Postmortem Assisted Reproduction

I’d like to share some thoughts on postmortem assisted reproduction from an article I recently wrote for Interfunerarias. It’s about the “genetic legacy” some people leave at death: sperm or embryos that remain frozen can be used by the widow or widower depending on their personal circumstances and the law they are submitted to. It’s...

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...

Over 780,000 readers!

Today I’d like to thank all of you. Fertility Experiences has over 780,000 readers. I am pleasantly surprised and very happy that you show so much interest in what we do in the sterility consultations at our centre. Frequently, us doctors don’t know how to let our patients know about the way they make...

Pregnancy Test

Every day, first thing in the morning, all the gynaecologists in our sterility team get together and check the results of our patients’ pregnancy tests – many have already been sent to us due to the time difference with other countries. Let me tell you what I’ve seen today, December 20th, at 10 a.m....

Frozen Embryos: How do They Live?

As we have learned from our patients’ comments, they know very little about how frozen embryos live. Some imagine walls full of shelves with little mini-bunks, others imagine rooms like huge fridges, others little capsules placed in beehive-like structures… truth is, they’re microscopic so they virtually take up no space. In one of the...

Embryomobile

Four months have gone since our patients can watch their embryos from home whenever they want to. When we set the idea in motion, we didn’t know how they’d react… and today all the gynecologists in our sterility team have come together to comment on it… The most repeated word in the meeting was...

Institut Marquès Turns 90

Today, when I arrived, I found the building where I work all wrapped up in a huge ribbon. It’s Institut Marquès’ 90th anniversary!!! I’m excited to think about what this implies… all these years of well practiced gynecology, of a medical tradition that has reached its 4th generation… The importance of keeping medical and...

“Embryo’s Big Brother”

The National Sterility Congress is taking place this week, and one of Institut Marquès’ contributions consists of our learnings on the embryos thanks to the Embryoscope. When our center’s biologists come into the In Vitro Fertilization lab every morning they are fascinated by every embryo’s video. These images are so shocking that we have...

Resting After Embryo Transfer

This week we’re presenting a beautiful study in London, which has been awarded for being the Best Oral Presentation in the Congress and we would like to thank all colleagues that have taken part in it. The study shows what happens to embryos when they get to the uterus, both naturally through the fallopian...