Monday, 26 November 2012

ASRM Conference at San Diego California USA

Dr KD Nayar attends ASRM Conference at San Diego California USA.

The 68th Annual Conference of the prestegious American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) was held at San Diego, California, USA on the 20th to 24th October 2012. The prestegious conference showcased the latest technologies the world over, in the field of infertility & reproductive technologies. Dr KD Nayar visited USA for attending the conference during these dates. The five day conference was spread across a wide range of sessions from Robotic Surgeries, Scientific Programmes, Interactive Sessions, Round table Luncheons,Lecture Sessions, Poster presentations, Exhibitions, etc. The conference was a good platform to interact on a wide range of topics of interest in the field of IVF & Reproductive Technologies.

This is in tune with continued upgradation of the technologies currently being employed at Akanksha IVF Centre, for the benefit of our patients coming to our centre with lot of positive hope & belief.

Akanksha IVF Centre remains commited to offering the best technologies available across the world today to our eteemed & valuable patients.

Below are a few photographs of Dr KD Nayar at the conference.

With Best Wishes:


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Infertility Update

Academic Program-4th Infertility Update on 30th Sept 2012.

The 4th Infertility update will be organized by the team of AKANKSHA IVF CENTRE on the 30th September 2012 (Sunday) at IMA Janakpuri, Medico House, D-26, Institutional Area, Janakpuri, New Delhi. The event will provide a lot of insight into the latest trends & technologies in the ever evolving field of Inferility management

Following will be the academic program for the ready reference of the participating delegates:

Ivf Specialist Dr.K.D.Nayer attend Aspire 2012 Conference

Dr KD Nayar at OSAKA, JAPAN to attend ASPIRE 2012 Conference.

The prestegious ASPIRE Conference (Asia Pacific Initiative On Reproduction) for the year 2012 was held at OSAKA JAPAN from 31st August 2012 to 02nd September 2012. Since its inception in 2001, the ASPIRE platform has continued to initiate new projects and events to raise awareness of infertility and ART and to improve the quality of infertility-related services in the Asia-Pacific region.

In continuation with keeping updated with the latest technologies showcased across the world in the filed of IVF & Artificial Reproductive Technologies today, Dr. KD Nayar was in OSAKA, JAPAN to attend this prestegious conference. Enclosed below are a few photographs of the above visit to Japan.


Monday, 10 September 2012

4th Infertility Update

4th Infertility Update 2012 to be organized by Akanksha IVF Centre.

Dear Friends,

The 4th Infertility Update 2012 will be held on the 30th September 2012 at Medico Bhawan, I.M.A Janakpuri, New Delhi. The event is being organized by AKANKSHA IVF CENTRE. The conference has always been a well awaited event in & around Delhi in view of its high quality & knowledge sharing contents. The conference provides a platform to upcoming  doctors in the field of IVF to enhance their knowledge in the very fascinating & challenging area of IVF & Assisted HumanReproduction.
The initial response to the conference has been very encouraging. The conference will have a spectrum of luminaries in the field of IVF who will deliver their presentations on the topics of current interest & the challenges in this very fascinating field. The conference will also have several interactive sessions which will provide a golden opportunity to the partipating doctors to interact with these panelists & clarify their doubts.
We shall keep posted on the further progress with this prestegious academic event.

With best wishes:


Conference at Istanbul Turkey

Dr KD Nayar attends ESHRE Conference at Istanbul-Turkey.

The 28th conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology was held at Istanbul at Turkey between the 01st July 2012 to 04th July 2012. The conference is amongst the most prestegious conferences in the field of IVF & Human reproduction in the world. The conference had around 9000 select participants from across the world & is an excellent platform to share the latest developments & technologies in the field of IVF
AKANKSHA IVF CENTRE is extremely proud to share that the technologies used in our centre, conform to the best used in the world today, giving our patients the latest in the field of IVF. No wonder 'Our Results Speak For Us' in the form of our large number of satisfied patients.
Below are a few pictures of Dr KD Nayar during his participation in ESHRE Conference at Istanbul - Turkey.
With best wishes,

Emotional Aspects of Infertility

Article in 'Women's Era' magazine by Dr. KD Nayar.

Infertility is a problem which is believed and estimated to affect close to 15% - 20% of the populations in our country. The impact of infertility comes with a load of a lot of emotional distress as well, which is often compounded by social factors. The society tends to blame the woman on impulse as the responsible factor for childlessness. However data suggestes that the probability of infertility related factors can lie equally with the male partner.
Dr. K.D.Nayar recently wrote an article in the prestegious magazine, "Woman's Era", which appeared in the July 2012  (First) edition. The article was titles, "From HeartbreakTo Hope. The Emotional Aspects Of Infertility." The articles has recieved a lot of appreciation for the contents and the emotional factors related to infertility.

