Unfortunately, some pregnancies end in miscarriage or fetal loss in the week 20 of pregnancy, when the fetus is not able to survive outside of the maternal uterus. Continue Reading »
Since 1988, egg donation has been legally regulated in Spain. It is a well-controlled and anonymous process that can be carried out thanks to the solidarity of many people. We should bear in mind that Spain is the leading country in terms of organ donation, including egg donation and blood donation, which is quite common in our country. Continue Reading »
Infertility is considered to be a stressful event that causes an “emotional imbalance” and affects a high percentage of patients.
The reactions and emotional states evolve and change throughout the treatment cycles.
A good embryo freezing programme is essential to increase the chances of pregnancy in couples undergoing assisted reproduction techniques. This is referred to as cumulative pregnancy rate, or the sum of the chances of pregnancy with one “fresh” cycle then a “frozen” one. In addition, we guarantee excellent results in embryo adoption cycles or when a treatment has to be canceled because of insufficient quality or endometrial bleeding and so the embryos should therefore be cryopreserved. Continue Reading »
These are undoubtedly the first two questions that come to mind after being evaluated for a fertility problem and the doctor tells you that there’s no known cause that explains why you can’t get pregnant.
Nowadays, basic sterility studies are unable to detect the exact cause of over 25% of all cases, which doesn’t mean that it can’t be diagnosed with specific tests or that a case with an unknown cause can’t be properly treated.
Around 8 million people around the world have infertility problems. Delayed conception affects about 15% of all couples trying to get pregnant. However, slight/moderate male factors that produce sub-fertility in couples are estimated to represent about 50% of all cases. Tremellen confirms that 1 in 20 men will be sub-fertile (Tremellen, 2008).
More and more women ask us every day about the importance of their age and if they should become pregnant sooner rather than later.