Do Fibroids Affect Your Fertility And Pregnancy?

Uterine fibroids (also called myomas or leiomyomas) are abnormal growths that consist of muscle cells and fibrous tissues that form a mass within the uterus. According to the National Institutes of Health, 20 to 50 percent of women of childbearing age have fibroids and 70 to 80 percent of women are having fibroids by the age of 50. The exact cause of uterine fibroids is undecided, but there is enough data to substantiate that it may be a combination of hormonal, genetic and environmental factors. The good news is that fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) uterine growths.

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There are four types of fibroids

  • Intramural (the most common forms of uterine fibroids and are found in the muscular layers of the uterine wall at their worst, can grow to stretch the uterine womb.)
  • Submucosal (This has been linked to impaired fertility and protrude into the uterine cavity)
  • Subserosal (that grow on the outer wall of the uterus sometimes expand to make the womb appear larger on one side)
  • Pedunculated (that grow on a stalk or pedunculate either inside or outside of the uterus).

Can fibroids decrease fertility?

The size and location of a fibroid determine whether it will affect your fertility. Most women with fibroids don’t have to be infertile nevertheless, it is best to consult with a fertility specialist to find out if the fibroids are hampering your ability to conceive.

In general, the subserosal, intramural fibroids, and pedunculated fibroids may cause pain and discomfort, they do not affect fertility. However, fibroids that impinge upon the endometrial cavity (submucosal fibroids (with or without intramural fibroids)) or is larger than 6 cm in diameter, then it may hamper conception by up to 70%. Other fibroids that can cause considerable problems is the one that grows off the back side of the uterus and occupies the cui de sac (area behind the uterus) to a greater or lesser degree. Fibroids surgery can also have an effect on fertility in some ways. There is a possibility of post operative adhesion formation within the uterine cavity if the endometrial cavity is entered during the surgery. Myomectomy procedure to remove uterine fibroids can be blood-spattered and has a high likelihood of abdominal adhesion formation. This could obstruct the ends of the fallopian tubes, or enclose the ovaries, preventing the release of the eggs or otherwise impede with the normal functioning and relationships of the pelvic organs. For this reason, it is important that only accomplished surgeons should perform myomectomies.

The major concern in pregnancy is whether the fibroid will increase the chance or preterm birth or miscarriage. There may be accelerated fibroid growth during pregnancy as it increases the production of estrogen. Sometimes fibroids can outgrow their blood supply and may cause severe pain. While most women with fibroids do not experience complications during pregnancy, 10 percent of pregnant women do have abdominal pain accompanied by light vaginal bleeding. However, the need for cesarean section is more common among women who have fibroids.

The uterine fibroids may impact fertility in the following ways:

  • Changes in the shape of the cervix which have an effect on sperm count entering the uterus.
  • They can change the shape of the uterus which can interfere with the movement of the sperm or embryo.
  • Fibroids can impact the size of the uterine cavity lining.
  • Fallopian tubes can be blocked by fibroids.
  • The amount of blood flow to the uterine cavity can be affected thus decreasing the ability of an embryo to get implanted into the uterine wall or to develop.

Diagnosis and Treatment Options

During your next routine check-up, consult with your gynaecologist about including a pelvic exam for uterine fibroids. Your doctor may schedule an ultrasound or an MRI-guided exam following a regular pelvic exam for those who are concerned that they may have a fibroid. Simple bi-manual vaginal examination usually identifies larger fibroid tumors and even the smallest fibroid can be identified by transvaginal ultrasound. Hysteroscopy or a hysterosonogram can help distinguish between intramural and submucosal. To distinguish between fibroid tumors and a related condition called adenomyosis, MRI is used.

Fibroids treatment in Kerala

Fibroid treatment options include a variety of non-surgical options with low risk factors or surgical procedures including a common myomectomy. Small, asymptomatic fibroids that do not impinge upon the endometrial cavity are generally monitored for growth instead of removing them. Your gynaecologist may recommend removing any large fibroids or submucosal fibroids if you are starting fertility treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), in order to decrease the chance of implantation failure, pregnancy complications or miscarriage. Subserosal and Intramural fibroids are usually removed by laparoscopic resection or via an abdominal incision.

