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IUI Treatment | Dr. Pallavi Daga

IUI, or intrauterine insemination, is a relatively simple fertility treatment. It may be done with or without fertility drugs. The procedure itself involves transferring specially washed semen directly into the uterus via a thin catheter.

You may know of IUI by the more commonly used term artificial insemination (AI). IUI and AI are one and the same.

Indications : 

IUI treatment may be recommended for any of the following situations:

Male infertility
Hostile cervical mucus
Unexplained infertility
If treatment with fertility drugs alone is not successful
If a sperm donor is being used
If sexual pain makes intercourse not possible
Some insurance companies require a few cycles of IUI before paying for IVF treatment.

IUI is not recommended for those with:

Blocked fallopian tubes
Severe endometriosis
Previous pelvic infection

The Procedure:

The procedure is pretty simple, though it’s normal to feel nervous about it. It will be done in your fertility clinic. (You don’t need to go to the hospita…

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Treatment | Dr. Pallavi Daga

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperm outside the body, in vitro ("in glass"). The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman's ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman's ovaries and letting sperm fertilise them in a liquid in a laboratory. The fertilised egg (zygote) undergoes embryo culture for 2–6 days, and is then transferred to the same or another woman's uterus, with the intention of establishing a successful pregnancy.

IVFis a type of assisted reproductive technology used for infertility treatment and gestational surrogacy, in which a fertilised egg is implanted into a surrogate's uterus, and the resulting child is genetically unrelated to the surrogate. Some countries banned or otherwise regulate the availability of IVF treatment, giving rise to fertility tourism. Restrictions on availability of IVF include costs and age to carry a healthy pregnancy to term…

9 Months Pregnant: Signs, Symptoms & the Coming Labor | Dr. Pallavi Daga

Now changing of position leads to discomfort – whether you sit, lie down or stand up… Any movement requires an effort from you as you are 9 months pregnant. Your belly has become huge, that’s why it’s difficult for you to find a comfortable position during sleep. The lack of sleep and heavy burden may cause a constant feeling of exhaustion. You feel clumsy and tired.

How Do You Feel?

In case it is your first pregnancy, the head of your baby has already moved down into the pelvic area.

The uterus puts your stomach and diaphragm under less pressure, so, fortunately, heartburn, upset stomach, and short breath occur seldom. But there is a feeling of heaviness in your lower belly instead. It is possible that due to the pressure on your bladder urges to urinate will become more frequent.

The discharge from the vagina become thicker and contains more mucus, where blood streaks may be seen. They may become clearer after the internal examination or sexual intercourse. Your belly is itching.
The cer…

Disadvantages of Abortion | Dr. Pallavi Daga

Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus. An abortion that occurs spontaneously is also known as a miscarriage. An abortion may be caused purposely and is then called an induced abortion, or less frequently, "induced miscarriage". The word abortion is often used to mean only induced abortions. A similar procedure after the fetus could potentially survive outside the womb is known as a "late termination of pregnancy".

When allowed by law, abortion in the developed world is one of the safest procedures in medicine. Modern methods use medication or surgery for abortions. The drug mifepristone in combination with prostaglandin appears to be as safe and effective as surgery during the first and second trimester of pregnancy. Birth control, such as the pill or intrauterine devices, can be used immediately following abortion. When performed legally and safely, induced abortions do not increase the risk of l…

Miscarriage (Spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss) | Dr. Pallavi Daga

Spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss , also known as Miscarriage, is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently.Some use the cutoff of 20 weeks of gestation, after which fetal death is known as a stillbirth. The most common symptom of a miscarriage is vaginal bleeding with or without pain. Sadness, anxiety and guilt often occur afterwards. Tissue and clot-like material may leave the uterus and pass through and out of the vagina.When a woman keeps having miscarriages, infertility is present.

Risk factors for miscarriage include an older parent, previous miscarriage, exposure to tobacco smoke, obesity, diabetes, thyroid problems, and drug or alcohol use.About 80% of miscarriages occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy (the first trimester).The underlying cause in about half of cases involves chromosomal abnormalities.Diagnosis of a miscarriage may involve checking to see if the cervix is open or closed, testing blood levels of human chorionic g…