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How to prepare for an in vitro fertilization

IVF involves four main steps: the induction of ovulation, the extraction of the ovule, fertilization and the transfer of the embryo. Before starting treatment it is important to be well informed concerning all of the steps and also to follow a series of recommendations in order to be prepared physically and mentally.  This can increase… Read more

How to calculate the date of delivery after an IVF?

delivery date after IVF

  Hippocrates was the first to determine the duration of gestation to be 280 days, 40 weeks or 10 lunar months. Subsequently, Carus and Naegele, in 1978, confirmed this to be true. Although, there is great variability in its duration due to individual factors, the most common is that birth is triggered at any time… Read more

Seven tips for choosing the right fertility clinic

One of the most important decisions to make after having been trying to get pregnant for a while is deciding to look into assisted fertility clinics. With a clear goal of becoming parents, one has nonetheless many questions needing answers. How to choose the right clinic? What do we need to value before making a… Read more

Pregnancy after cancer: is it possible?

Pregnancy after cancer: is it possible?

  There are many women who, once diagnosed with this disease or after having overcome it, wonder if it is possible to be a mother after cancer, since cancer treatments can affect fertility. Hereinafter, we tell you if cancer and pregnancy are compatible. Cancer and pregnancy “Should I have children after having had cancer?” Or… Read more

Egg donation, how to face the emotional impact?

Egg donation

Egg donation is an assisted fertility treatment used in those cases where pregnancy cannot be achieved with one’s eggs. It is currently one of the most popular fertility treatments. Nonetheless the emotional, psychological and even ethical implications might take a toll on some patients. Which are the concerns generated by an IVF with egg donation?… Read more

Embryoscope, what is it and what are its advantages?

Embryoscope

With a fertility treatment the egg is fertilized with a spermatozoid in a laboratory, to be more specific, inside an incubator that replicates the internal conditions of the uterus while controlling parameters like pressure and temperature. Embryos are kept in the incubator between 3 to 5 days before they are transferred to the maternal uterus…. Read more

Blocked Fallopian Tubes, Is there any solution?

Fallopian tubes

What are the fallopian tubes? The fallopian tubes are muscular conducts with an approximate length between 10 and 12 cm connecting ovaries with the uterus. Their main function is to make fecundation possible, as they allow one or more oocytes to travel along the uterine cavities to find the spermatozoids. In order to achieve fecundation,… Read more

Natural cycle IVF, what is it about?

Natural cycle IVF is a fertility treatment based on obtaining only one egg of extremely high quality. In some cases, fertility clinics offer this option since we know that sometimes our bodies are the best at choosing the highest quality egg. Natural cycle IVF is a simple treatment done, as its name indicates, during the… Read more

Azoospermia, is it possible to have children?

Azoospermia

  Azoospermia is an alteration of the sperm’s quality meaning there is no spermatozoids when there is ejaculation. Even though is it one of the most extreme cause of infertility, assisted reproduction treatments offer the possibility to reach a pregnancy. In this article we are going to explain the different kinds of azoospermia and which… Read more