Emotions and Social Stigma Of Women Suffering Infertility

Don’t Suffer In Silence – No Need to be Afraid of Infertility – Turning the Taboo to Empathy and Support.
Infertility is viewed worldwide by couples as “a tragedy which carries social, economic and psychological consequences”. It is estimated that 10% of the population globally suffers from infertility, which is generally defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse.
Infertility is Not “Normal” – The problem is that infertility is something that not many people know about unless you’ve dealt with it directly. That’s why it’s seen as being outside of societal norms. In our culture, it is expected that you should have 1,2 children once you’ve reached a “certain age.” And if you don’t, you are seen as a leper, somehow sub-human for not doing your part to procreate.

The reality is that infertility is terribly common.
It’s ironic that though over 27.5 million infertile couples in India suffer from infertility, according to a 2015 Ernst & Young report, very few want to speak openly about this important topic. Only 1% of these people seek diagnosis and treatment. The level of awareness and sensitivity regarding infertility is so dismal that couples regularly face stigma, condescension, alienation, and hostility while going through this incredibly tough period in their lives.
It’s this paradox that makes infertility so darn lonely.
It’s high time that infertility is brought out of the shadows and people are made aware that is merely a medical condition that can be treated. Infertility treatments in India are making big signs of progress and community support and awareness can contribute a great deal to helping many infertile couples start a family. Living in a highly patriarchal society often obsessed with the male child, Indian women especially bear the brunt of the taboo that has been created around infertility.
They are quickly branded as ‘barren’ women, often left out of religious rituals or social gatherings, and even abused in certain cases. Almost invariably, the female partner is always assumed or blamed to be responsible for infertility. At times, the men refuse to get themselves tested or are prevented from doing so by their families because somehow social status and honor are linked to a man’s fertility. Since rigid gender roles are still very much prevalent, the society stops treating infertile people as individuals and instead look at them as failures and outcasts.

Why should infertility not be a taboo?
Infertility is a complex phenomenon caused by a number of factors including problems in reproductive health, age, stress, genetic factors, and even lifestyle. It is not a curse or a bane on any individual and it should be talked about openly without any sort of stigma just like other medical problems. The lack of education and awareness about fertility issues is responsible to a huge extent for the myths and assumptions about infertility and the silence around it despite how common it is. A lot of men and women also don’t have much idea about reproductive health or fertility.

Opening up about fertility problems is especially difficult for couples as they are faced with a lot of unnecessary and harsh questions, comments, and even intrusions. Bringing a new life to the world is a dream for many and infertility is already a sensitive issue for suffering couples. If people share their experiences, their difficulties and challenges with others who are going through the same or offer emotional support and help instead of trying to hush things up, no woman would have to feel ashamed and stigmatised for not being able to conceive. Many people are also doubtful or afraid of fertility treatments and this can only be solved through the active propagation of medical information and free fertility testing facilities.

The Infertility Journey for Indian Women
Undergoing treatment for infertility is not just physically tough but much more challenging emotionally. Having people who can provide empathy and support during this time can help a great deal in managing all the various aspects of treatment. For most Indian women this support is often missing or insufficient. If family members are sensitised about the complexities of infertility and treatment they can be much better equipped at providing the help, guidance and support women need instead of blaming them or intruding. Every woman faces some sort of failure or disappointment in her infertility journey and often this makes her more distant and closed off from others because she doesn’t want to appear as a failure in the eyes of others. Unless the medical facts about infertility treatment are widely and aggressively promoted, people will still shy away from getting themselves diagnosed and availing the opportunity of successfully starting a family.
The Psychological Impact Of Infertility

If you are struggling with depression or finding it difficult to cope with infertility, there’s no need to feel alienated and lonely. Infertility takes a deep psychological toll on people and researchers even suggest that the psychological impact of the infertility experience can be close to that of patients coping with HIV or cancer. Not only is the disease mentally distressing in itself but getting through therapy and medical treatment is often equally stressful and agonising. Infertility is a multi-faceted phenomenon that not only affects one’s body but also one’s mental health, sense of self-worth, confidence, and emotional well-being.

Patients suffering from infertility often experience feelings of shame, inadequacy, frustration, and anxiety due to the stigma that is usually associated with this condition. They can start judging themselves for being unable to conceive or consider themselves inferior to other women or men. This is further aggravated by the culture of taboo and silence that prevails in society around infertility. Infertile couples or individuals often go through a sense of loss when they see their dream of raising children slipping away. The physical and hormonal effects of fertility treatment coupled with doubts and anxiety about the outcome lead to emotional upheaval. It’s very important for both men and women struggling with reproductive problems to pay extra attention to their mental well-being so that they can tide over this period in a healthy manner and not develop long-term problems like chronic depression.
We are constantly striving to break the taboo of Infertility in India. The journey of infertility to parenthood may seem is a tough one, but with the right guidance, assistance, and information this can definitely become an easy journey. Suffering in silence does not help, talking about it in the open does. Infertility is not a taboo. If you are experiencing trouble conceiving or are planning to start a family, connect with our experts – IVF specialists here who will help you turn your hope into reality.

