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May20
Blastocyst Embryo Implant
Blastocyst embryo transfer (BET) is a new assisted reproductive technology that has been incorporated with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment to increase pregnancy rates while simultaneously decreasing the risk of multiple pregnancies. In vitro fertilisation usually involves the transfer of embryos two to three days after they have been successfully fertilised. Blastocyst Culture and Transfer is a technique in which an embryo is developed in the laboratory for 4-6 days after fertilisation before being placed in womb. The embryo gains many cells as a result of being developed for so many days. The embryos developed for 4-6 days are much more advanced than the ones developed for just three days. These Embryos are called blastocysts. BET helps reduce the incidence of multiple gestation pregnancies by transferring fewer embryos.

What is Blastocyst culture?

Until recently, successfully culturing embryos to the blastocyst stage was difficult. This term describes the process when the embryos grow for longer in the laboratory, and undergo critical developmental changes before being returned to the womb. Scientific advances have led to the development of culture media that mimic the changing environment of the reproductive tract and meet the unique requirements of the embryo as it travels from the fallopian tubes. This now allows up to 60% of embryos to successfully grow to the blastocyst stage in the laboratory environment. This period of extended culture helps experts to select the most competent embryo (s) for transfer to your womb. Therefore, blastocyst culture maximises the chance of you achieving a viable pregnancy. During the additional two days of in vitro culture (day 3 to 5), the embryologists have an opportunity to observe embryonic development and to select those embryos which appear to have the best potential for continued growth and implantation. Although this period of extended culture doesn’t necessarily improve the quality of the embryos, or guarantee that they reach the blastocyst stage, there are impressive success rates available for this treatment.

Learn from the experts in IVF field about Blastocyst Embryo Transfer, its advantages, disadvantages and risk associated with the treatment at http://indiraivf.com/services/blastocyst-culture-and-transfer/

What is the procedure involved into Blastocyst embryo transfer?

During IVF treatment with blastocyst transfer, unfertilized eggs (oocytes) are retrieved from the ovary. They are then fertilized in an IVF laboratory setting, creating an embryo. Instead of being transferred to the uterus after three days, which is the case during traditional IVF treatment, the embryos are allowed to progress to the blastocyst stage over a period of five to six days. During unassisted fertilization, the embryo must reach the blastocyst stage in order to attach to the uterine wall. Because, during blastocyst transfer IVF, the embryos are implanted in the uterus during this same stage of development, some consider this to be a more natural implantation method. Blastocyst transfer mimics natural conception in which the embryo travels down the fallopian tube and reaches the uterine cavity five days after fertilisation. This synchronises the development of the embryo and the lining of the womb to increase the chance of implantation. Only healthy embryos are selected for transfer.

For whom is Blastocyst Embryo Transfer Recommended?

Blastocyst transfer is not suitable for everyone. It is a laboratory selection process to identify the best embryo. Couples who have had unsuccessful prior attempts with IVF or IVF and ICSI treatment despite having many good quality eggs retrieved are being offered Blastocyst Culture as an alternative treatment. Couples with multiple good quality embryos on day 3 are also good candidates for Blastocyst Culture. The ability to select the most viable embryos for transfer and implantation should improve their chance of achieving a pregnancy. Blastocyst transfer is not an option for all IVF patients. The technique is most successful with patients who are younger and have a large number of eggs available at retrieval. On average, patients with six or more high quality embryos on day three are the best candidates for blastocyst culture because there is a better chance of more embryos growing successfully till day five.

Frozen Blastocyst Transfer (FBT)

There is a chance that you may have some blastocysts (advanced five to six day embryos) available for freezing (using a process called vitrification) after you have had your best embryo (s) transferred. Freezing and warming can cause damage to the cells of blastocysts, particularly those which are not good quality. For these reason only very good quality blastocysts embryos are selected for freezing. Having blastocysts frozen means that you can undergo future cycles of IVF without having to stimulate your ovaries, collect and fertilise your eggs. Instead we can warm the frozen blastocyst (s) and transfer them to your womb in a much more simplified frozen blastocyst warming cycle. Your chance of becoming pregnant following replacement of frozen warmed blastocysts is comparable to that following replacement of fresh embryos. There is no evidence that any babies resulting from warmed blastocysts have an increased risk of abnormality.

Advantages of blastocyst transfer

Although you can choose to have the embryos transferred on the third day after fertilization, a blastocyst transfer has many obvious. The first is that it makes it easy to weed out the healthy embryos from the abnormal ones without spending for expensive screening procedures. Studies show that embryos that do not reach the blastocyst stage are more likely to have abnormal chromosome numbers, which means they would have eventually miscarried. Doctors observed that as much as 40% of embryos fail to make it to the blastocyst stage. Thus, waiting for the embryos to reach the blastocyst stage decreases the number of abnormal embryos, leaving you with the ones that are most likely to develop into a healthy baby. The fact that the embryo has already hatched out of its shell also gives it an improved implantation rate. In fact, blastocyst embryos have a 50 % chance of implantation. This means you will only need to have one or two blastocysts transferred, leaving you with a few back up embryos just in case this cycle fails. Spare blastocyst embryos may be cryopreserved until they are needed in the future. Another advantage of developing all embryos to the blastocyst stage is that it makes embryo cryopreservation (freezing) more efficient, since embryos without the capacity for full development are not frozen. Blastocyst transfer also allows the option of single embryo transfer.

Solution to all infertility related treatments including IVF, ICSI, IUI and others and the newly introduced technique Blastocyst Transfer can be obtained at https://indiraivf.wordpress.com/category/blastocyst-embryo-implant

What are the disadvantages of blastocyst transfer?

