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When Do I Need An Egg Donor?

The progress of science in the field of infertility has increased in leaps and bounds. Women reaching early menopause or those with less egg reserve can now have children through donor eggs. However it is important that a donor is taken only when indicated and for that it is important to know what are the

Male Infertility Treatment: How to Ensure Best Chances of Success

Male Infertility is increasing in incidence and the male partner is becoming more responsible for causing infertility. Over last 3 decades sperm counts have fallen significantly and this is due to lifestyle changes, obesity, smoking, poor diet, pollutants and stress. How can you improve the results of your treatment? Lifestyle changes: 1. Diet: A diet

Things To Know About Fertility Clinics And Treatments

Why you need to go to a fertility Clinic when there is difficulty in getting pregnant for over a year if woman is under 35 years of age or 6 months if above 35 or f semen test is abnormal. The fertility clinic would be able to treat you as a couple in contrast to

Surrogacy – To The Rescue of Patients Suffering From Infertility

Surrogacy is a boon to those couples who are unable to bear their own genetic child. In couples where the uterus is absent because of genetic causes or because it required removal surrogacy is the only option to have your own genetic child. Women who have severe health conditions like uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes kidney

IVF Process – Step by Step

IVF process consists of 6 steps 1. First step in IVF – Stimulation of Ovaries to yield a number of eggs: This is done with injections of gonadotropins. They are started on day 2 of cycle and growth of follicle is monitored by ultrasound. The size of follicle reflects the maturity of the egg. Usually

Chances of Getting Pregnant with IVF

The chances of getting pregnant with IVF depend on many factors 1. Age of woman and her ovarian reserve: After the age of 40 years the chance of getting pregnant is low even with IVF. 2. Sperm count and quality 3. Presence of diseases like PCOS, endometriosis, 4. Quality and grade of embryo 5. The

How to Improve Your IVF Rates

Besides medical therapy there are certain lifestyle changes which may help you to improve the chances of success. Many questions about IVF remain unanswered – what works and what doesn’t? Why did IVF fail? Why did pregnancy end in abortion? There are many times no scientific explanations specially when everything looks good – grade 1

Male Infertility Cure & Treatment – Some Tips on How to Improve Fertility in Men

Male infertility is on the rise and now accounts for nearly 40% of causes. There are many factors leading to a low sperm count and treatment can be divided into lifestyle changes, pharmaceutical intervention and surgery 1. Lifestyle changes: i. Weight loss: Obesity is associated with low sperm counts as there is hormonal imbalance and

Embryo Transfer

Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is the final and most important step of IVF. If not performed in an appropriate setting with prerequisites in place by the right person it can lead to failure of an IVF cycle.   Prerequisites Assessment of Endometrium( Uterus lining) It is essential for the lining of the endometrium to be at least

Artificial Insemination

Artificial Insemination

Artificial insemination is the introduction of sperm in the uterus or the cervix. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a process by which sperms are prepared and deposited in a woman’s uterus through artificial means. Artificial insemination can be with Husband’s or partner’s semen Donor semen: First in 1884 Steps of IUI Ovarian stimulation +/- Monitoring of

IVF Treatment and Cost Analysis- ivf india

IVF Treatment and Cost Analysis

IVF is an expensive procedure and it causes a significant economic burden. The cost is because it requires stringent quality control, only specific media which have had animal testing for no toxicity, and precise instrumentation. It also requires highly skilled manpower to make it a successful program. Any IVF center which compromises on quality gives

Low Sperm Count Signs & Treatment

Low Sperm Count Signs & Treatment

Male infertility is on the rise. It has been seen that sperm count and motility is affected by a number of factors. A thorough history of the patient may unveil some of the factors.   Diagnosis The condition is diagnosed on semen analysis when the count is less than 15 million/ml as per WHO standards.

