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'Remote control' contraceptive or pregnancy blocking chip available 'by 2018'-DR.RANJU GYNAECOLOGIST
'Remote control' contraceptive or pregnancy blocking chip available 'by 2018'


A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.

The chip is implanted under a woman's skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone.

This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless remote control.

The project has been backed by Bill Gates, and will be submitted for pre-clinical testing in the US next year - and possibly go on sale by 2018.

The device measures 20mm x 20mm x 7mm and will be "competitively priced", its creators said.

Convenience factor
Tiny reservoirs of the hormone are stored on a 1.5cm-wide microchip within the device.

A small electric charge melts an ultra-thin seal around the levonorgestrel, releasing the 30 microgram dose into the body.

There are other types of contraceptive implant available, the researchers noted, but all require a trip to a clinic and an outpatient procedure in order to be deactivated.

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Someone across the room cannot re-programme your implant”

Dr Robert Farra
"The ability to turn the device on and off provides a certain convenience factor for those who are planning their family," said Dr Robert Farra from MIT.

The next challenge for the team is to ensure the absolute security of the device to prevent activation or deactivation by another person without the woman's knowledge.

"Communication with the implant has to occur at skin contact level distance," said Dr Farra.

"Someone across the room cannot re-programme your implant.

"Then we have secure encryption. That prevents someone from trying to interpret or intervene between the communications."

Huge range
The same technology could be used to administer other drugs.

Simon Karger, head of the surgical and interventional business at Cambridge Consultants, said that implanted technology like this faces a range of challenges and risks.

But he added that overall "the value to the patient of these types of implant can be huge and we foresee a future in which a huge range of conditions are treated through smart implanted systems". — with Dewat Ram Nakipuria and 19 others. (4 photos)

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Free fertility evaluation camp in Maharashtra - Indira fertility center
We are proud to promote Infertility awareness week in Maharashtra with big IVF events organised than ever before at 5 major cities of Maharashtra.This fertility camps will focus on Advanced infertility treatment and IVF or Test Tube Baby process in a very simple and easy to understand presentation for all.

India’s declining fertility rate (at 2.59), now only slightly higher than that of the United States (2.1), is part of a global trend of lower population growth.A drop in fertility rate is due to both medical factor and external factors —like late marriages, more career orientation or reluctance to have children in general.Rapid lifestyle changes are also impacting fertility in urban areas of India today.

Often couples are not aware that their chances of having their own biological child are greatly reduced as they approach their early to mid 30s. Child bearing is delayed due to career progression, financial issues and countless other reasons. This infertility event will raise awareness that both men and women need to seek fertility evaluation and treatment sooner rather than later.

Indira IVF brings free information mornings for individuals and couples interested in learning more about IVF and other fertility treatment options.Indira IVF is holding a free fertility seminar for people who have been trying to fall pregnant and wish to take a positive step towards conceiving.

Hear from the IVF experts on the causes and treatments of infertility, the IVF process, the science behind IVF as well as lifestyle factors that can influence your chances of getting pregnant.

At this IVF Pregnancy seminar, you will meet one of Indira IVF's leading fertility specialists. They will explain the treatment options available including the latest scientific breakthroughs that maximise the likelihood that you will conceive a Test Tube baby. You’ll also have time after the presentation to talk one-on-one to have your questions answered by our experts.

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Nutrition before and during Pregnancy - Getting Pregnant
It is always said that you should have proper nutritious diet when you are carrying a child because ultimately your child gets nutrition from your food. What you eat during those nine months can have long-term effects on your child's health. Normally this tip is given by mothers and grand mother and all other experienced females. Hence diet plays an important role for healthy pregnancy and healthy child.

Researchers have discovered that nutrition at the time of conception can alter a baby's genes permanently. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine published a report that outlines the effects a woman's diet has on her baby. Here the talk is not about the diet during pregnancy but it is about the pre pregnancy diet. That means what a mother eats (or lacks nutritionally) before she conceives a baby can permanently alter her child's genes.

Importance of nutrition before Conception

Normally the diet of the women changes once she is pregnant. Sometimes it's due to aversions and cravings, but most pregnant moms try to eat a healthier diet. However researchers say that what your nutrition status is like right around conception can play a big part in your baby's genetic makeup.

While a child’s genes are inherited directly from their parents, how these genes are expressed is controlled through ‘epigenetic’ modifications to the DNA. One such modification involves tagging gene regions with chemical compounds called methyl groups and results in silencing the genes. The addition of these compounds requires key nutrients including folate, vitamins B2, B6 and B12, choline and methionine.

