Endocrinology and nutrition

Alcohol effects on fertility, pregnancy and assisted reproduction treatments

Human fertility is a condition predetermined by genetic factors and, later modulated, by biological and social factors. The genetic and biological ones cannot be modified. With assisted reproduction techniques we have managed to overcome previously insurmountable barriers to obtain pregnancies in couples with different kind of problems.

But there are factors that can decrease fertility and […]

2021-02-25T17:47:38+02:008 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Nutritional Recommendations for Fertility

“Those who take medicine and neglect their diet will be wasting their time and their doctors’ skills” – Chinese proverb-

This quote is especially relevant to this article because despite the latest advances in medicine and science to promote health among the public, there are more and more problems caused by the lifestyle and nutritional habits […]

2020-10-26T14:58:25+02:006 de September de 2020|1 Comment

How Celiac disease affects fertility? And when you are already pregnant?

Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten, a
plant-based protein found in cereals such as wheat, spelt, Kamut and so on1  2.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classes Celiac disease as a chronic illness that occurs in people who are genetically predisposed to it. It consists of inflammatory reactions in the mucous of the small intestine following intake of […]

2020-11-04T12:18:19+02:004 de September de 2020|0 Comments

What you should (or should not) eat in order to give birth to a healthy child

We are what we eat. This classic of all classics is particularly important from the time when we try to get pregnant and for the 9 months that a pregnancy lasts because the quality of our diet and whether or not we include or exclude certain nutrients from our diet is key to ensuring that the […]

2020-10-08T09:40:43+02:0023 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Diabetes & pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic

25 April, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic will not end when the isolation order ends and although circulation through the streets will be permitted with the appropriate protective measures, pregnant women must continue to avoid contagion like the rest of the population.

At Instituto Bernabeu, following WHO recommendations and those of Scientific Societies, we have established criteria for […]

2020-05-05T13:42:11+02:0025 de April de 2020|0 Comments

Nutrition and exercise during quarantine for pregnant women

pregnancy, the future mother undergoes many hormonal changes. In addition, it
is important to attend to the nutritional needs given the new situation of home
isolation due to COVID-19.

It is important to follow a healthy diet, ensuring that both the mother and the baby receive the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

If the expectant mother does not have […]

2020-05-04T15:20:01+02:0020 de April de 2020|0 Comments

Breast Feeding and COVID-19. Is it safe for newborns?

Given the pandemic we are living in, it is very important to safeguard breastfeeding. To stop breastfeeding in the face of the coronavirus (COVID19) may pose more risk than benefit for both the mother and the newborn.

UNICEF, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, WHO as well as the CDC report that the virus has not been […]

2020-09-03T17:49:39+02:0015 de April de 2020|0 Comments

How can we improve the chances of pregnancy for women who are obese?

The extent of the issue

Obesity is a public health issue both in the general population and in women of childbearing age. Far from improving, the problem has progressively increased over the last few years.

A study published in the journal The Lancet concludes that 13% of the world population has weight
issues. In Spain, there is a growing […]

2020-05-18T17:11:31+02:0010 de May de 2019|0 Comments

I’m pregnant. What foods should I avoid eating?

During pregnancy, the future mother experiences a number of hormonal changes. It is also very important to be aware of nutritional requirements since they can vary throughout gestation.

It is important to follow a balanced diet that has been adapted to the woman’s new circumstances so that both the mother and baby obtain the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that […]

2020-09-03T17:34:52+02:003 de May de 2019|0 Comments

Obesity and fertility

The extent of the issue
Obesity is a public health issue both in the general population and in women of childbearing age. The figures are a proof of this and, far from improving, the problem has been getting progressively worse over the last few years.
Maternal obesity in the United States of America was calculated to be 7% in 1980 and had risen up to 24% by 1999. If we take into account both obesity and excess weight, the available data indicates that the figures were 37.1% in 1999 and 40.5% in 2003.
The NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) reveals obesity figures (BMI or body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2) in women of reproductive age (20 to 39 years of age) of 31.9%.
In other words, one in every three women of a fertile age is obese. […]

2018-12-07T10:06:37+02:007 de December de 2018|0 Comments
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