Can chlamydia cause infertility?
26 September 2023
Can chlamydia cause infertility?

Chlamydia is an insidious disease, often called the “silent killer” due to its lack of outward symptoms. Infected persons can go for weeks, months, or even years without knowing that they have contracted this Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). They may continue to spread it, unaware that they even have it. This leads to an increasing… View Article

signs of bad egg quality
25 September 2023
Signs of poor egg quality you should know about

When a woman embarks on the journey to motherhood through reproductive medicine, eggs play a crucial role in the future success of treatment. That’s why, in this article, we discuss egg quality, what causes poor quality, signs of bad egg quality, and potential measures to improve it. What Is egg quality? When we talk about… View Article

A septate uterus: what is it, how is it detected and how does it affect pregnancy?
20 September 2023
A septate uterus: what is it, how is it detected and how does it affect pregnancy?

What is a septate uterus? Unless you have a medical background, you may struggle for a definition. You may assume that it has something to do with infection because the word is similar to sepsis or septic, but this is not the case. The word comes from septum, which is simply a tissue dividing two chambers, such as those found in the heart or the middle of the nose. A septate uterus is therefore a uterus which is divided into two by a septum.

bloating during ovulation
11 September 2023
Bloating During Ovulation: Causes, Symptoms, and Remedies

Bloating during ovulation is common in the menstrual cycle. Many women are affected by this annoying sensation, which is caused by hormonal changes. However, this is not a problem that should dictate daily life and routine. Today, we will talk about this bloating: symptoms, causes and how to differentiate it from premenstrual syndrome. We will… View Article

elite athletes and fertility
9 August 2023
Can the absence of menstruation in elite athletes affect their fertility?

Elite athletes and fertility is a recurrent consultation, as the practice of women’s sports has spread throughout Europe. This has led to an increase in women pursuing sports professionally. The Nordic and Central European countries lead in women’s sports participation, with football being the primary sport. They are closely followed by athletics, cross-country skiing, basketball,… View Article

early signs of pregnancy before missed period
2 August 2023
Early Signs of Pregnancy Before a Missed Period

When you’re trying to conceive, it’s natural that all your senses are on high alert for any little changes that might be early signs of pregnancy. Everyone knows that the first strong indicator of pregnancy is a missed period, but what about early signs of pregnancy even before a missed period? Early symptoms can be… View Article

how do hormones control the menstrual cycle
10 July 2023
How do Hormones control the Menstrual Cycle?

How do hormones control the menstrual cycle? The menstrual cycle is regulated by an interaction between reproductive hormones: LH, FSH, estradiol, and progesterone. This process results in follicular growth, ovulation, and the formation of the corpus luteum. If there is no pregnancy, the decrease in progesterone levels leads to the shedding of the endometrial lining… View Article

endometrial prognosis
29 June 2023
Precise identification of the endometrial prognosis, to prevent endometrial failures and potential embryo loss

At the 39th edition of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Congress, we presented new research focused on diagnosing endometria with good and poor prognosis. This is now possible through the combination of Artificial Intelligence algorithms and transcriptomics. What role does the endometrium play in carrying a pregnancy to term?  Infertility is… View Article

Safety in assisted reproduction treatments
28 June 2023
Increased safety, comfort, and flexibility in assisted reproduction treatments

One of the studies presented in the current edition of ESHRE shows a new protocol for frozen embryo transfer (FET). This advancement allows for greater flexibility in the timing of the transfer, with a window of almost 7 days, without compromising treatment outcomes. Scheduled embryo transfer  At IVI, we always advocate for applying personalized reproductive… View Article

heavy metals and fertility 
27 June 2023
Higher concentrations of heavy metals can affect fertility

This study, conducted by the IVI Foundation and presented at the 39th Congress of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), analyzed the presence of non-essential trace elements in follicular fluid, plasma, and urine on both the day of ovarian puncture and embryo transfer. Thanks to this study, we now know that poorer… View Article

first ultrasound after IVF
20 June 2023
Waiting for first ultrasound after IVF

One of the most emotional moments of pregnancy undoubtedly is the first ultrasound. The first image of the embryo in the mother’s uterus, during the early weeks of gestation, is a unique experience for the expectant parents. The emotional impact is possibly even greater in the case of pregnancies achieved through IVF. The first ultrasound… View Article

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