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Motherhood at the age of 40

Trying for a child after 40 years of age is a growing trend in today’s society and not only in Spain, but in Europe, too. Professional, personal and social reasons have joined together in making women decide to put motherhood off for longer and longer. But nature takes its course and each woman is only fertile for a certain period of time and this can affect her chances of getting pregnant. In the light of such a common situation, what do we need to take into account? What is the key role played by experts in health and fertility?
Since 2002, the average age at which a woman has her first child has increased two years. Whilst in 2002 the average age was 29, the Spanish National Statistics Institute’s most recent figures show that it has now gone up to 31 and that there is an upward trend.  This increase in the age at which women have their first child is similar to the increase in other European Union countries where an increase of around two years has been registered. Figures show that women are waiting until they are near their 40s and even older before trying to get pregnant. […]

2016-08-04T13:13:05+02:0031 de March de 2016|0 Comments

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 age of 31. […]

2016-09-22T12:22:17+02:0012 de December de 2012|1 Comment

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 are brought into close contact so that a spermatozoon can penetrate the ovule ‘naturally’ and generate fertilisation. It is a mainly […]

2020-02-21T10:22:19+02:0021 de February de 2020|0 Comments

Does ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilisation treatment increase the risk of gynaecological cancer?

One of the common concerns that women who are about to embark on in vitro fertilisation treatment have is the hypothetical risk of getting gynaecological cancer as a side effect of hormone stimulation.

Since in vitro fertilisation began, a number of different studies have been published that indicate that the risk of getting breast cancer, cancer of the ovaries, the […]

2020-02-07T10:10:08+02:007 de February de 2020|0 Comments

Artificial ova and spermatozoa generated using stem cells

Research into and publications about the use of stem
cells to generate artificial gametes
cells has increased significantly over the last few years.

The idea of obtaining ova and spermatozoa – highly complex and specialist cells – using a cell obtained from an adult human being is both appealing and worrying. Patients who are unable to generate their […]

2020-01-31T10:06:09+02:0031 de January de 2020|0 Comments

A father’s age and its impact on the health of his children

Anyone who works in the field of fertility puts a great deal of time and effort into working out how to improve pregnancy rates. However, significantly less time is spent thinking about the period that follows gestation or the birth of a healthy child. It’s time to ask ourselves if helping to build healthy and happy families […]

2020-01-24T09:54:26+02:0024 de January de 2020|0 Comments

Get to know Dr Ángela Llaneza

Dr Ángela Llaneza is incredibly passionate about her work and loves having a job that truly motivates her, day in, day out. She discovered her interest in medicine just a year or two before she had to choose what to study at university. Whilst she does have relatives who are doctors, she had not really shown […]

2020-01-17T10:27:26+02:0017 de January de 2020|0 Comments

What can we see in ultrasound scans: follicles or oocytes?

Mistaking ovarian follicles for oocytes is one of the most common errors made by patients.

During ovarian stimulation, whether this is for regulating ovulation for insemination or for in vitro fertilisation, patients are administered different types of medicines depending on each case. However, there is one common aim: predicting and causing ovulation. This can be just once for patients attempting managed sexual intercourse and […]

2020-01-10T09:52:05+02:0010 de January de 2020|0 Comments

IBGen RIF: a genetics test for detecting recurrent pregnancy loss and implantation failure

Instituto Bernabeu has managed to determine which genes cause recurrent pregnancy loss and implantation failure. The findings are the result of four years of research and the clinic’s commitment to helping patients who suffer from infertility issues of this kind. These problems are incredibly frustrating for the people who suffer from them. The findings have opened up […]

2019-12-27T10:30:10+02:003 de January de 2020|0 Comments

What impact does Celiac disease have on pregnancy?

Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten, a
plant-based protein found in cereals such as wheat, spelt, Kamut and so on1  2.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classes Celiac disease as a chronic illness that occurs in people who are genetically predisposed to it. It consists of inflammatory reactions in the mucous of the small intestine following intake of […]

2019-12-27T09:52:43+02:0027 de December de 2019|0 Comments
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