Thursday, August 22, 2019

Why don't all IVF clinics routinely give embryo photos to their patients?

Good IVF clinics routinely and proactively provide all their patients with photos of their embryos.
Not only does it document that they have provided high quality care, it also allows the patient to bond with their yet-to-be-born baby !
This is standard practice all over the world, but sadly, lots of clinics in India still fail to do so. This is in spite of the fact that they spend lots of money on advertising and branding, and claiming they have high success rates !
I can't understand why they will not share this basic information with their patients. After all, the only tangible deliverable an IVF clinic can provide is make embryos. Once the embryos are transferred, we have no control on whether or not they will implant.
IVF clinics make embryos routinely all the time , and the equipment to take photos is very basic.
I now believe that the only reason they don't do this is because they're not very happy with the quality of the embryos they produce. They are not confident about their lab , or the clinical care they provide, which is why they're opaque and hide information from patients.
This makes a bad situation worse , because this increases the distrust which patients have in IVF doctors. And when the IVF cycle fails, the patients rightly feel this was because the doctor didn't do a good job !
You can see what embryos should look like at
What to find an IVF clinic which respects your time and intelligence ?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Get A Free IVF Second Opinion

Dr Malpani would be happy to provide a second opinion on your problem.

Consult Now!