Factors Affecting Success of IVF

Factors Affecting Success of IVF

Dr Surveen Ghumman Director & Head IVF & Reproductive Medicine Max Hospital Panchsheel, Saket, Patparganj and Vaishali   IVF has been practised for the past 40 years, yet we have been unable to get a success rate of 100%. This is because there are a number of a factor which comes into play to determine

The best IVF doctor for infertility and treatment- dr.Surveen G. Sindhu

The Best IVF Doctor for Infertility and Treatment – Dr. Surveen G. Sindhu

It’s very difficult to find a right doctor for infertility and IVF treatment. When you’re not in a state to discuss these problems with others openly. Then it’s very difficult for us to find the right doctor for our issues either it’s a matter of infertility or IVF treatment. When we talk about IVF Treatment in Delhi her name comes first

IVF Treatment that converts Impossible into Possible

Today, we discuss how people start to think something is impossible. Actually, it is in human nature. If on repeatedly trying anything we fail, we start to think it is impossible. This happens on many occasions in different situations. One such situation is, in the case of IVF if a woman has an infertility problem,

Fertility Options & Pregnancy in Early Menopause or Premature Ovarian Failure

Introduction: Menopause is the natural cessation of ovarian function when estrogen production decreases and menstruation ceases. Normally, menopause occurs between 42 and 56 years of age. However, approximately one per cent of women under the age of 40 develops early menopause, also called premature ovarian failure (POF). The Female Reproductive System: The monthly menstrual period

Steps of In vitro fertilization (IVF)

By Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu: In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technique that involves fertilization of the oocyte (egg) by sperm outside of the woman’s body. The embryos are cultured in sterile plastic dishes. IVF was initially developed for patients with absent or damaged fallopian tubes. It is now offered as a treatment

Blastocyst Culture in IVF – Why it Should be Done ?

By Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu: Before blastocyst culture started IVF embryos were transferred at day 2 or day 3. However in recent years blastocyst culture media was introduced and it made it possible to grow the embryos upto day 5 outside the body. What is a blastocyst? Usually a day 3 embryo consists of 8

Micro TESE & IVF/ICSI Progress in Male Infertility (Azoospermia)

By Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu: Over the last 10 years the rapidly innovating technology in assisted reproduction has enabled male infertility due to men with very low sperm count to become fathers. Where earlier sperms were needed in the millions now only 2-3 sperms are needed for intracytoplasmic sperm injection leading to a successful IVF. Technology

Poor Ovarian Reserve And IVF – Low Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH)

By Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu: Poor ovarian reserve can be measured by Antimullerian hormone, Antral Follicle Count and FSH on day 2 of the period. In recent years, much dependence has developed on AMH as a marker as it has many advantages.   Advantages of AMH as an ovarian reserve marker: Advantages of AMH as

Thin Endometrium in IVF

By Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu: Thin endometrium is a source of concern as implantation would not occur while attempting an IVF, IUI or a natural conception. While evaluating the endometrium there are a few parameters to be taken into account   Endometrial parameters for assessment: Thickness – It should be at least 8 mm thick

Low Sperm Count And Its Treatment

By Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu: Male infertility is on the rise and now the male is equally responsible for infertility. Over the years has been seen that sperm count is falling along with the quality of the sperms deteriorating, with lower motility and morphology. While assessing the semen it is not just the number of sperms

How IVF Has Evolved In The Society Today

By Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu: There has been a 50% jump in infertility in the last 30 years, with women delaying marriages and childbirth and focusing on their careers. There is also, an increase in conditions like polycystic ovarian disease and premature ovarian failure which contribute to increasing infertility. Sperm counts have gradually decreased over

Obesity & Its Impact on Fertility and IVF Success

By Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu: In the last few decades there has been a change in lifestyle and socioeconomic conditions globally. This has led to rise in obesity. Obesity has now become a major epidemic. Rising incidence of obesity is seen both in developed and developing countries. In England it is seen that 56% of women

Role of Diet in IVF Success

Fertility diet includes food which would enhance the egg and sperm quality, build a good lining of the uterus to house the baby, provides the body with good hormones for reproduction and supports a healthy pregnancy. Free radicles may damage the egg and the sperm. Antioxidants fight this dame preventing it. Important vitamins and nutrients

Top Facts You Should Know About IVF Treatments

1. Success rates IVF has a success rate of 50% in young women the rate drops with age over 35 and is only 20% when women is over 40years. Success depends on a number of factors such as the cause of infertility, age and lifestyle. 2. At what age must one contact a fertility specialist

When and in Whom should IVF be done?