The team studied six genes and what can cause them to turn on or off, focusing on specific nutritional components, such as B vitamins, and what their effects are on those genes. The switch for turning genes on or off is controlled by methylation, and they discovered that in women whose blood levels of these particular nutrients were low, these genes had less methylation.
Even more notable, they found that the levels weren't out of normal range — they were just lower than the cases where there was more methylation on the genes. They also found that the higher a woman's BMI at the time of conception, the less methylation was present, and again, the women's weights weren't out of range.

In essence, they found that there were just a few subtle differences that make permanent changes in genes. The team did not study how this affected fetal development, nor the child's health as he grew up.

The on-going research is yielding strong indications that the methylation machinery can be disrupted by nutrient deficiencies and that this can lead to disease. The ultimate goal is to define an optimal diet for mothers-to-be that would prevent defects in the methylation process. Pre-conceptional folic acid is already used to prevent defects in embryos. Now research is pointing towards the need for a cocktail of nutrients, which could come from the diet or from supplements before conception.

The basic funda of the study prove that mom’s diet prior to conception can influence her babies DNA during pregnancy. It also shows correlation between a mother’s nutritional well-being prior to conception, and how that well-being will affect the DNA of her baby over the course of its life. The aim of the whole study is to demonstrate that a mother’s nutritional well-being at the time of conception can change how her child’s genes will be interpreted, with a life-long impact. Thus mother’s diet before pregnancy could permanently affect many aspects of her children’s lifelong health.

The study did in fact; prove that mom’s diet prior to conception can influence her babies DNA during pregnancy. However study is in very initial stage and more work is required.

We all know that experts suggest getting to your optimal weight before pregnancy, and beginning a quality diet way before you are told to at your first appointment is a sound idea. However, pregnancy doesn't always happen when we expect it to. The point to take away, then, is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and strive for your ideal weight whether pregnancy is on the horizon or not.

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Normal Delivery at 45 years
Normal Delivery at 45 years of age.....!!!!

- Dr. (Mrs.) Madhuri M. Prabhudesai
Mobile - 9423884321

Surprised by the heading? In present days of commercialisation this seems to be very rare. But during last 30 yrs. of my medical profession I have handled so many cases of pregnant women and have treated them successfully with only Ayurvedic Garbhini-Paricharya i. e. with basti, Siddha-taila pichu-dharan and Snehan with various oils at the time of actual delivery. About 90% of the pregnant ladies have delivered normally with this simple Ayurvedic method. Here is one such case --
Date - 01 / 05 / 2000
Name - ABC
Age - 45 years
C / O - Amenorrhoea for about three months, came to confirm menopause as per her age.
L. M. P. - 07 / 02 / 2000
F.T.N.D. - one male child, 18 yrs. old. Then no issue. (Secondary Sterility)
O. E. - P/A and P/V revealed bulky & pregnant uterus of the same, three months duration.
She was quite sure that she had undergone menopause and so, she consulted about three gynaecologists. When everybody told the 'same', she again came to me. By that time she was advised by every medical / non-medical person that 'it is very risky to carry with this pregnancy, it is at the cost of her life, you will have to undergo caesarean operation which is also risky at this age, the child may be abnormal, when you have first son of 18 yrs. old what the public may comment?, so the best thing is you go for abortion', & so on. But her astrologist, with whom she had a great faith, told her that 'this child is very lucky & after its birth you will prosper like anything.' So, she came to me to inquire whether Ayurveda may help her to deliver with minimum risk.
History of this pt. - Actually, this pt. was not in contact with the pregnant ladies taking our treatment for normal / easy delivery. Even then she came to us, for some another reason. She had chronic cough for which she was under treatment of a chest-physician in Ratnagiri. Her X-Ray revealed opacity at the base of her rt. lung & as usual she was diagnosed and was under treatment for Koch's. In spite of the treatment for about two years, she had no relief. She had recurrent attacks of cough & fever and day by day she lost her weight (38 Kgs). So, she was brought to Dr. M. P. Prabhudesai, in the month of May 1993. With Ayurvedic treatment with necessary pathya, the opacity in her rt. lung almost disappeared, she was relieved of cough & fever and she had wt.-gain up to 46 Kgs., within a year. Then afterwards she had a rickshaw-accident. She was injured badly with pain at her neck & spine. She was hospitalised for many days and because of the heavy antibiotics again she developed anorexia and subsequent weight-loss. After taking many types of tonics she could not gain her wt. Then she came to us again and after proper Ayurvedic treatment with deepan-pachan along with brumhan-basti, she had proper wt.-gain once again. So, she had a faith in us because of which she came to me for the treatment to continue her pregnancy.
Line of treatment - As the patient was firm to carry on with the pregnancy, we assured her with Ashwasan-Chikitsa and suggested the following line of treatment -----
1. Regular check up with Urine-examination, CBC and routine USG.
2. A course of 3 matra basti & one niruha basti after eighth month of pregnancy till onset of labour (day 1- matra, day 2 - niruha & one matra & day 3 - matra)
3. Regular Pichu-Dharan in vagina with siddha Taila - We almost invariably suggest this for every pregnant woman, but being an elderly pregnancy, this was essential for this pt., to increase and maintain the elasticity of vaginal & perineal musculature.
4. Masanumasika quathas
5. Routine regular instructions for a Garbhini.
We advised the pt. to get routine check-up done from Gynaecologist to confirm regular and proper growth of the foetus; in this way we could convince the pt. and its relatives, about the proper Ayurvedic line of treatment.
Pt. delivered normally - As post-natal care of the pt. was easier in Ratnagiri, she registered herself in a famous maternity hospital in Ratnagiri in November 2000. Her USG was done on admission and the gynaecologist first called her surgeon-husband and then both of them called a senior gynaecologist to observe the readings of the USG. The pt. being 'heena-satwa' was frightened by the scene and thought of some major problem. But the senior gynaecologist agreed that she had never seen such 'clear intestines without gases &/or faeces' during her practice for last 40 years. She enquired about the treatment and assured the pt. that she is going to deliver normally, without any surgical intervention. The pt. immediately contacted me on phone & told me about this episode, even before contacting her own relatives. Next day the pt. delivered normally with a baby weighing about 71/2 pounds.
In this way, with the help of proper guidelines laid down by Ayurveda, we were able to create proper elasticity in the perineal musculature due to the basties, pichu-dharan & quathas and the pt. could deliver normally in older age, even.
During our practice we do take help of all kinds of diagnostic aids, to convince the pt. & its relatives. But we always try to remain with Ayurvedic Principles in our diagnosis & treatment and of course, we are almost always blessed by the expected results.
So, Vagbhatacharya has clearly mentioned that -----
"Ayurvedopadesheshu vidheyah paramadarah"
- Astanga-hriday, sootra-sthana, 1/

