Egg donation explained simply

For 21 years, egg donation has been a treatment that Instituto Bernabeu offers to women who need it, which has made it a European reference point for egg donation.

It is the reproductive technique with the highest pregnancy rates, over 60% per cycle. At IB, the overall pregnancy rate after three cycles of treatment is over 90%. […]

2016-09-22T12:21:25+02:0014 de May de 2012|0 Comments

Intentionally delaying motherhood: oocyte vitrification

Although egg cryopreservation was introduced more than 20 years ago, the results so far have been dispiriting, but in recent times there have been remarkable advances and improvements in the field of cryobiology which have made its acceptance as a routine technique possible.

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2016-09-22T12:21:47+02:001 de May de 2012|4 Comments

Embryo vitrification: when and how?

A good embryo freezing programme is essential when trying to increase the chances of pregnancy in couples who undergo assisted reproduction techniques. Over the last few years, we have observed a significant increase in thawing cycles with posterior embryo transfer known as cryotransfers (CTs). The data we have at Instituto Bernabeu confirms this trend since the number of CTs performed per […]

2019-08-27T08:52:41+02:0022 de February de 2012|0 Comments

Importance of endometrial thickness in Assisted Reproduction treatments

Given the essential role of the endometrial receptivity in the success of any Assisted Reproduction treatment (In Vitro Fertilisation, frozen embryo transfers (CT) or egg donation cycles), the uterus’ capacity to “accept” the embryo must be carefully measured.

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2016-09-22T11:49:32+02:001 de December de 2011|0 Comments

Embryo transfer

Embryo transfer is the culmination of various assisted reproduction treatments: in-vitro fertilisation, egg donation, embryo adoption, use of cryopreserved embryos, and so on.
The embryo is transferred from the laboratory to its ultimate place of development, the mother’s uterus. […]

2016-08-09T13:51:38+02:0018 de July de 2011|2 Comments

Heparin and Fertility

This post has been modified according to the latest updated use of Heparin in Assisted Reproduction treatments. Please check out the following link to see the latest publication on “Heparin as a Treatment for Repeat Miscarriages or Implantation Failure”:

Heparin as a Treatment for Repeat Miscarriages or Implantation Failure


Since the discovery of Heparin, an effective anti-coagulant agent, it has been used in many fields of medicine. It has recently been used in fertility treatments (IVF, egg donation, etc.) in two ways: firstly as a preventive treatment for thromboembolic phenomena and secondly as an adjunctive therapy in cases of implantation failure or repeat miscarriage. […]

2017-05-11T12:27:26+02:0029 de June de 2011|2 Comments

BETA pregnancy confirmation after IVF or other reproductive techniques

What is a Beta?

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. […]

2016-08-09T13:53:55+02:0030 de May de 2011|47 Comments

Instituto Bernabeu Egg donors receive special care

A surprising number of patients require the support of assisted reproduction techniques in order to become parents with egg donation treatments playing a major role. These patients choose the professionalism of Instituto Bernabeu to achieve this goal. […]

2016-09-22T11:47:46+02:008 de April de 2011|0 Comments
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