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EGG DONATION, A TREATMENT WITH HIGH SUCCESS RATES

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EGG DONATION, A TREATMENT WITH HIGH SUCCESS RATES Egg donation is a safe and effective treatment that offers many women, who are no longer fertile, the opportunity to get pregnant. In 2017, around 8 in every 10 egg donation treatments undergone at ProcreaTec resulted in pregnancy. What does an egg donation treatment consist of? It is an assisted reproduction procedure in which healthy eggs from an anonymous donor are used to create an embryo, which will then be transferred into … Continue reading EGG DONATION, A TREATMENT WITH HIGH SUCCESS RATES

Shared Maternity or Reciprocal IVF

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Shared Maternity or Reciprocal IVF Shared maternity or reciprocal IVF is an assisted reproduction technique for lesbian couples. It consists of an in vitro fertilization whereby one of the women donates her eggs and the other carries and delivers the baby. This treatment allows both members of the couple to play an active role in the pregnancy and for both of them to become “biological mothers”. At ProcreaTec, we conduct an thorough fertility evaluation of both women, which will determine … Continue reading Shared Maternity or Reciprocal IVF

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!

Advantages of the EmbryoScope at ProcreaTec

Today we talk to Procreatec’s embryologist Nagore Uriarte about the latest technology used in the ProcreaTec lab. We also look at how this technology has affected the centre’s success rates after almost one year. The EmbryoScope What advantages have you observed through using the embryoscope in your work as an embryologist? As we outlined in several videos and recent news posts, the embryoscope is a cutting-edge incubator. Not only can it be used to continuously monitor embryo culture conditions but, … Continue reading Advantages of the EmbryoScope at ProcreaTec

Travelling for egg donation

The thought of having to travel for egg donation is always stressful for a couple if they have to do so. How long will they have to stay in the city where the egg donation will take place? Where will they stay? How will they get there? How much will it cost? Don’t get overwhelmed with anxiety; the centre’s coordination and patient care service will help you, providing support at all stages of the process. Duration of the visit First … Continue reading Travelling for egg donation

Egg Donation Treatment at ProcreaTec

Egg donation is procedure where an anonymous donor gives her oocytes to a woman who wants to become a mother but can´t with her own eggs. The donor (between 18- 35 years old) offers her eggs altruistically to another woman who, for reasons of age, previous surgery, previous chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments, amongst other causes has not been able to conceive with her own eggs because of their lack of quality or quantity. FAQ on IVF with Egg Donation  

 What is ERA Test?

ERA TEST

This is an innovative test which allow to evaluate the receptivity of a woman’s endometrium. This test increases the possibilities of having a successful embryo transfer in some of our patients. When is the endometrium receptive for embryo implantation? Generally, the best implantation moment happens between days 19 to 21 of a menstrual cycle, this is 5 to 7 days after ovulation and it is called ‘implantation window’. What is the Endometrium Receptivity Array Test? This test consists on the … Continue reading  What is ERA Test?

The EmbryoScope is a state of the art incubator.

It has the novel feature of incorporating time-lapse photography, which means that images of developing embryos are taken 24 hours a day. Moreover, the EmbryoScope captures these pictures at different cross-sections of the embryos providing valuable information on their morphology. Not only are images recorded, but also at any given moment the embryologist can watch the embryo development in real time. Once placed inside the EmbryoScope, the embryos are not taken out until the transfer. With a traditional incubator the … Continue reading The EmbryoScope is a state of the art incubator.

Genetic transmission is possible even in pregnancies with donated eggs

Genetic transmission

  In 1990, the British scientist David Baker had already conducted research to prove that what happens in the female womb is vitally important to understand a new-born baby’s DNA. A study recently conducted by the Valencia Infertility Foundation, published in the prestigious English journal Development, reveals that a baby’s genes can be altered by the gestating female even though the egg used for the embryo originates from a donor, not her. Until today, hypotheses suggesting that genetic exchange occurred … Continue reading Genetic transmission is possible even in pregnancies with donated eggs