Although blastocyst embryo transfer increases your chance of getting pregnant, it also increases the risk of multiple births. It is more difficult for an embryo to develop into a blastocyst. Therefore, there is the possibility that an IVF cycle will not result in a transfer of any embryos if none of the three day old embryos develop into blastocysts. The other disadvantage of the procedure has to do with cryopreserving the remaining embryos. Blastocysts cannot survive the freezing and thawing process as well as day 3 embryos do, and you might end up losing most or all of the embryos in the process.

Risks of IVF blastocyst transfer

The primary risk of attempting blastocyst transfer is that some embryos will die in the laboratory. Therefore, the total number of embryos available for transfer and freezing will be less. Unfortunately, some couples undergoing blastocyst ivf treatment will have all their embryos die in the laboratory and will not have any embryos available for transfer. BET does not guarantee a normal pregnancy. It is expected that some pregnancies will miscarry and some babies will develop birth defects similar to that which occurs in couples that are able to achieve pregnancy naturally. Excess blastocysts may be frozen and some of them will not survive the freeze-thaw process when utilized for a later attempt at achieving pregnancy. This is a similar risk to transferring embryos at earlier stages.

In this field of medicine, continued refinements and change offer greater opportunity for infertile couples. Blastocyst culture is one important step and one at which specialists at Indira Infertility Clinic has expertise. We offer our patients this promising state-of-the-art technique, as it provides us the ability to balance the success versus risk in favour of couples, when we assist them in their pursuit of parenthood says Dr. Ajay Murdia, Scientific director at Indira IVF Clinic. Our doctors and embryologists will advise on whether blastocyst transfer is possible and this will depend on the number and quality of embryos available on day 3. Otherwise normal IVF is recommended. Whether day 5 or 6 transfer is recommended for you, it is a decision made by the experienced and expert clinical and laboratory teams aligned to give you the best individualized advice for a safe and successful outcome. Let us help you decide your journey of parenthood.

You can contact the team of experts at Indira IVF at http://indiraivf.com/ or you can fix up an appointment with us at 0 766 500 9965


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May03
Low Sperm Count
Semen analysis is an indispensable part of evaluation of an infertile couple. But the results of semen analysis often creates confusion. It is accepted that if semen analysis report is normal, male factor is usually said to be normal.

Now what, if abnormality is found. remember, semen abnormality is very common, even in those who are already having children. Because sperm production takes almost 3 months. SO, your current semen analysis reveals your health 3 months ago. If you had fever or any heat exposure to scrotum (may be even tight underwear or hot tub bath) 3 months ago, your today's semen analysis will be abnormal. So, mere abnormality does not draw a conclusion, unless it is severely abnormal.

Now, what we see in semen. There are various parameters. I'm not going into details. But to be simplified, sperm abnormality may be due to two basic reasons. 1) Sperms are not produced by the testes in good quantity (amount) or quality (healthy- motility and looking normal)... 2) Sperms are produced normally by the testes but cannot come in semen due to defect in the sperm-carrying pathway (may cause low count, defective sperm and also low motility).

One important thing is to remember, sperm production has nothing to do with manliness. You may feel absolutely normal with normal sex life but sperm production may be defective. SO, first thing is not to feel depressed when the report comes abnormal.

So, whenever we find abnormality, we have to detect the cause. Treatment without detecting thee cause is more likely to FAIL. So, first thing is- whether sperms are produced or not.

Sperm production may be hampered due to diseases in testes- that may present since birth or may be due to some factors occurring later life. These include undescended testes, chromosomal defect, varicocele, diseases in the body (like TB, diabetes, kidney/ liver disease etc), heat exposure to scrotum, smoking, environmental poisons and even some drugs (including alcohol, marijuana, chemotherapy). These are called "TESTICULAR DEFECTS". In some cases, testes are normal but cannot produce sperms because of problems in other glands situated in brain (hypothalamus and pituitary). We call them "PRE-TESTICULAR DEFECTS".

Sperm carrying pathway may sometimes get obstructed due to diseases like infection, operations, some genetic defects. These are called "POST-TESTICULAR or OBSTRUCTIVE DEFECTS".

In most cases of semen defect, treatment is not needed, as we can bypass the normal pathway and use the sperms produced in semen to make your partner pregnant with your own sperm. In severe cases, we can collect sperms from testes and impregnate your wife. In only very few unfortunate men or who cannot afford costly therapy, only option is donor sperm.

In very few cases of TESTICULAR or PRE_TESTICULAR DEFECTS, medicines can help (but in very few cases). In OBSTRUCTIVE CASES, surgery may be needed to correct the defect. But, often we don't need these treatments as the results are not good and take long time to get the results.

So, why to wait and try doubtful treatments, when your prime aim is to father a baby? Just one thing, don't get depressed and talk to doctor, he will find out the cause and give you the best result.


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May02
Women’s fertility and Lifestyle changes
Lifestyle choices can significantly affect female fertility. If you are hoping to get pregnant now or in the future, you may wonder about fertility and the possibility to improve it. Some factors may be beyond your control, such as medical problems that affect female fertility, but this is not the end of history. Your lifestyle can also affect your fertility. Follow the simple steps that will help keep a healthy reproductive system of women. We all know that a healthy woman makes a healthy baby. For some females it is very hard journey of parenthood. It is very difficult for them to conceive. Apart from medical problems your fertility can be affected by surprising factors that are habitually incorporated in ones daily lifestyle.

Let us first know what female fertility is, understand the causes of female infertility and know the surprising facts that affect female fertility.

