Alcohol effects on fertility, pregnancy and assisted reproduction treatments

Human fertility is a condition predetermined by genetic factors and, later modulated, by biological and social factors. The genetic and biological ones cannot be modified. With assisted reproduction techniques we have managed to overcome previously insurmountable barriers to obtain pregnancies in couples with different kind of problems.

But there are factors that can decrease fertility and […]

2021-02-25T17:47:38+02:008 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Flu vaccinations during fertility treatment

Vaccinations are essential for good health at all times, but they are particularly important during conception and pregnancy, both from the point of view of protecting the mother and from the point of view of protecting the foetus and newborn child since immunity can be achieved through the placenta.

Women are at a heightened risk of infections […]

2020-10-26T15:21:26+02:007 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Molar pregnancy or hydatidiform mole

pregnancy, also known as hydatidiform mole, is a very rare pregnancy
complication where the tissue which is going to form the future placenta grows
in an exaggerated way; Trophoblastic tissue.

It happens
in 1 out of 1500 pregnancies and most of them (around 80%) are spontaneously
resolved so there’s no need to induce miscarriage.

Types of molar pregnancies

There are
two types of […]

2020-10-05T17:37:06+02:005 de October de 2020|0 Comments

The advantages and disadvantages of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) consists of studying chromosomal abnormalities and genetic abnormalities in the embryo prior to transfer to the mother. Its purpose is to ensure that children are healthy and put an end to the transmission of a specific condition.

There are two types of PGD: the PGD aimed at selecting embryos that are free of a genetic disorder affecting a […]

2020-10-13T14:10:10+02:001 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Exercises for your pregnancy

These 5 exercises are designed by the team of midwives at Instituto Bernabeu so that you can work on your flexibility during pregnancy and get ready for the birth with only ten minutes a day. It’s very simple; you only need comfortable clothing and an exercise ball. Consult with your doctor whether or not you should be engaging in light exercise.


2020-10-13T21:15:29+02:001 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Being a mother after 40: reproduction options, pros and cons

The delay
of motherhood is a social phenomenon. More and more women choose to develop
their life projects and postpone the moment of becoming mothers. A new model
inspired by social, cultural and economic changes. The 40s are a time of plenitude
for women, and motherhood after 40 is an increasingly common option. As a
result, there are several reasons […]

2020-12-14T13:14:19+02:0014 de September de 2020|0 Comments

How Celiac disease affects fertility? And when you are already pregnant?

Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten, a
plant-based protein found in cereals such as wheat, spelt, Kamut and so on1  2.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classes Celiac disease as a chronic illness that occurs in people who are genetically predisposed to it. It consists of inflammatory reactions in the mucous of the small intestine following intake of […]

2020-11-04T12:18:19+02:004 de September de 2020|0 Comments

10 facts you should know if you wish to get pregnant

The decision to
begin trying for a child is one of the most important steps that a person can
take in life. Whether it happens naturally and or with the help of medical
intervention, it remains an important stage in life. Here are ten pieces of
advice that you can keep in mind for achieving and experiencing a pregnancy
that […]

2020-09-02T10:00:25+02:0031 de August de 2020|0 Comments

Ectopic pregnancy

What is an ectopic pregnancy?

pregnancy implanted outside the endometrial cavity is called an ectopic
pregnancy. It is a condition that occurs in 1-2% of all pregnancies. Despite
the progress in its treatment and early diagnosis, its appearance and possible
complications could compromise woman’s health and her reproductive future.

Types of ectopic pregnancies

Under normal circumstances, fertilization and embryonic development until […]

2020-10-05T17:01:27+02:0030 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.


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