Antiphospholipid Syndrome

The link between thrombophilia and recurrent implantation failure

The percentage of pregnancies achieved following assisted reproduction treatment has progressively increased over the years but we still have a long way to go before we achieve optimum results. This is why alternative treatment options that have not already been attempted are taken into account when several courses of treatment have not given a positive result.

It has been […]

2019-03-22T09:45:54+02:0022 de March de 2019|0 Comments

What role does the immune system play in fertility?

From an immunological point of view, pregnancy is a unique set of circumstances because a woman’s body has to ‘withstand something that is foreign to it’. The mother has to carry the embryo and, in order to do so, her immune system needs to accept co-existence with cells that are at least half foreign in origin. Using a […]

2019-03-15T10:09:00+02:0015 de March de 2019|1 Comment

What are the causes of recurrent pregnancy loss?

Spontaneous abortion is defined as an unexpected pregnancy loss before the foetus is viable. In other words, before week 22 of pregnancy and under 500g in weight. The frequency rate of spontaneous abortion is estimated to be between 15 and 20% amongst the general population and it is the most common of all complications during pregnancy.
A small percentage (between 2 and 5%) of cases are recurrent and this is what is known as recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). […]

2018-09-11T17:49:04+02:0014 de September de 2018|0 Comments

Antiphospholipid Syndrome: What is it? How does it affect pregnancy?

Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system of our organism to combat possible infections of viral or bacterial origin. In some diseases, the immune system produces antibodies that, erroneously, attack the tissues of our own body. The result of this attack is the appearance of what are known as autoimmune diseases. […]

2018-06-12T09:06:25+02:0015 de June de 2018|1 Comment

Heparin and Fertility

This post has been modified according to the latest updated use of Heparin in Assisted Reproduction treatments. Please check out the following link to see the latest publication on “Heparin as a Treatment for Repeat Miscarriages or Implantation Failure”:

Heparin as a Treatment for Repeat Miscarriages or Implantation Failure


Since the discovery of Heparin, an effective anti-coagulant agent, it has been used in many fields of medicine. It has recently been used in fertility treatments (IVF, egg donation, etc.) in two ways: firstly as a preventive treatment for thromboembolic phenomena and secondly as an adjunctive therapy in cases of implantation failure or repeat miscarriage. […]

2017-05-11T12:27:26+02:0029 de June de 2011|2 Comments
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