A negative beta hCG test. Now what?

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.


2020-06-29T17:23:56+02:0017 de May de 2020|0 Comments

How many eggs on average are donated on an Egg Donation treatment at Instituto Bernabeu?

In Spain, we performed 40% of all egg donation cycles in Europe. The experience accumulated at Instituto Bernabeu in the last decades, allows us to offer to our patients a high quality and personalized treatment.

When a patient decides to go for an Egg Donation treatment, a chain work is set in the organization, in which we guarantee a commitment of trust, reliability and professional quality.  Matching the donor to each recipient patient allows a better quality and larger number of oocytes to be donated. We guarantee a minimum of 8 donated oocytes and a statistical average of 11.

Why an “x” number of eggs are donated? Why not only one?


2020-06-02T11:53:04+02:0010 de May de 2020|0 Comments

Heparin as a Treatment for Repeat Miscarriages or Implantation Failure

Suffering from repeat miscarriages is one of the most painful situations for women trying to have children. This is especially true when these women achieve a pregnancy after using assisted reproduction treatments.


2020-08-03T14:14:31+02:009 de May de 2020|0 Comments

Blocked fallopian tube. The involvement of “tubal factor” in fertility

The Fallopian tubes are trumpet-shaped structures that begin in the uterine cavity and end up opening by the ovaries. After ovulation, the fallopian tubes collect the released egg that is fertilized on the first portion, which is the closest part to the ovary. For this, the spermatozoa travel through the vagina, the cervix, the uterine cavity, and finally the route to the end of the tube. After fertilization occurs, the embryo (fertilized egg) launches its first divisions and travels through the fallopian tube towards the uterus where implantation occur and thus the establishment of pregnancy.


2020-08-25T10:40:42+02:004 de May de 2020|0 Comments

Recommendations of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), with regards to Coronavirus COVID-19

Communication for the resumption of fertility treatments.

Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) has reached pandemic proportions; Its rapid spread poses unique challenges to global health and entails the implementation of extraordinary measures worldwide to limit its spread. Compared to the general population, pregnant women represent a group that requires special attention.

the COVID-19 pandemic stabilizes in European countries; on […]

2020-05-04T15:44:02+02:004 de May de 2020|0 Comments

Types of diagnostic tests to detect coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

In December 2019, a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was identified in Wuhan (China) as the microorganism responsible for the appearance in humans of severe and lethal pneumonia in some cases, with person-to-person transmission through small droplets of saliva. Due to this route of transmission and the high infection capacity of the virus, as well as taking […]

2020-05-04T15:17:19+02:0029 de April de 2020|0 Comments

New expanded GCT. Screening of more than 2500 genetic diseases

We have the latest technology to study and avoid the
main hereditary diseases

Preconceptional genetic studies (also called carrier studies) aim to prevent the birth of a child with recessive diseases. Recessive genetic diseases behave in such a way that individuals can be either completely healthy, carriers or affected. Affected individuals are sick and manifest the disease. […]

2020-05-05T13:54:34+02:0027 de April de 2020|0 Comments

Diabetes & pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic

25 April, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic will not end when the isolation order ends and although circulation through the streets will be permitted with the appropriate protective measures, pregnant women must continue to avoid contagion like the rest of the population.

At Instituto Bernabeu, following WHO recommendations and those of Scientific Societies, we have established criteria for […]

2020-05-05T13:42:11+02:0025 de April de 2020|0 Comments

Monday 27: We retake our activity by always looking after the facilities protection and the patients and our human team health

From this Monday the 27th, we will take one step further to reestablish the fertility treatments as the European Fertility Society (ESHRE) informed yesterday Thursday afternoon, that all assisted reproduction cycles can be safely performed without compromising the patient’s or the future baby’s health and today Friday the 24th, the Spanish Ministry of Health has […]

2020-05-04T15:18:28+02:0024 de April de 2020|0 Comments

Nutrition and exercise during quarantine for pregnant women

pregnancy, the future mother undergoes many hormonal changes. In addition, it
is important to attend to the nutritional needs given the new situation of home
isolation due to COVID-19.

It is important to follow a healthy diet, ensuring that both the mother and the baby receive the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

If the expectant mother does not have […]

2020-05-04T15:20:01+02:0020 de April de 2020|0 Comments
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