Please find below the copy of the article, which we hope you will find interesting.
- The Akanksha IVF Centre Team.

Akanksha Ivf Centre

Article on AKANKSHA IVF Centre in 'Sandesh' Magazine.

An interesting article on the challenging cases encountered at AKANKSHA IVFCENTRE, appeared in the monthly magazine 'SANDESH'. The article delt in details on the social stigma that affectes women due to the tag of Infertility & how the latest techniques available at AKANKSHA IVF CENTRE have been able to help several such patients, whose cases were considered formidable.

Dr. KD Nayar has been infusing a lot of new and latest technologies at par with the best in the world today, which has made AKANKSHA IVF CENTRE a leading centre for offering support and cure to patients of infertility from far and wide. No wonder AKANKSHA IVF CENTRE is conducting more that 500 IVF cycles every year with excellent success rates.

we have enclosed below the scans of the articles as they have appeared in the above magazine.
- The Akanksha IVF Centre Team.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Motherhood or Career

Motherhood  or Career – Which comes first ?


Ruchi Sharma, 37, a top executive in a MNC, married since last seven years is desperately trying to conceive since last 2 years but with no results. All her test reports are apparently normal and she is absolutely clueless about what has happened to her fertility. According to Ruchi,” Initial five years of my marriage, i did not even had the time to think about pregnancy, let alone the idea of bringing up a baby. Work, meetings, project deadlines were the only things in my life. When i started thinking seriously about starting my family, it just did not happen. Now i am gradually sinking into depression.” These cases like Ruchi are not uncommon and there is a whole breed of new age women like her who did not choose to have a baby because of  work commitments. This new “Professional Hazard” is spreading like an epidemic specially in Metropolitan cities.  Professional & personal opportunities have exploded for women over the past 30 years encouraging them to postpone motherhood. Majority of 33% high achieving women who are childless at the age of 41-55 did not choose to be childless & would still like to have children. They simply forgot that their  biological clock ticks in unison with time line for other achievements.”

When to see infertility Expert:
  • If female is <35 years & unable to conceive after 1 yr of unprotected intercourse.
  • If female is >35 years & unable to conceive after 6 months of unprotected intercourse.

According to Dr K.D.Nayar, Chief consultant, Akanksha IVF Centre, New Delhi,” who performs more than 400 IVF/ICSI cycles annually, daily see 8-10 females who are desperate to conceive at the age of 35 or above and their number is sharply rising. Women are known to be born with a limited quantity of eggs. They start to experience decreased fertility rates in their late twenties & this rapidly accelerates as they reach their thirties. As the age increases the quality & the quantity of eggs decline affecting fertilization success, embryo quality & pregnancy rates. Ovarian functions can decline without women even realizing it. Biology of female eggs has not kept pace with career life span of today.

  • At time of birth- 2 million eggs.
  • At puberty – 400,000 eggs.
  • At 40 years –40,000 to 50,000 and 45 years --- 5000.
  • Beginning in twenties eggs begin to diminish in quantity & quality.
  • Significant deterioration occurs after 35 years.

As a woman ages, a number of changes take place in her reproductive system. For women, the cessation of menses (menopause) is an obvious sign of ageing. But, it is by no means the only change. A transition period lasts for many years before menopause and this occurs because of distinct and dramatic decline in estrogen production. And as a women ages, the genetic quality and quantity of their eggs and the efficiency with which their bodies reject genetically damaged embryos both decline, leading to an increased risk of genetic problems in the baby . This triad of declining fertility, declining hormone levels and increasing risk for genetic problems is what most people mean when they say “biological clock.”. According to Dr Nayar,” Only in 80% of the cases the cause of infertility can be directly traced to husband or wife or both the partners and in rest 20% no specific reason found after investigation and evaluation of couple. This unexplained type of infertility is specifically more common in females above 35 years of age.”


Fertility rate/month is – 20-25%
Spontaneous miscarriage rate 5-10%
Incidence of genetic abnormality i.e. Downs’s syndrome is 1 in 1200.
These younger women are physically active & should do moderate exercise in the first & third trimester, should avoid smoking alcohol, caffeine etc.

Fertility rate per month is 15%
Miscarriage rate – 20%
Should start prenatal vitamins.

Fertility rate per month – 10%
Miscarriage rate – 25%
Risk of Down’s syndrome – 1 in 350
Genetic testing is recommended.

