The health emergency generated as a result of the impact of Covid-19 has caused an unprecedented total stop to activity in the field of assisted reproduction, following the safety recommendations of the main scientific societies. Although there is currently no evidence that the virus can be isolated in gametes and embryos, preventing pregnancy is suggested […]
On March 17 the SEGO (Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics) sent to all of its associates the Technical Document for the Management of pregnant women and newborns with COVID-19.
it warned, recommendations being reviewed continuously, subject to modification
if the epidemiological situation and the therapeutic options require it. The
document stated the following:
Management of a COVID-19 […]
During assisted reproduction treatment, the ova and spermatozoa need to be transported to a laboratory where they are united using one of two methods: conventional in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
During IVF, ova and spermatozoa are brought into close contact so that a spermatozoon can penetrate the ovule ‘naturally’ and generate fertilisation. It is a mainly […]
Does ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilisation treatment increase the risk of gynaecological cancer?
One of the common concerns that women who are about to embark on in vitro fertilisation treatment have is the hypothetical risk of getting gynaecological cancer as a side effect of hormone stimulation.
Since in vitro fertilisation began, a number of different studies have been published that indicate that the risk of getting breast cancer, cancer of the ovaries, the […]
Anyone who works in the field of fertility puts a great deal of time and effort into working out how to improve pregnancy rates. However, significantly less time is spent thinking about the period that follows gestation or the birth of a healthy child. It’s time to ask ourselves if helping to build healthy and happy families […]
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Mistaking ovarian follicles for oocytes is one of the most common errors made by patients.
During ovarian stimulation, whether this is for regulating ovulation for insemination or for in vitro fertilisation, patients are administered different types of medicines depending on each case. However, there is one common aim: predicting and causing ovulation. This can be just once for patients attempting managed sexual intercourse and […]
Vaccinations are essential for good health at all times, but they are particularly important during conception and pregnancy, both from the point of view of protecting the mother and from the point of view of protecting the foetus and newborn child since immunity can be achieved through the placenta.
Women are at a heightened risk of infections […]
An increasing number of couples have issues having a child naturally. It is currently estimated that in 50% of all cases, the reason for infertility is poor semen quality.
The causes can be immunological, genetic or anatomical factors but there are also external factors that we can, to some extent, control. Highlighting the main common reasons for poor semen […]
Human beings have 46 chromosomes (23 pairs) and these chromosomes contain all the genes in the genome. Half of the 46 chromosomes come from our father and the other half come from our mother. Right from the embryo stage, humans need the number of chromosomes to be normal in order for them to develop correctly. If […]
What is vaginal
A number of microorganisms consisting of bacteria, viruses and fungi co-habit in the vagina meaning that this area of the body is not sterile. These microorganisms are what are known as vaginal flora. They are essential for balancing our organism’s homeostasis and they protect us from other microorganisms that could cause illnesses.
Lactobacillus is the […]