Contact -
Vd. (Mrs.) Madhuri M. Prabhudesai
Dhanwantari Ayurveda Chikitsalaya,
Sawantwadi, Dist. - Sindhudurga, Pin - 416510.
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Preserve your dream of motherhood with Egg Freezing
Human oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) is a novel technology in which a woman’s eggs (oocytes) are extracted, frozen and stored. Later, when she is ready to become pregnant, the eggs can be thawed, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus as embryos. One of the newest advances in fertility treatment — retrieving and freezing eggs — can give a woman better odds for starting a family later in life. That’s because life doesn’t always cooperate with a woman’s plans for motherhood. It is a well known fact that fertility in women begins to decline early 30s and drops rapidly in the late 30s and 40s. The risks for miscarriage and birth defects both rise with age as well.

The biological clock of women generally stops ticking in late 30's or early 40's. To preserve the fertility for later stage in the life egg fertility is one of the option for females. As more women are waiting longer to have children, egg freezing is becoming more relevant and in demand as many women are facing the real challenge of having successful, healthy pregnancies later in life. Our opportunities are endless, but our egg supply and egg quality are not, that is why more women are seeking egg freezing services. Egg Freezing offers women planning to have children after the age of 35, when the biological clock to effectively slow down.

Women should be made aware about the limited lifespan of the ovaries and how truly hard it may be to get pregnant when they actually want to get pregnant. With the fast-paced lifestyles and time-consuming jobs that many women are committed to these days, it seems that more and more women are trying to have children only to find out that it is "too late." Cryo preservation of eggs or ooctyes allows women the potential opportunity to delay their pregnancy until a more opportune time (“the right time”). The "right time" may mean the right partner, the right place in the right career that allows for the investment of more time to a family, or even the right state of health. When the “right time” comes, regardless of the intense desire to have a baby, there is unfortunately no guarantee that a woman will be able to have a genetic child.

Egg freezing enables a woman to bank her eggs when she is young in order to have the same high fertility potential when she is ready to conceive later in life. Oocyte cryopreservation is aimed at three particular groups of women: those diagnosed with cancer who have not yet begun chemotherapy or radiotherapy; those undergoing treatment with assisted reproductive technologies who do not consider embryo freezing an option; and those who would like to preserve their future ability to have children, either because they do not yet have a partner, or for other personal or medical reasons.

