Which Tests Are Unnecessary in Infertility?

Few tests are needed before starting the treatment in an Infertile Couple. These include 1) Semen Analysis of the Husband 2) Wife’s Blood test for AMH, Rubella and Thalassemia 3) Wife’s TVS to look for the ovaries and the uterus 4) Wife’s HSG to look for the Fallopian Tubes. In majority of the cases, treatment can be started after these tests. ONLY in some cases, further tests are necessary. Why further tests are often UNNECESSARY? 1) For any disease, we should do the tests ONLY when the test will give important information that is helpful to change the […]

Not Able to Conceive- When to Visit to Doctor?

It should be kept in mind that, if there is no risk factors for Infertility or the wife’s age is less than 35 years and the husband’s age is less than 40 years ; after one cycle (one month) of regular frequent intercourse, the chance of conception in human being is only 15%. That means, out of 100 couples trying for conception, only 15 will be able to succeed after one month of trying.  The word “Regular” and “Frequent” are important; because to achieve pregnancy, couples are advised to keep intimate relationships for at least 2-3 times a […]

Bed Rest in Pregnancy- Is it Helpful?

Bed Rest in Pregnancy- Is it Helpful? Pinki, a 29 years-old-woman, was very much excited when she got positive pregnancy test for the first time. She is a school teacher. As she did not feel much problem, she continued her routine daily activities. Unfortunately she landed in miscarriage at 8 weeks. This time her friends and in laws- everybody told her that “she had miscarriage because she did not take rest“. But can anyone guarantee if she took bed rest, everything would have been absolutely normal? Let’s see what the science is saying. Can bed rest prevent miscarriage? […]

When You Should Not Delay the Fertility Treatment?

When you should NOT delay the Fertility Treatment? Almost all the couples want to conceive naturally. We also try our best to fulfill their wishes. But, unfortunately, sometimes we see the couples for whom the only way to achieve pregnancy is the IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). They are the couples who CANNOT conceive naturally.  This includes  Both the Fallopian Tubes are Blocked in Laparoscopy. Severe (Grade 4) Endometriosis (when the lining of the uterus- “Endometrium” is located outside the uterus and causes “Adhesion” or abnormal attachment between the tubes/ ovaries). Premature Ovarian Failure (Ovaries stop producing eggs). Azoospermia (No sperm […]

Menopause: A Transition, Not the End of Life

Aging is an inevitable phenomenon in our lives. Often our parents or grand-parents say “we are aged now, so it’s just a matter of few years”. But is it really so? French author Jules Renard said “It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old”. Scientific studies has shown that “we can expect to become old”. There are mainly two reasons for it. One is our life style changes, leading to faster aging of the general population. The second thing is profound improvement in medical care that made it possible to conquer death even at the […]

4 Natural Ways to Control Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common syndrome among many young girls and women. Problems like irregular periods, weight gain, acne, hair loss and other hormonal imbalances are the common symptoms. It is a common cause of infertility and pregnancy problems. If left untreated it may lead to diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Here are the most natural ways to handle PCOS problem: 1) Mind your Diet: Easiest way is to work on your diet. Avoid junk food. Eat more of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. 2) Physical Exercise Works: Exercise is a must. It will […]

The Relation Between Thyroid and Reproduction (Fertility, Pregnancy)

25th May is the World Thyroid Day. Thyroid disorders are one of the most common disorders of hormones in our body. Thyroid is a small gland situated in front of the neck and secretes hormones like thyroxine (T4) and tri-iodo-thyronine (T3). These hormones control various functions of our body like heart, blood pressure, digestion, metabolism, growth, blood formation, brain function etc. But one of the most important function is its association with reproduction. In both sexes, T3 and T4 are needed for sexual development during puberty so that full maturation from a child to adult occurs. That means […]

Repeated Miscarriage- a Painful Experience for Couples

Pregnancy gives a woman completeness by turning her into mother from a simple woman. It is the thing which makes the couple parents, the dream which they nurture right time from their marriage. Of course there are many couples who are not fortunate enough to achieve pregnancy and they are usually termed infertile and we have discussed it in separate post.  But there are other couples who may or may not (as this is the usual case) find difficult to conceive but the pregnancy does not continue to the age of viability. Age of viability means the age, […]

Fallopian Tube Block in Infertility- What You Can Do?

When couples get married, they often view parenthood as the next stage in their family life. They want to have child, they want to be “mom” and “dad”, they cannot imagine that this may beard to achieve or may not be a natural process. When several trials to conceive fail, they are shocked. Their basic expectation about family life gets shattered. Most of the couples are desperately looking for medical therapy that will end into a misery. Clearly this is not a struggle to survive; it is a struggle to fulfill a dream, to achieve what they view […]

Fertility Treatment for Couples With Sexual Problems

Introduction When couples get married, they often view parenthood as the next stage in their family life. They want to have a child, they want to be “mom” and “dad”, they cannot imagine that this may be hard to achieve or may not be a natural process. When several trials to conceive fail, they are shocked. Their basic expectation about family life gets shattered. Most of the couples are desperately looking for medical therapy that will end into a misery. Clearly this is not a struggle to survive; it is a struggle to fulfill a dream, to achieve […]