Immature eggs retrieved during an IVF cycle normally don’t make healthy embryos on fertilization but if they are allowed to mature in the laboratory for an extra day, they may turn into healthy, mature eggs that are capable of fertilizing well. This extension of the development potential of immature eggs is called delayed IVF. Using this method, the slower-developing eggs are allowed to mature under controlled conditions in a laboratory… Read More
Risks and benefits of Double Embryo Transfer in IVF
Double embryo transfer (DET) in IVF was traditionally done to improve the odds of implantation. However, DET can be the reason for various neonatal complications and also cause serious problems for the mother. It is important to assess the risks and benefits of double embryo transfer in IVF vs. single embryo transfer (SET) before you go through with the final procedure. According to a CDC report, the NICU admission for… Read More
What to do after your Embryo Transfer?
The two-week wait period between the embryo transfer and your pregnancy test can be very tense. It is normal to have your mind flooded with questions regarding what to do after your embryo transfer? Should you travel or do any physical activities during this time? What are the positive signs of a successful embryo transfer? All this overthinking during this period of uncertainty after IVF can build up a lot… Read More
How does AI help the IVF process?
Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in IVF is the newest way to harness technology and enhance the reliability and success rates of ART. So, how does AI help the IVF process? It has been more than four decades since the first baby was born using IVF, yet IVF’s success rate remains uncertain. Despite all innovations in the field, there isn’t enough data on the use of AI in IVF to influence… Read More
ASRM on traveling for IVF
Are you considering traveling overseas for fertility treatment? Before you decide to opt for IVF treatment abroad, you may want to learn about the concerns and suggestions laid down by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine or ASRM on traveling for IVF. Are you getting a better deal, better service or facilities? Does the destination country have restrictions and privacy concerns for IVF treatment? After IVF can you travel? The… Read More
Will IVF work if you have Endometriosis?
Over 10% of the females in reproductive age suffer from endometriosis , according to the World Health Organization (1). While many of them are able to conceive naturally despite the condition, many also need medical intervention and IVF. Can you conceive naturally? Will IVF work if you have endometriosis? Will your ability to conceive be affected because of endometrial lesions? Endometriosis creates a hostile environment for fertilization and also affects… Read More
Rising Infertility in the UAE
The number of pregnancies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to drop to 1.66 per couple from 2020-2025(1). This rising infertility in the UAE is a real concern as more poeple turn towards treatments. According to a market research conducted by Colliers, infertility rate in the Middle East is estimated to be at 15%, split across men and women (2). This is significantly higher than the 10% infertility… Read More
How to stay calm through IVF?
Are you stressed about your imminent IVF cycle and wondering if all that anxiety will affect the outcome? Stress is not good for conceiving and you’re probably already looking for tips on how to stay calm through IVF. A Swedish study found that among twenty-two women who went through IVF, the physiological stress levels among those who did not become pregnant were slightly higher than those who did achieve pregnancy… Read More
Do birth control pills affect your natural fertility?
Whether it’s your first-time using birth control pills, or you have been taking it for quite some time, you may have wondered at one point or another – do birth control pills affect your natural fertility? One common misconception about contraceptives is that they affect a woman’s natural fertility because they might mess up the ovaries’ ability to produce healthy eggs for pregnancy or IVF. Infertility with the use of… Read More
At what age are you the most fertile?
For most women, age is the most important factor affecting your fertility. Typically, women have higher chances of conceiving upto mid-30s, after which their fertility starts to gradually decline. If there was an ideal age to conceive, or say, to freeze your eggs, what is it for any woman? At what age are you the most fertile? The proverbial biological clock is no myth. Fertility in both men and women… Read More