Egg freezing can be beneficial for a number of reasons for women wishing to preserve their fertility for the future including:

1) Women who want or need to delay childbearing in order to pursue educational, career or other personal goals. Because fertility is known to decline with age, freezing eggs at an early reproductive age will best insure the chance for a future pregnancy. Unlike the ovary and oocytes (eggs), the uterus does not age and can carry a pregnancy well in to the 40s and 50s. Frozen (cryopreserved) eggs are stored at -196 degrees, so there is no deterioration in eqq quality with time.

2) Women diagnosed with cancer. Egg freezing offers a chance to preserve eggs prior to chemotherapy, surgery or radiation. Most of these treatments destroy the eggs and lead to infertility. In some cases, viable eggs may be present after cancer treatment. Fertility preserving options vary depending on age, type of cancer, and cancer-treatment plan.

3) Women with objections to storing frozen embryos for religious and/or moral reasons. Following a standard IVF process, many individuals or couples have excess embryos. The decision to freeze these unused embryos may be difficult because the options for embryo disposition - how, when or if they will ever be used - can be an ethically and religiously complex choice for many. The decision to fertilize only needed eggs in the IVF process and freezing the remaining un-fertilized eggs may offer a positive solution for those with concerns about freezing embryos.

4) Women with a family history of early menopause. Some forms of early menopause (premature ovarian failure) are genetically-linked. Egg freezing offers a chance to preserve eggs before they are all depleted.

Thus putting fertility on hold is normally done for two reasons- Medical and social reason.

The egg retrieval process for oocyte cryopreservation is the same as that for in vitro fertilization. This includes one to several weeks of hormone injections that stimulate ovaries to ripen multiple eggs. When the eggs are mature, a medication to trigger ovulation is given and the eggs are removed from the body using an ultrasound-guided needle through the vagina. The procedure is usually conducted under sedation. The eggs are immediately frozen. Retrieved eggs are frozen and stored indefinitely. When the woman is ready, the eggs are thawed, fertilized with her partner’s or a donor’s sperm, then 1 or 2 embryos (fertilized eggs) are placed in her uterus using a small flexible tube through the cervix.

Vitrification of eggs and embryos is a technique of storing eggs which cools at a very fast rate, such that the tissue is preserved in a glass-like state (hence 'vitrified') without the formation of damaging ice crystals. Vitrification is associated with better survival rates for eggs than previous slow-cooling.

The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre aims to reduce the stress and hassle associated with infertility investigations and treatment, by offering a one-stop diagnostic and treatment service for infertile couples. Our expertise in infertility treatment and cutting edge IVF technology has helped majority of our patients to achieve pregnancy.

Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre's egg freezing services give women the unprecedented chance to store their eggs during their reproductive period for use when they wish to start or expand their families in the future. Our egg freezing program is available for all women who want to preserve their fertility for the later use. We create awareness among the people about the benefits of cryopreservation of eggs so that womens who wants to start their family later in the life due to social or medical reasons have the opportunity of having motherhood in their later years. At our centre for elective egg freezing we recommend women age is between 21 and 43 years old who is not in a situation conducive to childbearing at present. We think freezing between the ages of 30 and 38 is most ideal and between 39 to 41 years reasonable in most cases.

If you are interested in or need more preliminary information about egg freezing, cryopreservation of eggs, vitrification of eggs or want to learn more about how to get started with egg freezing, we will be very happy to answer all your questions at or at

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Taking Charge of Your Fertility - Things to Know About Your Fertility
If you are trying to get pregnant now, or thinking about it in the future, there are some key things to be aware of and keep in mind when trying.The time it takes to conceive varies a great deal and your age, health and lifestyle affects this.It's normal to fear that there must be "something wrong" with you or your partner. Because infertility is a shared experience.

Infertility can be due to many causes. Some of the causes of infertility are for men, a sperm disorder. Infertility causes in women can be an ovulation disorder, blockage of the fallopian tubes, and hormonal defects.If you are experiencing infertility problems either due to PCOS, endometriosis, varicocele, abnormal sperm count,shape or motility, blocked fallopian tubes or increasing age or secondary infertility, it is extremely important for you to take a call and visit your infertility expert at the earliest.

Things You May Not Know About Your Fertility

1. Your fertility is mostly determined by genetics, which influences how many eggs you are born with.

Doctors believe that the number of eggs you have at birth determines the length of time you will remain fertile. At birth, women have about two million eggs in their ovaries. For every egg ovulated during your reproductive life, about 1,000 eggs undergo programmed cell death. Other things, such as smoking cigarettes and certain types of chemotherapy, can accelerate egg cell death and promote an earlier menopause.

