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Nature of Business: Service Provider
Total Number of Employees: Upto 10 People
Legal Status of Firm: Professional Association
Annual Turnover: Rs. 50 Lakh - 1 Crore

Myths And Facts

Myth  :  Infertility is a women's problem.
Fact  :  This is untrue. It surprises most people to learn that infertility is a female problem in 35% of the cases, a male problem in 35% of the cases, a combined problem of the couple in 20% of cases, and unexplained in 10% of cases. It is essential that both the man and the woman be evaluated during an infertility work-up.

Myth  :  If you adopt a baby you'll get pregnant!
Fact: This is one of the most painful myths for couples to hear. First it suggests that adoption is only a means to an end, not an happy and successful end in itself. Second, it is simply not true. Studies reveal that the rate for achieving pregnancy after adopting is the same as for those who do not adopt.

Myth  :  I shouldn't take a month off from infertility treatment for any reason... I just know that this next month will be THE one.
Fact  :  It is important periodically to reassess your treatment and your parenting goal. Continuity in treatment is important, but sometimes a break can provide needed rest and renewal for the next steps.

Myth  :  I'll be labeled a 'trouble maker' if I ask too many questions.
Fact  :   The physician/patient team is important. You need to be informed about what treatments are available. What is right for one couple may not be right for another, either physically, financially, or emotionally. Don't be afraid to ask questions of your doctor. A second opinion can be helpful. If needed, discuss this option with your physician. .

Myth  :   If I have taken oral contraceptive pills before, I will find it difficult to get pregnant later.
Fact  :  The use of oral contraceptive pills in the past to avoid pregnancy does not reduce the chance of getting pregnant in the future when the couple desires, as is commonly believed.

Myth  :  IVF is my last option, if I don’t get pregnant in this cycle I will never get pregnant.
Fact:IVF is one of the effective ways of getting pregnant, however it is not the last option. Many couples get pregnant after an IVF attempt even spontaneously.

Myth  :  IVF is very expensive. We cannot afford it.
Fact  :  Though IVF is expensive, it is not as expensive as it is imagined. One cycle costs about 1.5 lakh inclusive of all drugs. This is almost equal to the gall bladder surgery or caesarean section in private hospitals. .

Myth  :   Undergoing a Laproscopy surgery will further worsen my infertility problems .
Fact  :  Laproscopy in infertility is a skilled procedure. It is very useful to diagnose and treat female infertility problems. There is spontaneous pregnancy rates upto 60 % in some cases..

Myth  :   I must confine myself to a certain fixed diet plan to get pregnant and stay pregnant.
Fact  :  There is too much emphasis given to dietary do’s and dont’s. People from all over the world, right from Africa, Mongolia, Europe and Asia are getting pregnant! They all have varied dietary patterns. It is important to have a balanced nutritious diet. .

Myth  :   Bed rest is essential to get pregnant after IVF .
Fact:  :   A woman should not undergo excessive physical or mental stress after the procedure. Strict bed rest is not associated with increased pregnancy rates.

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