4) WOMEN in their 40s
Sharp decline in achieving pregnancy.
Fertility rate per month is 5%, Even with IVF success rate is 10%
90% of eggs are genetically abnormal on biopsy.
Miscarriage rate is 33%
Incidence of genetic abnormalities is 1 in 38

5) WOMEN above 45 YEARS
Pregnancy is a difficult proposition as virtually all the remaining eggs are genetically abnormal
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Incidence of genetic abnormality – 1/12
Egg donation is the key.
Oocyte donation success rate- 80%

AGING IN MEN: In the last 30 years, there is 50% increase in men who became fathers above the age of 35. The genetic quality of sperm does decline, leading to an increased risk of genetic problems in offspring above and beyond any contribution by the female .Although it’s an idea that has not yet filtered down to the general public, we now know that men have biological clocks too. And those clocks involve the same physiological triad experienced by women. Male fertility and male sex hormone do decline with age. The decline in sex hormones is not as steep or as sudden as with menopause.  1% per year decline in testosterone level after age of 30 years is termed as “Andropause”. The symptoms include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle mass, weight gain, declining cognitive function and associated with type II diabetes. Older men are at a higher risk of harboring a child with schizophrenia and also risk of having children with Down’s syndrome. Hence now the features of aging have expanded the notion of “biological clock” to include both sexes.

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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Emotional Aspects Of Infertility

From Heartbreak To Hope Emotional Aspects Of Infertility


Desire to have a child is so deeply rooted in our society  that inability to bear children burden the couple not only on the physical & financial aspect but also on emotional front. As if the diagnosis and the treatment weren’t difficult enough, the emotional turmoil surrounding infertility- while perfectly normal is yet another source of anxiety and stress. Most couples experience the struggle in much the same way. It’s a big challenge for the concerned physicians who are treating the couple as well as for relatives & friends to help them cope with their emotional problems during this difficult period.

 What is the definition of infertility?

A couple can be considered as infertile only when after one year of regular, unprotected inter courses they fail to achieve pregnancy. 


Initial state of denial or shock –Most couples have tried to conceive on their own over a period of months or even years, the ultimate diagnosis of infertility usually brings disbelief or shock for them. According to Dr.( Mrs) Poonam Nayar, Ph.D.,Consultant Psychologist at Akanksha IVF Centre in New Delhi,the first question that arises in their mind is  “How could I be infertile when there is no other health problem?”. This is usually followed by feeling of anger & depression. They may feel angry at their partner, at friends & family members, at God or even at medical profession for not caring enough or not finding an immediate solution of their problem’ Many individuals & couples may find it exceedingly difficult to discuss their problem openly with others. Seeing other people conceiving effortlessly & moving on with their lives brings the sense of isolation.


Who is to be blamed for?

In our Indian society, mostly the woman is blamed first but everyone should know the fact that infertility is a problem of a couple, not of an individual. In general population, infertility affects 20 % couples. Among infertile couples, the problem lies in male partner in 40%-50% cases, in 30%-40% of cases female partner can have some cause and in 20%-30 % cases both can suffer from some problem .15% couples can have more than one cause of infertility, so series of tests & investigations are required and it may take a few months to find out the exact cause of infertility. And above all this, some couples suffer from unexplained infertility where no cause can be found out even after all investigations During this time some people loose their patience and change their doctors frequently in order to get immediate results. 


How does infertility affects couple’s relationship?

Strain on marriage is the greatest stress of infertility. These people mainly go through anger, isolation, depression & guilt. When anger is directed at one partner it can be especially destructive for the relationship.

Stress during Infertility
Researches have now begun to consider the hormonal changes that occur in human body during stress. There are studies which correlate stress with infertility. The prolonged & difficult period of treatment may result in stress that may have an adverse affect on fertility. Yoga or any other form of de-stressing exercises are very beneficial during infertility treatment.

When do you need help of Professional Counsellor.
  • Loss of interest in normal activities.
  • Depression that doesn't seem to go away, Suicidal thoughts.
  • Strained interpersonal relationships (with partner, family, friends and/or colleagues).
  • Difficulty thinking about anything other than your infertility.
  • High levels of anxiety.
  • Change in sleep patterns (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, early morning awakening, sleeping more than usual).
  • Change in appetite or weight (increase or decrease).
  • Increased use of drugs or alcohol.
  • Social isolation, persistent feeling of guilt, anger or worthlessness.
What should be done! Ideally the treatment should be done in a fully equipped infertility centre where along with thorough checkup, adequate counseling can be provided to the couples. The treating physician & staff must provide support to these couples, although the efforts can be quite time consuming but a patient conversation with such couple help them understand the magnitude of their problem and time required for the treatment. However, a Clinical Psychologist & Counsellor can help a couple when they are

  • Trying to decide between alternative treatment possibilities
  • At a treatment crossroad
  • Exploring other family-building options
  • Considering third party assistance (gamete donation, surrogacy)
  • Having difficulty communicating or if you are in conflict with others about what direction to take


New rays of hope  
With the advent of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) a new hope has arisen for many couples who had earlier limited parenting options. IUI, IVF, ICSI, Sperm & Egg donations, Surgical sperm recovery, Surrogacy services and Pre -implantation genetic diagnosis has now opened new doors for them. But again the financial aspect, limited success rates, medical risks & many legal & ethical issues with different techniques, need to be discussed openly with patients.

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