Female Fertility: Female fertility is a woman's ability to conceive a biological child. You and your partner might question your fertility if you've been trying to get pregnant with frequent, unprotected sex for at least one year or at least six months if you're older than 35, with no success. We all know that women is born with limited number of eggs. Women’s fertility is at the peak in early 20, and drops considerably after age 35. At the age of 40-45 she is left with very few good quality eggs.

Learn in detail about female and male infertility causes, treatments and prevention steps at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/fertility-treatments

What causes female infertility? The most common causes of female infertility include problems with ovulation, damage to fallopian tubes or uterus, or problems with the cervix. Age can contribute to infertility because as a woman ages, her fertility naturally tends to decrease.

Female infertility is most often treated by one or more of the following methods:

1. Taking hormones to address a hormone imbalance, endometriosis, or a short menstrual cycle
2. Taking medications to stimulate ovulation
3. Using supplements to enhance fertility – shop supplements
4. Taking antibiotics to remove an infection
5. Having minor surgery to remove blockage or scar tissues from the fallopian tubes, uterus, or pelvic area.
6. Taking help of ART Treatments like IVF, ICSI, IUI, Laser Assisted Hatching, Donor Egg and Embryo, Sperm donor, PGD – Pre implantation Genetic Diagnosis, Surrogacy

Fertility can be affected by surprising factors that are habitually incorporated in our daily life. Many a times this factor are so much integral part of our daily life that we don’t recognize that it will be serious enough to cause female infertility. So if you’re trying to get pregnant, or foresee a mini-you sometime in the future, it’s imperative to learn what lifestyle changes might be in stock.

1. Night-time Smartphone/tablet activity

Staring at your Smartphone or tablet screens at night, messes with more than just your sleep cycle. According to research published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, artificial night-time light exposure can damage both your ability to conceive and fetal development if you’re already pregnant. Late-night light exposure can suppress melatonin production, that’s also produced in the reproductive tract and blocks eggs from harmful free radicals, chiefly during ovulation. Insufficient melatonin production can also disrupt a developing fetus’ internal clock, resulting in long-term problems, researchers suggest.
If you're hoping to conceive, or you're already expecting, avoid light disturbances close to bedtime or while you are trying to sleep. Keep the tablets and phones out of your bed, shut off the TV and other light-emitting screens, and make sure illumination from streetlamps isn't creeping in through your bedroom windows.

2. Junk food

If you’re a burger and fries junkie, you know you’re not consuming the right nutrients, such as monounsaturated fats, zinc, vitamin D, and B6, which means, you could be disrupting your body’s regulation of critical reproductive hormones like progesterone, insulin, and testosterone. Skip the chocolate cake and pizza on weekends and consume healthy foods instead to boost your body’s potential of having a baby. Also, make certain you’re eating a heavy and nutritious breakfast because research published in Clinical Science found that consuming about half of your daily calories in the a.m. could increase your fertility. Junk food can also have adverse effect on weight, blood sugar, insulin production, and cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

3. Poor oral health

4. Folic acid deficiency

5. Use of Cosmetics

6. Fertility and a woman’s weight

Read in detail about the surprising lifestyle factors that affects your fertility and the prevention option for the same at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/pages/conception

If you are thinking about pregnancy and about the impact of your lifestyle on fertility, consult your doctor. It can help you identify ways to help improve fertility and increase your chances of getting pregnant. These are just some of the lifestyle factors that can impact successful conception and more importantly, the future health of the baby. There are others and it is important to learn all one can, about how one’s lifestyle can impact fertility and the baby that is to be born. If you're planning to become pregnant and you're concerned about the impact of your lifestyle choices on your fertility, consult your health care provider. He or she can help you identify ways to improve your fertility and boost your chances of getting pregnant.

The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre in Surat, Gujarat, India aims to reduce the stress and hassle associated with infertility investigations. Besides offering fertility treatments like IVF, ICSI, IUI, Laser Assisted Hatching, Egg, Sperm and Embryo donation and preservation facility and Surrogacy, our team of gynecologist and endocrinologist also believe in educating the couples. We create awareness amongst our patients about how little changes in our lifestyle will help a lot in conceiving at the earliest. Before starting the treatments we analyse both the partners about their daily habits, whether they are on any medications or have any hereditary genetic problems in their family history. Our team of doctors will guide them to come over some simple lifestyle habits either with self discipline or with the help of medication. The doctors at Blossom Centre emphasize the importance of lifestyle changes and teach how one’s lifestyle can impact fertility and the baby that is to be born.

You can consult our team of infertility and fertility specialist to know everything about your fertility issues and the impact of your lifestyle related questions at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/


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Apr30
The basic of Fertility
Last week I got a call from one of my patients, who conceived after long period of infertility. She called me to remind me that, that very days was the birthday of her son, that is the wealth that she gained after long battle. And even the son tried to talk to me over phone with his soft voice. And this success is really rewarding for any Infertility Specialists.

Now, the inability to conceive- INFERTILITY, the problem is prevalent in our society and is increasing. But majority of common people don't have clear idea about the concept of fertility and the problems. Ability to have pregnancy depends on many factors both in male and female. Even in a normal couple (where both husband and wife are totally normal), there is chance of pregnancy if they practise regular intercourse in a particular time of the menstrual cycle (around ovulation). And even with that, the best chance is only 15-20%. But within one year of regular trying, 80% of couples manage to conceive. And out the rest 20%, 10 will conceive within next one year and the rest 5 in 3rd year. So, ultimately 5% of couple will have difficulty in conception.

