The risk of ectopic pregnancy following in vitro fertilisation (IVF)

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus. The most common place for this to happen is in the Fallopian tubes and it impedes progress of the pregnancy.

In vitro fertilisation was traditionally believed to potentially increase the risk of this pathology.

A study published in the Fertility and Sterility journal covered this subject in detail and, further […]

2020-02-28T10:30:54+02:0028 de February de 2020|0 Comments

What are the potential complications associated with IVF?

In vitro fertilisation is the most common form of reproductive medicine and, since the issues which need to be solved are often complex, it is not always possible to get the desired result.

Over the last few decades, the possible side effects or risks associated with  in vitro fertilisation (FIV) have gone down considerably.

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2020-06-25T11:23:46+02:006 de February de 2020|0 Comments

What is artificial insemination at home? What are the differences between artificial insemination at home and artificial insemination in a fertility clinic?

As a result of a number of television programmes, as well as articles in newspapers and online, it has now become public knowledge that what we commonly know as artificial insemination at home is becoming an increasingly common practice.

The term could well be labelled incorrect or even deceptive if we take into account that insemination at home could never be on an equal footing to the artificial insemination carried out in a health clinic that has the necessary authorisation to carry out assisted reproduction techniques. The differences between the two are significant.

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2020-06-09T17:26:22+02:0029 de January de 2020|0 Comments

Single mother by choice

The increase in new types of family units over the last few decades has been one of the world’s most significant changes. For various reasons, the single parent family, is one of the most common of these new models.

We are talking, in this case, about single parent families in which a woman has taken the […]

2020-06-09T15:51:47+02:0026 de January de 2020|0 Comments

What can we see in ultrasound scans: follicles or oocytes?

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 […]

2020-01-10T09:52:05+02:0010 de January de 2020|0 Comments

What is vaginal flora? Does it affect fertility?

What is vaginal
flora?

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 […]

2019-11-15T10:19:31+02:0015 de November de 2019|0 Comments

How do male and female contraceptives affect my fertility?

Contraceptives are any means of stopping the union between an ovum and a spermatozoon from taking place
and, therefore, avoiding pregnancy.

There are a number of available contraceptives  for men and for women and their impact on fertility varies.

So-called ‘natural’ contraceptives (the rhythm or Knaus-Ogino method, basal temperature or […]

2019-11-25T09:24:33+02:0013 de September de 2019|0 Comments

Absent uterus or Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome: what can I do?

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome – or simply MRKH syndrome – is a congenital disorder (birth defect), the main characteristic of which is that the women who suffer from it do not have a uterus.

The cause of this infrequent condition (1 in 5,000 female births) is an abnormality during development of the internal genitalia during the embryo/foetus stage. As well as an […]

2019-06-05T11:41:18+02:007 de June de 2019|1 Comment

A specially adapted diet for endometriosis

Nutrition is one of the factors that need to be taken into account in endometriosis. We are aware that the pathology is linked to abnormalities in immunity that cause chronic inflammation. Therefore, the patient’s diet can have an impact on when it occurs, how it progresses and the symptoms it causes.

We
know that certain foods have an […]

2019-05-24T08:42:08+02:0024 de May de 2019|0 Comments

What can cause bleeding in women when they are not menstruating?

Most women of a childbearing age have, on occasion, experienced bleeding when they are not menstruating. This is a very common occurrence and it does not necessarily mean that the woman has a health issue.

Why do women experience
this type of bleeding?

The reasons for bleeding of this kind are usually linked to issues with ovulation, administration of hormonal […]

2019-04-18T09:26:53+02:0018 de April de 2019|0 Comments
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