For over 15 years now, GIFT Gyno hospital Cochin have been helping couples fulfill their dreams to become parents with expert treatments and dedicated care. The hospital was established in 2003 as a centre for excellence in infertility, high-risk pregnancy, and laparoscopic surgery. GIFT- Gyno IVF centre was introduced in 2007 with the establishment of state of the art, ART lab maintained by a full-time embryologist. The infertility specialists Kerala has a reputed team of fertility experts, nursing staff, the clinical support team, counselors together with the world-class facilities, to address all concerns related to infertility and ensure the best chance of pregnancy. GIFT Gyno hospital is a designated Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecological surgery and Fibroids treatment in Kerala. Book your appointment today with the experts or send an enquiry for uterine fibroids surgery Kochi.

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What You Eat, You Become !: Tackling Male Infertility

The story of India’s population explosion is known to all but what about the quarter of population longing to have a child of their own? The rise of infertility is on the go with millions getting affected each year in India.

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A couple comes under the category of being infertile when not able to get pregnant despite having timed unprotected sex for at least a year or so. There is 50:50 chance that either of the partners may be the cause of infertility. External factors are also a reason.

Causes of male infertility:

  • Oligospermia: low sperm concentration
  • Asthenospermia: poor sperm motility
  • Teratospermia: abnormal sperm morphology

What are sperms made of anyway?

The answer is simple- male reproductive cell is made up of fat, protein, sugar and DNA.

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Eat your veggies: Nutrients and antioxidants protect sperm and can increase count, motility and DNA integrity.

The yellows and oranges: Consumption of carotene-rich vegetables results in a higher sperm count in males. These including beta-carotene are converted to Vitamin A in our body. Carrots and mangoes are rich in vitamin A which improves the quality and quantity of sperms. Pumpkins are vitamin E, fatty acid and zinc rich sources which contain phytosterols which are known to improve testosterone production.

No occasions complete for a Malayali without bananas- snacks, main dishes, and desserts. If you are low on stamina, eating vitamin B rich bananas might be of good use. These contain an enzyme called bromelain which increases the male libido.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) rich sources like Strawberries, Pineapple, Oranges, and Kiwi protects sperm against a number of internal and external toxins.Allicin in garlic improves the blood flow to the male sexual organs thus increasing sperm volume.
The reds: Vegetables like tomatoes which contain lycopene are found to increase the quantity of the abnormally shaped sperms.
The greens: Leafy veggies (eg spinach), legumes (eg beans) and vegetables(eg beets) are sources of folic acid (vitamin B9) enables the body to replicate and repair DNA. Consumption of these decreases the rate of chromosomal abnormalities in sperms.

What happens if there’s a deficiency in folate?

  • Sperms tend to have distorted shape – dual head and tail
  • Less mobile
  • A high risk of birth defects

Fertility Diet

Oats, yogurt , peas are rich sources of zinc which functions as a building block and aids in the synthesis of folate.
The inclusion of fish in your diet: With a vast coastal zone Keralites have nothing to worry about when it comes to seafood like Shrimp, Oysters, Rainbow Trout, Salmon which are rich in Vitamin E. Consumption of sea cod oils (pills/gummies) are alternatives.

Get cracking: Eggs come under protein and Vitamin E rich foods which are easily available in the market. These protect the sperm cells from the harmful effects of free radicals which may kill them.
Mushrooms, Seafood, meat are rich in Selenium. In men, hormonal signals for sperm production are interrupted by an increase in prolactin, a result of the poor functioning of the thyroid. The antioxidant property of the selenium helps it survive longer.
Overdosing on vitamins and nutrients will not add additional benefits for your health or your fertility. Vitamin E, Zinc and Selenium particularly can be toxic in high quantities.
Protein and cholesterol-rich foods: Prefer plant-based proteins to animal-based proteins. Testosterones are made up of cholesterols so the inclusion of a balanced fat and cholesterol diet is ideal.

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Omega-3s contains DHA fatty acids, these are essential for sperm production and testicle health.

High-quality coconut oil can be used as part of your daily fertility diet.

Good carbs vs bad carbs: This is the part where we go all racial on foodstuffs. All right, avoid the whites (mostly) – white sugar, white rice, white bread and go for the browns- white rice, wheat products and so on.

Gorging on dark chocolates, nuts, meat, dairy products and so on, improves the quality of your sperm and increases the intensity of your orgasms.

At the end of the day, it’s all about following these 3 steps: staying happy, exercising and keeping your weight in control. The above-mentioned food chart can be referred to increase fertility in males. To know more about the diet for infertility and related treatments contact Gyno IVF center.

