Contamination, environmental toxins and fertility

Scientific evidence from the last 15 years shows that without a doubt, environmental toxins before conception and during pregnancy cause long-lasting effects on reproductive health. An example of this is the exposure to mercury, which causes cognitive impairment in children. Another example is the exposure to agricultural pesticides, which is associated with sperm quality alterations and higher incidence of testicular and prostate cancer for men, and in women it interferes with the development of puberty, ovulation, fertility and menopause. […]

2016-09-22T11:56:55+02:004 de November de 2013|0 Comments

Is it beneficial to rest after the embryo transfer?

Without a doubt, one of the most emotionally stressful stages a patient undergoing IVF has to face is the period between the embryo transfer and the pregnancy test result.

It is a natural instinct for someone in this situation to want to do everything in her power to increase the chances of success, which is why she is extra sensitive to any messages she receives from family members, friends, the internet, etc. This leads to a confusing situation because oftentimes the advice received is contradictory. As if that weren’t enough, the vast majority is unfounded and not validated by any scientific evidence. Their question is often “should I rest or not?” […]

2016-09-22T11:55:35+02:0021 de October de 2013|0 Comments

Using Magnetic Fields to Select Healthy Sperm: MACS (Magnetic Activated Cell Sorting)

It is well known that having the best possible sperm quality is important to the success of assisted reproduction techniques. To achieve this, the lab has to improve sperm quality based on its motility and morphology, selecting the sperm that is considered to be the best.
However in every ejaculate sperm with abnormal membranes are found, which are programmed to “die”. This process is called apoptosis, or programmed cell death.   Approximately 20% of sperm in subfertile patients are  thought to be in the process of “celular death”. […]

2016-09-22T12:18:09+02:002 de October de 2013|0 Comments

If I take antioxidants, can I improve my chances of pregnancy?

This is a question that patients often ask their doctors in consultation and other patients in online forums. As usual, many things have been said without any scientific basis.
Fortunately, a study was recently published that collected 28 studies involving a total of 3,548 women who have gone to fertility centers. […]

2016-09-22T11:54:46+02:009 de September de 2013|0 Comments

Towards a Positive Embryo Transfer

At first glance, the embryo transfer seems to be the quickest and simplest step in the In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) process. However, it is actually the most critical step in the entire treatment. Successfully overcoming previous hurdles means nothing if the embryo transfer is not done well. This happens if too much time lapses between when the embryo is taken out of the incubator and when it is placed back in the uterus. […]

2016-09-22T12:15:58+02:0019 de August de 2013|0 Comments

Endoscopic surgery in fertility treatments

Endoscopic surgery is by definition performed by accessing the site of intervention, either an organ or cavity, through natural or artificial orifices by using an optical system with camera and light that allows us to see what is going to be performed on a television monitor. Surgical manipulation is also done in these orifices or “ports” of entry. […]

2016-09-22T11:45:14+02:0029 de July de 2013|0 Comments

Instituto Bernabeu Pregnancy Guarantee programme: serious commitment to the result

“WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT STATISTICS, WE ENSURE YOUR PREGNANCY.”

Instituto Bernabeu has always been loyal to its patient care philosophy, and is even more so now in these current hard times, by planning and implementing new projects and services aimed at helping couples achieve their dream of parenthood.

We want to share your efforts and risk by promising to back up every activity with the latest equipment, innovative techniques and cutting-edge technology alongside our entire team’s professionalism, experience, warmth and dedication. […]

2018-02-05T19:22:25+02:0015 de July de 2013|0 Comments

Is it better to use fresh or frozen oocytes in egg donation?

One of the issues that is generating much controversy amongst oocyte donation patients concerns the origin of the eggs. That is, whether or not they have been frozen and which of these two alternatives is best.

Use of cellular vitrification over the last few years has led to huge progress in terms of survival rates for […]

2020-02-28T14:03:35+02:001 de July de 2013|0 Comments

Becoming a mother after 40

Nowadays, we all know that maternity is being postponed, currently standing at 31 years of age, according to the National Statistics Institute.

This basically means that the average woman has her first child at the age of 31. […]

2016-09-22T12:22:17+02:0012 de December de 2012|1 Comment

Egg donation at Instituto Bernabeu

Since 1988, egg donation has been legally regulated in Spain. It is a well-controlled and anonymous process that can be carried out thanks to the solidarity of many people. We should bear in mind that Spain is the leading country in terms of organ donation, including egg donation and blood donation, which is quite common in our country. […]

2016-09-22T12:23:36+02:0015 de October de 2012|2 Comments
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