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The magical moment of pregnancy also comes with many questions. Confirmation, first symptoms, how many ultrasounds will be necessary, how many times we must visit the gynaecologist, what care should be followed, diet, how to face 9 months of pregnancy and advice on childbirth. Here you will find all the answers from the hand of our specialists.

How do I know if I am leaking amniotic fluid in pregnancy?

How do I know if I am leaking amniotic fluid in pregnancy?

Amniotic fluid is a vital element for the development of the baby in the mother’s womb. Among other things, it protects the baby from injury and heat loss, so it is essential to maintain the …

Thyroid function when looking for pregnancy

Thyroid function when looking for pregnancy

What does the Thyroid do? The thyroid is a gland located in the neck. Its job is to produce thyroid hormone in the right amount. The correct production of thyroid hormone is checked by measuring […]

Gonadotrophins: What are they? What are their functions?

Gonadotrophins: What are they? What are their functions?

Reproductive processes are regulated by hormones called gonadotrophins. These hormones are present in both men and women. The hormones in this group are follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinising hormone (LH) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). The […]

Getting pregnant with an irregular cycle

Getting pregnant with an irregular cycle

One of the main questions we see on a daily basis in gynaecological consultations is associated with irregular menstrual cycles. We must bear in mind that regular cycles are those occuring every 28 days in […]

Thalassaemias

Thalassaemias

Thalassaemias include a group of hereditary anaemias (from mild to lethal) caused by defects in the synthesis of one or more globin chains. Globins are the protein part of haemoglobin, the red blood cells main […]

What is the infantile uterus and what are the possibilities of pregnancy?

What is the infantile uterus and what are the possibilities of pregnancy?

The uterus, or womb, is a woman’s reproductive organ where pregnancy occurs, and is destined to undergo changes throughout the woman’s reproductive years.  In a small percentage of women, the uterus doesn’t correctly develop, which […]

Subdermal contraceptive implant – what is it, how does it work, how effective is it?

Subdermal contraceptive implant – what is it, how does it work, how effective is it?

The contraceptive implant is a small rod, 4cm long and 2mm thick, which is placed in the arm at the subdermal level. This implant progressively releases a hormone similar to progesterone, preventing ovulation and therefore […]

What is the best biological age to become a mother? How to know what is the age limit for me?

What is the best biological age to become a mother? How to know what is the age limit for me?

Nowadays there’re many factors influencing the decision to become a mother. Professional career, economic stability or the moment when the gestational desire appears can be perfectly valid reasons for delaying the search for pregnancy. However, […]

Basal ultrasound scan: antral follicle count to determine ovarian reserve

Basal ultrasound scan: antral follicle count to determine ovarian reserve

The antral follicle count (AFR) is one of the first tests to be performed on a woman undergoing infertility testing. It’s a transvaginal ultrasound in which the number of follicles – cystic structures that form […]

Sperm DNA fragmentation

Sperm DNA fragmentation

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that contains the genetic information used in the development and functioning of organisms and is present in all human cells except red blood cells. In the case of human […]

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