So, we advise, if you tried regularly for one year and there is no pregnancy, don't get depressed. It may be due to some defects in husband, wife or both; or may be due to chance factor. But we have to make sure that there is no defect in any of the partners. If there is any defect, we will treat that. If no defect is found, then we have to increase the chance.

So, infertility treatment is actually based on stepwise manner. We initially advise some tests and then advise a treatment. If that treatment fails, we move to next treatment.

So, all the time, you have to keep patience. Eventually, majority of the couples will conceive. Don't give up hope. You have to win the race ultimately


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Apr20
Most Common Early Signs of Pregnancy
When a woman finds out that she is pregnant, it can be the start of a remarkable, life-changing experience. The first changes a woman is most likely to experience when she is pregnant are a missed period followed by a positive pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests, whether done at home or at a doctor's office, measure the amount of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in a woman's urine or blood. This hormone is released when a fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. Urine pregnancy tests can detect levels of hCG about 10 days after conception, while blood tests usually done at a doctor's office, can detect a pregnancy about seven to 10 days after conception. Testing too soon can produce a false negative result.

Every woman is different. So are her experiences of pregnancy. Not every woman has the same symptoms or even the same symptoms from one pregnancy to the next. Some women experience many signs and symptoms very early in pregnancy, while others experience very few or even none. The earliest symptoms of pregnancy can appear in the first few weeks after conception. Here's what you might experience, missed period, nausea and tender breasts to dizziness and mood swings. To confirm pregnancy use a home pregnancy test, if the result is positive be sure to see your healthcare provider as soon as possible. The earliest symptoms of pregnancy can appear in the first few weeks after conception. Some symptoms show up when you have a missed period or a week or two later. In fact 7 out of 10 women’s have some symptoms by the time they are 6 weeks pregnant. If you have no track record of your menstrual cycle or have delayed periods then if following symptoms surface, you might be pregnant.

Knowing that you are pregnant the first thing that you need to do is to consult your physician. You can either consult your local medical practitioner or you can approach the gynaecologist in any maternity home and get your regular checkups done over there during your pregnancy. You can have a detailed knowledge of what services will be provided by maternity home at http://www.rupalhospital.com/obstetrics_maternity.html#

Here's what you might experience, from nausea and tender breasts to dizziness and mood swings.

1. A positive home pregnancy test

The home pregnancy test taken after a missed period or after 8 to 10 days from the missed period will tell you whether you are pregnant. Remember that a baby starts to develop before you can tell you're pregnant, so take care of your health while you're waiting to find out. Once you've gotten a positive result, make an appointment with your practitioner.

2. Missed Period

A missed period is one of the surest signs of pregnancy. A missed period might make a woman wonder if she could be expecting. However, there are other reasons for missing a period. Perhaps a woman is not keeping track of her menstrual cycle, or maybe its length is irregular from month to month. Other explanations for why a woman could be late include excessive exercise, gaining or losing too much weight, stress, illness or breastfeeding, according to the National Institutes of Health. In this case, tender breasts, feeling queasy and making extra trips to the loo may be early clues that you’re pregnant.

Read in detail about all early signs and symptoms of pregnancy at https://rupalhospital.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/pregnancy-signs-and-symptoms or follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rupal-Hospital-For-Women/121887391342443

3. Basal Body Temperature
4. Nausea
5. Tender, swollen breast
6. Fatigue and Sleepy
7. Frequent urination
8. Abdominal bloating
9. Mood swings
10. Food aversions

Apart from these common pregnancy symptoms, one may also have symptoms like constipation, diarrhoea, Headaches and back pain, spotting or bleeding, Darker areolas, vaginal discharge, Heightened sense of smell and increased thirst.

To confirm pregnancy use a home pregnancy test, if the result is positive be sure to see your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Good lifestyle choices, healthy diet and proper prenatal care will give your baby the best start in life. Rupal Hospital for Woman is a one stop place for all gynaec problems and solution for all maternity related complications. Gynaecology & Obstetrics Section at Rupal Hospital have renowned female Doctors and each one of them is outstanding in their own field of expertise. We at Rupal Hospital are dedicated to providing the highest quality in women's health. Obstetrics and Gynaecology services include pregnancy (Ante-natal) care & Delivery services, specialised high risk pregnancy care, painless (epidural) delivery, menstrual disorders, endometriosis, chocolate cyst, ovarian cyst, ovarian cancer, hysterectomy, fibroids removal, sterilization, polyp removal and IUD insertion. We have been a one stop place for all gynaec problems and our expertise lies in providing affordable Laparoscopic surgeries and difficult cases of infertility. The team of our doctors believe that preventive interventions are equally important as curative medicine and prevention always requires awareness and educations. We provide patients all information and counselling right from the stage of conception to delivering.

Once you have a positive pregnancy test you can contact Rupal hospital at http://www.rupalhospital.com/ or fix up an appointment with us at 91-261-2591130


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Apr15
IVF for elderly women at Indira IVF, Udaipur
Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have. As a woman ages, her eggs age with her, diminish in quantity and quality. Age is the most important factor in female infertility. After puberty, female fertility increases and then decreases, with advanced maternal age causing an increased risk of female infertility. In humans, a woman's fertility peaks in the early and mid-20s, after which it starts to decline slowly, with a more dramatic drop at around 35. The relationship between age and female fertility is popularly referred to as a woman's "biological clock". However, the exact estimates of the chances of a woman to conceive after a certain age are not clear, and are subject to debate.

Late pregnancy is becoming more common in our society.

