Patients come to doctors with a lot of hope. This is especially true for infertile couples, who are hungering for a baby.
When an infertile couple gets pregnant with IVF after 10 years of infertility, they often treat their doctor as a miracle worker - and feel the doctor is God !
I wish I was a miracle worker - it would make my life so much simpler ! Patients would not even need to come to me - I'd give them as many babies as they wanted at home.
The truth is that while good doctors can do a great job with helping patients, we are still limited by human biology - and a good doctor will try to help the patient to have realistic expectations.
In fact, I worry when patients come to me expecting miracles .This is an unrealistic expectation, and often causes a lot of heartburn and despair, if the cycle fails - as it may do, no matter how good a doctor I am and how skilled my treatment is !