Dr. Duru Shah is one of the top IVF, Infertility specialist in Mumbai for the past 34 years. Her area of interest has always been Reproductive Endocrinology which has been the basis on which the current management of infertility and IVF has been based. Currently she runs training programs in infertility for the younger generation of gynecologists who are interested in infertility management. She has a Fellowship Course for infertility trained gynecologists who need training for IVF and Assisted Reproduction. Being an Infertility and ART specialist, Dr. Shah has lectured on the subject of Poor Ovarian Reserve, Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, Surrogacy, Egg Donation, IVF, Embryo transfer techniques, Complications of IVF, Ethics of ART, Pregnancies after IVF etc. at various national and international conferences and has written numerous chapters for text books on the subject. Having a good grasp on this complicated subject, allows her a deep understanding of the problems which the couples face. Dealing with infertility involves a lot of emotional, financial and time investment for the couple, hence requires an infertility specialist who will identify the cause of their problem, so that there can be quicker and more efficient results.
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Dr Duru Shah is the recipient of many National and International Awards, the most prominent being, the "Distinguished Merit Award" for service towards women's health which was awarded to her by FIGO at the World Congress in Rome, Italy in October 2012. Dr Duru Shah is the first Indian to have ever received this prestigious award. Recognizing her work The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) conferred an Honorary Fellowship on her in November 2008. She has also been recognized as the Twenty Top women achievers of Indian healthcare.
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A fertility specialist is a physician who practices a subspecialty of gynecology and obstetrics called reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). Fertility specialists focus on diagnosing, treating and preventing male and female infertility. These physicians have completed 4 years of medical school and at least 4 years of residency training in obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) or urology (andrology).
Fertility specialists are not just gynecologists. They are a reproductive endocrinologist and practice reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) which is the subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology.
An average woman in her thirties has a 15% to 20% chance of getting pregnant in an average month. As women get older, their fertility begins to decline and so does their chance of getting pregnant in an average month, which is why is suggested that the patient should make the call before they’ve passed the threshold of 35.
If you are under 35, you should see a fertility specialist after you have tried to conceive for 12 months. If you are 35 to 39, you should see a fertility specialist after you have tried to conceive for 6 months. If you are 40 or more, you should see a fertility specialist after you have tried to conceive for 3 months.
One of the initial things the fertility specialty will want to know is whether or not you're ovulating. At your first meeting with the doctor, he or she will go over your medical history and then outline the fertility tests you and your partner will need to have. For men, the basic test for infertility, semen analysis (SA), will be performed, in which a sample of ejaculate is evaluated in a lab.