On 26th April, 2018, Cloudnine hosted a live Tweetinar on Understanding Your Fertility Quotient on its Twitter handle @CloudnineCare. It was conducted by Dr. Vaishali Chaudhary, Fertility Specialist at Cloudnine Hospitals, Shivajinagar and Kalyaninagar, Pune. The Tweetinar earned wholehearted participation from Twitter users across the country and spotlighted a host of issues that commonly plague those affected by infertility.
Specialist Details: Dr. Vaishali Chaudhary
Clinical Focus and Expertise: In vitro fertilisation (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), infertility evaluation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), egg donor programme, embryo donor programme, sperm donor programme, colonoscopy, unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, dilation & curettage, fertility treatment, cosmetic labiaplasty, gynaecological problems.
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A. 'Fertility quotient' refers to your chances of becoming pregnant naturally without any treatment.
A. Yes, there's definitely a link between the two. Infertility is usually triggered by hormonal disturbances and stress is a big influencer.
A. Apart from count, the motility, morphology and quality of sperm also matter.
A. For women, a transvaginal ultrasound is performed to examine the number of eggs available. In addition, blood is drawn to evaluate the level of anti-mullerian hormone, a critical marker for ovarian reserve.
For men, a semen analysis is performed to help highlight the quality and motility of sperm.
A. Factors like irregular menstrual cycles and obesity affect fertility, especially in women 35 years or older. For those below 35, fertility issues are more likely to be resolved by following a healthy diet plan and a regular exercise regime.
A. Being overweight can lead to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). In men, however, it can cause diabetes and lead to lower sperm count.
A. In 90% of cases, infertility is treatable. In the remaining 10% of cases, the underlying reasons for infertility remain unexplained.
A. At least 1 year if you're less than 35 years of age. If you're over 35, you should consult a specialist after 6 months of trying.
A. The qualification of the doctor and the training they have received is of prime importance when choosing a fertility clinic. The clinic should have an in-house embryologist and counsellor. In addition, you should have a view of their success rates.
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A. The right fertility treatment would depend on the results of your fertility tests. Your doctor would need to find out where the problem lies and accordingly identify the appropriate treatment option.
A. Yes, both men and women should keep their fertility quotient in mind while planning a pregnancy.
A. Once you're married, the sooner you seek your fertility quotient, the better. This will give you valuable insight into when you should start planning your family.
A. It should be determined the moment you get married as it will help you decide when to start trying.
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A. It's extremely important to seek counselling through infertility. The in-house counselor at your fertility clinic would be the best person to consult in such a case.
A. There are multiple tests that a couple must undergo before it is confirmed that the man or woman has fertility issues. It's difficult to present a definitive diagnosis without comprehensive testing.
A. If the flow is significantly lighter than before, a uterine infection may be the cause. However, a small decrease in menstrual flow shouldn't be a concern.
A. IVF has a success rate of about 50%, but it is important to note that the chances of a positive outcome are dependent on a host of individual factors, most often tied to the specific problem at hand. Your doctor can make a suitable prediction of success based on your reports.
A. 'Fertility quotient' is not a universal term used in fertility. On Cloudnine, it refers to a bouquet of basic tests performed to evaluate one's fertility.
A. The odds of twins increase during a fertility treatment because often, two embryos are transferred to increase the chances of conception. This can be controlled by waiting to transfer an embryo at the 5-day mark, when it has reached the blastocyst stage. To reduce the chances of twins, a single high-quality blastocyst is transferred.
A. There is no particular food that can promote fertility, but a healthy lifestyle can help enhance it to a certain extent.
A. Secondary infertility is not very common but women over 35 are more susceptible to it.
A. About 40% of infertility cases are attributed to the male partner.
A. It pertains to the examination of semen under a microscope, to determine the quality, motility and count of sperm.
A. Fertility sees a sharp fall in women at 35. In men, on the other hand, there is no particular age that marks the decline of fertility, but sperm quality is known to reduce after 45.
A. No, it is composed of a single test each for men and women: a semen analysis and a transvaginal ultrasound respectively.
A. A past miscarriage may shed light on the quality of your eggs. Most often however, a miscarriage happens due to some fault in the embryo.
A. Smoking is harmful for both men and women. Even passive smoking can lead to complications during pregnancy.
A. The quality of eggs decreases with age.