2. Most women have regular cycles lasting between 24 and 35 days. This is usually a sign of regular, predictable ovulation. Women who do not ovulate regularly have irregular menstrual cycles. Those who do not ovulate at all may have a genetic condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

3. Basal temperature charting does not predict ovulation.

An older method of tracking ovulation involves taking your oral body temperature each morning before getting out of bed. This is called basal body temperature. This method is used to spot a rise in basal temperature, which is a sign that progesterone is being produced.

The main problem with using this method is that your temperature rises after ovulation has already occurred. This makes it more difficult to time intercourse at an optimal time for conception.

A better method is to use over-the-counter urine ovulation predictor test kits such as Clearblue Easy. These kits test for the hormone that prompts ovulation, which is called luteinizing hormone (LH).

4. Most women with blocked fallopian tubes are completely unaware they may have had a prior pelvic infection.

About 10 percent of infertility cases are due to tubal disease, either complete blockage or pelvic scarring causing tubal malfunction. One major cause of tubal disease is a prior pelvic infection from a sexually transmitted disease such as chlamydia. These infections can cause so few symptoms that you may be completely unaware your tubes are affected.

This is why fertility physicians will order a dye test of the tubes, called a hysterosalpingogram (HSG), if you have been trying and failing to conceive for 6 months or longer.

5. In most cases, stress does not cause infertility.

Except in rare cases of extreme physical or emotional distress, women will keep ovulating regularly. Conceiving while on vacation is likely less about relaxation than about coincidence and good timing of sex.

6. By age 44, most women are infertile, even if they are still ovulating regularly.

Even with significant fertility treatment, rates of conception are very low after age 43. Most women who conceive in their mid-40's with fertility treatment are using donated eggs from younger women.

7. Having fathered a pregnancy in the past does not guarantee fertility.

Sperm counts can change quite a bit with time, so never assume that a prior pregnancy guarantees fertile sperm. Obtaining a semen analysis is the only way to be sure the sperm are still healthy!

8. For the most part, diet has little or nothing to do with fertility.

Despite popular press, there is little scientific data showing that a particular diet or food promotes fertility. One limited study did suggest a Mediterranean diet with olive oil, fish and legumes may help promote fertility.

9. Vitamin D may improve results of fertility treatments.

A recent study from the University of Southern California suggested that women who were undergoing fertility treatments, but had low vitamin D levels, might have lower rates of conception. This vitamin is also essential during pregnancy. At Pacific Fertility Center, we recommend our patients take 2,000-4,000 IU per day.

10. Being either underweight or overweight is clearly linked with lowered levels of fertility.

The evidence in recent years is that obesity is clearly linked with a longer time to conception. Having a body mass index less than 18 or over 32 is associated with problems ovulating and conceiving, as well as problems during pregnancy.

The World Health Organization estimates there are between 120 and 160 million couples struggling with infertility worldwide."IVF is made to sound complicated, but the fact is that the early embryo is not very demanding," Says fertility experts.A human embryo doesn't need much beyond some basic solutions, a steady pH level and constant temperature, he said.Realising your dream of parenthood.

It is the dream of most couples to have their own children as part of their relationship. In India 1 in 6 couples will have problems conceiving.The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre aims to reduce the stress and hassle associated with infertility investigations and treatment, by offering a one-stop diagnostic and treatment service for infertile couples. More than 800 such couples are helped every year.

The Centre offers state-of-the-art class 10000 IVF laboratory and equipment’s, and specialist clinical, scientific and nursing care. Excellent success rates are achieved for most types of fertility treatment.

Our Fertility clinic / Test Tube Baby Centre, is the best IVF clinic in Surat Gujarat, offers excellent IVF success rates with affordable IVF cost with team of top Infertility Specialists & Fertility Doctors in Surat,India.

Apart from these infertility causes there are many factors that contribute to the infertility. These includes unexplained infertility, increased age in men and women, lifestyle habits like alcohol, smoking, caffeine, overweight or underweight, sexually transmitted diseases, occupational or environmental factors and stress.

Contact today for consultation with a highly-skilled fertility specialist to couples interested in learning more about their options for having a baby using assisted reproductive technology. Please call on +917738000303 to schedule a appointment.

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Parents experience a change in sexuality following the birth of a child, with low sexual desire linked to factors related to the care of the baby like stress and fatigue, suggests new research in the US.

