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

Assisted Reproduction in Islam

Up until the past decade, assisted reproduction in the
Muslim world has been a taboo topic. Answers could not be found in the Quran,
and believers were unsure. 

Over the years, the great experts of Islam have been solving various doubts about assisted reproduction techniques. These precepts have been included in the set of laws of Islam […]

2020-06-01T12:54:47+02:001 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Beta hCG test: Pregnancy test with blood sample

What is a Beta: B-hCG pregnancy test ?

The determination of the levels of the hormone beta-hCG in blood. The hormone produces the embryo and passes to the mother via the placenta. This is the first measurable sign of embryo implantation.

When can the Beta be performed?

If natural pregnancy, the test can be done from […]

2020-09-01T12:14:34+02:0030 de May de 2020|48 Comments

Donor selection at Instituto Bernabeu: a very special and comprehensive care

Gamete donation plays a crucial role for a considerable number of patients willing to start a family and seeking the help of assisted reproduction techniques. These patients place their trust in the professionalism of Instituto Bernabeu in order to select the safest and most appropriate donor for them.

Gamete donation is a generous gesture that […]

2020-09-29T11:57:08+02:0022 de May de 2020|2 Comments

What is the endometrium?

The uterus, the organ where pregnancy takes place, has a cavity inside where implantation occurs.  This cavity is covered by a soft tissue called endometrium, the “nest” that the uterus prepares every month for a possible embryo.

Phases of devolopement of the endometrium

During the menstrual cycle the endometrium goes through 3 main phases:  

Menstrual phase, when […]

2020-09-18T15:24:10+02:0020 de May de 2020|1 Comment

Fertility treatments for Jehovah’s Witnesses

Infertility is a disease that affects more and more couples
every day around the world and Jehovah’s Witnesses are no exception.

At Instituto Bernabeu, we scrupulously respect the different
religious beliefs and personalize the treatments and assisted reproduction
techniques accordingly. This is why we have also developed a specific program
for the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

We are conscious that the use of […]

2020-05-15T11:39:17+02:0018 de May de 2020|0 Comments

A negative beta hCG test. Now what?

What happens following the wait (‘the beta hCG wait’) which generates so much anxiety whilst, at the same time, creating the hope that our lives may be changed forever when, in the end, the result is negative?

Many patients say that the absence of symptoms meant that they knew what was coming; Others were also expecting the worst because they had begun to bleed prior to getting the result of the analysis.

Presence or absence of pregnancy symptoms

It’s important to point out that the presence, or absence of ‘symptoms’ which women associate with pregnancy, are not a means of diagnosis. It’s also important to clarify that vaginal bleeding of varying intensity is not infrequent prior to the programmed pregnancy test date and this does not necessarily mean that the result will be negative. Indeed, the results obtained from an analysis of the pregnancy hormone in blood, is the only reliable proof available. A urine analysis is also an option, but needs to be carried out a little later on and is not one hundred percent reliable.

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2020-06-29T17:23:56+02:0017 de May de 2020|0 Comments

Reproductive Medicine for Jews

The Bible (Torah) teaches us that God created the world in 6 days. The last day He created man and woman and gave them a commandment: grow and multiply (Genesis 1:28) that must be obeyed above personal or economic considerations. Every aspect of Orthodox Jewish life is strictly regulated by a collection of rules and […]

2020-05-11T17:51:28+02:0011 de May de 2020|0 Comments

How many eggs on average are donated on an Egg Donation treatment at Instituto Bernabeu?

In Spain, we performed 40% of all egg donation cycles in Europe. The experience accumulated at Instituto Bernabeu in the last decades, allows us to offer to our patients a high quality and personalized treatment.

When a patient decides to go for an Egg Donation treatment, a chain work is set in the organization, in which we guarantee a commitment of trust, reliability and professional quality.  Matching the donor to each recipient patient allows a better quality and larger number of oocytes to be donated. We guarantee a minimum of 8 donated oocytes and a statistical average of 11.

Why an “x” number of eggs are donated? Why not only one?

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2020-06-02T11:53:04+02:0010 de May de 2020|0 Comments

Heparin as a Treatment for Repeat Miscarriages or Implantation Failure

Suffering from repeat miscarriages is one of the most painful situations for women trying to have children. This is especially true when these women achieve a pregnancy after using assisted reproduction treatments.

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2020-08-03T14:14:31+02:009 de May de 2020|0 Comments
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