Endometriosis affects 10% of women and some of them are unaware of it Its symptoms include painful periods that become incapacitating on a day-to-day basis: missing school, being off work… It is a chronic disease, there is no cure, but its effects can be alleviated We know that we are in troubled times. Suddenly… View Article
Every month as part of the regular menstrual cycle, a woman’s body naturally produces hormones which stimulate her ovaries to produce a single egg and to release it for its fertilization in the familiar process known as ovulation. In the context of assisted fertility treatments, various hormones are administered which either mimic or increase… View Article
In today’s comparatively open and flexible social climate, the old-fashioned stigma which used to surround single mothers simply no longer exists. The concept of the nuclear family has changed in all sorts of ways so that now it is possible for more and more people to make conscious decisions about their lives and living arrangements,… View Article
We continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 as we know best: with good judgement, common sense and always prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and society in general. And a fundamental factor in achieving this is information, the key to defining the best way to act and respond to the uncertainty that… View Article
Dr. Antonio Requena, general medical director of IVI, appeals for calm at the evolution of the coronavirus. The Lancet magazine published the first study between coronavirus and pregnancy: there is no evidence of mother-child infection. The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has generated a global social alert for different population groups, arousing in pregnant women… View Article
For anyone taking a pregnancy test, the results are bound to be important, and in some cases, life changing. Whatever your personal reason for taking a test, you need to know that you can interpret the result correctly and that you can rely on its accuracy. So how accurate are the sorts of tests that… View Article
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that every year more than 20 million babies are born weighing less than 2,500 grams, many of them coming into the world in developing countries. For many years it was believed that reproductive treatments were related to low birth weight babies, but a recent study carried out at IVI… View Article
For anyone considering any kind of fertility treatment, it can be difficult to untangle exactly what each kind of assisted reproduction technique entails. How does each intervention technique work? What is in vitro fertilisation (IVF)? How much does artificial insemination cost and what is involved? Which might be the most suitable treatment for you or… View Article
They only need to ensure that they are in optimal health for conception. For them, a healthy and varied diet is the simplest way to balance hormones to get pregnant.
Menopause is defined as the complete absence of periods for 12 months and as we know, the menopause is when a woman ceases to be fertile. The average age at which this occurs in the US is 51, but women can start being menopausal at age 40 to 50. But, in fact, what most of us think of as the menopause, or being menopausal, is actually the period of transition between the normal fertile years and the menopause itself. This is known as the perimenopause, meaning ‘around menopause’ or premenopause, which is the time that fertility starts to decline – although there may be few symptoms.