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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.

Fragile X chromosome syndrome and fertility

Fragile X chromosome syndrome and fertility

Fragile X syndrome is one of the most common causes of hereditary intellectual disability. The gene responsible for the disease is known as FMR1 and it is found in the X sex chromosome. As a […]

If you’re thinking about becoming a mother using donated eggs, here are eight questions and answers for you

If you’re thinking about becoming a mother using donated eggs, here are eight questions and answers for you

As is only to be expected, women have a number of doubts when they first take the important decision to become a mother using an egg donated by another women. The first reaction is one […]

GCT: Genetic Compatibility Test to avoid passing hereditary diseases

GCT: Genetic Compatibility Test to avoid passing hereditary diseases

Our Genetic Compatibility Test (GCT) based on next-generation DNA sequencing analyzes more than  600 or 3000 disorders. For a person with an hereditary disease, eliminating the chance of passing that disease on to their children becomes a desire […]

Cytomegalovirus: symptoms, transmission and treatment

Cytomegalovirus: symptoms, transmission and treatment

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus from the family Herpesviridae. We also find the chickenpox virus, herpes simplex and the mononucleosis virus in this family. Infection with CMV is very common since it is present worldwide and can […]

The 600 recessive disorders detected by the Genetic Compatibility Test (GCT)

The 600 recessive disorders detected by the Genetic Compatibility Test (GCT)

Nowadays, all couples who wish to avoid passing on genetic disorders to their children can choose to do so through a Genetic Compatibility Test (GCT), also known as Prenatal Recessive Disorder Screening. The Instituto Bernabeu GCT is […]

Vitrification: the cold revolution

Vitrification: the cold revolution

Vitrification is generally associated with delaying maternity. It involves preserving eggs at low temperatures so that they may be used in the future. This is, in itself, astounding since it enables gametes to be preserved […]

Selection of egg donors at Instituto Bernabeu

Selection of egg donors at Instituto Bernabeu

Currently, oocyte donation is probably the most demanded technique in fertility centers, mainly due to the increase of maternal age. Voluntary participation of donors is essential, but donors must be evaluated carefully in order to […]

Legality of egg donation in Spain: Anonymity and confidentiality

Legality of egg donation in Spain: Anonymity and confidentiality

Reproduction treatments with donated eggs have gained significant importance in recent years. It is worth noting the main characteristics that the Law 14/2006 on assisted human reproduction techniques states on egg donation, which are explained […]

Is it better to use fresh or frozen oocytes in egg donation?

Is it better to use fresh or frozen oocytes in egg donation?

One of the issues that is generating much controversy amongst oocyte donation patients concerns the origin of the eggs. That is, whether or not they have been frozen and which of these two alternatives is […]

Becoming a mother after 40

Becoming a mother after 40

Nowadays, we all know that maternity is being postponed, currently standing at 31 years of age, according to the National Statistics Institute. This basically means that the average woman has her first child at the […]

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