There are several reasons why many couples choose to have baby after establishing strong relationships and achieving financial stability. Also, a growing number of late and second marriages are playing a major role in delayed pregnancy. Wide availability of contraceptives adds to it. Furthermore, there may be a delay in the search for a suitable partner, or partner may have a health problem that should be solved first. The shift in motherhood period can be attributed to the current generation of women who are more career and education oriented. Most of them prefer to settle down with a family once they have secure job and financial stability.

Impact of age on female fertility:

In very few rare cases pregnancy in women aged 50 years and above is recorded naturally or with advanced fertility treatments, the fact remains that fertility decreases with age. Reduction occurs gradually throughout the woman’s reproductive life, and it becomes faster apparently over the age of 30 years and it accelerates between 35 and 40 years so that fertility to 45 years is very close to zero. Most women can conceive and give birth to a healthy child in due time with nature, but the number of women who will suffer from infertility, miscarriages, or the development of fetal abnormalities increases rapidly after a certain age.

Learn from the specialists in assisted reproductive technology about different ART related treatment options at http://indiraivf.com/#service-plans

The risk of miscarriage also increases with age, that is, the risk of miscarriage at the age of 40-44 years is 35%. Moreover, mature maternal age is associated with increased risk of chromosomal abnormalities in children. Older women are also at risk of gynecological complications during pregnancy. From a purely biological perspective, it's best to try to start a family before you're 35 years old. Men can remain fertile for much longer than women. Even though male fertility also declines with age, it tends to happen gradually for men. The father’s age can also impact on chance of conception, time to pregnancy, risk of miscarriage and the health of the child.

Why does fertility decrease with age?

It’s well known that fertility in women reduces with age. It’s the egg, its quantity and quality reduces with aging in women.
Following contributes to the decrease in fertility in women.
1. The aging of the ovaries
2. Gynecological problems
3. Sexual function

Identification of infertility in older women

Read in detail about the influence of age on female fertility, its outcome and treatment options at https://indiraivf.wordpress.com/category/advanced-age-infertility

The treatment options for infertility in mature women

Assisted Reproductive Technologies play a major role in achieving parenthood for elderly women’s.

Ovarian hyperstimulation
In vitro fertilization (IVF):
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI):
Egg/Ooctye donation:

To improve the performance of IVF among older women, some clinics recommend assisted hatching, embryo transplant in the embryonic bladder, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and transplant of high quality embryos. The best option for elderly women is to use donor eggs from a young donor. The option of Embryo donation and the help of surrogate mothers using sperm of the biological father and donor eggs can also be considered.

In today’s lightning-fast lifestyle, where many couples are career-oriented and could barely manage spare time, the cases of infertility are on the rise due to excessive work-related stress, irregular eating habits and various other reasons. There are host of factors responsible for infertility. There are millions of couples who’re facing the prickly issue called infertility. Since almost three decades, Indira Infertility Clinic Specialists have helped infertile couples navigate smoothly through the often complicated process of infertility to the journey of parenthood. Indira IVF centre is the pioneer in providing affordable yet creditable infertility curation to the common people for the first time in India. We are armed with the state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced equipments and a pool of renowned physicians. The service provided under one roof includes infertility workup, ICSI, IUI, In vitro fertilisation (IVF), Laser Assisted Hatching, Cryopreservation, Donor Program, Blastocyst Culture and Transfer, Pre Genetic Diagnosis and Screening (PGD and PGS), Sonography, Laproscopy & Hysteroscopy and Karyotyping and Chromosomal Disorders Screening.

For age related infertility information in men and women you can consult Indira Infertility Clinic Specialists at http://indiraivf.com or seek an appointment at 0 766 500 9965 to speak to us.


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Apr14
Different methods of Fertility Preservation
Fertility preservation is the cryopreservation (freezing) of human reproductive tissue to be used later for in vitro fertilization (IVF) therapies or intra uterine insemination (IUI). With the use of liquid nitrogen, human tissues such as semen, oocytes (eggs), and embryos (fertilized eggs) are frozen at temperatures exceeding 350 degrees (Fahrenheit) below freezing and stored in specially designed tanks. When the patient is ready to begin a family, the tissues will be shipped to an IVF clinic, thawed, and used in a procedure by a licensed IVF doctor to impregnate the woman.

Fertility Preservation is typically used by patients concerned about their future fertility. Fertility can be affected by a number of different factors, including disease, lifestyle, career, or age. The ability to preserve reproductive tissues is a great option and often recommended by doctors for cancer patients, military personnel, high impact athletes, and transgender clients. Fertility Preservation (FP) services can provide women, men and children an opportunity to conceive later in life after they overcome health or personal issues that may affect their fertility. These complications may include disease (i.e. cancer, lupus, etc.), reproductive problems (i.e. ovarian cysts), or side effects caused by treatment (i.e. chemotherapy). Others may look to fertility preservation to prolong or defer their ability to conceive for a variety of reasons such as concerns about age, carrier, lack of a life partner, or a family history of early menopause.

Regardless of the causes of infertility, cryopreservation and cryostorage are advances in the medical field that allow patients another attempt at having a family, an option that is priceless to many who have practically given up on raising children. Fertility preservation treatments must be tailored to the individual circumstances and integrated with the treatment regimen. Close coordination between the treating physician and the reproductive endocrinologist is the key to preserving family-building options for infertile patients.

