- What triggered your interest in baby joy fertility& women care centre?
I have an extensive experience of 20 years in the field of Fertility. I have always been intrigued by this segment of healthcare, seeing the scope of growth that it has in India & the happiness it can bring to numerous childless couples. However Baby Joy has highly accomplished team of doctors, fertility experts & support staff.
- What are your future plans for providing any additional services in near or not-so-near future?
We intend to make Baby Joy a brand that can reach out to childless couples span over India, We have an immediate plan to set up satellite centres across Delhi/NCR. We also intend to set up more centre’s in Northern India over a short span of time.
- How long of a wait is recommended between a failed IVF cycle and trying Again?
We normally ask a patient to wait for at least 3 months before going for a repeat IVF Cycle. How ever, this period can substantially vary. According to each patient.
- How would you explain IVF to a layman and what all is involved in it?
IVF or In vitro fertilization is a simple technique for childless couple to help them have a baby. In vitro means outside the body.Therefore , in IVF the semen is taken from the husband & the eggs, are taken out from the ovaries of the wife & both are fertilized outside the human body under controlled/simulated conditions. The fertilized egg, called the embryo is the transferred into the wife again. From here onwards, if the wife conceives, she carries on the pregnancy like a normal lady.
- Please throw some light on baby joy fertility & women care centre specialities?
We are a comprehensive fertility centre. We focus only in fertility & IVF treatments.
- What is you USP?
Our USP is “Advanced yet Affordable IVF Care” It is our endeavour to achieve the benchmark of AAA:
It is our endeavour to bring warmth & compassion to IVF treatment, with honesty & transparency
- What is good patient care?
Good patient care in IVF treatment is when the couple, which is already distressed, is dealt with warmth & compassion. Moreover, the patient should be given extensive individual counselling, preferably , free of cost. The patient’s time should be respected. The couple should be informed about every little progress in the treatment. The patient should be educated about aspects like distressing, meditation, weight loss, etc. Moreover, the patient care with regards to pre & post treatment (recovery) aspects should meet international standards
- There something we can do to improve our chances of success?
Yes, the chances of success can be increased by various positive lifestyle changes like weight loss, healthy life, meditation, yoga, taking all due precautions as explained by the doctor, showing patience, education oneself about the entire procedure & above all thinking positive & believing in the almighty destiny for a favourable outcome.
- Does IVF significantly increase the chances of twins of triplets?
This is the case where a large no. of embryos are transferred in a single attempt. However, by following international guidelines& adopting global practice, the incidences of the same can be substantially reduced.
- Do we have to be extra careful after transfer of the embryo to ensure its implantation?
Yes, it is important to rest for a few days after the embryos are transferred & not do anything that is strenuous for the human body, both physically & emotionally.
- Is IVF hard to go through?
IVF is a very simple & painless procedure. However, selection of the right centre & medical team is important to ensure this. Moreover, right counselling & patient care can further make the process simple & easy.
- Is it a sensible idea to freeze embryos for use of a later Date?
Yes, this is a common practice & is quite relevant in case of failed cycle or future need.
- Do children born as a result of IVF have more abnormalities than children born following natural fertilization?
IVF has been existing now for decades. Children born out of IVF are as normal as any other child. In fact children born through IVF have grown to become normal adults with normal lives & have accomplished as much as any normal child. Extensive data has unequivocally proven that there is no difference between children born out of IVF or born normally.
- What is your vision for your clinic for the next 5 to 10 years from now?
We would like to expand throughout the country & help childless couple across the country. Our primary objective is to bring highly advanced, yet affordable care to the masses.
- What Are The Common Causes of Infertility ?
Most common cause are : Ovulation Problem / Tubal Infertility / Sperm Problems / Unexplained Infertility / Age related factors / Obesity, Stress, Environmental & occupational factors.
- Is Infertility A Women Problem ?
