Single mother by choice

The increase in new types of family units over the last few decades has been one of the world’s most significant changes. For various reasons, the single parent family, is one of the most common of these new models.

We are talking, in this case, about single parent families in which a woman has taken the […]

2020-11-25T12:15:48+02:001 de November de 2020|0 Comments

Several courses of unsuccessful fertility treatment. When has the time come to give up?

Whilst the success rates of assisted reproduction treatment are increasingly higher, in a small number of cases, couples who have undergone several courses of in vitro fertilisation without having achieved a viable pregnancy decide to give up treatment for good.

One of the main reasons why couples do not have children is because they give up on treatment […]

2020-11-23T15:14:37+02:001 de November de 2020|0 Comments

What is estradiol? What is this sex hormone’s role?

Hormones are messengers that are present in all multicellular organisms – be they animal or plant organisms – that coordinate the functions of each part of that organism.

The sex hormones par excellence are estradiol in females and testosterone in males. Although it’s true that is produced by both men and women, but at different levels.

Estradiol […]

2020-11-19T12:08:17+02:001 de November de 2020|0 Comments

Recommendations following embryo transfer

Transfer is undoubtedly one of the most important steps in assisted reproduction treatment.

When the patient steps out of the transfer room, a new beginning takes place and the experience will be totally different to what she has undergone up until that point. The embryos have now been transferred and the countdown to the pregnancy test has begun.

It’s […]

2020-11-10T10:14:02+02:004 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Spermiogramme and Advanced Semen Studies (FISH AND TUNEL)

One of the
basic studies done to determine the male’s sperm quality is the seminogramme ,
also known as spermiogramme. We would need a sperm sample to carry it out (see how
to take the sample correctly). Sperm is analysed from macroscope and
microscope point of view.

What is the seminogramme?

The most relevant parameters of the study are threefold:

Sperm countSperm […]

2020-10-19T13:20:01+02:004 de October de 2020|4 Comments

What are an embryo’s nutritional requirements prior to transfer to the mother?

During in vitro fertilisation processes, for the first few days of their lives, human embryos have to develop outside the mother’s body in special incubators.  Temperature and pH conditions need to be optimum and embryos also need to have access to all the necessary ingredients in order to feed and, in doing so, meet their […]

2020-10-22T09:08:27+02:002 de October de 2020|0 Comments

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.

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

Treatment of Klinefelter´s Syndrome and fertility

Klinefelter’s Syndrome is considered the most common chromosomal abnormality  in humans, with an incidence of 1 out of every 500 newborn males. Those affected by this syndrome have an extra X chromosome, which leads to primary testicular failure and therefore infertility and hypoandrogenism.

It is a chromosomal abnormality that only affects men and mainly causes hypogonadism. […]

2020-12-03T10:53:25+02:001 de October de 2020|0 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
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