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Seven Signs of Infertility in Women
Seven Signs of Infertility in Women
Jun 10, 2020 11:02 IST

Motherhood is the most sublime experience for a woman, and is a factor that marks the very essence of womanhood. But what happens when a woman is unable to conceive naturally? Every woman fears the very thought of infertility, as this inability visibly weighs you down.

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Videos

Utilize this #TimeTogether with your partner to watch Dr Chaitanya Shembekar, talk about how Primary Ovarian Insufficiency affects women and how to treat it.To know more visit www.parentsoffertility.com
Make the best use of #TimeTogether with your spouse to watch Dr. Jay Mehta impart knowledge about commonly asked questions regarding fibroids, a benign growth in the uterus, it's causes & treatments.
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Know the story of India’s oldest IVF baby. Infertility and IVF are topics that are often brushed under the carpet in Indian households. However, it is time to deal with the rising infertility rates among millennials. It is time to use your #TimeTogether and discuss infertility with your partner. This story will surely serve as an inspiration!
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PCOS is one of the most common hormonal or endocrine disorders, which affects many women in our country. Make the most of your #TimeTogether with your spouse and gain knowledge about it through Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour. To know more visit www.parentsoffertility.com
Utilize the #TimeTogether with your spouse to watch Dr. K. Chandra Reddy speak about low sperm count or Azoospermia. He also tells us how it affects fertility and ways to deal with it from home. To know more visit www.parentsoffertility.com

articles

‘The general success rate of ovulation induction is about 18 per cent per cycle’
‘The general success rate of ovulation induction is about 18 per cent per cycle’
Jul 02, 2020 12:47 IST

Ovulation is the natural process of release of eggs from the ovaries into the fallopian tube. This physiological process happens between the twelfth to eighteenth day of the menstrual cycle in every woman’s body and is a necessity for pregnancy to happen. Every woman is born with all the eggs her body will produce in her lifetime, of which one egg is released every cycle during ovulation.

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‘Opting for IVF treatment? Keep these simple dos and don’ts in mind’
‘Opting for IVF treatment? Keep these simple dos and don’ts in mind’
Jul 01, 2020 11:34 IST

The process of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) can be a daunting one for many couples - it takes a toll on them physically, emotionally and financially. Here are some simple dos and don’ts for the pre-cycle period, during the IVF cycle and post procedure, which will make the process simpler to navigate and increase the chances of success.

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‘Stress is the only external factor affecting fertility’
‘Stress is the only external factor affecting fertility’
Jun 30, 2020 11:13 IST

A whopping 2.75 million couples suffer from infertility in India, a country where there is immense social pressure attached to having a baby and starting a family. Not being able to conceive as well as going though treatments like In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) can add to stress levels, which in turn is detrimental to the very process of conception.

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‘Male infertility goes undiagnosed in 25-30% cases’
‘Stress levels have a direct impact on hormones, which control the reproductive system’
Jun 27, 2020 11:24 IST

Do you know that an increasing number of young couples are having trouble getting pregnant? And this increasing infertility in millennials only seems to be growing.

According to the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, about 10-14% of the Indian population is affected by infertility, with higher rates reported in urban areas where one in every six couples is affected. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates the overall prevalence of primary infertility in India between 3.9-16.8%.

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‘Male infertility goes undiagnosed in 25-30% cases’
‘The world of reproductive science has progressed and treatment of even most severe cases of infertility might be possible’
Jun 26, 2020 11:01 IST

Twenty-three year old Nisha (name changed) came to our clinic with a history of no periods. She had been married for three years but never menstruated before or after. Her uterus was small. We gave her medication to start her periods, which she had for six months. She didn’t produce any eggs due to an ovarian failure but using donor eggs and her husband’s sperm, we were able to create an embryo and transferred it into her womb. She delivered a healthy baby boy.

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‘Male infertility goes undiagnosed in 25-30% cases’
‘Male infertility goes undiagnosed in 25-30% cases’
Jun 16, 2020 11:13 IST

“We are not able to have a baby. Can you please check what is wrong with my wife (or daughter-in-law)?” This is a common complaint heard from a majority of couples that come to our infertility centre. Traditionally, this presumption held some merit. Upon testing and diagnosis, the male factor was found to be the cause of infertility in only about 15 per cent of total cases.