The retrospective online survey, involving 114 partners of postpartum women (95 men, 18 women, 1 unspecified), questioned new parents about their sexuality in the 3 months following the birth of their youngest child to determine changes in physical, social, psychological and relational experiences.

The results showed that in the first 3 months following birth, 81.7 percent of partners reported reengagement of sexual intercourse with the birth mother, 69.6 percent reported participating in oral sex and 72.7 percent reported masturbating. Masturbation occurred earlier in the postpartum period than did intercourse (p<0.001), oral sex on the mother’s partner (p<0.048) or oral sex on the birth mother (p<0.001). There were no significant differences in the time it took to reengage in intercourse and oral sex on either parent. The mother’s partner enjoyed reported higher enjoyment with oral sex than intercourse or masturbation (all p<0.030), but there was no significant differences in enjoyment between intercourse and masturbation (p=0.902). Both groups participated equally in initiation of postpartum intercourse (p=0.359).

Participants ranked factors related to sexual and intimate feeling in participants and their partners as most frequently contributing to high desire and fatigue and stress as the top influences for low desire. Time constraints was selected as the third most common factor contributing to low postpartum sexuality. There were no significant differences between the genders in self-reported perceived stress, body image self-consciousness or average level of fatigue (all p>0.40). However, women partners of new mothers perceived more support from their significant others and friends and had significantly higher overall social support scores than their male counterparts (all p<0.035).

“Results from this study and previous research suggest that postpartum sexuality can be conceptualized as an individualized experience within a partnership, as well as one that occurs in a larger social and relational context,” said study author Dr. Sari M. van Anders of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, US, and colleagues.

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Causes of Infertility.
Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying. Or, six months, if a woman is 35 or older. Women who can get pregnant but are unable to stay pregnant may also be infertile. For some couples, infertility problems can be present from birth (congenital) or something can go wrong along the way that results in infertility. The reason of infertility can be because of either partners. About one-third of infertility cases are caused by women's problems and one third of fertility problems are due to the man. The other cases are caused by a mixture of male and female problems or by unknown problems.

If a couple decides to go for consultation of medical experts then first thing is to fix up an appointment with infertility specialist. Many infertility problems can be pinpointed by the infertility specialist and the vast majority cases can be treated.

Many cases of apparent infertility are treatable. Infertility may have a single cause in one of the partners, or it could be the result of a combination of factors. The following article outlines the most common causes attributed to the term infertility.

1: Womb and fallopian tubes

The fallopian tubes are the tubes along which an egg travels from the ovary to the womb. The egg is fertilised as it travels down the fallopian tubes. When it reaches the womb, it is implanted into the womb's lining where it continues to grow. If the womb or the fallopian tubes are damaged, or stop working, it may be difficult to conceive naturally. This can occur following a number of factors which include pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, and previous sterilisation surgery. In rare cases, women may be born with tubal abnormalities, usually associated with uterus irregularities.

Tubal disease affects approximately 25% of infertile couples and varies widely, ranging from mild adhesions to complete tubal blockage. Treatment for tubal disease is most commonly surgery and, owing to the advances in microsurgery and lasers, success rates are as high as 30% overall, with certain procedures having success rates up to 65%.

2: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. The name of the condition comes from the appearance of the ovaries in most, but not all, women with the disorder — enlarged and containing numerous small cysts located along the outer edge of each ovary (polycystic appearance). Polycystic ovary syndrome is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS may also cause unwanted changes in the way you look. If it is not treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. Polycystic ovary syndrome (or PCOS) is common, affecting as many as 1 out of 15 women. Often the symptoms begin in the teen years. Treatment can help control the symptoms and prevent long-term problems.

The exact cause of polycystic ovary syndrome is unknown. Early diagnosis and treatment may reduce the risk of long-term complications, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Symptoms related to elevated androgen levels include acne, excess hair growth on the body (hirsutism), and male-pattern hair loss. Other signs and symptoms of PCOS include obesity and weight gain, elevated insulin levels and insulin resistance, oily skin, dandruff, infertility, skin discolorations, high cholesterol levels, elevated blood pressure, and multiple, small cysts in the ovaries. Any of the above symptoms and signs may be absent in PCOS, with the exception of irregular or no menstrual periods. All women with PCOS will have irregular or no menstrual periods. Women who have PCOS do not regularly ovulate; that is, they do not release an egg every month. This is why they do not have regular periods and typically have difficulty conceiving.