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Conquer Infertility With Ayurveda


To beget a child is truly a blessing. While many are blessed with one or even two, some others have to go through a lot of difficulties to be able to conceive, due to infertility issues. Some people aren’t aware of the treatments available, while some of them cannot afford the conventional treatment methods. There are many who also prefer natural treatments rather than the conventional methods. Are you one among them? You don’t have to worry. Here’s how Ayurveda can help you in conceiving a child.

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On what factors does the Ayurveda Treatment depend on?

The Ayurveda treatment is based on the Tri Dosha theory. The Tri Dosha theory deals with the three basic elements of the body viz., Vatha, Pitha and Kapha. Keeping these in a state of balance is very much essential, as the imbalance of these elements will result in various ailments. Ayurveda follows a holistic approach as per the fact that every part and condition of a body is interconnected.

About Ayurveda Infertility Treatments

According to the Ayurveda principle the reproductive health of both men and women depends on the shukra dhatu which is the reproductive tissue. The health and vitality of shukra tissue depends on a continuous chain of metabolic processes and also on the health of all other tissues of the body.

  • The male and female reproductive organs are considered for analysis through the holistic approach.
  • Internal medications and external therapies are performed to cleanse and detoxify the system, normalize and boost metabolism.
  • The diet for infertility involves a common factor. The diets are prescribed in compliance with Ojas, which according to Ayurveda is the essence of the body tissues.

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  • The development of a healthy embryo occurs in the presence of optimum factors such as physical and mental well being, a healthy uterus, nourishment and healthy sperm and ovum.
  • Treatments and medications are prescribed after a detailed consultation and are tailor made to suit the need of that particular individual.

Are you yearning for your own little one? Searching for the best infertility treatment in Kerala? Come, visit Gyno IVF Centre for efficient, reliable and affordable treatments. We at Gyno strive to weave your dreams into reality. The best ayurveda treatment for infertility in Kochi is provided by them.

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Women’s Day Offer – Diet & Fitness Program For Women Health

Infertility, not only the word, the condition is prevalent around the globe. Especially in India, parenthood is given more importance. From the day of conception till delivery, the women are taken care by her parents and in-laws. Every woman anticipates pregnancy soon after marriage, but sometimes it becomes difficult to conceive. The reason behind this may be mental and physical unfitness. On this wonderful women’s day, Gift – Gyno Specialty Hospital presents a Diet & Fitness program for women health.

“Gift – Gyno Specialty Hospital” was established in 2003 by U.K. returned doctor couple, Dr. Mani & Dr. Anitha Mani to treat infertility cases, like high-risk pregnancy care and laparoscopic surgeries. They introduced IVF, ICSI (Assisted Reproductive Techniques) in ART lab in the year 2007 along with Dr. Arun Gudi as a full-time embryologist.

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Besides ART methods, yoga practice, nutritional food, benefits all women in a huge way. By keeping it in mind, SATYA (Svasthya Ayurveda Treatment Yoga & Agriculture) conducts a Complete “Diet & Fitness” Program for women health. This program encompasses Yoga, Kalari, Zumba, and Nutrition Dept.

Yoga practice creates calm and restorative effects on the body and mind and also promotes fertility and good health. Apart from them, Yoga improves blood circulation, promotes the nervous system, improves organs mobility, promotes the release of the hormone, and causes muscle stretching & relaxation.

The postures of yoga such as Padmasana, Vajrayana, Dhanursanam, Pavanamukthasanam, Veerbandhasanam particularly in women helps to remove toxins, supply all nutrients to the body, and improve ovulation and fertilization and avoid diabetes.

A balanced diet with whole cereals, milk, rice, vegetables, and fruits improves a woman’s general health and helps to fight against all ailments. A fertility food supports the body in its reproductive activities and fortified foods help for hormonal function, fetal development, egg health, etc.

Kalari is a martial art and Zumba is a kind of dance which would directly impact the organs of the body, reduces overweight and paves to a healthy life.

Don’t miss this opportunity…… For registration, please contact SATYA, Near Cochin International Airport Junction, Athani.

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Lets Make Your Dream Come True : IUI Infertility Treatment

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a kind of artificial insemination that is used to cure infertility problems. The treatment of IUI includes insertion of the sperm in the female uterus to initiate fertilization. The objective of IUI is to increase the number of healthy sperms in the uterus that can easily reach to the fallopian tubes and raise the fertilization possibility. It is a less invasive and less expensive procedure.

3What is the procedure of IUI?