There’s no need to lose hope and give up on your chances to have a child and lead a fulfilling future.


Miracle story of our fighter premature baby- Vanisha on World Prematurity Day

Dear Baby Vanisha – You are a very special baby for me – close to my heart – Dr.Rupal Shah

On World Prematurity Day, I just remembered that stressful yet fruitful journey of your parents, which ultimately brought this happy day in their life.

Friends, today let me introduce my fighter baby- Venisha- She has come to in her parent’s life after 8 long years of waiting. Her mother passed through a long tough journey to achieve motherhood. At last, when she conceived, she was having twin pregnancy, one baby died in the womb at 16 weeks of pregnancy and our this little Venisha survived-but her bag of water ruptured when she was hardly 22 weeks gestation.

Remembering Miracle story of our fighter premature baby - Vanisha

Remembering Miracle story of our fighter premature baby – Vanisha

Her mother had hospitalization for almost 6 weeks. We could prolong her pregnancy till 28 weeks only. And one fine day ,when her mother started having pre-term labor pains at 29 weeks,we had to deliver this tiny baby of 789 gms and then with her amazing desire to live and with all whole-hearted support and efficient management of Anand hospital NICU team for 8 weeks she won her battle of life-time flies ..you are already 3 years plus now.

Thank you almighty for everything you have done for her and for making her parent’s dreams come true!

Male factor infertility – Dealing with Infertility When “HE” Has the Issue-Reasons for Male Infertility

Male Factor Infertility – Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

When couples experience infertility, there’s often a misconception that the problem is the women. But, actually each group is responsible for 40 percent of infertility, and the rest is attributable to a combination of both male and female factors or unexplained reasons. Therefore, it’s important to have both partners’ fertility checked if you’re having trouble getting pregnant.

If a malefactor is what’s making it tough for you and your partner to conceive, it’s important to understand what may be causing his infertility.

Dealing with Male Infertility

Dealing with Male Infertility

What is male infertility?

“Male infertility is a condition in which the male reproductive tract and sperm have diminished the capacity to lead to the eventual fertilization of the egg to produce an embryo. For a healthy semen report, sperm count should be at least 20 million / ml with a minimum 50% of sperms having rapid progressive motility.

There are 2 types of a Severe degree of male infertility, in which sperm count is very very low (almost uncountable) or there are no sperms in the semen sample.

1.Non-obstructive azoospermia, which means the testicle is not producing any sperm or is producing sperm in such low quantities that it cannot be detected in a standard semen analysis.

2. Obstructive azoospermia, in which sperm is produced, but cannot be discharged doesn’t come out because of an obstruction.

What is male infertility?

Male infertility and Sperm

What causes male infertility?

The following are common causes of male factor infertility:

Structural abnormalities that partially or totally block the flow of sperm and/or seminal fluid. Men may be born with abnormalities or the abnormalities may result from infection or surgery.

Sperm production disorders, when the production of sperm is inhibited. This may happen in men who have had a vasectomy or who have a varicocele that may cause low sperm count and decreased sperm quality.

Ejaculatory disturbances, such as impotence or retrograde ejaculation that prevent sperms to reach the woman.

Immunologic disorders, like endocrine disorders or antisperm antibodies that prevent sperm from meeting and successfully penetrating the egg in the woman’s genital tract.

What is male infertility?

What causes male infertility?

How is male infertility diagnosed?

Male infertility is usually diagnosed through a semen analysis, and for the most part, abnormalities are associated with the sperm. The sample will be tested for a volume of ejaculation, sperm concentration, sperm motility (how well sperm moves), and sperm morphology (the size and shape of the sperm).

Semen analysis and sperm counts aren’t the most enticing topics of conversation for most men, but if you’re having trouble conceiving, you may need to have “the talk” with your guy.

Azoospermia is defined as the complete lack of sperm in the ejaculate

Azoospermia is defined as the complete lack of sperm in the ejaculate

How is male infertility treated?

Often, an exact cause of infertility can’t be identified. Even if an exact cause isn’t clear, your doctor might be able to recommend treatments or procedures that will result in conception.Treatments for male infertility includes Surgery – Treating infections – Hormone treatments and medications.

