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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

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

Risks during pregnancy related to endometriosis

endometriosis

Endometriosis increases the risk of miscarriage and complications during pregnancy Endometriosis affects 2-10% of women of childbearing age Endometriosis consists of benign endometrial cells from the lining of the uterus being found elsewhere in the pelvic area. It is a chronic disease and its causes are still unknown, although it appears to be associated with a certain genetic predisposition. In the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital (Scotland), a comprehensive study was conducted to ascertain the risks that could be caused by endometriosis … Continue reading Risks during pregnancy related to endometriosis

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?

Do ovarian cysts need to be removed to become pregnant?

A widespread condition in female health is the prevalence of ovarian cysts. Usually these cysts are small and have no symptoms. They are common in women of child bearing age. There are different types of cyst: –   Functional: they are formed as a result of menstruation for two general reasons. First, when the follicle that has to open to release an egg doesn’t open correctly (follicular cyst) and, second, because once the follicle has released the egg it closes … Continue reading Do ovarian cysts need to be removed to become pregnant?