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The kind of diet you consume plays a vital role when you are trying to conceive. Inappropriate and unbalanced dietary habits coupled with other factors are some of the chief causes of reduced fertility in the modern man. It is important to note that what you consume has a direct impact on sperm quantity and quality. In fact, in today's stress-loaded world, studies have found that about half of fertility problems are due to male factor infertility. An intake of a healthy, well-balanced diet, ensures good nutrition to the sperm, improves sperm quality and hence increases your fertility. Moreover, a healthy sperm is the most crucial aspect for male fertility. If all that you are trying, is to conceive, you can enhance the quality of your sperm by picking the right kinds of edibles. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility Pvt Ltd, jots down do's of diet to enhance male fertility. Here's a handy guide that will explain to you about fertility foods that work best for men that must be effectively included in your daily diet to boost fertility. Fuel Up on Vitamin D Men having a deficiency of Vitamin D have lower motility of sperm as compared to men who have satisfactory amounts of this vitamin present in their bodies. Vitamin D supplements increase motility of sperm. An excellent source of Vitamin D is the morning sunlight and dietary sources are foods like egg yolks, red meat and oily fish. In today's day and age, diet may often not satisfy the requirement and hence we do prescribe Vitamin D supplements when needed. Incorporate Selenium in Your Daily Diet Selenium has a vital role to play when it comes to boosting sperm quality and hence majorly aids in resolving infertility problems. Consumption of selenium in amalgamation with Vitamin E encourages not only sperm movement but also its morphology. Foods loaded with selenium are fish, meat, eggs, nuts and seeds, especially Brazilian nuts. Do Include Zinc-rich foods A zinc-rich diet is very essential for conception, both in men and women. By including zinc to your diet, one can expect improvement to their sperm count, sperm motility and thus the likelihood of conception. You can get satisfactory amounts of zinc from all kinds of dairy products, shellfish and meats. Folic acid is a Must - Eat Lentils Deficiency of folic acid, makes one incapable of producing healthy sperms. Hence, to boost the quality of your sperms, you should ensure that you include food items that are loaded with folic acid such as, green leafy vegetables, legumes, eggs, sprouts to name a few. Lentils are a rich source of natural folic acid or folate and improve fertility in both men and women. Men who follow a vegetarian diet can get plenty of folate from lentils. Good dietary folate intake also helps reduce chromosomal abnormalities in your sperms. Follow a Diet Rich in Vitamin C This is a very beneficial component in removing sperm deficiencies. Apart from that, it is exceptional in increasing the motility of the sperms. Drinking a glass of orange juice every day is a great way of incorporating Vitamin C in your diet. Citrus fruits, Goji berries, strawberries, guavas are all rich in Vitamin C. Like Tomatoes - Go for Them A rich source of lycopene, tomatoes have amazing advantages in refining male productiveness. This antioxidant that is present in tomatoes is very helpful in recovering sperm motility, shape and structure. Hence adding tomatoes to your curries or enjoying a fresh tomato salad, can be very good for men trying for a baby. Walnuts can do wonders These nuts improve all sperm parameters viz. sperm motility, shape, strength and liveliness. Walnuts are rich in omega three fatty acids. Consuming walnuts on a daily basis is very beneficial for your health, these can also be added to deserts or to your salads. Protein Power Proteins are the building blocks of life. A protein rich diet will improve cell quality and cell life of all the cells in the body. Regular class 1 protein intake - eggs, fish, chicken improve sperm motility, count and reduce abnormal sperm forms. Vegetarians can get milk proteins - casein or whey from health shops to make up the protein requirement. Drink Plenty -- Of Water Drinking enough water is not only significant for a healthy body, but it also plays a helpful role in upholding good sperm motility. Semen chiefly includes water. Drinking less water and being dehydrated means that the semen will get thicker and sperm will not be able to effectively swim. A good and healthy diet will undoubtedly help you in conception. Cocoon Fertility - +912271237070 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Website - http://www.cocoonfertility.com Cocoon Fertility Branches- Thane, Versova, Dadar, Santacruz, Pune, Kochin.
