Sterility

How to be a parent after vasectomy?

Vasectomy acts as an obstructive azoospermia which means it achieves the absence of spermatozoa and spermatogenic cells in the sperm and urine after ejaculation, due to a bilateral obstruction of the seminal ducts.

It is an effective method of permanent male surgical sterilization. However, at the present time, pregnancy can be achieved after vasectomy.

Before you […]

2020-06-25T08:35:30+02:0023 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 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

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 […]

2020-05-25T12:48:24+02:0022 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.

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2020-07-02T13:49:21+02:004 de May de 2020|0 Comments

Criteria for embryo classification

Embryos develop from the moment they are fertilised up until transfer to the mother’s uterus and this development process is assessed by embryologists. The embryos that have evolved correctly and are in the best condition are selected for transfer and/or cryopreservation.

Types of embryos

At Instituto Bernabeu, we categorise embryos in accordance the Association for the Study of Reproductive […]

2020-06-25T11:54:50+02:0029 de April de 2020|1 Comment

Hysterosalpingographies versus sonohysterographies

Issues in a woman’s Fallopian tubes can lead to sterility.

Abnormalities in the Fallopian tubes (generally
obstructions) can make the encounter between the ovum and the spermatozoon, as
well as embryo implantation, difficult or even impossible.

The are several available techniques for analysing
the condition of a woman’s Fallopian tubes. The ones that are most commonly
used are hysterosalpinographies and sonohysterographies.

What is a
hysterosalpinography (HSG)?

Hysterosalpinographies
(HSGs) […]

2020-04-09T19:09:05+02:009 de April 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

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
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