Category Archives: Fertility Treatments

Laser Assisted Hatching

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The zona pellucida is an important layer surrounding the unfertilized or fertilized egg before and after fertilization.  The role zona pellucida plays before fertilization is to ensure that only one sperm can bind to egg and the rest are unable to penetrate the egg. After fertilization, the zona pellucid helps to keep the cells of embryo together and ensures implantation of […]

Is ICSI better than IVF?

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Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a modified form of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and these procedures are Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART). Generally, couples who are planning for ART get confused between IVF and ICSI. These two procedures are more or less similar. The only difference is in the fertilization step of IVF and ICSI procedures. Difference between […]

Adenomyosis and Infertility

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HEALTHY UTERUS The uterus wall consists of 3 layers; the inner layer is endometrium. Endometrium gets ready for pregnancy each month. If pregnancy does not occur, then the endometrium is shed during the menstrual cycle. The middle layer is myometrium composed of muscle cells. The outer layer is perimetrium. Adenomyosis is a benign (non – […]

Thyroid and Fertility – Are associated or not

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Thyroid is a butterfly shaped endocrine gland located in the neck which is responsible for secreting thyroid hormone in the blood. The normal function of thyroid gland (production of T3 and T4 hormones in correct amount by thyroid) is maintained by hypothalamus and pituitary glands located in the brain. The role of hypothalamus is to secrete Thyrotrophin […]

Emotional Well – Being and Infertility

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Infertility or an inability to naturally conceive affects you in multiple ways. It affects how you feel about yourself, your relationship with your spouse, your relationship with your friends and family, your vacations and your career. You may feel you have been let down by life in an unimaginable and uncontrollable way. However, you are not […]

How do I know when and if am Ovulating in my Menstrual Cycle?

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What is Ovulation? Ovulation refers to the time when the ovary releases a matured egg for fertilization. The matured egg, once released, moves to the Fallopian tube and waits for the sperms to arrive. Typically, the egg remains available for 12 to 24 hours and there are chances of pregnancy in case a sperm meets the egg […]

All you need to know about IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation)

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What is IVF? In Vitro Fertilisation or IVF is a series of medical procedures wherein matured eggs are detached from ovaries and allowed to get fertilized with sperm in a laboratory. “In Vitro” means a test tube or a laboratory culture dish, and it is here that fertilization takes place. Once the egg is fertilized, it […]

5 Facts that Explain Conception and Fertility in a Simple Manner

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Fertilization and conception are two basic concepts that control how and when humans reproduce. However, even couples planning to have a baby may not know everything about staying fertile and basic facts related to conception reproductive cycle. 1)  Infertility is more common than you think. Having ideal body mass index, exercising regularly and strictly following a […]

7 Common Misconceptions About Blocked Fallopian Tubes That You Must Know

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The Fallopian tubes or uterine tubes are located on each side of the uterus. They play a key role in pregnancy as the fusion of the egg and the sperm (fertilization) takes place in the Fallopian tube. However, blockage in one or both the Fallopian tubes may sometimes lead to infertility. It is estimated that 20 […]

5 Myths and Associated Facts About Recurrent Miscarriage that You Must Pay Attention To

Recurrent-Miscarriage

Miscarriage is an unpleasant and nasty experience for women. The entire happiness of conceiving a child may be lost with the loss of the foetus, creating a sense of unbearable stress or trauma. Some women may face two or more consecutive miscarriages, a condition known as recurrent miscarriage. Women who lose their foetus repeatedly are often […]


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