertility is concerned, males are equally affected by it.Read More>>
Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)
Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer or commonly known as GIFT is one of the techniques in Assisted Reproductive TechnologyRead More>>
Embryo Freezing and Thawing
Often after first IVF or ICSI cycle couples left with unused embryos, which they might want to use in the next IVF or ICSI cycleRead More>>
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
Most of the couples who undergo IVF cycle are left with an unused embryo(s) which they might like to use at a later date,Read More>>
Egg, Sperm and Embryo Donation
Pregnancy through donated egg, sperm and embryo can be suggested by your doctor in the following cases:Read More>>
Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure used to rule out any genetic defectsRead More>>
Spindle View (polscope)
PolScope is an advanced scientific technique used in the ICSI processRead More>>
Outcome of Treatment
A number of factors have considerable effect on IVF outcome. Its success or failure may be attributed to some of the below factors and can vary based on individual cases.Read More>>
Risks and Problems – During and After Treatment
Every medical or surgical procedure has some side effects as well as risks associated with them and so is the case with IVF.Read More>>
Treatment – Accreditation, Guarantee, Licensing and Complaints Procedure
Billroth hospital is standing long and tall from the last 25 yearsRead More>>
Is infertility a woman’s problem?
This is a commonly held belief. However, among couples who suffer from infertility, in 30% of the cases, infertility issues are related to women and 30% in men. In the rest, both partners could have problems or it could be due to ‘unexplained’ reasons. Since, this.....
Did you know that your health, weight and lifestyle can affect your fertility?
A nourishing diet, a regular exercise regimen and a stress free lifestyle are important to conceive. Being underweight or overweight can both affect fertility and it’s important to keep a check on body weight through exercise and diet. There are many techniques to .....
Being young assures you of fertility.
This is a myth. While it’s a fact that fertility decreases with age, merely being young does not ensure fertility. There are cases of couples in their twenties who have fertility problems and paradoxically women in their early forties who have delivered healthy chil.....
If a couple has an infertility problem, it’s the woman who is always to blame.
No, this is a completely false belief. The problem could be with either of the partners. Sometimes there are problems with the man’s sperm count or sperm motility and this causes infertility.
Your infertility is the result of your actions like eating unhealthy food or that you are too fat or too thin.
While infertility could be caused by bad lifestyle factors such as these, thankfully these are reversible. Once you get back on track with a healthy well-balanced diet and treatment if necessary, your fertility is restored.
When you .....
Will infertility treatments affect my career?
With a little planning ahead, you can ensure that it does not impact your career. You may have to come in for early morning appointments and sometimes sudden appointments. However, you can manage this by planning your day and enlisting the help of colleagues as a back.....
Is infertility a curse from God?
This is a very sad belief that many have. You may find some people blaming it on the sins of a previous birth or saying that God is angry with you. However, this is not the case, most cases of infertility can be treated with modern medicine and the advances in Science.....
How do you cope when you come to know of your infertility?
It’s normal to feel upset, stressed and even depressed. You may even wonder what you did to deserve this. The stress could be increased by the queries of society and family, the tests, your emotions and other factors. However, it’s important not to let this pull y.....
Are you getting obsessed with your infertility?
On hearing about their infertility, some couples believe that if they work ‘hard’ enough they will be able to conceivebut sadly it does not. They spend hours poring over books and magazines to find out more about their condition. While it’s good to learn facts, .....
How can you help yourself handle your infertility?
Lean on pillars of support like family and friends, share your feelings with them, this will help you de-stress. Free yourself from any unwanted chores and pressures. Slow down your work pace a bit. Try to include stress relieving activities like yoga, meditation, exe.....
Should you reveal your infertility to your boss and colleagues?
This is a personal choice though you may have to take your boss into confidence, so he or she is supportive of your treatment. Sometimes you may need to make hospital visits during office hours or have to take a few days off and having your boss in the loop helps. Rev.....
Can infertility impact your sexuality?
If you allow it to, it can. Infertility can sometimes result in loss of self-confidence and even the most sexually active couple can feel desensitized. Feelings of sadness and confusion can overwhelm you so much that you lose interest. To combat this, couples must try.....
Should you feel embarrassed about infertility?
It’s a personal and sensitive issue but infertility is not something you need to feel ashamed about. It’s also commoner than you think. One in six couples suffers from infertility. You do not have to keep it hidden, you can share it with family and friends.
Should you wait for one full year before you seek treatment for infertility?
Strictly speaking you should wait for a full year of unprotected sex for conception. However, you could seek the services of an infertility specialist earlier for diagnosis and treatment if needed in certain cases. This is in case you are a woman over 35, suffer .....
Are infertility tests expensive and time consuming?
No, this is wrong. In the woman, a few tests like the diagnostic evaluation of the ovulatory status, uterine and tubal status are required and semen analysis in the man. There are not very expensive and can be very easily completed within just a month.
Semen analysis is not necessary. It’s needed only if the woman has been declared free from any infertility problem.
This is wrong, in most cases, there is the chance of a male factor too playing a role in infertility. The earlier this is detected and treated the better. Consult an infertility specialist for early diagnosis and evaluation.
Is every kind of infertility treatment expensive?
This is a complete misnomer. There is a wide range of infertility treatments available. Depending on your history and diagnosis, there are different treatments to suit your specific infertility problem. The proper guidance and mode of treatment can help in optimizing .....
Do infertility treatments involve daily visits to the doctor?
No, most treatments would involve a few visits but these are usually short and will not interfere with the daily routine of your life.
22. Do infertility treatments carry a high risk of getting pregnant with multiple pregnancies?
Age is not a factor that affects fertility.
This is a misconception. A woman’s age plays a major role in determining how successful the attempts at pregnancy would be. Once a woman crosses the age of 34, fertility starts declining. Pregnancy starts declining even more by 40 and are rare over 42. The celebrit.....
Many people think that if you are healthy, age will not affect your fertility. Having children late is no problem nowadays because of assisted reproduction technologies like IVF.
This is a completely wrong idea. Though habits like smoking can impact your fertility, merely living a healthy lifestyle cannot stop your biological clock. The first signs of fertility decline start by 2, by 35 this speeds up and by 40 it dips even further. Though the.....
If you lead a healthy life, do you have to worry about infertility?
No, even if you lead a healthy lifestyle where you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, exercise, maintain your weight and so on, you may still face problems of infertility. Infertility has no co-relation to a healthy lifestyle.
Once you have a child, having a second will never be a problem.
Having had one child is no guarantee of being able to conceive again. Some couples get affected by Secondary Infertility, where they have one child but are unable to have another.
Does fertility have anything to do with your parenting capabilities?
Definitely not. However, couples who have overcome infertility and had a child are likely to appreciate their bundle of joy better. That’s because of the extra effort they have had to put in.
If you keep doing regular treatments will you definitely get pregnant?
It’s not about just going on with treatments. While a regular schedule of treatment can result in conception for most couples, there are a few for whom this is impossible. In this case, once the doctor has asked them to stop treatment, they must stop. Instead they m.....
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