Cocoon Fertility Pvt Ltd, one of India's leading IVF chain, has expanded its footprints in Kerala with their franchise centre in Kochi, Ernakulum. Dr Anagha Karkhanis, Director of Cocoon Fertility Pvt Ltd, says, "The journey of Cocoon Fertility has been wonderful till now. We believe that the good work that we do in Maharashtra should also be available to the people of Kerala. We look forward to spread awareness about the IVF treatment which is unfortunately still considered as a taboo in our country. We believe in reaching out to couples facing their silent struggle with infertility. " Market research suggests that the Indian IVF Market will reach $829.5 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 16.2%. There are almost 27.5 million infertile couples in India. Of these only 10% seek medical help. India shows high infertility prevalence due to many factors including late marital age, rising alcohol and tobacco consumption etc. "The Indian IVF market is showing growing steadily and has a high potential attracting private equity and venture capital investments e.g. AHH, TPG etc. Stand alone IVF centers make demographic, financial and operational sense making the business scalable and replicable. Affordable treatments will increase the penetration of services in the market", says Dr.Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant IVF, Cocoon Fertility. Talking about franchise mode of expansion Dr Anagha adds, "Cocoon chooses FOCO model for pan India expansion, with both parties shouldering the investments. Our model allows for faster growth with ideal business mixture of Cocoon technical expertise and local market insight of the franchisee. We chose to start in the South as it is definitely a market with growth potential." "Between our doctors, we have 50 years of combined IVF expertise with solid European training. Our franchise team has 25 years experience with franchising bringing complete professionalism to our expansion ventures. Cocoon Fertility ethos is offering the luxury of affordable treatments with a humane touch without compromising quality and ethical working. We believe through the franchise model we will offer our excellent services pan India. We invite people that share our vision to come and join hands with us to start a venture that helps bring smiles to everyone." concluded Dr Rajalaxmi. Currently Cocoon Fertility has centres at Thane, Versova, Dadar, Santacruz, Cochin and Pune. We have centres coming up at Nasik, Vashi and Pune. Cocoon Fertility Pvt Ltd. Website: www.cocoonfertility.com Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: +91 9930702322
Infertility is an escalating problem impacting couples worldwide. It is known to affect about 1 in 6 couples, and various studies conducted have revealed that about 1 in every 3 cases are due to fertility issues in male partner. Hence male fertility in current times is an alarming issue that needs to be given utmost attention. Dr Anagha Karkhanis, Director and IVF Consultant at Cocoon Fertility, tells about male infertility. So what exactly is male infertility? This is when a man has a reduced chance of making his female partner pregnant. The condition is based on the quality of his sperm cells. The below-mentioned factors of semen have a major impact on fertility: Sperm Count: An imperative characteristic of semen is the concentration of sperms and their total number, in a given sample of semen. Sperm Motility: An indispensable function of healthy sperm cells is their capacity to swim. It is usually measured as the fraction of mobile sperm cells in a semen sample. Infertility problems can have many causes and may be determined by factors like genetics, overall health, sickness and nutritional contaminants. Moreover, a healthy lifestyle and appropriate diet are of prime importance. Some nutrients and diets are linked to superior fertility. Factors that may cause male infertility Male infertility is generally due to snags that affect either production or transportation of sperm. About two-thirds of infertile men face a problem with producing sperm. Either low numbers of sperm are produced or the sperms are functionally poor. The blockage of the Vas deference is seen in about 1 in 5 infertile men and is responsible for causing either complete or partial lack of sperm in semen. Infertility issues in men can also arise due to hereditary causes, infections, hormone imbalance, torsions (means the twisting of testes in the scrotum), and the problem of varicocele or varicose veins of the testes, certain medications and damage caused by radiation. Apart from these; some less known causes of infertility are: sexual dysfunction and anti-sperm antibodies may not cause any problem. Mentioned below are a couple of clinical terms that are used in relation to male factor infertility. Azoospermia- Defines complete lack of sperm in the semen sample. About 2 percent of the total male population is affected by this condition. It may be caused either due to lack of production of a sperms or due to a hindrance in the seminal ducts . Impotence- Defines incapability to uphold an erection. Oligospermia- The presence of less than twenty millions of total sperm per ml of semen sample. Oligoasthenospermia- Poorly moving capacity of sperm. Y Chromosome Deletion- A genetic condition where a bit of genetic material is missing from the Y