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. […]
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?” […]
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”. […]
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. […]
Multiple pregnancy is, along with ovarian hyperstimulation, the most significant complication in fertility treatments.
Most couples that go through assisted reproduction techniques consider multiple pregnancies to be desirable or the lesser evil. However, pregnancies of twins and even more so triplets are associated with a series of complications that challenge the pregnancy ending in the birth of a healthy baby. Let us not forget that the birth of a healthy baby is the only objective of assisted reproductive techniques. […]
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. […]
“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. […]
One of the most controversial questions for patients looking for egg donation is whether or not the eggs are fresh, and if this makes a difference.
With the use of cell vitrification during recent years, survival after thawing has improved greatly for sperm and embryos. However, the size of an egg (the largest cell in the human body) makes it more susceptible to thermal stress. Therefore the rate of survival is not as high, and it is possible that certain cellular structures suffer in the freeze-thaw process. […]
Couples who get pregnant, either naturally or through assisted reproductive techniques, are especially worried about the successful outcome of the pregnancy.
Unfortunately, some pregnancies end in miscarriage or fetal loss in the week 20 of pregnancy, when the fetus is not able to survive outside of the maternal uterus. […]