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In vitro fertilisation (IVF)

Delve into all the details of the main technique in fertility treatment and its main applications. We bring you the latest advances from the hand of our experienced professionals. The processes, tests and investigations involved in the meticulous work of the IVF laboratory.

Is it advisable to have sexual intercourse after the embryo transfer?

Is it advisable to have sexual intercourse after the embryo transfer?

One common question that is often asked after the embryo transfer is whether it is advisable to have sexual intercourse or not while you wait for the pregnancy to be confirmed. The fact is that during the […]

Ovarian Reserve: How many eggs do I have left to become a mother?

Ovarian Reserve: How many eggs do I have left to become a mother?

Reproduction in mammals, and therefore in humans, requires oocytes and sperm, each contributing with the parent’s genetic load. Sperm are made in the testes, but not before puberty. This means that, if we analysed the […]

i-Port: bidding farewell to injections during ovarian stimulation

i-Port: bidding farewell to injections during ovarian stimulation

At Instituto Bernabeu, we are bidding farewell to ovarian stimulation injections during courses of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. The clinic is launching an innovative device called i-Port Advance™ for self-administration of drugs using a system that is already used […]

What is an embryo bank?

What is an embryo bank?

One of the most important milestones in the history of reproductive medicine has undoubtedly been the ability to successfully cryopreserve oocytes (eggs) and embryos. Currently, the most widespread freezing technique of choice in In Vitro […]

Do female couples have to be married before having in vitro fertilisation treatment with the ROPA technique?

Do female couples have to be married before having in vitro fertilisation treatment with the ROPA technique?

The answer is YES. All-female couples who choose to start a family together do need to be married. The main reason for this is to meet the legal requirements in terms of anonymity of tissue, […]

Embryo thawing: everything you need to know about devitrification

Embryo thawing: everything you need to know about devitrification

The ability to thaw embryos in a simple and safe way that delivers favourable results has led to significant optimisation of assisted reproduction treatment. It has now become possible thanks to implementation of the devitrification […]

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 […]

All you wish to know about embryo vitrification

All you wish to know about embryo vitrification

Vitrification allows us to preserve embryos and have them in the future. This technique was incorporated into assisted reproduction and superseded the rest of cryopreservation techniques due to its simplicity and effectiveness. Is there a […]

Day 3 embryo cuture

Day 3 embryo cuture

From the moment of fertilization, the embryo’s first divisions have been the oocyte responsibility, as the DNA and proteins synthesis took place before fertilization. Therefore, day 3 of embryo culture represents the end of a […]

What happens to ova that have not fertilised?

What happens to ova that have not fertilised?

During assisted reproduction treatment, the ova and spermatozoa need to be transported to a laboratory where they are united using one of two methods: conventional in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). During IVF, ova and spermatozoa […]

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