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) – ART treatments involve obtaining sperm through normal ejaculation, surgical extraction or from donor individuals, depending on your specific case and wishes. The sperm is then inserted into the female genital tract or used to perform in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

The journey to parenthood is different for everyone. If you and your partner are unable to conceive, there are many other ways to create your family. Options include egg or sperm donation, surrogacy, in vitro fertilization. Be sure to discuss these possibilities and any next steps with our fertility specialist.



Lifestyle Diseases – Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – Women’s Health

All about the lifestyle disorder PCOS

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary syndrome) is one of the most common endocrine disease affecting 6 to 10 % of women of childbearing age. PCOS can be a complex condition, the symptoms of which are usually present at puberty, but it may take many years before patients are correctly diagnosed. Diagnosing PCOS can be tricky because not all women will have the same symptoms. The name ‘polycystic’ suggests you might have multiple ‘cysts’ on your ovaries, Dr.Rupal Nirav Shah leading Gynaecologist & IVF Expert and Medical Director, Rupal Hospital For Women and Vama Wellness Center for Women talks about PCOS in detail.

All about the lifestyle disorder PCOS

                                     All about the lifestyle disorder PCOS

PCOS Causes:

While exact causes of PCOS are still unknown, doctors believe genetics and metabolism problems leading to hormonal imbalance, are the main reasons that cause PCOS which, in turn, affect the overall health and appearance of women.

PCOS Symptoms:

Most common symptoms include irregularity in periods, weight gain, acne, infertility, and miscarriages. Levels of androgen hormone (also known as the male hormone) may go up than usual and results in the excess hair on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs or toes.

 Metabolic problems associated with PCOS:

Many women suffering from PCOS have concurrent health issues like diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and mental issues like depression and anxiety.

PCOS Symptoms

                                                      PCOS Symptoms

 PCOS Diagnosis:

To be diagnosed with PCOS, a woman must have 2 of 3 possible issues: irregular periods, high levels of hormones (such as LH, testosterone or fasting Insulin), and ovaries that contain multiple very small cysts, which is diagnosed by sonography. This cyst of PCOS are very small (<10 mm)

Treatment For PCOS:

A permanent cure for PCOS does not exist yet but medications in form of dietary supplements, sugar controlling drugs and hormonal pills are available for curing some of the symptoms like an irregularity in periods, acne and excess hair growth. Fertility treatments like ovulation Induction medicines, laparoscopic PCO drilling, IUI, IVF are available to solve the problem of infertility. Weight reduction may prove to be helpful in treating infertility as exercise and proper diet regularizes ovulation. Although medications can play a vital role in normalizing hormones and treating PCOS to a certain level and on a temporary basis, please remember that It is a lifestyle disorder where lack of exercise and disciplined food habits are major contributing factors for PCOS. A healthier lifestyle is considered the most important step in managing PCOS. This starts with a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Obesity is associated with PCOS and can worsen complications of the disorder.

You can reach to us on +91-9913802244 or email: info@RupalHospital.com

Do PCOS patients get pregnant? – PCOS (Polycystic ovaries) success stories – PCOS and Pregnancy Success For women with PCOS who are actively trying to conceive, it is advised to consult with your OB/GYN or a fertility specialist, since many women with PCOS are not ovulating.

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Everything you need to know about Getting Pregnant With PCOS

Everything you need to know about PCOS

                    Everything you need to know about Getting Pregnant PCOS



How to keep the spark alive in midlife and menopause.

World Menopause Day is held each year on October 18 to raise awareness of midlife women’s health. The 2018 awareness campaign concentrates on sexual well-being after menopause. The noted gynecologist from Rupal Hospital / Vama Wellness Centre for women Dr. Rupal Nirav Shah tells us how to be positive about sexual well-being after menopause.

World Menopause Day 2018. World Menopause Day is held each year on the 18th October

World Menopause Day is held each year on the 18th October

She believes sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality. After menopause, it is not uncommon for women to experience sexual problems which can severely impair their relationships, mental health, social functioning and overall quality of life. The good news is that it is treatable.

Causes Of Sexual Dysfunction
Some causes of sexual dysfunction include poor physical or psychological health, a poor relationship, previous negative sexual experiences, side effects of common medications, depression, anxiety and negative pressure from cultural and social values. When psychological influences underpin sexual dysfunction, improvement is unlikely without supportive counseling. Diabetes can be a cause of sexual dysfunction too.

