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IVI
20 July 2018
When do you need semen analysis and what is involved in the sperm test?

As every couple going through the stressful experience of failure to conceive knows, the temptation to look for something or someone to ‘blame’ for their difficulties has to be resisted. Nevertheless, in these circumstances it is only natural and sensible for those affected to want to find out the cause or causes of their infertility…. View Article

IVI
10 July 2018
What do I need to know about sperm donation?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   There are many reasons why people may need to use donated sperm, and in fact around half of all cases where couples are unable to get pregnant naturally are sperm-related. For many people, using a sperm donor or an egg donor or both may be the only way to see their dream of… View Article

[:ar]Diagnóstico Genético Preimplantacional. Conociendo el mundo de la genética. V. 1
9 July 2018
What is embryo screening and is it right for me?

  Embryo screening is a procedure carried out to test whether embryos have any problems with their chromosomes. It is fairly common for abnormal chromosomes to occur very frequently even during normal production of eggs, sperm and during embryo development. In the normal course of events, genetic abnormalities of this nature generally result in an… View Article

pregnancy-after-cancer
27 June 2018
Ectopic pregnancy: what causes it and what are the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment like?

  An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilised egg becomes lodged outside the uterus, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. In this article we review what are the possible ectopic pregnancy causes, what are the signs and how you might recognise any ectopic pregnancy symptoms, how the condition is diagnosed and finally ectopic pregnancy… View Article

Das erste Beratungsgespräch, ein Termin von besonderer Bedeutung
18 June 2018
What should I expect of my first consultation with IVI?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Right from your first consultation in IVI you will be attended by an IVI doctor. At IVI we know that the confidence you put in us and trust that your experience as a result of your first contact is crucial for the future progress of your treatment. That’s why we ensure that your first… View Article

IVI
13 June 2018
Age and fertility: How easy is getting pregnant in your 40s?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   A common question we encounter at IVI concerns getting pregnant in your 40s. Sometimes people wonder if it is even possible. The simple answer is yes. Although it can be more difficult, getting pregnant at 41, 42, and even at 45 is possible! However, it’s a fact of nature that fertility declines as… View Article

Je n arrive pas a tomber enceinte
6 June 2018
Low AMH Levels: What do they really mean for fertility?

Low AMH levels are generally considered to be an indicator of a low ovarian reserve. It is quite normal for a woman’s AMH levels to decline as she gets older, and in younger women this may be a sign of premature loss of fertility. Low AMH fertility treatment could consist of IVF together with hormone… View Article

IVI
1 June 2018
How does chlamydia affect fertility?

  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 the STI. They may continue to spread it, unaware that they even have it. This leads to an increasing rate of… View Article

IVI
17 May 2018
What is the IVI Baby programme?

  Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with the help of an assisted fertility programme, well-meaning family and friends (well, everyone in fact) may well tell you that there are no guarantees. This could quite possibly add to the tension and stress of the uncertainty that you are already feeling. If you have… View Article

7 May 2018
What do I need to know about fertility clinics in Spain?

  Why is it that so many people seeking fertility treatment abroad make the decision to travel to a fertility clinic in Spain? We take a look at some of the reasons, the treatments that are available and in particular at the latest advances in techniques for In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) in Spain. The high… View Article

23 April 2018
IVI Madrid awarded stamp of excellence

  [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For the first time, IVI’s Madrid clinic has been awarded the ‘Madrid Excelente’ stamp of approval. Given out by a community interest group aiming to highlight the city’s best and brightest private companies, ‘Madrid Excelente’ is an indicator of the highest quality customer care and attention to detail. In terms of what this means… View Article

IVI
18 April 2018
IVI clinic opens in Orlando, Florida

IVI have long been world leaders in fertility treatments, with cutting edge technologies and a ground-breaking approach to the science of infertility. With 70 clinics worldwide, which included 31 in IVI’s home country of Spain, in 2017 we were already on course to become the go-to experts for people hoping to become parents. A merger… View Article

IVI
23 March 2018
What are the most frequently asked questions about embryo transfers?

You may have heard about frozen embryo transfers and may be confused or concerned, but there is no need to be. This process simply means that instead of the female patient going through ovarian stimulation at the start of each cycle of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), embryos from a previous cycle are thawed ready for… View Article

Diagnostico genetico preimplantacional
16 March 2018
What are the benefits of Preimplantation Genetic Screening for IVF?

One of the benefits of opting for In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is that patients may be tested for potential genetic problems before attempting a cycle. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) are extra stages of the procedure that patients are able to opt for if they are worried that there may be… View Article

IVI ROPA shared motherhood method
21 February 2018
What is the ROPA shared motherhood method?

