What is IVF treatment? In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process of fertilising an egg by combining it with the sperm, outside the body. This process is also called as an assisted reproductive technology (ART). The resultant embryo is then transferred into a woman’s uterus for the rest of its growth. IVF is a
Meeting your baby for the first time is magical, although it’s likely he or she will turn your life upside down for some time. Newborn babies are bound to be fussy due to a huge shift in their environment. Here is an excerpt from a video interview of Dr M.Chandra Sekhar, MD (Paediatrics), India’s Premier
For the vast majority of women, pregnancy follows a routine course. Some women, however, have medical difficulties related to their health or the health of their baby. These women experience what is called a high-risk pregnancy. High-risk complications occur in only 6 per cent to 8 per cent of all pregnancies. These complications can be
Generally, people think that a hernia is a groin swelling or swelling at the umbilicus, but actually, a hernia is a balloon-like swelling. It is a muscular defect that is projected through a weak point in the skin like in the abdominal wall or at the area of the groin. Here is an excerpt from
It is natural for couples to try and conceive at some point in their lives. Some people, however, face challenges in conceiving. Inability to attain pregnancy after regular intercourse for over a year is termed as infertility. This failure in attaining pregnancy may be due to infertility in males, females or due to unknown reasons.
We Women, being special, do have a lot of health problems regarding menstrual cycles. One third of those, responsible for us meeting a gynaecologist, is Abnormal uterine bleeding – a term which refers to menstrual bleeding of abnormal amount, duration and/or schedule. A normally scheduled menstrual cycle occurs every 21 to 35 days and the
1.PCOD can lead to infertility: Not all women diagnosed with PCOD will have pregnancy issues, however, PCOD still ends up as the prime cause of infertility in women. PCOD makes a woman’s reproductive cycle unpredictable. As a result ovulation may occur erratically or won’t happen at all. PCOD also brings the increased chances of miscarriage.