Treatments for Sexual Dysfunction
Attending sexual counseling with your partner can allow you both to become aware of each other’s needs and discover sexual options which may be more comfortable (psychologically and physically). Most couples who have used sexual counseling together have found that it has improved their sex life. Depending on the sexual problem, psychotherapy may be used alone or in conjunction with medical treatments. One should speak to their gynecologist/menopause specialist when they have vaginal dryness, painful sex, hot flushes and sweats causing sleep deprivation, and recent onset anxiety and low mood. These symptoms affect overall wellbeing and interest in sex. Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is available in a number of different doses and formulations (such as patches, tablets, creams, and gels) and for many women, the benefits outweigh the risks.

Assessment and management of sexual dysfunction after menopause

Assessment and management of sexual dysfunction after menopause

Sexual problems experienced by women include:
• Low interest in sexual activity (low libido)
• Lessened ability to become aroused (vaginal  dryness)
• Difficulty achieving orgasm or absent orgasm
• Painful intercourse (dyspareunia).

Decreased Desire, Sexual Side Effects of Menopause

Decreased Desire, Sexual Side Effects of Menopause

Tips for achieving sexual well-being after menopause
• Communicate with your partner openly.
• Make sure you visit a concerned health care professional if you face any other health conditions which lead to sexual problems
• Speak to your healthcare professional about treatment options suitable for you
• Be active, have quality sleep and maintain healthy eating patterns

For any consultations, guidance or help on Menopause:

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Blocked Fallopian Tubes And IVF Treatment For Female Infertility

How can blocked fallopian tubes be treated? – Getting Pregnant After Tubal Blockage

Once your fertility specialist has diagnosed blocked fallopian tubes there are many different ways that they can be treated and unblocked. If you only have one tube that is blocked, a fertility specialist may recommend continuing trying to conceive naturally as it is still possible to conceive. If both tubes are blocked then laparoscopic surgery or microsurgery may be an option to try and open one or both of the fallopian tubes. If there are only a few adhesions between your tubes and your ovaries then your chance of conceiving naturally after the surgery is good.

How can blocked fallopian tubes be treated?

How can blocked fallopian tubes be treated?

In some cases, if surgery is ineffective, then IVF may be an option. IVF bypasses the need for fertilization to occur in the fallopian tubes by placing an embryo directly into the uterus.

If you are concerned about your fertility and think you may have blocked fallopian tubes, consulting a specialist will help put your mind at ease, answer any questions that you may have and can help you on the right path to pregnancy.

About 20 percent of females coming to Our Rupal Hospital are found to have problems in fallopian tubes. Few of the reasons of blocked fallopian tubes are Pelvic infections (PID) leading to salpingitis and hydrosalpinx, Ectopic pregnancy, Tubal Ligation(family planning) surgery, Adhesions following abdominal surgery and Genital Tuberculosis.

Sometimes with help of our good intentions and help of the latest technology, we can bring abundance joy in the life of couples who have lost their children untimely because of illnesses or accidents.

Dr.Rupal Shah With Manzila Nazrul Shaikh After IVF Treatment Success

Dr.Rupal Shah With Manzila Nazrul Shaikh After IVF Treatment Success

Today, let me share a fruitful story of a patient with blocked fallopian tubes. A poor couple from Kolkata, who had lost 2nd son 7 years before at the age of 5 years due to severe infection in the brain(meningitis) and the unfortunate wife had undergone family planning surgery at the time of delivery as they did not want a third child in future.

But after losing her beloved son, she was under tremendous depression and she could not forget her lost young one. So she was brought to me for counseling and to discuss future treatment options to make their dreams of parenthood real again.

Here I offered them two options, discussing the pros and cons of both treatments.

First option was to undergo family planning reversal surgery, though it is a cheaper option than Test-tube baby treatment, It is painful as it is major surgery, success rates are less than 25%, chances of ectopic pregnancy(which if remains undiagnosed ,can prove life-threatening) and here as patient was already 35, her eggs reserve was also declining rapidly, much lowering the success of the procedure.

Manzila Nazrul Shaikh After her son's death couple was under severe depression.

Manzila Nazrul Shaikh After her son’s death couple was under the r severe depression.

So as a second option, hey were offered IVF, In which after few days of hormonal treatment to prepare her eggs, her eggs were removed from ovaries with a minor procedure, and fertilisation of her eggs and husband’s sperms were done in the laboratory by IVF ICSI procedure.(In normal circumstances, this fertilisation occurs in fallopian tubes ,which was not possible in her case due to family planning surgery) and then embryos made by this procedure were transferred to the patient’s uterus after 5 days and after 14 days her pregnancy test was positive and after 9 months, she delivered a baby boy again. The couple was overwhelmed by having this bundle of joy again in their lives as according to them, their lost son took re-birth again to make their lives meaningful.

Nothing speaker better than the Fertility Treatment Patients Sharing Their own Stories, which are like IVF Success Stories and Tips from Fertility Treatment Patients.People who have had IVF or fertility treatment share their fertility treatment success stories and pass on their tips and motivation to other infertile couples, looking for little help.

