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The latest advances and professional information, proven and reliable on fertility and assisted reproduction, gynaecology, genetics, embryology, endocrinology and urology, written by the medical professionals of Instituto Bernabeu.

What posible complications can be given in the embryo transfer?

The aim of any assisted reproductive treatment ends with embryo transfer. This is the gentle placement of the embryo in the uterine cavity. Is the key moment of the entire procedure, embryologist and gynaecologist working together.

Embryo transfers can be done in a fresh cycle, that is, transferring the embryo after in vitro development in day […]

2021-01-25T17:36:31+02:0025 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Progress in genetic diagnosis of recurrent pregnancy loss: studying the exome

The
ESHRE (European Society of Human
Reproduction and Embryology) definition of patients
who suffer from recurrent pregnancy is a woman who has had two or more
pregnancy losses before week 20 of pregnancy.

What
are the causes of recurrent pregnancy loss?

The pathology has a number of possible causes including anatomical, coagulation, immunological and endocrine abnormalities and so on. Genetics is another […]

2021-01-21T09:14:04+02:0018 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Reasons to cancel and embryo transfer

One of the most exciting times during a treatment of assisted reproductive is the Embryo Transfer. After carrying out all the laboratory processes, microinjection (ICSI) or insemination (IVF) and embryo culture, among others, it is time to transfer the selected embryo.

However at times it is not possible to transfer the
embryo and we must cancel or […]

2021-01-11T17:43:18+02:0011 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Expanded GCT. Screening of more than 2500 genetic diseases

We have the latest technology to study and avoid the main hereditary diseases

Preconceptional genetic studies (also called carrier studies) aim to prevent the birth of a child with recessive diseases. Recessive genetic diseases behave in such a way that individuals can be either completely healthy, carriers or affected. Affected individuals are sick and manifest the […]

2021-01-18T18:15:14+02:008 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Varicocele and Infertility

Varicocele is the swelling of
the veins that drains the blood from the testicles. Incidence in general population is considered to be between 4,4 and 22,6 %. This incidence is higher in males with infertility (30 –
40%) and it’s the most frequent alteration found in these cases.

Its
symptoms are varied:

Testicle veins swelling and twisting.Pain and discomfort […]

2021-01-25T14:15:52+02:005 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Estrogens: What are they, what is their function and what benefits can they bring?

What are oestrogens?

They are also sex hormones, along with progestogens and androgens. They come from the cholesterol’ s metabolism and are produced mainly in the ovaries and placenta, and, in smaller quantities in the adrenal glands.

What is the role of oestrogens?

Estrogens influence countless organs and tissues. Its main action occurs in the endometrium, […]

2021-01-04T17:35:48+02:004 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Ultrasound scan evaluation for the tubes permeability: Hysterosonography

To evaluate a couple with conception problems, we need to check if there could be some type of obstruction in the fallopian tubes, which are the ducts that connect the uterus with the ovaries, thereby preventing pregnancy.

In the early days of Reproductive Medicine, even insufflations were made through the uterus with the aim of trying […]

2021-01-14T12:24:39+02:001 de January de 2021|0 Comments

COVID vaccination, pregnancy and fertility treatment

Instituto Bernabeu is in favour of the Covid Vaccines administration, and we believe that it should be recommended to the entire population, as far as it is technically possible and always taking into account the personal situations of each case and advising the utmost prudence.

The aim is to
fight against the persistence of the current uncertain […]

2021-01-05T10:11:03+02:0029 de December de 2020|0 Comments

Why is it important for parents and donors to have a GCT (genetic compatibility test)?

Hereditary disorders (disorders that are transmitted from parents to offspring) include a group of disorders known as autosomal recessive disorders. Disorders of this kind are uncommon. However, they do tend to be rather serious. Indeed, they are the reason why a significant number of children end up in hospital or even die. In recessive disorders, […]

2020-12-28T14:36:35+02:0028 de December de 2020|0 Comments

Time-lapse in assisted reproduction. Current situation

What is Time-Lapse in in vitro fertilization, IVF?

Time-lapse technology (TTL) consists of monitoring embryonic development and making a film
of embryonic evolution by means of a video camera introduced either in a
conventional incubator or incorporated in a special incubator. A special software
reconstructs the images and allows us to view the development of the embryos.

It is often […]

2021-01-11T14:00:03+02:0027 de December de 2020|0 Comments
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