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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

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

Recommendations following embryo transfer

Transfer is undoubtedly one of the most important steps in assisted reproduction treatment.
When the patient steps out of the transfer room, a new beginning takes place and the experience will be totally different to what she has undergone up until that point. The embryos have now been transferred and the countdown to the pregnancy test has begun.
It’s important that patients understand that when they go to the toilet to urinate following embryo transfer, the embryos do not ‘fall out’ nor do they get lost since they are situated inside the uterus, a part of the body which is quite different to the one we use for urinating. […]

2017-02-14T11:52:14+02:001 de April de 2016|0 Comments

Immune Rejection as a Cause of Miscarriage or Implantation Failure

At some point in our lives, we have all tricked our mothers.

We are not referring to the white lies of our youth or our schoolyard antics. We are talking about the critical moment in our lives: when we were embryos.

Due to the fact that the embryo does not have the same proteins or make up as maternal tissue, it is a unique moment for the mother’s immune system. […]

2016-09-22T12:25:28+02:002 de July de 2012|1 Comment
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