IVF Journey of a Mr & Mrs Manzila Nazrul Shaikh shares their Joy of having Test tube baby.

Dark Days Got Over for Manzila Nazrul Shaikh.

P.S. Hope…..Don’t Let Go

Unbelievable Pregnancy Success Story from Surat Gujarat with IVF Treatment – Complication of ITP & PCO

Mrs.Vikisha Keyur Patel from Palsana of 27 years of age & married for 5 years. She is suffering from ITP a blood related medical disorder -Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The case is very special to us as due to her medical problem, her platelet count started falling to dangerously low levels (less than 10,000) from 5th month leading to bleeding and did not respond to medical treatment. So Laparoscopic splenectomy was performed at 24-26 weeks of pregnancy, which also not responded well and then almost 12 vials of Immunoglobins were given to bring her platelets to a normal level so that we can continue this precious pregnancy.

Mrs.Vikisha Keyur Patel from Palsana of 27 years of age & married for 5 years

Mrs.Vikisha Keyur Patel from Palsana of 27 years of age & married for 5 years

GOD Exists!

All Medical Professionals come across this moment many times in Life when patients express the gratitude for helping them out to cure their severe health issues or to save them from life-threatening medical emergencies or to make their dreams of parenthood real..but I believe, it is actually some supreme power that controls the outcome of everything which doctor has provided. And for me, all form of expressions of gratitude by my patients are God’s blessings. Thank you almighty for giving me such numerous opportunities to feel the EXISTENCE OF GOD!

Unbelievable Pregnancy Success Story from Surat Gujarat with IVF Treatment - Complication of ITP & PCO

Unbelievable Pregnancy Success Story from Surat Gujarat with IVF Treatment – Complication of ITP & PCO

Today I am sharing a similar story, which made my this belief stronger that GOD EXISTS-

An Inspiring success story of Mrs. Vikisha Keyur Patel, Palsana, age 27 years & married for 5 years –

She is suffering from, a blood related medical disorder-Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).T his is a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. The bleeding results from unusually low levels of platelets — the cells that help blood clot. Maternal platelet counts can fall during any time of pregnancy period, leading to life-threatening bleeding.

As the couple was very keen to have a baby and as she was suffering from infertility due to her severe PCO problem, We did her IVF @ Blossom IVF center, luckily she conceived in the 1st attempt and now she is a proud mother of a cute little baby girl.

The case is very special to us as due to her medical problem, her platelet count started falling to dangerously low levels (less than 10,000) from 5th month leading to bleeding and did not respond to medical treatment. So, Laparoscopic splenectomy was performed at 24-26 weeks of pregnancy, which also did not respond well and then almost 12 vials of Immunoglobins were given to bring her platelets to the normal level so that we can continue this precious pregnancy. Because of all these maternal complications, Fluid around baby started decreasing and intrauterine growth retardation of the baby started. Mrs. Vikisha was hospitalized for her and her baby’s problems almost half of her pregnancy duration to various hospitals.

Ultimately, we had to deliver the baby at 32-33 weeks, when she was only 1600 gms weight & today this cute 15 days old baby and her fighter mom visited us to express their gratitude…
Team Blossom and Team Rupal Hospital are feeling blessed to make Mrs. Vikisha and Mr. Keyur Patel’s nearly impossible dreams of parenthood real.


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Getting Pregnant with Blocked Fallopian Tubes

A fallopian tube blockage prevents successful passage of the egg to the sperm, or the fertilized egg to the uterus and in a process obstructs pregnancy. Blockage can happen in one or both fallopian tubes. Blocked Fallopian Tubes can be caused because of pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, tubal ligation removal, ruptured appendix and more. Nowadays, most women who suffer from blocked fallopian tubes choose IVF instead of surgery. It is possible to achieve pregnancy with one fallopian tube blocked.

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Symptoms of Blocked Fallopian Tubes

        Symptoms of Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Fallopian tube damage is a common cause of infertility and tubal ectopic pregnancy. The fallopian tubes are the pathways in which the ova travel from the ovaries down into the uterus, and if there is a blockage in these tubes it can prevent this from occurring. A fallopian tube blockage typically prevents successful passage of the egg to the sperm, or the fertilized egg to the uterus. The fallopian tubes are two thin tubes, one on each side of the uterus, which help lead the mature egg from the ovaries to the uterus. When an obstruction prevents the egg from traveling down the tube, a woman has a blocked fallopian tube, also known as tubal factor infertility. This can occur on one or both sides and is the cause of infertility in 40 percent of infertile women.

