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 […]

2020-08-31T09:17:04+02:0021 de June de 2020|0 Comments

How long should I wait following unsuccessful assisted reproduction treatment?

We are often asked this question at our clinic because, following an unsuccessful attempt at in vitro fertilisation there is always the hope of another go. The recommendation has always traditionally been to leave a space of 3 months between each ovarian stimulation, which can be stressful for patients whose age is against them.

Research has been carried out with the aim of determining whether or not a wait is necessary. The studies compare a wait of one month with a wait of three months and the results obtained are the same.

It is for this reason that we do not recommend putting off a new attempt for more than one month in patients who need to carry out treatment as soon as possible.

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2020-08-07T10:43:24+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

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 […]

2020-08-11T19:19:08+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 […]

2020-09-09T11:49:00+02:006 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Assisted hatching

Assisted hatching is a technique used in the in vitro fertilisation laboratory that consists of making a small hole in the membrane that surrounds the embryo, the zona pellucida (ZP), with the aim of making it easier to detach from it (which naturally needs to happen) and thus be able to implant in the mother’s […]

2020-09-23T09:03:59+02:004 de June de 2020|0 Comments

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.

These […]

2020-09-10T16:51:57+02:003 de June de 2020|1 Comment

Embryo fragmentation

Embryo fragmentation is a phenomenon that takes place in most embryos and its origin is not entirely clear. Some studies would seem to suggest that the fragments come from cell remains that have no nucleus or that they are the result of the decomposition of one or more cells from the embryo itself. The oocyte plays the most important role in fragmentation. Poor oocyte quality can lead to embryos that are highly fragmented. Embryo quality is determined by several characteristics such as the number of cells, their size or if the cell interior has an abnormality of any kind such as granularity or vacuolisation.

Types of embryo fragmentation

However, one of the factors that has most impact on embryo quality is the extent of fragmentation. Based on the amount, in percentage, of space that it occupies, fragmentation is categorised into 4 types or degrees.

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2020-07-24T14:01:51+02:001 de June de 2020|0 Comments
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