chromosome that is absent or partly missing. This can lead to low count of sperms . Varicocoele- It is an unusual enlargement of the veins that drain the deoxygenated blood from the testes. It more common on the left side and may lead to a reduced sperm creation by increasing temperature, lessening the flow of blood or altering hormone levels. Necrospermia- A condition wherein all sperms in the semen sample are dead. Retrograde Semen reflux- A condition in which sperm do not flow in a forward direction and hence tend to reflux into the bladder. It can be produced by surgical nerve injury leading to the bladder neck, diabetes and side effects of medications. Teratospermia- Refers to sperms that are shaped abnormally. Medical Treatments that can aid in improving sperm quality in men, thus bringing the couple close to embracing the dream of parenthood: Artificial Insemination - This is a procedure in which sperms are instilled directly into the uterus to enable pregnancy. Electro-therapy - This is an electrical stimulation of nerves to help release of sperm in men suffering from injuries of the spinal cord. ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) - This is a process in which sperm is injected into an oocyte on specialised IVF equipment. This is one of the main treatments for male factor infertility. TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration) and PESA- (Percutaneous Sperm Retrieval) - This is a clinical practice of surgical extraction of sperm from the testes. Donor Sperm- These are sperms that have been donated. This option is in cases of men with no sperm or very insufficient sperm. Potential donors are thoroughly screened for sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. Bodily, therapeutic and individual characteristics are provided to aid in matching various traits. By Law, donors need to remain anonymous. The bottom lines are that infertility affects many men around the globe, but can be treated with timely medical assistance and intervention. Additionally, a healthy lifestyle and well-balanced diet are extremely significant in improving your sperm count. 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Pre Implantation Genetic Testing - A boon for couples with genetic issues. Most patients undergoing IVF will read around the subject and from time to time we get enquries about Pre-implantation Genetic testing (PGT). PGT includes 2 procedures, viz. PGS - Preimplantation Genetic Screening and PGD - Preimplantation Genetic diagnosis. These terms are used interchangeably but they are actually different procedures. We at Cocoon Fertility recently introduced the PGD-PGS services at our Thane facility and this was inaugurated by our brand ambassador Soha Ali Khan Pataudi. This article aims to explain this advance of science. Preimplantation genetic testing is a method of identifying a genetic defect in an embryo before it is implanted back in the womb at embryo transfer. This helps us separate embryos with a known or suspected, gene problem (PGD) or abnormal number of chromosomes (PGS) from the normal ones. Transferring back a PGT selected healthy embryo increases the chances of having a healthy baby. To be able to do PGT a cell is removed from the embryo in a process called 'embryo biopsy'. During an embryo biopsy typically about 3-8 cells are removed from each day 5 embryo (a blastocyst), and are sent for testing for PGS or PGD as required in that particular case. The embryo is usually frozen and implanted later as the test results take a few weeks to come back. " We have recently procured the latest in IVF lasers the Hamilton Thorne - Lykos, this is a fantastic addition to our state of art IVF lab. Embryo biopsies can now be done with greater precision" said Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, IVF Consultant at Cocoon Fertility. What is PGD - preimplantation genetic diagnosis? PGD is used when dealing with couples with a family history of a serious or deadly disease who worry about passing it on to their offspring. It is generally recommended in cases of single gene disorders, like breast cancer, sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis etc. Dr Anagha Karkhanis, IVF Counsultant at Cocoon Fertility added "PGD can be used to identify over 1,500 inherited single gene disorders and is 98 percent accurate identifying affected and unaffected embryos." What is PGS or preimplantation genetic screening? PGS checks whether the cells in an embryo contain the normal number of chromosomes, which is 46. The embryo is usually biopsied on day 5 (blastocyst stage). Embryos with a normal number of chromosomes are "euploid" and those with an abnormal number are "aneuploid." PGS allows for a embryo with normal chromosomes to be transferred into the uterus. Risk of aneuploid embryos increases with the age of the woman. An abnormal embryo is almost always likely to fail to give a healthy pregnancy. The risks of miscarriage, fetal death later in pregnancy, stillbirth or a baby with abnormalities are all raised in aneuploid embryos. PGS also helps in severe male factor infertility and in couples with previous recurrent miscarriages. PGT cannot be offered as blanket treatment for all. Certain genetic abnormalities can manifest at a later stage of development. A genetic condition called mosaicism may exist. Mosaicism is when abnormal cells may