Causes of Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Blockage can happen in one or both fallopian tubes. Some of the causes of the blockage are:

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): PID is one of the major cause of blocked fallopian tubes. PID refers to the collective inflammatory issues that affect the female reproductive system by creating blockage and damage to the fallopian tube. PID is the result of a sexually transmitted disease(STD), but not all pelvic infections are related to STDs.

Causes of Blocked Fallopian Tubes

       Causes of Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Side effect of surgeries: Complications due to surgeries that involve the uterus and fallopian tubes like a C-section, abortion etc. can cause a blockage

Fibroids: A fibroid may bring about pressure on the fallopian tubes thus causing a blockage in the path of sperm or eggs

Endometriosis: Instead of shedding during menstruation, if you are experiencing endometriosis i.e. the endometrial cells are found outside the womb, it can cause a blockage. This is because the scars and adhesion that are created because of endometrial tissue can place physical pressure, creating an obstruction in fallopian tubes. This can prevent the tubes from taking in the eggs released from the ovary or making way for them to the uterus.

Infections: Infections, including sexually transmitted infection (STI) like chlamydia and gonorrhea or any infection caused by an abortion or miscarriage, can cause a blockage in the tubes.

Ectopic pregnancy: Sometimes, instead of continuing to travel toward the uterus, the fertilized egg is implanted in fallopian tubes, resulting in tubal pregnancy. If the woman has already experienced an ectopic pregnancy, she develops an increased risk of scar formation leading to the blockage of fallopian tubes

Ruptured appendix: If the woman has a history of a ruptured appendix, there is a chance that the infection can affect the fallopian tubes leading to blockage.

Tubal ligation removal: Tubal ligation, a popular birth control method, is removed when the couple desires for a baby. The chances for the fallopian tube blockage are high in this case because of the scar tissue that is formed after the procedure

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Conceive with one Fallopian Tube with Fertility expert in Surat

Conceive with one Fallopian Tube with Fertility expert in Surat

What are the symptoms?

Unlike anovulation, where irregular menstrual cycles may hint to a problem, blocked fallopian tubes rarely cause symptoms. Women may experience certain symptoms or nothing at all. Strong to mild abdominal pain, fever, painful periods, strange looking or smelling vaginal discharge, or feeling pain while having sex or passing urine are some possible symptoms, but because many women still ovulate, blocked fallopian tubes can go unnoticed until a woman is trying to get pregnant.

Treatments for blocked fallopian tubes

When it comes to treating blocked fallopian tubes, the traditional solution is tubal surgery. However, surgery is invasive and has several possible side-effects, one of the most common one being the risk of developing ectopic pregnancies. A less invasive and more affordable solution in cases of fallopian tube obstruction is in vitro fertilization or IVF. Nowadays, most women who suffer from blocked fallopian tubes choose IVF instead of surgery. IVF is safe and effective and offers women with infertility problems a very easy solution to conceive. However, in case the obstruction of the fallopian tubes is associated with hydrosalpinx formation (fluid filling a blocked fallopian tube), the success rate of IVF is smaller, so doctors recommend treating hydrosalpinx before having IVF.

Blocked Fallopian Tubes Cause Infertility?

Each month, when ovulation occurs, an egg is released from one of the ovaries. The egg travels from the ovary, through the tubes, and into the uterus. The sperm also needs to swim their way from the cervix, through the uterus, and through the fallopian tubes to get the egg. Fertilization usually takes place while the egg is traveling through the tube. If one or both fallopian tubes are blocked, the egg cannot reach the uterus, and the sperm cannot reach the egg, preventing fertilization and pregnancy. It’s also possible for the tube not to be blocked totally, but only partially. This can increase the risk of a tubal pregnancy, or ectopic pregnancy.

Can I get Pregnant with Blocked Fallopian Tubes?

            Can I get Pregnant with Blocked Fallopian Tubes?

Can You Get Pregnant With a Blocked Fallopian Tube?

If only one fallopian tube is blocked, but the other is clear, it may still be possible to achieve pregnancy. It depends on how well the ovaries are functioning, and also what caused the blocked tube in the first place.

The fallopian tubes can sometimes become blocked or even damaged due to certain conditions that a woman may suffer from. In rare cases, the blockage to the fallopian tubes may have been present since birth as a birth defect, but has gone undetected until the woman reached adulthood and tried to conceive.

So don’t lose heart if you are diagnosed with blocked fallopian tubes. Consult with your doctor and look for a treatment plan most suitable for you and enjoy healthy pregnancy and motherhood.

Don’t wait too long to start a family – that’s a message from Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, and Fertility Specialist today.