The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre based in Surat, Gujarat, India offers advanced reproductive technologies specific to fertility preservation that include egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation), ovarian tissue harvesting, embryo freezing or sperm banking. The clinic also considers and has the facility for oocyte and ovarian tissue cryopreservation. Find new options for men and women to preserve their fertility with fertility specialists at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/fertility-treatments

Each patient is unique. The impact of a given treatment on fertility can vary and so can the time available before starting life saving treatments. Patient age, marital status, personal wishes, religious and cultural constraints and prognosis may all affect decision making. Fertility preservation treatments must be tailored to the individual circumstances and integrated with the treatment regimen. The treating physician, reproductive endocrinologist and the patient must work as a team before opting for fertility preservation options. If you are at risk for infertility from cancer treatment, it's important to take the time to think about the significance of parenting to you. Consider whether you want to be a parent some day. If so, think about whether having a child genetically related to you is important. Understanding how you feel about parenthood will help you decide whether to pursue preservation options or not.

Following treatment options for Fertility Preservation for women, men, and children are available.

FERTILITY PRESERVATION OPTIONS FOR WOMEN

Cryopreservation
Embryo Freezing
Egg Freezing (Ooctye cryopreservation)
Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation - Option for Pre-Pubscent Girls
Ovarian Transportation - Option for Pre-Pubscent Girls

Learn in detail about female and male infertility, its treatment and all about different ART Procedures and preserving fertility at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/pages/fertility-preservation

FERTILITY PRESERVATION OPTIONS FOR MEN

Sperm Banking/ Cryopreservation
Testicular Sperm Extraction
Testicular Tissue Freezing - Option for Pre-Pubscent Boys
Radiation Shielding

Preserving Fertility In Children Diagnosed With Cancer

Parents of children diagnosed with cancer often do not think about Fertility Preservation. The majority of children treated for cancer can now expect to be cured. Recent advances in assisted reproduction have focused attention on the long-term fertility outcome for these survivors. While many of these procedures are still considered experimental, over the years the results will be encouraging. The advancements today are occurring at a rapid pace. In boys and girls testicular tissue and ovarian tissue can be preserved for future fertility options.

It is important that discussions regarding Fertility Preservation begin at diagnosis. The procedures listed above have varying risks and side effects. Some options may not be recommended for certain types of cancer or disease. There may also be treatments available that have a smaller risk of infertility. It is important to discuss these procedures with your physician and your insurance provider since they may be expensive and not covered by insurance.

The decision to pursue fertility treatment is never easy. That is why you need a fertility center with the proven ability to succeed – a trusted partner that delivers results to thousands of patients every year. The Blossom Fertility and IVF Centre is committed in helping parents achieve parenthood with the help of all the latest ART technology including IVF, ICSI, TESA, MESA, Assisted Hatching, Egg donation, sperm donation, egg and semen cryopreservation, Embryo freezing and Surrogacy. Our expertise in fertility treatment and cutting edge technology has helped majority of our patients achieve pregnancy.

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Mar24
Learn more about endometriosis at Indira IVF
Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease that affects more than 176 million women (and their families) worldwide. It occurs when tissue like that which lines the uterus (tissue called the endometrium) is found outside the uterus -- usually in the abdomen on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and ligaments that support the uterus; the area between the vagina and rectum; the outer surface of the uterus; and the lining of the pelvic cavity. Other sites for these endometrial growths may include the bladder, bowel, vagina, cervix, vulva, and in abdominal surgical scars. Less commonly they are found in the lung, arm, thigh, and other locations.

Endometriosis can cause painful periods, persistent pain in the pelvic area, infertility, and other symptoms. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. Treatment options include painkillers, hormone treatments, and surgery with laparoscope.

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Endometriosis is difficult to understand and there are no specific causes which lead to endometriosis. Doctors do not know what causes endometriosis – there may be several causes. From a woman’s perspective, endometriosis is a disease surrounded by taboos, myths, delayed diagnosis, hit-and-miss treatments, and a lack of awareness, overlaid on a wide variety of symptoms that embody a stubborn, frustrating and for many, painfully chronic condition. It affects these women during the prime of their lives and through no personal failing in lifestyle choices. These women’s physical, mental, and social well-being is impacted by the disease, potentially affecting their ability to finish an education, maintain a career, with a consequent effect on their relationships, social activities, and in some cases fertility. About half of women with endometriosis will also suffer from pain associated with sexual intercourse.

These women’s access to timely diagnosis and treatment should not be impacted by the myths and misconceptions that are, unfortunately, prevailing at large.
Let’s discuss here the Myths, Misconceptions and the Facts about endometriosis.

1. Severe pain during period is normal. MYTH

The nature and intensity of the pain associated with endometriosis can vary. Pain might be intermittent or continuous in nature, usually occurring before and during menstruation, and during or after sexual activity. The location and level of pain may not always directly relate to the extent of visible endometrial growths. Some women with extensive visible endometrial growths may be entirely pain free, while others with a few small growths experience severe pain.
Even though attitudes towards women improved during the twentieth century, some of the old beliefs still linger unconsciously, and affect the medical profession’s attitudes towards women’s complaints, including period pain. As a result, while seeking help for their period pain, many women with endometriosis are told that their (severe) period pain is normal and is part of being a woman or it is in their head. Others are told that they have a low pain threshold, or are psychologically inadequate. Many women and girls do experience pain at the time of their period. However, severe pain that interferes with daily life is not normal, and is often due to the presence of an underlying condition, such as endometriosis. Any girl or woman with severe period pain should be investigated to determine the cause of her pain.

2. Endometriosis occurs exclusively in women of reproductive age. MYTH

3. Hormonal treatments cure endometriosis MYTH

4. Pregnancy cures endometriosis MYTH

5. Endometriosis means infertility MYTH

6. Hysterectomy cure endometriosis MYTH

Read the detailed article on Myths and Misconceptions prevailing in the society about endometriosis and educate yourself about the same at https://indiraivf.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/myths-about-endometriosis

No one is certain what causes endometriosis, although researchers believe that genetics, a dysfunctional immune system, hormones, and environmental factors may all play a part in it. According to the Endometriosis Foundation, a woman (or girl) with a mother who has endometriosis is seven times more likely to have the disease herself.

