Importance of endometrial thickness in Assisted Reproduction treatments

Given the essential role of the endometrial receptivity in the success of any Assisted Reproduction treatment (In Vitro Fertilisation, frozen embryo transfers (CT) or egg donation cycles), the uterus’ capacity to “accept” the embryo must be carefully measured.

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2016-09-22T11:49:32+02:001 de December de 2011|0 Comments

What is the Ovarian Reserve? How important is it for fertility?

More and more women ask us every day about the importance of their age and if they should become pregnant sooner rather than later.
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2018-02-02T09:59:39+02:0021 de November de 2011|0 Comments

Cystic Fibrosis and fertility

Cystic fibrosis is a chronic and progressive disease that appears in early childhood and affects many organs in the body, (such as the lungs, intestines, pancreas, liver…). The disease causes thick mucus production, which leads to blockages and infections.

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2016-09-22T11:49:07+02:007 de November de 2011|0 Comments

October, Gynaecological Cancer Prevention Month

The two most commonly found malignant tumours in women are from cervical cancer and breast cancer. Early diagnosis of cervical cancer is possible due to first and secondary prevention techniques (vaccination and Pap smear). Breast cancer is still detected through radiological screening (mammograms).

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2016-09-22T12:28:07+02:0031 de October de 2011|0 Comments

Embryo transfer

Embryo transfer is the culmination of various assisted reproduction treatments: in-vitro fertilisation, egg donation, embryo adoption, use of cryopreserved embryos, and so on.
The embryo is transferred from the laboratory to its ultimate place of development, the mother’s uterus. […]

2016-08-09T13:51:38+02:0018 de July de 2011|2 Comments

BETA pregnancy confirmation after IVF or other reproductive techniques

What is a Beta?

The determination of the levels of the hormone beta-hCG in blood. The hormone produces the embryo and passes to the mother via the placenta. This is the first measurable sign of embryo implantation. […]

2016-08-09T13:53:55+02:0030 de May de 2011|48 Comments

Spermiogramme and Advanced Semen Studies (FISH AND TUNEL)

A seminogramme or spermiogramme is one of the basic studies performed on men to determine the sperm quality. Sperm is analysed from both a macroscopic and microscopic viewpoint. The most relevant parameters of the study are threefold:
–          Sperm count
–          Sperm motility
–          Sperm morphology
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2016-09-22T12:29:19+02:0026 de April de 2011|4 Comments

Recurrent pregnancy loss. Embryo implantation failure.

Perhaps one of the most devastating feelings that both doctors and patients have to endure during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment is finding out that pregnancy has not been achieved following several attempts, or that a pregnancy has been interrupted early due to recurrent pregnancy loss. In other words, implantation failure.

Given that this situation generates […]

2017-09-07T09:35:16+02:0019 de January de 2011|0 Comments
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