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?
Infertility problems affect both men and women equally. There are lots of male related factors that can prevent pregnancy from occurring. Certain diseases can be tackled with specific treatments but in other cases the couple must seek sperm donation. Who is it for? Couples that are affected by sterility: absence of or low sperm count, total or almost total sperm immobility, abnormalities in all or almost all male gametes. Couples that are carriers of genetic disorders with a high probability … Continue reading Sperm Donation in Spain
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.
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.
If you are in the middle of an assisted reproduction treatment you will know that it is not easy combining it with your day to day. What’s more, it often takes its toll on emotional, social and professional life. It is this last issue that we want to address today in response to the question: how can treatment be combined with a job? Doctor’s visits, blood tests, injections and ultrasounds – all of this has to be reconciled with working … Continue reading IVF and work. How can you combine the two?
In recent months, we have heard doctors talk a great deal about this process. Today we want to explain what it consists of, when it is used and if it can really improve fertility treatment. To this end, we talked to Doc Marta Moschetta. What is endometrial scratching? It consists of scratching inside the uterus where the embryo will later be implanted. It is a straightforward technique that is currently used in specialist fertility clinics. Who is the process intended … Continue reading Endometrial Scratching
It was National Infertility Awareness Week last month in the United States, which is an annual event that began in 1989. This year, a hashtag has been created for the event. #StartAsking The goal of this campaign was to encourage anyone diagnosed with infertility to talk openly about their condition without feeling inhibited. One out of every 8 couples in the United States has a condition affecting their fertility. Currently, however, whatever methods are available to achieve pregnancy are difficult, … Continue reading #StartAsking Let’s talk about infertility
We live in an information society. But is this really an accurate description? We are bombarded with multiple news stories and data every day, and often the information is interesting, entertaining or proves a point. But do we have access to the information we really need? Apparently not. At least, not in terms of the information that ought to reach us where fertility is concerned. If, like me, you have reached a certain age, I will put the following question … Continue reading Information is the best defence mechanism for combatting infertility
The first visit Once you have selected the clinics you want to visit, it is time to make a first visit and then evaluate it. The specialists who work in this clinic should be empathetic but also strictly professional, while you need to take an objective and critical approach. Having a good rapport with the doctor is not the only factor to be taken into consideration; the doctor must also inspire trust and provide reliability. At the same time, making … Continue reading How to choose a fertility clinic (II)