Assisted reproduction

The importance of freezing techniques during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

The health emergency generated as a result of the impact of Covid-19 has caused an unprecedented total stop to activity in the field of assisted reproduction, following the safety recommendations of the main scientific societies. Although there is currently no evidence that the virus can be isolated in gametes and embryos, preventing pregnancy is suggested […]

2020-03-25T11:30:29+02:0025 de March de 2020|0 Comments

The risk of ectopic pregnancy following in vitro fertilisation (IVF)

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus. The most common place for this to happen is in the Fallopian tubes and it impedes progress of the pregnancy.

In vitro fertilisation was traditionally believed to potentially increase the risk of this pathology.

A study published in the Fertility and Sterility journal covered this subject in detail and, further […]

2020-02-28T10:30:54+02:0028 de February de 2020|0 Comments

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

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

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

What is vaginal flora? Does it affect fertility?

What is vaginal
flora?

A number of microorganisms consisting of bacteria, viruses and fungi co-habit in the vagina meaning that this area of the body is not sterile. These microorganisms are what are known as vaginal flora. They are essential for balancing our organism’s homeostasis and they protect us from other microorganisms that could cause illnesses.

Lactobacillus is the […]

2019-11-15T10:19:31+02:0015 de November de 2019|0 Comments

What should I keep in mind when choosing a fertility clinic?

Just like with any specialist area of medicine, when we need to turn to a reproductive medicine clinic, we have a number of concerns and we need to have a clear understanding of what our needs are and what we expect from an assisted reproduction clinic. It is very important to choose carefully because they […]

2019-08-16T09:22:10+02:0016 de August de 2019|0 Comments

My personal choice to use artificial insemination and become a single mother

I’m not very old but I’m not young enough to just let time go by. I’ve been thinking about this for a long time now. I’ve always wanted to have children. It’s not something I feel I can’t live without but it is something I’d like to do. I’ve been in several relationships but none […]

2019-07-26T08:55:33+02:0026 de July de 2019|0 Comments

Why hasn’t my assisted reproduction treatment worked?

The miracle of conception involves an intimate union between the ova and spermatozoon, appropriate evolution of the fertilised embryo and, furthermore, an ideal environment inside the uterus so that implantation can take place. Whilst this process might seem simple, it is much more complex than we might think, particularly in human beings. Only 30% of our conceptions end in […]

2019-06-13T09:00:34+02:0014 de June de 2019|0 Comments
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