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How does coronavirus (COVID-19) affect pregnant women?

On March 17 the SEGO (Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics) sent to all of its associates the Technical Document for the Management of pregnant women and newborns with COVID-19.

They are,
it warned, recommendations being reviewed continuously, subject to modification
if the epidemiological situation and the therapeutic options require it. The
document stated the following:

Management of a COVID-19 […]

2020-03-20T15:13:03+02:0020 de March de 2020|0 Comments

Ovarian rejuvenation: myth or reality?

As a result of a number of different factors – essentially social and economic ones – including medical progress (availability and widespread use of contraception), there is a growing demographic trend in the Western world towards delaying when a woman tries for her first child. This translates into a number of different fertility issues that are caused […]

2020-03-13T10:23:15+02:0013 de March de 2020|0 Comments

IBgen RIF: An Instituto Bernabeu test makes determining the origin of recurrent pregnancy loss and embryo implantation failure possible

IBgen RIF analyses the
variants in genes associated with thrombotic risk, immunological factors and
endometrial receptivity and it improves patient prognosis

This achievement emanates from over four years of intense research work. IBGen RIF, a new test that has been developed by Instituto Bernabeu, highlights the causes of implantation failure and recurrent pregnancy loss when the underlying reasons for […]

2020-02-14T10:23:32+02:0014 de February de 2020|0 Comments

Does ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilisation treatment increase the risk of gynaecological cancer?

One of the common concerns that women who are about to embark on in vitro fertilisation treatment have is the hypothetical risk of getting gynaecological cancer as a side effect of hormone stimulation.

Since in vitro fertilisation began, a number of different studies have been published that indicate that the risk of getting breast cancer, cancer of the ovaries, the […]

2020-02-07T10:10:08+02:007 de February de 2020|0 Comments

Artificial ova and spermatozoa generated using stem cells

Research into and publications about the use of stem
cells to generate artificial gametes
cells has increased significantly over the last few years.

The idea of obtaining ova and spermatozoa – highly complex and specialist cells – using a cell obtained from an adult human being is both appealing and worrying. Patients who are unable to generate their […]

2020-01-31T10:06:09+02:0031 de January de 2020|0 Comments

A father’s age and its impact on the health of his children

Anyone who works in the field of fertility puts a great deal of time and effort into working out how to improve pregnancy rates. However, significantly less time is spent thinking about the period that follows gestation or the birth of a healthy child. It’s time to ask ourselves if helping to build healthy and happy families […]

2020-01-24T09:54:26+02:0024 de January de 2020|0 Comments

Get to know Dr Ángela Llaneza

Dr Ángela Llaneza is incredibly passionate about her work and loves having a job that truly motivates her, day in, day out. She discovered her interest in medicine just a year or two before she had to choose what to study at university. Whilst she does have relatives who are doctors, she had not really shown […]

2020-01-17T10:27:26+02:0017 de January de 2020|0 Comments

What can we see in ultrasound scans: follicles or oocytes?

Mistaking ovarian follicles for oocytes is one of the most common errors made by patients.

During ovarian stimulation, whether this is for regulating ovulation for insemination or for in vitro fertilisation, patients are administered different types of medicines depending on each case. However, there is one common aim: predicting and causing ovulation. This can be just once for patients attempting managed sexual intercourse and […]

2020-01-10T09:52:05+02:0010 de January de 2020|0 Comments

What impact does Celiac disease have on pregnancy?

Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten, a
plant-based protein found in cereals such as wheat, spelt, Kamut and so on1  2.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classes Celiac disease as a chronic illness that occurs in people who are genetically predisposed to it. It consists of inflammatory reactions in the mucous of the small intestine following intake of […]

2019-12-27T09:52:43+02:0027 de December de 2019|0 Comments

Flu vaccinations during fertility treatment

Vaccinations are essential for good health at all times, but they are particularly important during conception and pregnancy, both from the point of view of protecting the mother and from the point of view of protecting the foetus and newborn child since immunity can be achieved through the placenta.

Women are at a heightened risk of infections […]

2020-03-25T09:29:37+02:0020 de December de 2019|0 Comments
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