In Vitro Fertilisation and Egg Reserve: do women use up their egg reserves following several IVF treatments?

A question that is often asked at consultation sessions for assisted reproduction is if a patient can use up their egg reserve following several IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) treatments, and undergo early menopause. When women are young (under 35), with each menstrual cycle they develop lots of follicles in their ovaries and generally produce one dominant follicle. With increased age, the follicle reserve declines and fewer follicles are produced. During In Vitro Fertilisation, all follicles growing at the time of … Continue reading In Vitro Fertilisation and Egg Reserve: do women use up their egg reserves following several IVF treatments?

What’s happening during the embryo transfer?

The Embryo transfer is the last step of the IVF procedure. It can be a stressful moment for the patient. How does it work? How do I have to prepare myself? Will it hurt? At ProcreaTec, we will do our best to make our patient feel comfortable.  Here are our indications before an embryo transfer: No need to have an empty stomach for the embryo transfer since there’s no You will be asked to drink 2 or 3 glasses of … Continue reading What’s happening during the embryo transfer?

28 February, International Rare Disease Day

Currently, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) conducted by fertility clinics like ProcreaTec reduces the risk of passing on rare diseases by 98% According to the Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases, rare diseases are: Illnesses that have a low incidence rate or occur infrequently within the population. To be considered rare, each specific disease can only affect a limited number of the total population, defined in Europe as less than 1 per 2,000 citizens (EC Regulation on Orphan Medicinal Products). It is … Continue reading 28 February, International Rare Disease Day