Start creating your family by contacting today Rupal Hospital for Women and Know about your options for having a baby with blocked fallopian tubes using IVF & assisted reproductive technology. You can contact fertility and IVF specialist at http://www.rupalhospital.com or simply call on +91-2612599128

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FREE Antenatal Parenthood Workshop – Parenthood Education Classes Surat

Antenatal workshops is an integral part of our Parenthood Education Classes at Rupal Hospital. Here we prepare for birth and your new life as a parent; answering all your questions and exploring both the practical and emotional aspects most relevant to you.

What are antenatal classes?

What are antenatal classes?

What are antenatal classes?
Antenatal or prenatal classes may come in various forms, but all have the same aim – to help prepare you for labor, birth, and early parenthood. Your doctor may be able to recommend a class or your hospital may offer them as part of the pregnancy care package.

It’s recommended that you and your husband go together for antenatal classes and breastfeeding workshops. It may help you to have a better birth experience, as well as prepare you for coping in the early weeks after the birth. Classes tend to be small so you and your husband can take part in them actively

Kudos to the young and energetic doctors’ team of Rupal Hospital for conducting FREE parenthood classes for parents to be on regular basis.

Parents Childbirth Education - Antenatal classes - Parenthood Education Classes

Parents Childbirth Education – Antenatal classes – Parenthood Education Classes

In these classes, our expert doctors team, made up of Dr.Urvi Tandel, Dr.Vaibhavi Shah and Dr.Bharti Patel along with experienced Physiotherapist Dr.Vaidehi Jariwala and knowledgeable dietician Mrs.Khushbu Patel prepare them for expected common symptoms of antenatal period and how to cope up with those pregnancy-related problems, and also teach them antenatal exercises to keep fit during those most important 9 months of life. Our team also gives complete info on healthy dietary habits during their pregnancy period.

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Stress and Infertility – Facts @ Stress and Conception Getting Pregnant

While stress does not cause infertility, infertility most definitely causes stress. Stress plays a role in the success of infertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF). Being unable to get pregnant when you want to, can be a huge source of stress, anxiety, and depression. While no one expects patients to approach fertility treatment stress-free, finding ways to minimize stress while pursuing treatment can help. Meditation, yoga, music therapy, walking, conversation with the partner do help in reducing stress. The goal of stress reduction is to minimize, not eliminate stress, by finding the technique that serves the patients needs the best.

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Stress and Infertility

Stress and Infertility

In today’s world, everyone is very concerned about performance, competition, and perfection which lead to an insidious increase in stress. Stress causes damage that is often underestimated, and it is a social phenomenon that should be closely examined and evaluated. In today’s modern, fast-paced society, it is easy for people to become stressed.

The trouble is that modern life is so full of frustrations, deadlines, and demands that many of us don’t even realize how stressed we are. By recognizing the symptoms and causes of stress, you can take the first steps to reducing its harmful effects and improving your quality of life.

It is not clear how exactly stress impacts fertility. It is not known whether high levels of stress can prevent pregnancy or affect a woman’s chance of conceiving. We do know that reducing stress provides a better quality of life during times of intense personal challenge. Doctors may not know the exact links between stress and fertility, a series of studies shows the impact is hard to ignore. It is reported that stress may play a role in the success of infertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF).

While stress does not cause infertility, infertility most definitely causes stress. Infertile women report higher levels of stress and anxiety than fertile women, and there is some indication that infertile women are more likely to become depressed. This is not surprising since the far-reaching effects of infertility can interfere with work, family, money and sex. Finding ways to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety can make you feel better.

It is very difficult to say whether stress is causing infertility or infertility is causing stress. Both are interrelated.

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Minimise your Stress and Conceive at the earliest

Minimise your Stress and Conceive at the earliest

The result of stress on the human body.

Stress can interfere with conception. Stress can affect the functioning of the hypothalamus — the gland in the brain that regulates your appetite and emotions, as well as the hormones that tell your ovaries to release eggs. If you’re stressed out, you may ovulate later in your cycle or not at all. In an occasional woman, having too much stress can change her hormone levels and therefore cause the time when she releases an egg to become delayed or not take place at all. Other research indicates that stress may have an impact on other aspects of fertility beyond ovulation, including problems with fertilization and implantation in the uterus.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the gold standard in the infertility medical world, acknowledges that stress probably does not cause fertility problems (although men and women with fertility problems are often highly stressed by the disease). ASRM also report that stress can sometimes cause hormonal changes, ovulation disorders, and infertility, but this is very rare.

Stress is just one of many factors that can contribute towards infertility but should always be taken into account for couples having trouble conceiving. This is especially the case if medical tests have shown no obvious explanations. The rates of unexplained infertility have been rising over the years, which is no surprise considering increasingly stressful lives.

