Assisted reproduction

Blastocyst embryo: What it is, advantages, types and classification according to its quality

What is a blastocyst

A blastocyst is a 5/6 day embryo with a complex cell structure
consisting of approximately 200 cells. The blastocyst stage is the stage of
development prior to the implantation of the embryo in the mother’s womb.

This cellular structure differs in two areas that will clearly determine
the quality of the embryo and its options […]

2020-07-01T13:08:06+02:003 de July de 2020|0 Comments

Endometriosis and Fertility

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a benign, inflammatory, chronic and incurable disease that affects the health and fertility of nearly 180 million women worldwide. To get a global idea, it affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. Although it is an increasingly known disease  in our society, there is still a large part of the […]

2020-06-29T18:48:12+02:0029 de June de 2020|0 Comments

The role of seminal fluid in improving fertility treatment

There are two parts to semen: spermatozoa and the seminal fluid that the spermatozoa use as their means of travel.

Seminal fluid has traditionally been attributed the role of a simple means of transportation. However, many years ago, it started to become clear that exposure to seminal fluid with no spermatozoa content improved in vitro fertilisation results and the results in couples experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss.

Increased proof of this improvement in results has emerged over the last few months, as indicated in the recent scientific publications referenced at the end of this post. These pieces of scientific work confirm early observations and explain the reasons why.

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2020-07-09T17:01:55+02:0022 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Now you can travel to Spain with complete security and peace of mind. We are waiting for you!

As of June 22nd, our borders will open their arms again to our European neighbors. Spanish hospitality and Mediterranean warmth together with the scientific medical professionalism of Instituto Bernabeu to resume with total normality the care of our international patients.

For complete safety we continue to maintain prevention measures against COVID-19 in our facilities, staff and […]

2020-06-23T16:35:41+02:0021 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Embryo implantation bleeding

What is implantation bleeding?

Implantation is the process
through which an embryo starts its development in the maternal uterus and it
sometimes causes a bleeding. The implantation is caused by the growth of the
embryo -which is already in blastocyst stage
by the moment it arrives to the endometrium- enabling it to implant in the
walls of the uterus, and thus, […]

2020-07-09T18:01:26+02:0015 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Five healthy habits that you can adopt in order to improve the quality of your semen

An increasing number of couples have issues having a child naturally. It is currently estimated that in 50% of all cases, the reason for infertility is poor semen quality.

The causes can be immunological, genetic or anatomical factors but there are also external factors that we can, to some extent, control. Highlighting the main common reasons for poor semen […]

2020-07-09T17:31:51+02:0014 de June de 2020|0 Comments

What is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)? Is PGD indicated in all patients?

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a very useful tool in Assisted Reproduction for the genetic selection of embryos prior to their transfer to the maternal uterus. It allows the selection of healthy embryos for a large number of diseases and alterations, thus avoiding the transmission of hereditary diseases and the transfer of embryos that would […]

2020-06-11T11:37:26+02:0011 de June de 2020|0 Comments

The advantages of not delaying motherhood and the risks of postponing it

Did you know that if you’ve just turned 40, by your next
birthday you will have lost about half of your fertility you have at this
moment?

From the age of 36,
you lose 2% of your chance of pregnancy per month, which translates into 24%
less per year. And this decrease becomes even more vertiginous when you are
getting older.

Therefore, […]

2020-06-08T14:10:23+02:008 de June de 2020|0 Comments

What is the ‘implantation window’ in fertility treatment?

The ‘implantation window’ is the name we give to the period of time during which the endometrium in the mother’s uterus is in an appropriate state for embryo implantation to take place.

When does the implantation window occurs?

Implantation is a critical and very precise process during which the embryo makes contact with and penetrates the endometrial tissue in the […]

2020-07-03T15:13:38+02:006 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Why aren’t all embryos obtained from an IVF cycle suitable for freezing?

Why aren’t all embryos obtained from an IVF cycle suitable for freezing?

Today, in In Vitro Fertilization treatments, it is not extraordinary to find ourselves on the day of embryo transfer with a high number of good quality embryos. For a fresh transfer we shall be electing the embryo or embryos that morphologically and kinetically demonstrate greater development and ‘the other’ good quality ones can be cryopreserved.

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2020-07-03T15:07:32+02:003 de June de 2020|1 Comment
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