How many eggs on average are donated on an Egg Donation treatment at Instituto Bernabeu?

In Spain, we performed 40% of all egg donation cycles in Europe. The experience accumulated at Instituto Bernabeu in the last decades, allows us to offer to our patients a high quality and personalized treatment.

When a patient decides to go for an Egg Donation treatment, a chain work is set in the organization, in which we guarantee a commitment of trust, reliability and professional quality.  Matching the donor to each recipient patient allows a better quality and larger number of oocytes to be donated. We guarantee a minimum of 8 donated oocytes and a statistical average of 11.

Why an “x” number of eggs are donated? Why not only one?

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2020-06-02T11:53:04+02:0010 de May de 2020|0 Comments

Heparin as a Treatment for Repeat Miscarriages or Implantation Failure

Suffering from repeat miscarriages is one of the most painful situations for women trying to have children. This is especially true when these women achieve a pregnancy after using assisted reproduction treatments.

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2020-08-03T14:14:31+02:009 de May de 2020|0 Comments

Choosing a fertilisation technique when oocyte counts are poor. IVF or ICSI?

A low ovarian response is an increasingly common situation for clinicians. It is mainly associated with delayed motherhood and, accordingly, with lower ovarian reserves. In this type of patients, the number of oocytes retrieved after puncture is normally limited. In this situation, choosing the most adequate fertilisation technique, conventional IVF or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), may stir a little controversy (of course, provided that the sperm quality and the medical history lead us to consider conventional IVF as a reasonable option).

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2020-07-02T12:37:19+02:007 de May de 2020|0 Comments

Genetics in premature ovarian failure and menopause

Oocytes are the female gametes, cells that, upon being fertilised by the sperm, will produce an embryo. In humans, the number of oocytes that females have throughout their lives is not unlimited; they are born instead with a limited number. These oocytes gradually run out in each menstruation until their supply becomes completely exhausted at menopause.

It is said that women suffer from premature ovarian failure when menstruation ceases because the oocyte supply has become exhausted at an earlier age than the age when the natural decline of ovarian function occurs (at 50, approximately). In cases where oocytes are still produced in women suffering from premature ovarian failure, they do not respond satisfactorily to the hormones responsible for their development and maturation.

Premature ovarian failure may have important consequences for women:

Obviously, in their fertility: These women cannot conceive naturally and require assisted reproduction techniques in order to bear offspring. These patients also have a high risk that their oocytes will not respond to the In Vitro Fertilisation cycle, thus putting the success of the treatment in danger.On the other hand, the absence of female hormones due to low ovarian activity has serious consequences for health, mainly in cases of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

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2020-05-27T16:31:11+02:005 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

Multiple pregnancy: Why is it important to avoid pregnancy of twins or triplets?

Multiple pregnancy is, along with ovarian hyperstimulation, the most significant complication in fertility treatments.

Advantages of transferring 1 embryo

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 […]

2020-07-24T12:14:16+02:004 de May de 2020|0 Comments

Recommendations of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), with regards to Coronavirus COVID-19

Communication for the resumption of fertility treatments.

Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) has reached pandemic proportions; Its rapid spread poses unique challenges to global health and entails the implementation of extraordinary measures worldwide to limit its spread. Compared to the general population, pregnant women represent a group that requires special attention.

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the COVID-19 pandemic stabilizes in European countries; on […]

2020-05-04T15:44:02+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 […]

2020-08-11T18:41:31+02:0029 de April de 2020|1 Comment

Diabetes & pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic

25 April, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic will not end when the isolation order ends and although circulation through the streets will be permitted with the appropriate protective measures, pregnant women must continue to avoid contagion like the rest of the population.

At Instituto Bernabeu, following WHO recommendations and those of Scientific Societies, we have established criteria for […]

2020-05-05T13:42:11+02:0025 de April de 2020|0 Comments

Breast Feeding and COVID-19. Is it safe for newborns?

Given the pandemic we are living in, it is very important to safeguard breastfeeding. To stop breastfeeding in the face of the coronavirus (COVID19) may pose more risk than benefit for both the mother and the newborn.

UNICEF, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, WHO as well as the CDC report that the virus has not been […]

2020-05-04T15:20:47+02:0015 de April de 2020|0 Comments
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