3: Varicocele Repair for Infertility

Varicoceles are enlarged varicose veins that occur in the scrotum. They are fairly common, affecting 15% of men overall and 40% of men with known infertility. Varicoceles occur most often in the left testicle. Varicocele repair is performed to improve male fertility. It can usually be done surgically on an outpatient basis using local or general anesthetic. A small incision is made in the abdomen close to where the testicles originally descended through the abdominal wall. The veins that produce the varicocele are identified and cut to eliminate blood flow to the varicocele. Alternatively, a nonsurgical procedure called percutaneous embolization can be done to repair a varicocele. A small catheter is inserted through a large vein in the groin or neck and advanced to the varicocele, which is then blocked off by a balloon, coil, or medicine.

4: Abnormal Sperm Count, Shape, Motility

More than 90% of male infertility cases are due to low sperm counts, poor sperm quality, or both. In 30 - 40% of cases of sperm abnormalities, the cause is unknown. It may be the end result of one or more factors that include chronic illness, malnutrition, genetic defects, structural abnormalities and environmental factors. Partial obstruction anywhere in the long passages through which sperm pass can reduce sperm counts. In one study, obstruction was believed to be a contributing factor in over 60% of low sperm count cases.

Sperm size and shape is referred to as sperm morphology, and it's one of three factors analyzed in a semen analysis. The other two are sperm motility, or movement, and sperm count. Sperm have to be willing to get a move on. That last distance to the egg can only be crossed with some serious sperms. More than 40 percent of a man's sperm have to be active swimmers for a good chance at fertility.

5: Endometriosis

Approximately 10% of infertile couples are affected by endometriosis. In fact, 30-40% of patients with endometriosis are infertile. This is two to three times the rate of infertility in the general population. For women with endometriosis, the monthly fecundity (chance of getting pregnant) diminishes by 12 to 36%. Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) similar to those that form the inside or lining the tissue of the uterus, but in a location outside of the uterus. Growth occurs not only in the uterus but also elsewhere in the abdomen, such as in the fallopian tubes, ovaries and the pelvic peritoneum. A positive diagnosis can only be made by diagnostic laparoscopy, a test that allows the physician to view the uterus, fallopian tubes, and pelvic cavity directly. The symptoms often associated with endometriosis include heavy, painful and long menstrual periods, urinary urgency, rectal bleeding and premenstrual spotting. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms at all, owing to the fact that there is no correlation between the extent of the disease and the severity of the symptoms. The long term cumulative pregnancy rates are normal in patients with minimal endometriosis and normal anatomy. Current studies demonstrate that pregnancy rates are not improved by treating minimal endometriosis.

Apart from these infertility causes there are many factors that contribute to the infertility. These includes unexplained infertility, increased age in men and women, lifestyle habits like alcohol, smoking, caffeine, overweight or underweight, sexually transmitted diseases, occupational or enviornmental factors and stress.

If you are experiencing infertility problems either due to PCOS, endometriosis, varicocele, abnormal sperm count,shape or motility, blocked fallopian tubes or increasing age or secondary infertility, it is extremely important for you to take a call and visit your infertility expert at the earliest. The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre aims to reduce the stress and hassle associated with infertility treatment and investigations by offering a one-stop fertility diagnostic and treatment service for infertile couples. The Centre offers state-of-the-art class 10000 IVF laboratory and equipments, and specialist clinical, scientific and nursing care. Excellent IVF success rates are achieved for most types of fertility treatment.

Contact today for consultation with a our highly-skilled fertility specialist to couples interested in learning more about their options for having a baby using assisted reproductive technology. Please call on +91 99799 46222, +91 261 2470444 to schedule an appointment.

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What is Saturn 5 Active™ Laser System in ART Process?
Assisted Reproductive Technology is evolving every day. The area of human assisted reproductive technology advances at an astonishing rate. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) includes in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), and frozen embryo transfer (FET). These techniques also apply to oocyte donation and gestational carriers.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have become accepted medical treatments for infertility. Through these procedures, many couples with otherwise untreatable infertility have given birth to healthy babies.

Over recent years lasers have been used increasingly in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory. The procedures for which lasers are now routinely used include laser assisted hatching or thinning, blastomere biopsy, trophectoderm biopsy and polar body biopsy.

The latest addition to the Assisted Reproductive Technology is the Saturn 5™ Active Laser System. Saturn 5™ Active Laser System is the latest cutting-edge ART technology and is the most advanced, safest and fastest laser system for laser assisted hatching in repeated IVF failures and laser assisted biopsies of embryos for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in recurrent missed abortions,IVF failures and to detect genetic abnormalities like Thalassemia, Down’s syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, cystic fibrosis etc in infertile couples’ embryos.

