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Egg donation: IVF with donated eggs

Giving life is a wonderful act. In some cases, this miracle requires the generosity of a woman who decides to donate her eggs. Learn in depth all the phases and the different aspects of egg donation at Instituto Bernabeu.

Beta hCG test: Pregnancy test with blood sample

Beta hCG test: Pregnancy test with blood sample

What is a Beta: B-hCG pregnancy test ? The determination of the levels of the hormone beta-hCG in blood. The hormone produces the embryo and passes to the mother via the placenta. This is the […]

Donor selection at Instituto Bernabeu: a very special and comprehensive care

Donor selection at Instituto Bernabeu: a very special and comprehensive care

Gamete donation plays a crucial role for a considerable number of patients willing to start a family and seeking the help of assisted reproduction techniques. These patients place their trust in the professionalism of Instituto […]

Reproductive Medicine for Jews

Reproductive Medicine for Jews

The Bible (Torah) teaches us that God created the world in 6 days. The last day He created man and woman and gave them a commandment: grow and multiply (Genesis 1:28) that must be obeyed […]

How many eggs on average are donated on an Egg Donation treatment at Instituto Bernabeu?

How many eggs on average are donated on an Egg Donation treatment at Instituto Bernabeu?

In Spain, we performed 40% of all egg donation cycles in Europe. The experience accumulated at Instituto Bernabeu in the last decades, allows us to offer to our patients a high quality and personalized treatment. When […]

How do we choose the best donor for you?

How do we choose the best donor for you?

Ova donation is increasingly requested by thousands of couples as a means of responding to their fertility issues. In order for procedures of this kind to work, female donors need to voluntarily undergo treatment so that […]

The advantages of an in-house ova bank

The advantages of an in-house ova bank

Oocytes are particularly sensitive to cryopreservation processes since they have a number of characteristics that adversely affect their survival. However, improvements to cryopreservation techniques in ova banks through the use of vitrification have made it possible […]

What happens to excess embryos following assisted reproduction treatment?

What happens to excess embryos following assisted reproduction treatment?

When in vitro fertilisation treatment commences, one of the aims is to try and achieve an appropriate number of good quality embryos in the laboratory so that the best ones can be selected and transferred. Whilst the Spanish law […]

What tests do I need to have before egg donation treatment?

What tests do I need to have before egg donation treatment?

Egg donation has become an option for women who, for whatever reason, can no longer use their own ova. For example, due to poor ovarian reserve, poor oocyte quality and premature menopause. The process is widely used […]

The impact of Turner syndrome on women

The impact of Turner syndrome on women

Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition caused by partial or total loss of one of the X chromosomes. All human beings have 23 pairs of chromosomes and this is what is known as the karyotype. […]

Oocyte quality

Oocyte quality

Oocyte quality is one of the most important of the factors that have an impact on fertility in women. Optimum oocyte quality generally gives rise to embryos with an increased ability to implant in the uterus.

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