IUI is a simple and cost-effective fertility treatment procedure. It can be performed with or without fertility drugs. The procedure involves the direct transmission of the specially treated sperms in the uterus by the use of a thin catheter. It is an easy and economical way to treat infertility by the minimum use of fertility drugs. Smile Baby IVF, Bangalore has best treatment facilities to treat infertility problems. The hospital has best doctors to treat infertility by IUI.

When is IUI used?


IUI is basically used to treat the problem of low sperm count or low sperm mobility. Some other problems also treated by IUI, such as
· Cervical scar tissue
· Unexplained infertility
· Cervical mucus problems
· Ejaculation dysfunction

When is IUI not recommended to the females?

IUI is not recommended for females, when
· There are problems in fallopian tubes
· Family history of pelvic infections
· Problem of endometriosis

What are the benefits of IUI?

IUI has many benefits, such as
· less expensive, less invasive treatment
· no/less use of fertility drugs
· best in male fertility problems
· easy method to conceive
· provides better results
· permit natural fertilization
GIFT-Gyno IVF Centre provides world-class facilities for IUI treatment in Kochi. The clinic is one of the best and low-cost IUI center in Kerala. The hospital has qualified and experienced doctors to perform IUI treatment and provides highly successful results.

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Ayurveda and Allopathic Infertility Treatments At Gift Center

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected regular sexual intercourse. Causes of infertility are varied and can include problem with the production of sperm or eggs, structural of functional issues with the female or male reproductive systems and hormone or immune conditions in men, women or both.

Allopathic Treatments:

Some allopathic treatments are :

In vitro fertilization (IVF): In this treatment, sperm is extracted and combined with egg in the laboratory. After the formation of the embryo, they will be implanted.

Intracytoplasmic Sperm injection(ICSI): During this procedure, the sperm is directly injected into the egg.

Intra Uterine Insemination(IUI): In this procedure the sperm sample is collected from the partner and it will be washed and directly injected into the woman’s cervix.

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Ayurvedic Infertility Treatments

Reproductive health of both men and women depends on the health of the reproductive tissue or shukra dhatu. Shukra dhatu can be enhanced with two kinds of foods. Bringhana and Vrishya foods and herbs target shukra dhatu in particular and improves all the seven dhatus. Ayurveda aims to remove all imbalances and “dushtis” in the sperm and ova. Panchakama therapies such as virechana, basti, snehana , swedana , shirodhara , raktmokshana are the common treatments for treating infertility.

Being a parent will no longer be a dream with the help of world class facilities of Gift Gyno IVF Centre. They are a state of the art reproductive center. The panel consists of leading doctors, counselors, paramedical staffs and lab technicians skilled to find out the root cause leading to infertility. Their goal is to make the clients happy parents. The hospital promises personalized care, attention and treatment to the clients.

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Infertility camp at GIFT – the first step towards your wish for parenthood comes true

The twenty-first century is ripe with development in all scopes of technology including the medical treatment technology. It has also seen an astounding increase in certain disorders one of the prime ones being infertility.

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Being unable to conceive successfully can be tough for a couple both emotionally and socially. Infertility is often associated with a considerable amount of social stigma. Couple that up with the misunderstanding regarding the cost of various treatment and we get why many couples fail to take the first step towards addressing their problem.

An early diagnosis accelerates the treatment and the chances for cure of any disorder, including infertility. With the aim of helping you address your infertility issues, GIFT – Gyno IVF Centre, Athani, Kerala is organising an infertility camp on the 31st of October 2017. The camp offers free consultation and scanning services to couples facing hurdles in their dream of a much awaited parenthood.

Infertility Camp at GIFT
Date – 31st October, 2017
Venue – GIFT- Gyno IVF Centre
Near Cochin International Airport Junction,
Athani, Kerala – 683585
Contact :97454 94804

Couples facing infertility and related issues, can avail the facilities by participating at the camp conducted by one of the leading hospitals in infertility treatment. The free consultations are provided by a skilled team of faculty comprising of some of the best doctors in the field.

The centre is easily accessible with only a distance of 6 km from Cochin International Hospital and few meters from NH 47.

More about GIFT
A member of INSTAR (Indian Society for Third Party Reproduction) recognised by ICMR, Delhi, GIFT is one of the most popular names in infertility treatment today. With an infrastructure equipped to handle the most advanced and latest treatment technologies and a faculty experienced and trained in them, the centre has been widely recognised for the various milestones it has achieved till date.
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Get insight into What and How Donor Egg process is carried out

Donor eggs are the good option for the women having problems in getting pregnant. Donor eggs are coupled with male sperm to fertilize and develop embryos. Later, the embryos are placed into women uterus to further development. This process is performed with the help of IVF technology.