Infertility is a medical problem. Approximately 35%-40% of infertility is due to female factor and 35% is due to male factor. In the rest of the cases, Infertility results from problems in both partners. In about 10-15% cases, the cause of the infertility can not be explained.
- Is There Fertility Decline ?
This can not be said with certainly as no regular record of past is available. However, the said decline is attributed to the delayed age of marriage of the woman due to carrier settlement, excessive use of drugs, rising obesity, stress and strain of modern life style, occupational factors etc. Moreover, because of awareness of treatment options available more couples are reporting for medical help.
- At What Time of The Month Is Woman Most Fertile?
The most fertile time of the month is just before or at ovulation. Ovulation usually occurs two weeks before a period starts, so it is necessary to count backwards from the anticipated start of the next period in order to find the most fertile time. Take the number of days in the usual cycle (from beginnings of one period to the beginning of the next ) and subtract 14. For example, a woman with a 32 day period would likely to ovulate around day 18 (32-14=18), while a woman with a 28 day cycle would ovulate around day 14 (28-14=14). Because the sperm live longer than the egg does, it is best to have intercourse before ovulation rather than afterwards, so a woman who ovulates on day 14 would have a good chance of conceiving if she has intercourse on either day 12 or 13 or 14.
- How Can A Women Tell When She Ovulates?
The simple, inexpensive way of finding out the approximate time when you ovulate is to take your basal temperature (that is, your body temperature at rest) every morning and record it on a chart. You can buy a basal body thermometer at any drug store. Save all your charts so you can review them with your doctor. Three or four months of charting should be adequate. However, this is not a very accurate method. Other signs which a woman can see during ovulation is clear mucous discharge from the vagina and pain in the lower abdomen.
- Hot Tub Baths ?
Yes, high temperature can reduce motility and count of sperms. That is why the scrotum is located outside the body – to act as kind of “cooler” to keep sperm act a lower temperature then the rest of the body. So, it is a good idea to avoid hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms for men. Wearing loose pants and cotton under-wears is good for sperm count.
- How often Should We Have Intercourse ?
It is a good idea to have intercourse every other day around the time one ovulates (Day 10, 12 , 14 and 16). Remember, every woman is different, and may not ovulate exactly on “Day 14”. And, just because you ovulate on “Day 14” this month, doesn’t mean you will do the same next month also. It is preferable to have intercourse every other day so that sufficient sperm are available to increase one’s chances of conception. Do not use lubricants before and after intercourse.
- How Does obesity Impair Fertility?
A simple way to assess appropriate weight in relation to height is to measure the height of woman. For first 5 feet, the woman should weigh 45kg. For each inch over 5 feet, add 2kg.Ideal body weight should fall between 95% to 129% of predicted ideal body weight. Reproduction is impaired both if ideal weight is abnormally low or high.
- Is The Treatment of Infertility A Costly Process ?
This statement is only partly true. Most of the patients only need medical advice or simple procedures for ultrasound monitoring e.g. ovulation, IUI and laparoscopy which are well within the reach of a common man. However IVF and ICSI are costly but only less then 10% of infertile couple need this.
- What Are The Chances of Success In Ivf & Icsi ?
Currently the success rate per oocyte retrieval cycle in good center is 35-40% all over the world. The patients are advised to be mentally prepared to avoid bitter disappointment and depression in case the procedure fails. However the chance of pregnancy is 70-80% within 3-4 attempts of IVF. The cryopreservation of embryos eliminates the need of stimulation for future cycles which dramatically reduces the cost of procedure.
- What About Smoking, Drinking Alcohol & Caffeine ?
There is evidence linking reproductive impairment with excessive exposure to alcohol, tobacco & caffeine. Alcohol and tobacco’s use have been demonstrated to affect the reproductive capacities of both men and women, and tobacco is an especially potent reproductive toxin. It is wise to be in the best physical shape possible while one attempts to conceive and, of course, to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby.
- How Does Stress Lead To Infertility And Miscarriage ?
Abnormal level of stress hormones in the body system can affect sperm production and prevent or delay