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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 egg is selected and it then develops. A mature egg is released during ovulation.


2020-10-26T09:54:19+02:001 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Genetic karyotype

All our genetic information is encoded in DNA. DNA is found in the nucleus of every cell of our body as part of the structures called chromosomes. The analysis of these chromosomes is called a karyotype.

karyotype is performed on cells called lymphocytes obtained from a simple blood
sample, but it can also be performed on amniotic […]

2020-12-24T13:22:19+02:001 de October de 2020|2 Comments

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 together with the oocytes of women in fertilization medium in order to achieve fertilization as similar as possible to that […]

2020-10-16T15:05:12+02:001 de October de 2020|0 Comments

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

The individual’s core is affected and there is a breakdown in important matters such as self-confidence, future plans, life as a […]

2020-11-19T09:44:30+02:008 de September de 2020|0 Comments

Nutritional Recommendations for Fertility

“Those who take medicine and neglect their diet will be wasting their time and their doctors’ skills” – Chinese proverb-

This quote is especially relevant to this article because despite the latest advances in medicine and science to promote health among the public, there are more and more problems caused by the lifestyle and nutritional habits […]

2020-10-26T14:58:25+02:006 de September de 2020|1 Comment

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 that explains why you can’t get pregnant.

Nowadays, basic sterility studies are unable to detect the exact cause of over 25% of all cases, which doesn’t mean that it can’t be diagnosed with specific tests or that a case with an unknown cause can’t be properly treated.


2020-09-10T12:52:49+02:004 de September de 2020|0 Comments

Emotional support for repeated miscarriages

According to the WHO, infertility is considered a chronic illness, since it causes emotional reactions that are the same as those seen in patients with other serious chronic pathologies.

Infertility is considered to be a stressful event that causes an “emotional imbalance” and affects a high percentage of patients.

The reactions and emotional states evolve and change […]

2020-10-13T12:27:06+02:004 de September de 2020|2 Comments

The miracle of embryo implantation

Embryo implantation is the process in which the human embryo adheres to the endometrium, where it continues developing. The first step of this process begins with the dialogue between the embryonic and maternal cells.

This is an extremely complex process that is currently only partially known and depends on the embryo quality, uterine receptivity and their […]

2020-11-30T14:14:03+02:003 de September de 2020|0 Comments

Advantages of Embryo Donation

One of the options for patients undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) techniques with remaining embryos, meaning high quality embryos that can be cryopreserved for the future, is to donate these embryos to other couples for reproductive purposes. In most cases, these embryos come from couples that have gone through double donation treatments (egg and sperm), […]

2020-09-10T12:14:10+02:002 de September de 2020|0 Comments

Medical history: The first contact.

When we meet couples with fertility problems, clinical histories and direct medical interviews remain fundamental. At these interviews, we need to try and find out about the whole background and all the factors that may be affecting the couple, from the past to the present. We have to try and get to know each couple very closely.

A good and detailed interview may already direct us to the causes of the problem and the possible solutions we can provide. It also enables us to perform specific individual diagnostic tests.

Previous and family background

Beginning with the woman, it is essential to ask her about her parents and siblings: possible fertility problems they may have had, possible miscarriages, hereditary diseases, and so on. Plenty of medical problems are not hereditary, but they do appear genetically in family groups.

Of course, it is also important to find about the patient’s menstruation, how often it occurs, when she first had her period, if she had previous pregnancies with her current partner or a previous partner, and so on.


2020-10-01T11:30:29+02:002 de September de 2020|0 Comments
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