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Oocyte Vitrification

Recently it was announced that Apple and Facebook will pay the costs of egg freezing to female employees that decide to delay motherhood and put their professional career first. Oocyte vitrification is an incredible advancement when carried out properly –i.e. when performed at the right time while the oocyte quality is good and carried out...

Egg and Sperm Donors

Today I will explain how our team matches the egg and sperm donors with our patients. But before you keep reading, I would like you to write down what do you most value in a person and in yourself. When you read back your list, you will see that the traits you wrote down...

Fresh or frozen embryos? Which is best?

Today the Director of our Laboratory, presented the results from last year and I am really amazed, because the pregnancy rate per transfer were the same regardless whether fresh or frozen (vitrified) embryos were used. And that is including embryos that have been frozen twice! This occurs when we defreeze more embryos than the...

We keep on with your genetics

Also you are carrying genetic mutations that predispose you to have serious diseases. Would you like to know which ones? Nowadays, you have the possibility to know the degree of genetic predisposition that you have to develop diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart attack, multiple sclerosis, etc. They are responsible for most natural deaths...

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Today we shared some sad news during our medical session. One of the cases we commented was Sandra P.’s. Sandra and Pedro came to our centre after 3 years of sterility due to a blockage in her fallopian tubes. They had undergone two In Vitro Fertilisation cycles at another centre and had had no success. Before...

Normozoospermia: Every Man’s Wish

Normozoospermia means normal sperm. When semen shows normal characteristics in a seminogram, it’s diagnosed normozoospermic. The volume of the sample must be over 2 ml, it must contain over 20 million sperm/ml, 25% of which must have good motility and at least 4% must look normal. As specialists in infertility, we’ve been warning about...