Stress can also lead to alcoholism, smoking, drug use, or compulsive eating, as people use these as a temporary escape. These are all bad habits that can lead to infertility through developing related medical disorders.

Impact of stress on Fertility

Sometimes, infertility patients respond to the stress of being unable to conceive by aggressively pursuing treatment and procedures. Other patients withdraw and isolate from family, friends, and community. Neither of these extremes is ideal for patients who seek to treat their infertility and build a family.

Being unable to get pregnant when you want to, can be a huge source of stress, anxiety, and depression. Most people who cannot get pregnant have an actual physical explanation, but as month after month goes by, feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression often kick in. So even if the physical cause of infertility is treated medically say, surgery for endometriosis, problems with low sperm count and others, it’s possible that high levels of stress can still make getting pregnant moredifficult.

Infertility causes stress which is aggravated as time passes and the couple remains infertile. Among the causes of stress are the couple’s isolation, life with unrealized potential and unborn child, disruption of day-to-day life during infertility evaluation and treatment, and the couple’s feeling that they do not have control of their own lives. The IVF program is considered by many as the final step for the evaluation of the couple’s fertility potential; hence, couples participating in an IVF program are highly stressed, especially after a failed IVF cycle.

All women trying to get pregnant have a lot to deal with: taking time off from work for doctor appointments, having blood drawn, having pelvic exams, ultrasounds, injections, taking basal temperatures, timing intercourse and undergoing various diagnostic procedures. As if the cost and discomfort of solving the problems with fertility aren’t enough, one also has to deal with being on an emotional roller coaster, a husband who may not participate in medical treatments, friends and family who make insensitive comments and social situations that are almost unbearably painful (like a baby shower).

It is very difficult to say whether stress is causing infertility or infertility is causing stress. Both are interrelated.

Reduced stress is good for your health. While no one expects patients to approach fertility treatment stress-free, finding ways to minimize stress while pursuing treatment can help. It is helpful for patients to look for ways to reduce the burden of infertility treatments and medical protocols.

Fertility and Stress Management at Rupal Hospital, Surat

Fertility and Stress Management at Rupal Hospital, Surat

Following are some practical ways where women trying to get pregnant can reduce their stress.

 Talk to your partner.

 Remember you’re not alone. Talk to people with infertility, through individual or couple counseling, or support groups.

 Read books on infertility, which will help you to be normal and can help you deal with them

 Learn stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga, progressive muscle relaxation or acupuncture

 Avoid taking too much caffeine or other stimulants

 Exercise regularly to release physical and emotional tension

 Listen to music of your choice and relax

 Plan medical treatment plans with your partner to which both of you are comfortable

Gather all information about causes of infertility and the treatment options available

Plan and arrange finances required for treatment and the possible insurance coverage


The connection between stress level and fertility outcome is very difficult to determine. Relaxing certainly won’t do couples trying to conceive any harm, Reducing stress may be difficult, but meditation, yoga or other relaxation techniques might help to reduce stress and conceive at the earliest.

“Don’t just try to relax because you think that it’s going to help you get pregnant. But do relax just because it feels good, because it’s comfortable, and because when you do feel good, you’re healthier overall, and that can never be a bad thing for conception.”

Infertility, IVF and Stress

Infertility, IVF and Stress

“Stress could disrupt fertility, but it very rarely–if ever–causes people never to conceive.”

The emotions around trying to conceive can be more challenging than the treatments for Infertility. Telling patients to be less stressed can make them feel more responsible for causing their own infertility and feel blamed. Telling someone to relax can cause greater stress. However, asking how couples/friends are doing and suggesting concrete and pragmatic ways reduce stress will enhance the quality of life and give the patient back some sense of control. For many struggling with infertility, just having friends/loved ones available for listening is greatly appreciated.

The goal of stress reduction is to minimize, not eliminate stress, by finding the technique that serves the patients needs the best. Rupal hospital for women in Surat is a clinic where patient’s satisfaction and care is prime subject. The doctors are very friendly and always supportive to patients in dealing with all types of infertility issues and provide all moral and psychological support. The counseling facility for couples is also available. Each individual patient is taken care of personally by well-experienced doctors and medical staff. We try to help patients acknowledge the stress they are carrying around and help them find ways that work for them to make the stress manageable. We offer patients a wide range of support services, including support groups, online communities, resourceful articles and stress relieving tips. We provoke them to participate in mind or body relaxation programs which have the skills to reduce stress at every stage of the cycle.

For any help relating to infertility and fertility treatments including male and female infertility, you can book an appointment with doctors and experts at Rupal Hospital for Women. We are also available at http://www.rupalhospital.com

Managing The Stress Of Infertility

                  Managing The Stress Of Infertility