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Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
7 November 2019
What is the Intrauterine insemination (IUI) timeline?

A simple definition of intrauterine insemination is the introduction of semen into a woman’s uterus via the vagina or cervix by any means other than sexual intercourse. The best-known assisted production technique, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), was invented a mere 40 years ago – and people were using IUI long before that. Intrauterine insemination, also known as artificial insemination, was used in humans as long ago as the 18th century, but techniques and refinements to make it more successful have steadily developed since those early days.

Does contraception affect future fertility
4 November 2019
Does contraception affect future fertility?

Being able to control our fertility is a hugely positive advance. It gives us freedom of choice in career, social and relationship issues that previous generations of women could only have dreamt of. But what if the freedom to access contraception turned out to be a double-edged sword? Suppose it actually damaged our freedom to… View Article

IVF and the two-week wait
29 October 2019
IVF and the two-week wait

When you have decided to try for a baby, you can’t help but think about whether you have conceived as each month goes through its cycle. It is inevitably a time of heightened emotion, often tipping over into feelings of anxiety and stress. This can feel even more intense when you are going through a cycle of IVF. The very fact of assisting the process of conception is bound to focus all of those stressful feelings.

How to support someone with fertility problems
23 October 2019
How to support someone with fertility problems

If you are one of the fortunate majority of people who have no fertility problems, you may not be aware that there are a lot of men and women out there who do have problems and so this is quite likely to happen to a friend. The experience is inevitably accompanied by anxiety and some level of sensitivity and stress, and so it’s really important to have a helpful approach and know how to support a friend with fertility problems.

19 October 2019
Yes, you can be a mother after cancer

Today we are celebrating World Breast Cancer Day, the most frequent cancer among western women. Estrella, Susana and Irene are three positive examples of how it is possible to overcome breast cancer, three heroines who share their story of courage in beating cancer. “When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, straight away I thought: I’m… View Article

16 October 2019
More full-term pregnancies resulting in healthy babies: the latest advances presented at the ASRM

Today marks the end of the 75th Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), an event at which hundreds of professionals in the field of reproduction came together to share the latest advances in reproductive medicine. Among these, we would like to share two studies with you that we presented at this congress… View Article

Programa gratis preservación de la fertilidad tras un cáncer
15 October 2019
Planning pregnancy after breast cancer treatment

A diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it a whole raft of questions and unknowns for patients and their families. However, improved options for treatment and recovery also bring with them the chance to plan for a future relatively unaffected by the illness and its treatment. Breast cancer most often affects older, post-menopausal women, but for those still in their childbearing years, a common concern is whether or not they can plan pregnancy after breast cancer treatment.

11 October 2019
Which assisted reproductive technology programmes should I choose?

If you are experiencing fertility difficulties and thinking about seeking help, the array of assisted reproductive technology treatments can seem bewildering. In this article we aim to guide you through the decision-making process and offer helpful advice on the most suitable assisted reproductive technology programme for your circumstances.

2 October 2019
SET: A healthy mother and a healthy baby, the primary objective of assisted reproductive technologies

Double strollers, twin brothers and sisters, identical twins (though not so many) of different ages are not an uncommon sight in the streets… And that is because in recent years, Spain has registered a steady increase in the number of multiple pregnancies, a fact frequently associated with assisted reproductive technologies. There is clear evidence supporting… View Article

1 October 2019
Stronger Together: Covering km for the health of mothers and their babies

We would like to present an initiative set out within our Sustainability area, which will count on the participation of all IVI employees worldwide in order to meet the goal: Stronger Together. At IVI we help thousands of people to make their dream of having a child come true, while we innovate with our hearts… View Article

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