There are specific indications for IVF and it should only be done if these are fulfilled. Below are the indications for IVF 1. Male Factor Infertility 2. Absent or Damaged Fallopian Tubes 3. Endometriosis 4. Unexplained Infertility 5. Recurrent Intrauterine Insemination Failure 6. Tubal and Pelvic Adhesions 7. Poor ovarian reserve 8. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Fertility Check – Identifies Infertility related to decreased ovarian reserve

Fertility check gives you an idea of how well your ovaries are working. Usually at birth 1000,000 eggs are present these come down to 1,00,000 at 35 when fertility is decreased and at 40 they are 10,000 when chances of pregnancy are greatly reduced. Thus a woman’s fertility decreases with age. Not only the quantity

Male Infertility and Microtese – Hope for those with no sperms

Male infertility is on the rise. Semen quality and sperm counts are falling. The only male is now responsible for 40%. This is an increase from 25% earlier. The falling sperm counts have been blamed on lifestyle factors like poor diet, stress, lack of exercise, alcohol, smoking and cell phones. Besides this men could suffer

Why Should You Know About IUI (intrauterine insemination) Success Rate ?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves a laboratory procedure to separate fast moving sperm from more sluggish or non-moving sperm. The fast moving sperms are then placed into the woman’s womb close to the time of ovulation when the egg is released from the ovary in the middle of the monthly cycle. IUI is indicated in patients

Infertility Treatment Why To Choose Us-IVF India

Infertility Treatment Why To Choose Us-IVF India

It is headed by Dr Surveen Ghumman Sindhu who has been internationally trained at Cleveland clinic and Manipal University. It has a dedicated team which works at global standards and hence has been able to give outstanding success. The excellent clinical acumen combined with latest diagnostic facilities leads us to an accurate diagnosis. State of

How Realising the Baby Dream by Surrogacy in India Raises Legal, Social Concerns

Although commercial surrogacy is legal in India, there are no laws or a governing body to oversee the rapidly expanding process. Surrogate mothers also face a social stigma attached to carrying children for other couples, as traditional Indian values have not changed as rapidly as the commercial surrogacy industry has grown. India legalized commercial surrogacy

What Causes Infertility?

Risk Factors of Infertility Age – a woman’s fertility starts to drop after she is about 32 years old, and continues doing so. Smoking – smoking significantly increases the risk of infertility in both men and women. Smoking may also undermine the effects of fertility treatment. Alcohol consumption – a woman’s pregnancy can be seriously affected by any

IVF Baby Boom: Births From Fertility Procedures

More couples than ever are turning to ‘In Vitro Fertilization’ to help build families. In 2012, more than 61,000 babies were conceived with the help of IVF, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. That means IVF babies made up 1.5 percent of the 3.9 million births in the U.S. And it makes 2012 the year

Success Rates of Test Tube Baby in India

IVF helps infertile couples to conceive. This advanced science depends on precise conditions and hence the success rate of IVF also varies depending on how well these conditions are supplied. Factors Affecting IVF Success Rate The age of the woman – Older women have poor results. The status of the uterus – whether it is

Why has Conception Moved To The Laboratory?

Dr Surveen Ghumman Sindhu
Senior Consultant, IVF & Reproductive Medicine, MAX Hospital, Panchsheel.

The first reference to the test tube baby as an answer for infertility goes back to the time of Mahabharata…

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Facts About Male Infertility

Dr Surveen Ghumman Sindhu Senior Consultant IVF & Reproductive Medicine MAX Multispeciality Centre, Panchsheel

Male factor may be the primary factor in 40 % of infertile couples and can be…

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The Ovulating PCOS

Dr Surveen Ghumman Sindhu MD (Obst & Gyne), FICOG Director MAX IVF & Reproductive Medicine, Department of Gynecology MAX Superspeciality Hospitals, Panchsheel, Saket, Vaishali & Patparganjlhi Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous collection of signs and symptoms which form a spectrum of mild to severe disturbance of reproductive, endocrine and metabolic functions. Normal menstrual

Changing Trends in Infertility

         Globally there are 60 to 80 million couples who are infertile. India bears a large part of the global load of infertility. With the rising incidence, there is a trend to a greater proportion of male factor being responsible for infertility. Earlier female infertility accounted for 50- 60% cases and male infertility was 25%.