What is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)? Is PGD indicated in all patients?

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a very useful tool in Assisted Reproduction for the genetic selection of embryos prior to their transfer to the maternal uterus. It allows the selection of healthy embryos for a large number of diseases and alterations, thus avoiding the transmission of hereditary diseases and the transfer of embryos that would […]

2020-08-11T19:19:08+02:0011 de June de 2020|0 Comments

The advantages of not delaying motherhood and the risks of postponing it

Did you know that if you’ve just turned 40, by your next
birthday you will have lost about half of your fertility you have at this
moment?

From the age of 36,
you lose 2% of your chance of pregnancy per month, which translates into 24%
less per year. And this decrease becomes even more vertiginous when you are
getting older.

Therefore, […]

2020-06-08T14:10:23+02:008 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Assisted hatching

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 […]

2020-09-23T09:03:59+02:004 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Tobacco and semen quality

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.

Poor semen quality can be the result of hormonal or […]

2020-09-24T08:46:29+02:004 de June de 2020|0 Comments

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.

These […]

2020-09-10T16:51:57+02:003 de June de 2020|1 Comment

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
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