At IVI we believe every individual has the right to start a family. This means that we do not discriminate based on age, employment status or sexual orientation. We provide fertility treatments for both locals and patients who travel to us from all over the world at our fertility clinics in Spain. Our patients include… View Article

Is pregnancy possible after tubal ligation?
12 February 2018
Is pregnancy possible a after tubal ligation?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The chances of becoming pregnant after tubal ligation are small: around one in 200. The good news is that women who have undergone tubal ligation and subsequently changed their minds about family planning no longer have to just keep trying and hope against hope. They can come to IVI for help. Opting for In Vitro… View Article

pregnancy-after-cancer
7 February 2018
Can pregnancy be an option after cancer?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As if going through diagnosis and treatment for cancer weren’t enough, there is an added stress for many women in that they may not have started or completed their families beforehand. While treatments for cancers improve year on year, and survival rates for certain types are now higher than ever, there are other consequences that… View Article

woman mother by herself
29 January 2018
Is it difficult to be a single mother?

It was for a long time unthinkable for a woman to raise a child on her own and continue to live her life without being judged, shunned or made to feel ashamed of her life choices. As recently as the 60s and 70s it was still common for unmarried young women to give up their… View Article

La ovodonación es un tratamiento de reproducción asistida que requiere los óvulos de una donante anónima para lograr el embarazo.
19 January 2018
What does egg donation abroad entail?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For couples who have already been through an unsuccessful cycle of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) using their own spermatozoa and oocytes (eggs), the next step may be to explore the option of using a donor. Donor laws vary from country to country, but in Spain the regulations mean that there is an ample supply of… View Article

IVI
8 January 2018
What is pre-implantation genetic diagnosis?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At IVI we take steps to ensure the best possible outcome for each of our patients, by exploring the options that are most suitable for each case and by providing individualised care. One of the ways in which we improve the chances of success for some of our patients is by offering pre-implantation genetic diagnosis… View Article

IVI
2 January 2018
Ovarian rejuvenation: strides forward in fertility treatment

These days there are more options to address infertility than ever before, and medical conditions which would have once dashed any hope of falling pregnant are now being successfully treated. Ovarian rejuvenation is a relatively new concept in the field, but one that is helping fertility specialists to make great strides forward. Using newly developed… View Article

IVI
27 December 2017
What’s different about trying to conceive in your 40s?

These days women are tending towards having children later in life than ever before. In the 20th century, economic and social changes and a shift in mindset mean that some do not start to consider starting a family until after their 40th birthday. It is more common than ever for women to have a child… View Article

egg donation in Spain
18 December 2017
Age limit for egg donation in Spain

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With the strict anonymity laws surrounding sperm and egg donation (also known as oocyte donation) in Spain, people from all over the world travel to the country for infertility treatment. Anonymity is not guaranteed in countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and this has a knock-on effect on the availability of… View Article

IVF; fertility preservation; egg donation
12 December 2017
Age barriers to fertility treatment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are major barriers to getting pregnant for many hopeful couples and single women, but with IVI age need not be one of them. With advances happening in the field of fertility preservation and IVF every month, it is now more likely than ever before that patients of more advanced years can achieve their dream… View Article

IVI
7 December 2017
Is age a barrier to motherhood?

Fertility treatments are improving and becoming more successful all the time, with options such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and surrogacy leading the way and letting women become first-time mothers later in life. International pop star Janet Jackson made the headlines in 2017 when she gave birth to her son at the age of 50…. View Article

Why opt for egg donation in Spain?
21 November 2017
Why opt for egg donation in Spain?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Spain stands out among other European countries due to the difference in regulations surrounding egg donation. While donors in other countries may not be granted anonymity, it is a requirement in Spain. Patients who use donated eggs (also known as oocytes) or sperm in Spain may never know the name, occupation or any other identifying… View Article

Deporte y fertilidad
19 October 2017
Sport and pregnancy: Fit for new beginnings

Falling pregnant is the dream that many women focus on, especially when undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). Even when undergoing assisted reproductive treatment, such as artificial insemination, there are questions connected to pregnancy that any woman may have, and one of those is to do with sport. With a little forethought, it is possible to… View Article

La ovodonación es un tratamiento de reproducción asistida que requiere los óvulos de una donante anónima para lograr el embarazo.
10 October 2017
Gamete Donation: What You Need to Know

Choosing to donate gametes – either sperm or eggs – is one of the most selfless acts a person can perform. With rising infertility in men and women worldwide, trying to get pregnant can be stressful and upsetting. The availability of sperm and eggs for use in treatments such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and… View Article

Embryo Donation
3 October 2017
Embryo Donation: The Gift of Life

For some of those hoping to have a child through assisted reproductive treatments, embryo donation may be the way forward. There are instances where the female partner may not have suitable eggs, and so, a donor will be required. A pre-fertilized egg – an embryo – can be the perfect solution. Due to limited availability… View Article

IVI
25 September 2017
10 things to pack in your suitcase when you travel to make a transfer

Deciding to undergo assisted reproduction treatments is a big step, and it is an even bigger one to choose to do it abroad. There are many reasons why prospective parents who are trying to get pregnant might travel to undergo treatments such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) or artificial insemination in a country other than… View Article

What is IVI Baby?

VI Baby is a new concept that has been introduced with the aim of offering patients peace of mind and the certainty that they will achieve their objective. IVI Baby offers an answer to their fears and uncertainty. It is the promise and guarantee that their dream of having a baby will come true.

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