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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: an increasingly used technique

It is not a new technique, but it is increasingly improved. In fact, it is a commitment to the future for many professionals of assisted reproduction. For years, fertility doctors know that numerous genetic anomalies and chromosomic alterations cause many cases of implantation failures and recurrent miscarriages. Before having PGD, what we could do in those cases was to keep our fingers crossed, wait for embryos of IVF treatment to be adequate for transfer and wish a healthy baby. Nowadays, … Continue reading Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: an increasingly used technique

Embryo classification for fertility treatment

Embryo classification

One of the most difficult things for people affected by infertility is the idea of embryo quality and its different characteristics. This does not just represent a difficulty for the patient but also for the embryologist, who must explain the concept of embryo quality in such a way that the person undertaking fertility treatment is able to understand. For this reason, the embryologist Nagore Uriarte provides an explanation. Explanation of embryo classification and implantation   Embryo implantation depends on two … Continue reading Embryo classification for fertility treatment

Twins: multiple pregnancy, an outcome to be avoided.

twins

At fertility clinics, doctors often treat people who want to undertake fertility treatment that involves the transfer of more than one embryo to ensure pregnancy, or even have twins. Both directly and indirectly, requesting the transfer of more than one embryo can have a range of medical, economic and occupational consequences. Given that multiple pregnancies are common, it is important to know, and be aware of, the complications that they can entail. We have written a lot about how advances … Continue reading Twins: multiple pregnancy, an outcome to be avoided.

What is the future of assisted reproduction?

What is the future of assisted reproduction?

As we explained in our last post, industry experts such as David Sable assure us that the future of assisted reproduction lies in discovering as much information as possible about embryos to prevent the transmission of disease and ensure the birth of healthy children. The human genome project represents an important breakthrough for assisted reproduction as it has led to the development of a technique that allows embryos to be diagnosed before implantation in the womb. What is preimplantation genetic … Continue reading What is the future of assisted reproduction?

EmbryoGlue and Assisted Hatching

embryoGlue

What is it used for? When is it used? EmbryoGlue What is it? EmbryoGlue is a transfer method which has been in use since 2003. It improves implantation success by using a combination of hyaluronic acid and recombinant albumin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound found in all human tissue, especially in the uterus. There are high quantities of hyaluronic acid in cells surrounding the egg. What is it used for? A study published following meta-analysis 1 by the Cochrane … Continue reading EmbryoGlue and Assisted Hatching