By using Saturn 5™ or Saturn 5 Active™ laser systems, (the highest power lasers currently available), the embryologist can improve the safety of laser procedures compared with lower power systems. The Saturn 5 Active™ offers major new features for easier, safer and faster laser drilling for IVF procedures, benefiting both embryologists and embryos.
The Saturn 5 Active™ directional laser system now comes with the new Biopsy Mode allowing accurate and automated laser drilling along a pre-defined line and Multi-Pulse option making procedures quick, accurate and effortless.

Key Features of Saturn 5 Active™ Laser System

The new Saturn 5™ Directional laser system provides safe and effective laser ablation of the zona pellucida. The Saturn 5™ Biopsy Mode is helping you to advance improvements in biopsy methods; potentially reducing procedure time, and lowering the incidence of blastocyst collapse and the need to mechanically tear off cells. Using the Biopsy Mode, you can draw a straight or curved line along the sample and then select the number and size of the holes on it, then simply “fire”. The laser will ablate exactly along the chosen path. It means you no longer need to move the holding pipette at all. Indeed, for assisted hatching a holding pipette is not required. In short key features of Saturn 5 Active™ laser systems are:

1) Biopsy Mode: New biopsy mode allows accurate laser drilling along a straight or curved drawn line.
2) Safest Power: Lowest laser pulse energy for minimal energy near critical cells. Zone™ feature ensures cell safety.
3) Precise: Sub-micron accuracy and unique computer controlled laser with guaranteed laser alignment.
4) Rapid: Faster than ever directional laser increases functionality and decreases procedure times.
5) Easy to Use: Intuitive RI Viewer software package with streamlined interface. Programmable foot pedal controls software and laser functions including the new biopsy and multi-pulse modes
6) Versatile: Compatible with all popular brands of micromanipulators and inverted microscopes

Benefits of Saturn 5 Active™ Laser System

The new Saturn 5 Active™ directional laser system uses cutting edge fiber-optic, laser and robotic technology delivering the best in speed, safety, accuracy and smooth operation. By employing a higher laser power, Saturn 5 Active™ applies less energy to achieve a specified hole size in comparison to lower power laser systems. The Saturn 5 Active™ also has a new faster motor helping to cut down on procedure times. The Saturn 5 Active™ laser system has a red pilot beam that confirms the shape and focus of the beam, as well as guaranteeing the exact position of the ablation laser. The Saturn 5 Active™ laser is a Class 1 laser product as defined by international laser safety standards. It is CE-marked and FDA cleared.

The moveable Saturn laser can ablate the zona exactly where you want to, without having to move the embryo. Also the new Biopsy Mode allows to accurately make holes in either straight or curved lines along the zona. Saturn 5™ laser has really improved and speeded up the procedures. The Saturn 5 Active™ laser is very impressive as it gives you a lot of freedom in how you do the procedures, the software is very easy to use and it offers a modern, clean user interface featuring:

One click mouse or foot pedal image capture and video recording
Measurements tools
Laser simulator for training and demonstration purposes
An Exclusion Zone™ which indicates how close to critical cells the laser can be fired
Very comprehensive and the Biopsy Mode helps to process the cells for PGD and helps patients obtain a healthy baby.

The new laser system makes the procedure quicker, easier and safer to perform than ever before. The Saturn 5™ laser has really improved and sped up ART procedures. To biopsy a blastocyst, the laser must be used multiple times throughout the procedure to separate the trophectoderm cells, and therefore it is important that the laser moves, rather than the blastocyst. With Saturn Active™, it is possible to keep the blastocyst and biopsy/holding pipettes in the one place and use the computer to move the laser to the desired point on the blastocyst. This is the major difference between the Saturn Active™ and other laser systems.

The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre offers state-of-the-art class 10000 IVF laboratory and equipments, and specialist clinical, scientific and nursing care. Excellent success rates are achieved for most types of fertility treatment at our clinic. The latest addition to our IVf Laboratory and equipments is Saturn 5 Active™ laser system. It is most advanced, safest and fastest laser system for laser assisted hatching in repeated IVF failures and laser assisted biopsies of embryos for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in recurrent missed abortions, IVF failures,and to detect genetic abnormalities like Thalassemia,Down’s syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy,cystic fibrosis etc in affected couples’ embryos. Saturn 5 Active™ laser system for Assisted Hatching, Blastomere Biopsy and Blastocyst Collapsing is giving an excellent results and a cutting edge to the clinic over others.

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