Donor eggs provide an opportunity to infertile women to get pregnant and have the child.

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Donor eggs are also considered as an option when:

  • Ovarian reserve is reduced
  • Premature menopause
  • To lessen the chances of passing genetic diseases to child

A woman may go for an extensive medical testing before receiving donor eggs as it is important to ensure that woman has a capacity to sustain a healthy pregnancy. Same, the egg donor is also undergoing intensive medical testing to show compatibility with receiving women medical condition. The whole process also provides counseling to receiver couple to understand the whole process.

The egg donor process includes following steps:

  • Fertility medications are provided to the donor woman to stimulate the multiple eggs development
  • Receiver woman also takes hormones to prepare her uterus to accept the embryo
  • Matured eggs are retrieved from the donor’s ovaries
  • Eggs are fertilized with sperm and allowed to mature in the laboratory conditions
  • Mature embryos are placed into receiving woman uterus
  • Receiver woman also takes hormones to support the uterus lining

IVF (in-vitro fertilization) with the help of donor eggs is a boon for infertile women. Donor eggs help infertile women to deliver a healthy baby. There are many donor eggs banks available that provide frozen eggs and people can buy eggs from there. Egg banks allow a donor to perform screening process and start a medicated cycle to retrieve her eggs and frozen those eggs for the use of a recipient couple.

GIFT-Gyno IVF Centre, Ernakulum provides the facility of donor eggs. The clinic is one of the best infertility treatment centers in Kerala. The center has a team of experienced and trained doctors.

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IVF – Helping You On Your Journey Towards Becoming Parents

IVF is most commonly used high tech fertility treatment technique that covers around 99 percent of assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a fertility treatment in which sperm and eggs are combined in laboratory conditions. The resulting embryos are evaluated for quality, and then one or more are placed in the uterus through the cervix.

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IVF is a good option for the women to get pregnant if they have blocked fallopian tubes, low ovulation or egg quality, or endometriosis or for a man if, he has problems with sperm quality, count or mortality. In Vitro fertilization is the best treatment for infertility.

IVF Procedure

The process of IVF include 6 phases
1. Suppressing the natural menstrual cycle
2. Boosting the egg supply
3. Monitoring the progress and maturing the eggs
4. Collecting the eggs
5. Fertilising the eggs
6. Transferring the embryo

IVF has successful track record, improved techniques and less risk of having cancer. The rate of success completely depends on the certain factors such as maternal age, reproductive history, causes of infertility, and other lifestyle factors.

IVF is usually done when other treatments like fertility drugs, medication, artificial insemination and surgery fails. It is a time consuming and costly treatment but provides full results and satisfaction.

GIFT-Gyno IVF Centre provides world class facilities for IVF treatment in Kochi. The clinic is one of the best and low-cost IVF center in Kerala. The hospital has qualified and experienced doctors to perform IVF treatment and provides highly successful results.

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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – A step to Motherhood


Sometimes being a mother is not easy, it doesn’t mean that it is not possible. With the scientific advances in fertility, couples worrying about conceiving can rely on fertility treatments. The Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) are the two commonly used method of fertility treatments, which increase the chance of couples to be parents. GIFT – Gyno IVF Centre is one of the low cost IVF center in Kochi that provides best infertility treatment in Kerala.

IUI Procedure

In the technique of IUI the sperm is provided by either the partner or a third party donor whose sperm is being stored in a deep freeze sperm bank. Before insemination the sperms are prepared in the laboratory. They are assessed for safety, quality and quantity by a method known as Sperm Washing. The processed sperms are inserted directly into a woman’s uterus. The objective of IUI is to bring these sperms as near as possible to the eggs, thus improving the chances of conceiving.
The IUI is performed right before or right after a woman ovulates so an egg is available for fertilization. The woman is closely monitored for this. The procedure involves using a catheter to inject the sperm into the uterus.
Since the IUI procedure deposits higher concentration of good quality sperms close to where the egg is waiting, the chances of fertilization is more.

Who uses IUI?

The most common reason for IUI is a low sperm count or decreased sperm mobility. Other reasons like infertility and the desire to have a child without male partner are the notable ones.

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IUI Success Rate

The success rate of IUI is 10-20% per cycle, with multiple cycles the success rate move up to 80%. Although risk factors like Age cannot be avoided.

GIFT – Gyno IVF Centre, provides best infertility treatment in Kerala. They try to reduce the risk factors and help to have a family that you dream off.

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