If you’ve suffered with endometriosis for any length of time, chances are you’ve had plenty of advice from people, and chances are that only few of them were helpful. One of the many problems with being an endometriosis sufferer is that people keep on giving opinions which they feel need to share with you despite the fact that at times they also does not know what they talk. At this point it is necessary to keep all old wives tales aside and seek the intervention of Endometriosis specialist. Educating yourself and others about endometriosis is an empowering endeavour and, if you suffer from endometriosis, a necessity. The more you know, the stronger you are, know the evidence, uncover the truth, and ignore the bullshit.

Indira IVF centre is the pioneer in providing affordable yet creditable infertility treatment to the common people for the first time in India. The clinic has the latest state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced equipments and a pool of renowned physicians. We are deeply committed to provide all the primary and ancillary services related to your treatment under the same roof because we understand the significance of a concerted, meticulous and well-oiled network for your pregnancy success. With the advent of the cutting edge technology our OB-GYN specialists carry out Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy surgeries which are used to diagnose and cure certain female infertility conditions. Laparoscopy is done to determine the causes of infertility, symptoms like pelvic pain & abdominal pain and to check if there are any scar tissues or blockage in the fallopian tubes. The doctors use this technique to treat cysts, endometriosis and fibroids.

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Mar11
Womb for Rent in India at Blossom IVF Centre in South Gujarat
Surrogacy is a form of assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in which a woman carries a child in her uterus on behalf of another person or couple. A surrogacy arrangement or surrogacy agreement is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. A surrogate mother is someone who conceives, carries and gives birth to a child for another person or couple (intended parents or commissioning parents). The surrogate mother agrees to give the child to that person or couple after the birth. Intended parents may seek a surrogacy arrangement when either pregnancy is medically impossible or pregnancy risks present an unacceptable danger to the mother's health. Monetary compensation may or may not be involved in these arrangements. If the surrogate receives compensation beyond reimbursement of medical and other reasonable expenses, the arrangement is considered commercial surrogacy; otherwise, it is referred to as altruistic. The legality and costs of surrogacy vary widely between jurisdictions, sometimes resulting in interstate or international surrogacy arrangements.

There are two main types of surrogacy, gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. In gestational surrogacy, the pregnancy results from the transfer of an embryo created by in vitro fertilization (IVF), in a manner so the resulting child is genetically unrelated to the surrogate. Gestational surrogates are also referred to as gestational carriers. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is impregnated naturally or artificially, but the resulting child is genetically related to the surrogate.

Learn in detail about what is surrogacy, surrogacy law and surrogacy cost at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/pages/gestational-surrogacy-india

Who can opt for surrogacy procedure?

Surrogacy may be appropriate, if you have a medical condition that makes it impossible or dangerous to achieve pregnancy & to give birth, which includes

• Absence or non-development of womb
• Recurrent IVF Failure (implantation failure) OR recurrent miscarriages
• Intrauterine adhesions
• Life threatening medical conditions involving heart, liver or blood diseases, in which pregnancy is contraindicated.

For any surrogacy arrangement there needs to be intended parents, surrogate mother, egg donor and the sperm donor as the case may be. If either of the parent is not able to contribute his sperm or her egg then the help of the donor will be taken. Surrogate mothers role is very important and crucial in the whole process of surrogacy. Due care and search must be taken before selecting a surrogate mother.

Surrogacy clinics in India have very meticulous and stringent criteria for choosing a surrogate. The surrogates have to meet certain conditions like

1. The surrogates are between the age of 21-35 years.

2. Indian Surrogates are married with previous normal deliveries and healthy babies.

3. Screened thoroughly for infectious diseases like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, VDRL and genetic conditions. A complete investigation is done into the medical history, blood transfusion history of the surrogate, and her family’s medical history is examined. The surrogate must have a normal obstetric history (no miscarriages, no antenatal, intranatal and postnatal complications in previous pregnancies). A detailed pelvic sonography is done and other tests for uterine receptivity are done to ensure maximum chances of success.

4. Surrogates in India are screened for thalassemia, too.

5. Indian Surrogates are checked for any addictions or substance abuse.

Most of the surrogates are married and have children. However, for some exceptional cases, there are few who are widows and have children and are willing to do surrogacy. This is done on the requirement of certain clients whose country’s laws allow easier return of the baby with the intended parents if the child is born to a surrogate mother who is single.

Going for surrogacy is a very big decision. It involves lot of ethical, moral, and also financial issues. This is the reason you need to be very careful while taking a step ahead in choosing surrogates. The surrogacy is a very expensive process too. But for your knowledge there are also affordable surrogacy options available in many places. There are few countries where the cost of surrogacy is not that high as it is in some countries. So those who are willing to go for affordable surrogacy can think of surrogacy abroad.

India has become the top international surrogacy destination for couples and even single men and women who have not been able to have children through natural means. The success of the procedure in India, is greatly attributed to the cutting edge technology adopted by the fertility clinics in India, highly qualified fertility specialists, social acceptance of surrogacy, and low cost of surrogacy, all leading to India’s high success rate in gestational surrogacy.