But this has dramatically changed over the last few decades.

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‘Lifestyle issues, PCOD and endometriosis are most common causes of infertility among women’
‘Lifestyle issues, PCOD and endometriosis are most common causes of infertility among women’
Jun 16, 2020 11:13 IST

Getting pregnant, carrying the pregnancy to term and giving birth to a healthy baby is a complicated procedure. With women climbing up the professional ladder and becoming an equal part of the workforce, getting married and starting a family are often delayed.

This factor has had an immediate impact on increase in infertility cases in the country.

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Let’s bust some myths around infertility!
‘Let’s bust some myths around infertility!’
Jun 15, 2020 11:17 IST

Not being able to have a baby comes with its fair share of unsolicited advice on how to conceive from all and sundry. But not all of what is said is supported by medical research and could be detrimental to couples trying to conceive as they may delay seeking timely medical help. We look at some of the most common myths surrounding infertility.

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‘More couples are now aware about benefits of IVF’
‘More couples are now aware about benefits of IVF’
Jun 14, 2020 12:32 IST

More than 40 years since the first In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) baby was born and was looked at as a “miracle” of science through fertility treatments that has come a long way. It offers the chance and choice to couples, struggling thereby to start a family for bearing biological babies of their own.

About 8-10 per cent of couples across the globe experience the struggle of conceiving of their own, putting the figure to a whopping 60-80 million globally.

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‘Not able to conceive naturally? Do not panic! Here is what you can do
Not able to conceive naturally? Do not panic! Here is what you can do
Jun 13, 2020 09:56 IST

With infertility on the rise, medical research now recommends that a couple that has been trying to conceive for a time-frame of six months and is unsuccessful should seek help, as against the one year wait which was the benchmark earlier.

After 4-5 months of trying, couples need to do some self-introspection. You can make simple modifications to your lifestyle to put road-blocks out of the way and

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‘Stay together and view fertility treatment as a battle that needs to be won together’
‘Stay together and view fertility treatment as a battle that needs to be won together’
Jun 19, 2020 11:44 IST

Broaching the topic of infertility with your partner is not easy for a majority of couples, who are unable to conceive. Different people have different comfort zones and the odds of conception can take a toll on the healthiest relationships, as partners get trapped in a blame game on who is to be held responsible.

It is important to be empathetic and keep your position grounded.

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‘Time is an important criterion for pregnancy’
‘Time is an important criterion for pregnancy’
Jun 18, 2020 10:55 IST

“Your biological clock is ticking. Don’t delay starting a family.” This is the common advice most couples, women specifically, start hearing from elders in the family as soon as they complete a year of marriage.

While there are few couples who tend to take this advice seriously and start planning on expanding their family early, most tend to remain oblivious to the time factor. So is time an important criterion?

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‘Having a baby is an emotional process. It gets directly impacted if you are stressed’
‘Having a baby is an emotional process. It gets directly impacted if you are stressed’
Jun 12, 2020 10:59 IST

Infertility affects about 10% of reproductive-aged couples worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and India is no exception to this. Rising stress levels in both men and women, coupled with unhealthy eating and sleep patterns, consumption of alcohol and cigarettes.

You can’t avoid stress, but you need to learn to manage it! Having a baby is an emotional process, which gets directly impacted by stress.

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‘There is a lot of social stigma surrounding medical intervention for infertility’
Jun 11, 2020 10:48 IST

Science has advanced leaps and bounds making biological babies a possibility even for infertile couples. Sadly, there is still a lot of social stigma surrounding medical intervention in our country. Owing to this, the treatments surrounding infertility become challenging for many, who hesitate to get timely medical help.

The blame of not being able to bear a child is still on the women, who are harassed mentally...

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‘IVF has made it possible to help infertile couples to bring home healthy babies’
Jun 10, 2020 11:02 IST

Statistics reveal that around 20 million couples in India suffer from infertility. But barely one-fourth of them come forward for treatment because of lack of awareness, stigma surrounding infertility or absence of proper medical information, knowledge and infrastructure to help them out.

More and more millennial couples in India are finding it hard to conceive. There are multiple reports and findings that support this assertion.

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