coexist in an otherwise normal embryo and vice versa leading to test results that do not accurately reflect the chromosome status of the embryo. A critical analysis of the case is needed before PGT can be undertaken. One also needs to consider that, in theory, the embryo biopsy and freezing may cause embryo damage, though in experienced hands this risk is low. In its' report on PGT the ASRM ( American Society of Reproductive medicine says, "No single test, however, can accurately predict the risk of all defects in a child, and many birth defects, such as those related to environmental and toxic exposures and those that are random and unexplained, are not genetically based and may not be detected with genetic screening." Before you finally decide to go ahead with PGT there is one other factor that you must consider. PGT does not replace prenatal testing. PGT allows for diagnosis before implantation. "Prenatal testing is a part of standard routine pregnancy care and is recommended despite the fact that PGT had been done." , explained Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar. Prenatal testing like Nuchal Translucency scan, chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis reconfirms the diagnosis where diagnosis remains uncertain. Dr Anagha Karkhanis, added "It is also important to understand that PGT is not and cannot be used for sex selection or family balancing". Pre-natal sex selection is a punishable offence. PGD is indeed a boon for couples faced with risk of genetic diseases in their offspring. If you feel you are the right candidate for PGT, meet up with the expert and understand the procedure before going ahead. Cocoon Fertility - +912271237070 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Website - http://www.cocoonfertility.com Cocoon Fertility Branches- Thane, Versova, Dadar, Santacruz, Pune.
Possible to avoid genetic defects in IVF with PGD technology at Cocoon Fertility Brand ambassador Soha Ali Khan took a tour of Cocoon Fertility's clinical and laboratory facilities in Thane. She also posed with babies conceived through assisted reproductive technologies, at Cocoon Fertility, along with its doctors Dr Anagha Karkhanis and Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar. Cocoon Fertility was incepted in 2013, with the promise of a safe, truthful, ethical and empathetic experience for to-be parents. It offers a complete range of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services, all under one roof. This includes In Vitro Fertilizaton (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Embryo Freezing (Vitrification) and Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET), PICSI (Physiological Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection), Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI), and male procedures like PESA/ TESA, to name a few. Soha Ali Khan was thoroughly impressed with the range of equipment and state-of-the-art technologies available, to help couples who are denied natural parenthood. She said, "This is my first visit to any fertility lab. I am happy to know that couples facing infertility issues have so many options today; thanks to responsible IVF centres like Cocoon Fertility. I was also happy to note that, Dr Anagha, Dr Rajalaxmi and I share a common educational background in the UK. Its a rigorous training ground and prepares you well for challenges ahead." Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility added, "We are especially excited today. We are happy to announce the start of Pre-Implantation Genetic Services at our Thane Centre. Our lab here is now fully licensed for offering PGD / PGS services in Thane. This offers complete range of solutions for couples wanting to avoid genetic disease in their offspring and for couples who have had recurrent miscarriages and IVF failures.We are also delighted to introduce Lykos IVF laser at our centre to help in PGD-PGS." Preimplantation genetic testing is a technique used to identify genetic defects in embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) refers specifically to when one parent or both, has a known genetic abnormality and testing is performed on an embryo to determine if it also carries a genetic abnormality. Dr Anagha Karkhanis, Director of Cocoon Fertility added, "PGD begins with the normal process of IVF that includes egg retrieval and fertilization with sperm in a laboratory. Over the next three days the embryo will divide into eight cells. First, one or two cells are removed from the embryo. The cells are then evaluated to determine if the inheritance of a problematic gene is present in the embryo.Once the PGD procedure has been performed and embryos free of genetic problems have been identified, the embryo will be placed back in the uterus, and implantation will be attempted," explained Dr Anagha Karkhanis." With this new technology, women aged 35 and over, carriers of sex-linked genetic disorders, carriers of single gene disorders, those with known chromosomal disorders, women experiencing recurring pregnancy loss and women with recurrent failed fertility treatment can benefit. Cocoon Fertility Centres will be coming soon to Versova, Vashi as well as Kochi and Pune. Cocoon Fertility - +912271237070 Email - email@example.com Website - http://www.cocoonfertility.com Cocoon Fertility Branches- Thane, Dadar, Santacruz.
