Early signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Around 1.2% of all women will be detected with ovarian cancer during their lifetime and more than half of them lose their lives because of it. Cancer spreads silently and ovarian cancer usually remains undetected in the early stages. However, if you catch any of the early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, you may get it treated while the disease is still confined and have much better chances of… Read More

Embryo grading in IVF: Which embryos are good?

Stages of embryo development

A good, healthy embryo is integral to the whole process of conception and healthy pregnancy and naturally, when you do IVF, there’s a lot of focus on the embryo. Informed patients today are aware of the importance of embryo and are asking questions about embryo grading in IVF. So, which embryos are most likely to result in a healthy pregnancy? During the IVF process, embryos created in the lab are… Read More

When should you do the ERA test?

How is ERA test done

When you’ve been trying to get pregnant for some time and are considering invitro fertilization (IVF), you want everything to go right. Unfortunately, IVF does not work every time and your doctor many not always be able to determine the reason why your IVF failed. As part of the IVF failure workup, many doctors use the endometrial receptivity array (ERA), to evaluate issues with the receptivity of the uterus that… Read More

What are the indications for PGD?

Indications for PGD

Genetic testing with IVF is becoming more common as the techniques become safer with improving technology and more people understand the benefits of having the good quality embryos implanted. However, pre-implantation genetic testing is not for everyone. So, what are the indications for PGD and should you get it? If your doctor mentions PGT instead of PGD, don’t get all confused by the terminology. Back in 2018, the major reproductive… Read More

How does PGS improve IVF success rates?

Improved-clinical-pregnancy-with-IVF

A genetic test, known as pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS), is widely used to get better results in IVF. A large majority of IVF failures are blamed on poor embryo quality and fertility experts recommend PGS to be able to select the best embryo that is most likely to result in a positive pregnancy. So how does PGS improve IVF success rates? Using PGS, the embryos can be checked for abnormal… Read More