Know from the couples who have opted for surrogacy themselves about their lifetime experience at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/pages/surrogacy-india

Commercial surrogacy is legal in India, as recognized by the Supreme Court of India in 2002. Now we can say that India is one among the emerging country as a leader in international surrogacy and fertility. Indian surrogates have been increasingly popular with fertile couples in industrialized nations because of the relatively low cost. Indian clinics are at the same time becoming more competitive. Surrogacy is cheaper in India than any other western world. Surrogacy is an expensive process and lots of monetary and emotional values will be attached to it. Hence before deciding to opt for surrogacy you need to take many considerations in mind so that the decision is not regrettable.

The cheaper availability of surrogates in India is attracting a lot of interest. While not just the ease of the rules but also cost that is incurred here is something that is quite tempting. Surrogacy programs in India are as successful as any other good program in the world, with strict screening of egg donors and confidentiality maintained. Low cost surrogacy in India makes it possible even for couples who are not super-rich, to start a family. Surrogacy abroad in India has become the favorite destinations for couples from USA, UK, Australia, Israel and other countries because of the low cost of surrogacy treatment and easy Indian laws relating to surrogacy.

BLOSSOM IVF CENTER for surrogacy Treatment understands that of all the things that you are worried about, there is one essential thing that matters most is GETTING RESULTS. With the most experienced & highly skilled infertility specialists, the most modern IVF laboratory with versatile in-house embryologists and the friendliest & helping co-staff, we are having maximum experience in doing international surrogacy amongst the IVF centers of south Gujarat. The two points which highlight our centre and mark us different from others are affordable rates and easy legal procedures. Blossom IVF Centre offers the most reasonable packages for whole surrogacy treatment and we have simplified procedure for legal formalities of agreements between center, surrogate & you by specially appointing attorney for the same. All our surrogate mothers share the same goal to give the gift of life to infertile couples and to give them the gift of parenthood. Blossom IVF Centre specializes in Gestational Surrogacy in India and offers its services to people of all nationalities to fulfill their dream of enjoying parenthood. We offer successful gestational surrogacy treatment options for patients from Australia, Canada, UK, USA and Africa and help them to have their own baby at the end of the whole surrogacy process.

Contact us today for Best infertility treatments like IVF, ICSI, IUI, IMSI, laser hatching, embryo preservation and surrogacy in Surat at http://www.blossomivfindia.com or at http://www.blossomivfindia.com/ivf and gather all information to attain happy parenthood.


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Jan30
Importance of Prenatal care during Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an ideal time to start taking really good care of you both physically and emotionally. If you follow the few simple guidelines, you will be having best chance of a problem-free pregnancy and a healthy baby. Becoming a mom is an exciting time, but it can also be daunting especially if you are expecting your first child. When you find you are expecting it is an exciting time for you and your loved ones! While your due date may seem a long way off, there are things that you should do immediately that can get your pregnancy and your baby off to a healthy start. At this time your mind will be filled with many questions as to what you should do now onwards for yours and baby’s health. Probably you will start looking for accurate information and resources so that you are well informed about pregnancy and make healthy choices right from the beginning.

Before starting pregnancy and planning for parenthood, stop your birth control a couple of months before you plan to start trying. The earlier you know you're pregnant, the sooner you can see your doctor to start prenatal care and make sure your eating, drinking, and other habits are as healthy as possible. On getting pregnant following are the questions that are eminent and seek an answer to it.

1. When can be the home pregnancy test to detect pregnancy is taken?

A pregnancy test, whether done at home or in the doctor's office, measures the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in your urine. This hormone becomes elevated during pregnancy and can be detected as early as the first day after a missed period if you do the test correctly. However, it is likely to be more accurate if you wait a few days or weeks after a missed period.

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2. When should I make an appointment with the doctor?

As soon as you find out you're pregnant, get in touch with your GP or a midwife or gynecologist to organise your antenatal care. Organising your care early means you'll get good advice for a healthy pregnancy right from the start. You'll also have plenty of time to organise any ultrasound scans and tests that you may need. If you have any medical concerns, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or thyroid disease it is best that you take the appointment as soon as possible.

3. What should I do once I find out I'm pregnant?

The most important thing you can do is begin taking prenatal vitamins. In fact, if you are planning to become pregnant it is smart to start taking prenatal vitamins in advance. Prenatal vitamins contain important nutrients (i.e. folic acid and vitamin D) that can help with the early development of your baby. You should also start avoiding alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, stop smoking or other things that may be harmful to your baby.

Read complete article and Know in detail about Frequently Asked Questions About Pregnancy pregnancy at https://rupalhospital.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/frequently-asked-questions-about-pregnancy

Select a maternity home that is fully equipped with latest technology and has the capacity to meet any type of emergencies. If you are pregnant or thinking about starting your family, Rupal hospital for Women will be the best choice. Rupal Hospitals Gynaecology & Obstetrics Section has renowned female Doctors and each one of them is outstanding in their own field of expertise. We at Rupal Hospital are dedicated to providing the highest quality in women's health. The team of doctors is capable of handling every aspect of a woman's life and it has been a long one. It is the result of years of experience, knowledge, understanding and constant updating and effort. The maternity section is available round the clock. We have State of the art labor room along with facilities of electronic fetal heart monitoring during labor. Rupal Hospital has all means for instrumental deliveries and apparatus to deal with emergencies. We have fully equipped operation theatre for all obstetrics and gynaecology operations.

Rupal Hospital seeks to guide you through your pregnancy and birth, helping you to make choices that are safe and healthy for you and your baby. We understand that it’s important that you feel comfortable, confident and at ease during this journey of pregnancy, and that you have the support and information you need each step of the way. Visit our website at http://www.rupalhospital.com or at http://www.rupalhospital.com/gynaecology.html# or give us a call today to schedule an appointment with us.


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