When 35-year-old Sheena visited Cocoon Fertility Clinic, she had a million questions on her mind pertaining to her struggle with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), weight management and fertility. Sheena weighed 88 kgs and was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago. The Cocoon Fertility specialists suggested Sheena a number of lifestyle changes coupled with fertility treatments to improve her chances to conceive. Globally, more than 20 percent women of reproductive age group suffer from PCOS, a hormonal disorder that affects their menstrual pattern and ability to have children. "The main underlying problem in women with PCOS is a hormonal imbalance. The ovaries make more androgens than usual. High levels of these hormones affect the development and release of eggs i.e. ovulation," shares Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar of Cocoon Fertility. Higher androgen levels lead to symptoms such as acne, excessive hair growth, absent or irregular menstrual periods and weight gain. Excess testosterone (a type of androgen) is linked to higher insulin resistance, which can cause a PCOS woman to store more fat, especially around the abdomen. As this woman gains weight insulin resistance rises further increasing the testosterone thus setting in a positive feedback cycle for weight. This imbalance in extreme cases can lead to type 2 diabetes. "We see many women with PCOS coming to us with queries related to fertility and a hope for uncomplicated conception. It is therefore important to understand the basics of this disorder and seek help as early as you can, after diagnosis," adds Dr Anagha Karkhanis of Cocoon Fertility. The good news is that this increasingly common health problem is manageable with the help of lifestyle modifications and accurate fertility treatment. Lifestyle modification: Many women with PCOS are overweight or obese, which can lead to several health problems. You can help manage your PCOS by eating low carb healthy diet and exercising regularly to keep your weight in check. Medical treatment: PCOS leads to insulin resistance. This is managed with the help of medicines which affects the way insulin controls blood glucose and lowers testosterone production. It slows the growth of abnormal hair and helps ovulation to return. Lack of ovulation is usually the reason for fertility problems in women with PCOS. Several medications, that include tablets and injections, are available to treat the problems with ovulation. These should only be used under medical supervision in individualised protocols. Fertility treatment: IVF is another effective solution to help women with PCOS have a baby by offering the best chance of becoming pregnant in any given cycle. Cocoon Fertility - +912271237070 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Website - http://www.cocoonfertility.com Cocoon Fertility Branches- Thane, Versova, Dadar, Santacruz, Pune.
IVF (In-vitro-fertilisation), IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and surrogacy have become commonplace today; thanks to developments in medicine. Part of this heightened acceptance are celebrities who have influenced society with their choices. Friends star Courtney Cox, conceived her daughter Coco through IVF when she was 39, in the year 2004. Before her was iconic actress Jane Seymor who delivered twins through In Vitro Fertilisation in the year 1995. She was 44 years old. Having had two miscarriages, a natural conception wasn't possible for the 'Live and let die' co-star. Dr. Rajalaxmi Walavalkar of Cocoon Fertility says, "1978 was really the breakthrough year with the birth of the first test tube baby Louise Brown. Since then, celebrities have been a big influence in changing the perceptions of people and also modifying societal attitudes. There are famous celebrities who have proved that IVF holds the door open to a new world, one in which the burden of not having a child no longer needs to be felt." Eminent songstress Mariah Carey had a miscarriage which led to further complications. But this did not deter her. She opted for IVF and was blessed with a pair of twins in 2011. One of the highest paid reality TV stars, Kim Kardashian didn't shy away after she experienced complications while giving birth to her first child North. For her second child 'Saint', she embraced IVF specialists in the year 2015. Closer to home, director Farah Khan believes that it's never too late to change your fate. She opted for IVF in 2008, and delivered triplets at the age of 43. She is a celebrated mother today, sharing her personal moments with children on social media. Some others have even opted for surrogacy. Superstar Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao are one such example, as is SRK, and his bundle of joy Abram. Dr. Anagha Karkhanis of Cocoon Fertility adds, "IVF itself has become more and more precise and versatile, thanks to developments such as egg freezing, embryo transfers, Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) etc; The beauty of an IVF treatment is that the whole process of fertilisation happens outside the woman's body." Cocoon Fertility - 022 25334848 Email - email@example.com Website - http://www.cocoonfertility.com Cocoon Fertility Branches- Thane, Versova, Dadar, Santacruz, Pune.
