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Back from your summer holiday…think about your fertility!

Back from your summer holiday…think about your fertility! The return from a summer holiday back to ‘real life’ is always a good opportunity to restart all the projects and lay the foundations for a productive routine. After a well-deserved break, it is time to set new resolutions to accomplish your goals. If having a child is part of your plans, it may be the right time to begin doing some research on your fertility. The main reason is that couples … Continue reading Back from your summer holiday…think about your fertility!

The ovarian reserve in women over the age of 35

The ovarian reserve in women over the age of 35 A growing number of women are deciding to have their first child after the age of 35. Only 2% of them go to see the specialists in order to have a study of their ovarian reserve done. Currently there are many women who want to become a mother at the age of 35 or even older. However, when they go to see the specialists after some unsuccessful attemps of getting … Continue reading The ovarian reserve in women over the age of 35

Summer Time: Where to travel when you are pregnant

Summer Time: Where to travel when you are pregnant Are you pregnant and unsure where to travel this summer? If you would like to go on holiday, it is important to take into consideration that every destination presents its challenges and opportunities depending on the stage of the pregnancy. Choose your destination based on the stage of your pregnancy! At the beginning of the pregnancy, you can feel tired or have nausea or, the opposite. As such, your holiday should … Continue reading Summer Time: Where to travel when you are pregnant

Pregnant with twins: What are the risks?

Pregnant with twins: What are the risks? A twin pregnancy brings twice the joy, with the birth of two babies instead of one. It is, however, considered to be a risky pregnancy. As such, it requires special follow-up. Follow-up of a twin pregnancy The follow-up process, when pregnant with twins, requires more particular care in order to avoid the numerous risks that can arise. The expecting mother will need to make an appointment with her obstetrician for ultrasounds, on a … Continue reading Pregnant with twins: What are the risks?

ProcreaTec: The Best Assisted Reproduction Techniques.

ProcreaTec: The Best Assisted Reproduction Techniques. ProcreaTec opened its doors in 2008. Since then, its pregnancy rates have been among the best in Spain. The main objectives of the clinic, since its inception, were twofold: to offer personalized treatment and care to every patient, and to ensure the most advanced techniques and technology are being utilized to offer the best possible treatment. These two elements have been the determining factor in the success rate of assisted reproduction treatments at ProcreaTec. … Continue reading ProcreaTec: The Best Assisted Reproduction Techniques.

What does the success of an IVF cycle depend on?

  What does the success of an IVF cycle depend on? To achieve a pregnancy, the elements needed are: an egg, a spermatozoon and a receptive endometrium in an adequate uterus. However, the success of the fecundation process depends on a few factors: Oocyte quality: When the ovarian puncture is performed, it is uncommon for all the retrieved eggs to be of high quality. The most common situation is to find a few mature oocytes, others that are non-viable and … Continue reading What does the success of an IVF cycle depend on?

Post Embryo Transfer Symptoms

Post Embryo Transfer Symptoms An array of symptoms can manifest after an embryo transfer. Although many of these symptoms would usually go unnoticed, while waiting for a pregnancy test result, the most seemingly insignificant symptom can become the biggest worry Period pain post-IVF and tightness in the ovaries These symptoms are very frequent, but not very bothersome. This symptom is due to the effect of the progesterone (Utrogestan or its equivalent medication) in the endometrium. These symptoms should not be … Continue reading Post Embryo Transfer Symptoms

Hypothyroidism, nutrition and fertility

It is world nutrition week. We want to focus this article on the importance of having the right thyroid hormone levels throughout the development of the fetus. As such, we will provide you with a few nutritional suggestions to help you maintain the recommended thyroid levels in a healthy way. Why is it important? Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones, especially T4, are a critical factor in the development of the central … Continue reading Hypothyroidism, nutrition and fertility

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?

Becoming a Mother, Aged Forty and Over

Advice for trying to get pregnant, and pregnancy not posing a health risk Changes in modern-day society have led to women deciding to get pregnant at a later age. In less than a decade, the average age a woman has a child, at least in European countries, has gone up from twenty-seven to thirty-two. This is due to social changes that have occurred in recent decades which have seen women go to university and have professional careers, forcing them to … Continue reading Becoming a Mother, Aged Forty and Over