Gynaecology

What is estradiol? What is this sex hormone’s role?

Hormones are messengers that are present in all multicellular organisms – be they animal or plant organisms – that coordinate the functions of each part of that organism.

The sex hormones par excellence are estradiol in females and testosterone in males. Although it’s true that is produced by both men and women, but at different levels.

Estradiol […]

2020-11-19T12:08:17+02:001 de November de 2020|0 Comments

Famous women and infertility

Feeling how other women had to walk through this
difficult path we are now in, can help us to, not to feel different, ¡but
brave!

Outstanding women, according to public opinion, who
suffered or still suffers -most of them in silence- the instinctive desire to
become mothers.

Women who had difficulties in achieving pregnancy

If you feel you are socially pressured to […]

2020-10-05T18:10:26+02:0010 de September de 2020|0 Comments

Progesterone and its role in reproduction

What is progesterone? Just a simple look at the word itself gives us an idea of what its functions are. PROGESTERONE: the hormone which facilitates pregnancy. This is a good point from which to start out.

Progesterone plays an essential role in pregnancy and it has many and varied effects. It is a natural substance which is secreted from […]

2020-10-26T15:03:27+02:001 de September de 2020|0 Comments

The menopause: everything you need to know

What is the menopause and at what age do women go through it?

The menopause is defined as the moment
when menstruation comes to a complete stop. Diagnosis is generally clinical and
confirmed when a woman’s periods have ceased for a period of at least one year.
It does sometimes, however, need to be confirmed through a hormone analysis. […]

2020-09-03T12:33:01+02:001 de September de 2020|0 Comments

Importance of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) detection in sperm and egg donors

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are produced, in most cases, by viruses, bacteria and fungi, which are transmitted by unprotected intercourse, including vaginal, oral or anal sex. In addition, in pregnant women, they can be transmitted from the mother to the fetus, which can cause miscarriages, premature deliveries and even neonatal death.

The side effects of these […]

What is a hydrosalpinx and how will it affect my fertility?

The tubes connecting the ovaries and the uterus are known as the Fallopian tubes (or uterine tubes). These structures play an essential role in natural reproduction and are responsible for receiving the egg each month and, furthermore, it is here that the union between egg and sperm takes place (fertilisation). They also enable the resulting embryo to be transported to the uterus which is where pregnancy will take place.

A hydrosalpinx is the result of an obstruction at the far ends of the Fallopian tubes which leads to the area becoming filled with liquid. This can lead to the Fallopian tubes becoming very swollen and distended, resulting in a ‘sausage-like’ appearance. In many cases, the obstruction and the liquid that has accumulated impair correct functioning of the Fallopian tube: semen does not travel up, the egg is not received by the tube and fertilisation does not take place, making achieving a natural pregnancy complicated (particularly so if both Fallopian tubes are affected). Alternatively, a hydrosalpinx can lead to pregnancy occurring within the tubes themselves (ectopic pregnancy).

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2020-09-01T17:32:23+02:0020 de August de 2020|0 Comments

Ovulation

Ovulation is a process in which a
mature egg (or oocyte) is released from the follicle that has developed in the ovary.

How does an ovulation occur?

A sequence of images of the actual process of ovulation was published in the prestigious journal New Scientist (see aside). We believe that knowing in detail how the oocyte is released […]

2020-09-01T12:39:27+02:0030 de July de 2020|0 Comments

Is ovary size important?

As is the case with all the organs in our bodies, over our lifetime, ovaries go through changes that affect not only their size but also how they perform. The ovaries are situated between the uterus and the fallopian tubes. They are essential to reproduction and, therefore, to the survival of the human race.

The ovaries begin to develop when female embryos are around 8 weeks old and during pregnancy they undergo a number of changes that prepare them for their role in reproduction when a woman is in her childbearing years.

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2020-10-07T08:26:34+02:0016 de July de 2020|0 Comments

The significance of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in fertility

Sexually transmitted disease (STDs) are infections that are transmitted, on the whole, during unprotected sexual intercourse.  However, they can also be transferred from mother to child during pregnancy.

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2020-08-24T13:32:21+02:0013 de July de 2020|2 Comments

Endometriosis and Fertility

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a benign, inflammatory, chronic and incurable disease that affects the health and fertility of nearly 180 million women worldwide. To get a global idea, it affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. Although it is an increasingly known disease  in our society, there is still a large part of the […]

2020-06-29T18:48:12+02:0029 de June de 2020|0 Comments
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