One of the first scientific developments pertaining to fertility was the discovery of the sperm in semen back in 1677. IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination) was the first development in assisted reproduction. The use of this procedure in animals dates back to the fourteenth century when Arabs used it to breed stallions. Lazarro Spallanzani is known as the first to use the technique to breed dogs in late 1784. Subsequently, in 1793, John Hunter became the first person reported to achieve a successful human pregnancy using IUI- a process where in the best quality sperm is separated from the sluggish lot. The sperm is then introduced into the womb around the time of ovulation, later resulting in pregnancy. This even today, remains an excellent solution for male infertility. At the turn of the 19th century, as science progressed, doctors began to explore further, the matter of infertility, and uncovered the basic scientific details of human conception. Here is a brief chronology: 1827: scientists first discovered the existence of ova, or eggs, in the female body. 1843: scientists learned that conception occurs when a sperm enters an ovum. 1884: the first successful artificial insemination when Dr. William Pancoast treated a couple's infertility by secretly inseminating the woman with sperm. 1920s and 30s: the hormones progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone were all identified, and their roles in reproduction and pregnancy were closely studied. 1944: Dr. John Rock of Harvard reported that the first US fertilization of human eggs in a laboratory dish (in vitro) had occurred in his lab. 1978: First test-tube baby Louise Brown is born. Today, IVF has resulted in the birth of over 8 million babies, providing relief to childless couples, with the promise of helping them spill out the "good news" IVF is named after the Latin word 'vitro' which means 'glass' . It is performed in petri-dishes where eggs are mixed with fresh sperm to create embryos. The best quality embryos are then chosen to pass through the cervix, and then into the womb for implantation to occur. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant at Cocoon Fertility says. "IVF has evolved thanks to the work of many scientists. In many ways, it is one of science's greatest gifts to humankind. It is a proven assisted reproductive technique today and has given hope to many couples beset with fertility problems." Developments have continued unabated. In 1987, the use of donor eggs became publicly available. 1987 also saw the first Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) procedure , the sperm is physically injected into the egg. It is performed under a microscope. The first successful birth resulting from ICSI occurred in 1992. IVF itself has become more and more precise and versatile, thanks to developments such as egg freezing, embryo transfers, Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) etc. "Modern day IVF has evolved to treat conditions which can obstruct fertility both in men and women such as endometriosis, male factor infertility, ovulatory dysfunctions, unexplained infertility so on and so forth", says Dr Anagha Karkhanis, Founder of Cocoon Fertility. The beauty of an IVF treatment is that the whole process of fertilisation happens outside the woman's body. Cocoon Fertility - 022 25334848 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Website - http://www.cocoonfertility. com Cocoon Fertility Branches- Thane, Versova, Dadar, Santacruz, Pune.
