Infertility is defined as being unable to conceive after more than 1 year of unprotected intercourse. It is estimated that 10 % of people in the reproductive age group are suffering from it.
An IVF cycle produces a number of viable embryos. Those that aren’t immediately transferred back to the patient are placed in cryostorage by lowering their temperature to that of liquid nitrogen (-196°C).
The journey of a girl from childhood to menopause is said not to be complete till she becomes a mother. Most of us are blessed and we become mothers when we want to and very often even without wanting to, however there are a group of women who are struggling very hard to be there, to know that she is pregnant, to enjoy her pregnancy and to final hear the sweet words of her baby calling her “Mamma”.
Miss A walks in to my clinic. She looks very anxious. She is working as a CEO in reputed marketing firm. Shestill has not found the right man and she wants a baby of her own.She wants to know how much time is left for her to start her family. She is 39 years of age.
Dr. Kaberi Banerjee
Commonwealth Fellow in Reproductive Medicine, UK
Senior Consultant, Centre of Reproductive Medicine and IVF