Blog

17 September 2018
What is the role of anti-Müllerian hormone in female fertility and infertility?

  Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH hormone) is one of the naturally occurring hormones in the female body that can give an indication of fertility potential. In this article we look at the implications of this for both fertility and infertility and how an AMH test can give a helpful pointer to both clinicians and patients who… View Article

IVI
20 August 2018
How Does Endometriosis Affect Fertility and Pregnancy?

  Endometriosis is the condition in which the lining of the uterus, which normally sheds itself monthly when you have your period, grows in other parts of the body, usually in the pelvic cavity. It most commonly occurs in the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. Although this can be a painful… View Article

IVI
13 August 2018
What is ESHRE and how does it support the advancement of assisted reproduction?

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) was first conceived as an idea in Helsinki. The initial impetus came from Professor R.G. Edwards of Cambridge University and Dr Jean Cohen from Paris. They gained support from professional colleagues for the setup of a society to promote research on reproductive medicine and science. The ESHRE… View Article

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8 August 2018
What are the myths around assisted reproduction?

  As more and more people are waiting until later in life to have children, it is only normal that many will be turning to assisted reproduction in order to secure the highest chance of conceiving. There are a fair number of myths surrounding the different fertility treatments available though, and some people may be… View Article

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1 August 2018
What is a follicle and how many follicles do you need?

You might never have heard of ovarian follicles before, nor expected them to be of such importance to you and your fertility. However, follicles are perhaps one of the most intrinsic parts of a woman’s reproductive system, and how many follicles you have is often a straightforward way of determining how likely you could be… View Article

IVI
30 July 2018
What is the most common fear when you don’t get pregnant?

  Many couples have difficulty conceiving naturally and the most common fear when you don’t get pregnant is that there may be an issue of infertility with one or even both partners. However, whilst there may, of course, be medical reasons for not getting pregnant that could be affecting your ability to conceive, it is… View Article

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25 July 2018
Non-invasive prenatal tests – What are they and who can benefit?

  Non-invasive prenatal tests represent a remarkable breakthrough in the way that prenatal genetic screening is carried out. In the past there have been several different types of prenatal genetic testing available, but these have presented certain drawbacks which could in some cases have been a discouragement to their use. This meant that previous generations… View Article

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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