Gynaecologists across the city have seen a rise in the number of inquiries for egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation), where a woman's eggs are extracted, frozen and stored. Later, whenever she plans to get pregnant, the eggs are thawed, fertilized and transferred to the uterus as embryos. "This is a sign of an empowered woman, making informed choices for herself", says Dr.Rajalaxmi Walavalkar of Cocoon Fertility. Take the case of 36 year old Anjali Bhagat, who knew she wasn't ready for marriage. But she knew she wanted to be a mother someday. She froze her eggs at the age of 32, determined that she didn't want to be pushed into a marriage that she didn't want, for the sake of maternity. Anjali says, "When Dr.Rajalaxmi explained to me that egg freezing was possible, and that it was safe and I could afford it, I was very happy." True enough! In fact, there is a lot of information about egg freezing online. However, the fact that it is safe, affordable and available is something women need to know. Dr. Anagha Karkhanis of Cocoon Fertility says, "Egg freezing is the process of retrieving some of your eggs from your ovaries, freezing and storing them to achieve a pregnancy later on." Egg freezing is particularly useful in IVF cases, as was discovered by Sheela Iyer, a 31 year old from Matunga, "My husband was under tremendous pressure, when we decided to go in for IVF. Stress on the day of egg collection was so great that he was unable to produce a semen sample. Luckily my eggs could be frozen and we were able to complete the IVF processes at a later date. I am now having a wonderful pregnancy." Egg freezing turned out to be a boon in such a difficult situation. Dr. Anagha Karkhanis shares, "14 year old Asha Patil was diagnosed with borderline cancer of one ovary and this ovary had to be removed. We collected her eggs from the remaining ovary & froze them before chemotherapy. We were able to protect her fertility and hope for having her own child someday. Cancer treatments are known to cause premature menopause." Asha's mother Smita Patil adds, "Egg freezing allowed us to preserve our daughter's options. She will have a choice in the future." Women today must know that even if they are not ready for babies right now due to relationships, career, finances, or a whole host of other reasons, egg freezing can help them make more empowered choices in their lives. Globally, over 2000 babies have been born thanks to egg freezing. It is advisable to freeze eggs before the age of 35, though it can be done later too, provided the hormone levels and antral follicle count are good. Cocoon Fertility - 022 25334848 Email - email@example.com Website - http://www.cocoonfertility.com/ Cocoon Fertility Branches- Thane, Versova, Dadar, Santacruz, Pune.
Infertility is a complex and often misunderstood condition, which is why there's stigma as well as mystery surrounding it. 1 in 6 couples face infertility issues, and an obstacle to parenthood. There can also be pressure from family, friends and colleagues- in subtle and not so subtle ways too. Dr. Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility puts your mind at ease by de-bunking some of the myths about male fertility. Myth: Boxer shorts and loose pants are best for prospective fathers. This is probably one of the craziest! Researchers at the University of New York at Stony Brook put this piece of conventional wisdom to the test and concluded that underwear style is unlikely to significantly affect a man's fertility. Myth: Unlike women, a man's fertility doesn't change with age. Male fertility isn't age-proof. The quality of sperm decreases with age and it takes longer to achieve a pregnancy. Whatever the age of the mother, the risk of miscarriage is higher if the father is over 45. The children of older fathers are at greater risk of autism, mental health problems, and learning difficulties. Myth: Smoking doesn't affect male fertility. Smoking increases the risk of male infertility by 30%. A British Medical Association report showed that smokers may have upto 40 % lower chances of being pregnant per month. Even one cigarette a day is enough to cause damage to sperm. The effect of tobacco on fertility is dose dependent. The more one smokes, more the damage to the sperm. Myth: Cell phones and laptops, don't affect semen quality. Studies have found that the heat created from laptops can affect sperm motility and cause DNA damage, more so if Wi-Fi was being used. Cell phone emissions can also cause sperm damage. It's best to keep phones in the back pocket and not put your laptop, directly on the lap whilst working. Myth: Male infertility is hereditary. Male infertility can be of genetic origin, generally, there are several factors that can cause male infertility. Infections, immune system problems, lifestyle choices like diet, nutrition, smoking, drug use, and being overweight can decrease male fertility. Myth: Weight does not affect fertility. Extra weight presents a multitude of health issues and can wreak havoc on male fertility. Obesity causes elevated estrogen and low testosterone levels, which can cause sperm count to decrease. Overweight males also experience a decreased libido. The simple solution is to calculate your Body Mass Index, which provides a healthy numerical range based on height and weight and works towards it. Exercise will increase energy, decrease weight, and equalise testosterone and libido levels. Myth: My Diet does not matter. You are what you eat. High-fat diets have been found to be associated with decreased sperm count. Vitamin and micronutrient deficiencies will affect sperm quality and quantity adversely. The general advice is to have a balanced diet and avoid refined carbohydrates such as white bread and sugar. Cocoon Fertility - 022 25334848 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Website - http://www.cocoonfertility.com/ Cocoon Fertility Branches- Thane, Versova, Dadar, Santacruz, Pune.