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
THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET CAN INCREASE THE CHANCES OF SUCCESSFUL IN VITRO FERTILISATION Today we are highlighting a new study that will surely interest you as it is related to the in vitro fertilisation treatments and the importance of a healthy diet. Well, according to the results of a study published in the specialised journal Human Reproduction, women following a Mediterranean diet in the six months prior to undergoing in vitro fertilisation treatment are up to 68% more likely to become … Continue reading THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET CAN INCREASE THE CHANCES OF SUCCESSFUL IN VITRO FERTILISATION
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?
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
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?
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.
Definition of PGD Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, is a technique which allows the testing of chromosomic and genetic alterations in embryos. This study technique will determine if the analyzed embryos are or not healthy. In this way, only embryos which are free of alterations will be finally transferred to the patient. How is PGD carried out? Patients who are going to undertake treatment with PGD will go through the process as those not using PGD, that is, an egg … Continue reading Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
Egg donation How is a donor selected? In a previous article, we talked about the donor selection process that people must undergo before starting on the egg donor programme. Not only must donors meet certain legal requirements but they must also fulfil comprehensive medical requirements, including psychological evaluation, genetic screening and lifestyle habits. Is there a long waiting list? Donor availability varies depending on the fertility centre and at some centres there may be a waiting list of up to … Continue reading Questions and answers about egg and embryo donation in IVF treatment
Assisted reproduction treatment is no easy option. The couple or woman may have to undergo a number of disappointing failed attempts. Despite the hopes pinned on the ‘last treatment’, medical experts have a duty to advise and orientate their patients on the most suitable treatment. What should people do if IVF treatment is unsuccessful, and how should they decide whether to use a different technique? IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) is a laboratory process in which eggs extracted from the affected … Continue reading IVF. What next?
For thousands of years the Chinese have used fertility treatments based on acupuncture and natural herbs. This tradition is rooted in the predominantly patriarchal culture, where the lack of an heir was considered to be catastrophic for a monarch or person of importance.