Second IVF Baby: what are your chances?

If you’ve conceived once via IVF, you’re likely to be able to do that again. After an initial success, the chances of having a second child with assisted reproductive technology (ART) are quite good, according to a study published today in reproductive medicine journal, Human Reproduction. This is the first major study to investigate the chances of having a second IVF baby. Analysing data from IVF clinics in Australia and… Read More

Does Gluten cause infertility?

Gluten intolerance may be responsible for fertility problems in both men and women, research has indicated. So, if you are struggling to conceive and have been given the rather frustrating diagnosis of unexplained infertility, you might want to check if the problem is caused by the Gluten in your diet. How does Gluten cause infertility? Will eliminating it from your diet help you get pregnant? Gluten—a protein commonly found in… Read More

Diagnosis & Treatment of Unexplained Infertility

The diagnosis of unexplained fertility is extremely frustrating, and it is quite common. Around one in five infertile couples are told that the doctors are unable to identify any specific reason for their conception problems. So, when you don’t know what’s wrong, how can you find a solution to it? Not all hope is lost because even if your infertility cannot be explained, it can be treated. Is your infertility… Read More

Embryo Adoption

Embryo adoption is the process of transferring the embryos left after one couple’s in vitro fertilization, to another person or couple. These embryos are usually donated after the couple, for whom they were initially created, has conceived and carried a pregnancy to term. The decision to donate or destroy the embryos remains with the same couple. Every day thousands of people who undergo in-vitro fertilization, end up with extra embryos… Read More

Should you get IVF or Surgery for Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease in which the endometrium—the tissue that normally lines the insides of your uterine cavity—starts to grow outside your uterus, causing adhesions and pain in your lower abdominal cavity. In many women it is the cause of infertility, and patients wonder if they should opt for IVF or surgery for endometriosis. There is no straightforward approach or standardized protocol that can be applied in all patients… Read More

What are the best methods for Endometriosis Diagnosis?

Endometriosis is a painful disease that affects approximately 200 million females around the world. The condition usually presents as varying degrees pelvic pain and extreme discomfort for women; often the diagnosis is late and treatment is consequently delayed. If you know the different methods of endometriosis diagnosis, you may be able to identify and deal with the problem at the earliest. What happens in endometriosis? Endometrial tissue, which normally lines… Read More

10 ways to improve egg quality before pregnancy or IVF

Women trying to conceive naturally or with the help of IVF are always looking for ways to improve egg quality to improve their chances of conceiving. The quality of your gametes is the most important factor for a successful pregnancy, and it can be enhanced with the right protocol. Unlike men, whose sperm is produced every three months, women are born with 1-2 million eggs out of which only 300-500… Read More

IVF for Single Women

Single women today have more control over their lives than ever before and many are making the choice to build their families without any partner. IVF for single women is available in many countries and if you feel strongly about having a baby, you can certainly make that choice for yourself. With growing awareness about these procedures and acceptance from the society, women are becoming more comfortable in having and… Read More

Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing

The miscarriages or conception problems you’re having could be attributed to faulty sperm DNA, which is unfortunately not assessed in a routine semen analysis. Sperm DNA fragmentation testing is required to check for the integrity of the DNA of your sperm, which is an important factor in successful conception. A simple semen analysis, although sufficient in many cases, only tells us about the count, morphology, and motility of the sperm,… Read More

10 Vital Questions to Ask Before Starting IVF

We asked an experienced fertility doctor about what most patients don’t know before starting their IVF. Our associate, Dr. Harpreet Sidhu shares the 10 questions to ask your fertility specialist before starting your IVF. The decision to undergo IVF is usually quite scary and stressful for couples because most patients are unsure of what to expect in an IVF cycle. This anxiety usually stems from their unfamiliarity with the procedure,… Read More