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 […]
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nowadays between 10 and 15% of couples have fertility issues and between 30 and 35% of the reasons for infertility can be found in the male partner. Therefore, improving semen quality is one of the main concerns amongst couples with reproduction issues.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 it is shed in order to grow again. follicular phase or preovulatory, when it grows, and Lluteal phase or postovulatory when it reaches the proper state in which to produce implantation. These phases of the cycle are easily seen in an ultrasound.
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 […]
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.
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 […]