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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.

Single mother by choice

Single mother by choice

The increase in new types of family units over the last few decades has been one of the world’s most significant changes. For various reasons, the single parent family, is one of the most common […]

Why does embryonic arrest sometimes happen during in vitro development?

Why does embryonic arrest sometimes happen during in vitro development?

Many factors can intervene in arrest processes during embryo development which mean cell division is detained and, therefore, it is not possible to implant the embryo in the mother’s uterus and bring about a pregnancy. […]

Recommendations following embryo transfer

Recommendations following embryo transfer

Transfer is undoubtedly one of the most important steps in assisted reproduction treatment. When the patient steps out of the transfer room, a new beginning takes place and the experience will be totally different to what she […]

What are an embryo’s nutritional requirements prior to transfer to the mother?

What are an embryo’s nutritional requirements prior to transfer to the mother?

During in vitro fertilisation processes, for the first few days of their lives, human embryos have to develop outside the mother’s body in special incubators.  Temperature and pH conditions need to be optimum and embryos […]

Ovarian stimulation: What is it? Are there any risks involved?

Ovarian stimulation: What is it? Are there any risks involved?

During the first few days of a period, a complex process takes place in the ovaries. The first step is to gather and initiate development in several follicles that contain eggs. Following this, only one […]

The advantages and disadvantages of transferring embryos during a natural or artificial cycle

The advantages and disadvantages of transferring embryos during a natural or artificial cycle

Embryo transfer to the uterus is the pinnacle of all courses of assisted reproduction treatment. It cannot be left to chance. The endometrium needs to be receptive and facilitate embryo embedding. The endometrium can be prepared with the aid […]

Assited Reproduction Techniques: FIV vs ICSI

Assited Reproduction Techniques: FIV vs ICSI

Currently there are two main techniques used to achieve Assisted Reproduction IVF. These two techniques are conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF), and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In IVF, the previously capacitated male sperm are deposited […]

Stress and its role in infertility

Stress and its role in infertility

Infertility is an issue which has significant emotionally taxing consequences for couples. The inability to fulfil such an important part of personal development as having children directly affects all aspects of the patients’ lives. Psychological impact […]

ICSI indications

ICSI indications

Use of the intracytoplasmic spermatozoa injection (ICSI) technique began in the 1990s. It has been successfully used to resolve most severe cases of male sterility. Here is some information about when we use the ICSI technique: When […]

How to deal with the diagnosis of sterility due to unknown causes

How to deal with the diagnosis of sterility due to unknown causes

Now what? Why can’t I get pregnant? 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 […]

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