28 February 2017
Rare Disease Day: the importance of early prevention and diagnosis

Rare Disease Day is dedicated to all those with rare disorders, to their relatives, doctors and social assistants specialised in the sector. More than six thousand rare diseases are known to exist in Spain. IVI offers PGD (Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis) and CGT (Compatibility Genetic Test) as two methods for the diagnosis of genetic anomalies in… View Article

Un 30% de las mujeres nacidas en 1975 no tendrá hijos
21 February 2017
30% of women born in 1975 will end up childless

It is a matter of statistics, but they speak about trends in present day society. According to the latest study by the Centre for Demographic Studies of the UAB, with less than 10 years to be in their 50’s (age at which the demographic balance is closed) women born in 1975 will be the most infertile generation… View Article

IVI arrives to U.S., hand-in-hand with RMANJ and consolidates as biggest group in the world
16 February 2017
IVI arrives to U.S., hand-in-hand with RMANJ and consolidates as biggest group in the world

IVI has announced today their entry in the U.S. by reaching an agreement with RMANJ to merge both companies. The Presidents of IVI, Prof. José Remohí and Prof. Antonio Pellicer, accompanied by the Presidents of RMANJ, Paul A. Bergh, Richard T. Scott and Michael R. Drews have made public in a press conference this merger… View Article

10 February 2017
Pellicer: “One of the great steps forward we have taken and that we are most proud of is our contribution free of charge to preserve the fertility in women with cancer”

IVI’s chairman, Professor Antonio Pellicer, offered this Wednesday a presentation on “IVI: how to deal with infertility” within the framework of Chair of Business Culture of the University of Valencia. Before an audience that exceeded any expectations, Professor Pellicer reviewed the history of IVI from the moment in which he first had the idea of… View Article

Mujeres donantes
1 February 2017
Woman, 18-25 years old, altruist, empathetic and caring… this is the egg donor profile

Donating eggs has become a most common practice for many Spanish women. They are women between 18- and 25 years old, altruist, empathetic and caring… this is the egg donor profile. To become a mother thanks to an egg donation raises a lot of concerns such as how are the woman who donate their eggs…. View Article

Una sana alimentazione: cosa fare con i chili di troppo?
20 January 2017
Healthy eating: What do I do with overweight?

We have just started a brand new year and little by little routine has been established again after a few days in which, we all, to a greater or lesser degree, have altered our daily rhythm overindulging in food. Back to school for the children, back to the office… and back to face with the… View Article

Antonio Pellicer, best researcher
12 January 2017
IVI established as the leading researcher in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology in Spain

According to the latest h-index update in July, Professor Antonio Pellicer, the President of IVI, leads the ranking for the best researcher in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology in Spain. In a study of scientific output with the greatest global impact, he received an h-index of 66; while Professor Simón came 2nd with an h-index… View Article

anevivo assisted reproduction treatment
11 May 2016
In Vivo Fertilization, a promising development

IVI Bilbao has achieved the birth of the first baby in Spain gestated using a new natural In Vivo Fertilization technique. The technology, called AneVivo, allows the fertilization and early development of the embryo in the womb, using a capsule rather than in a laboratory incubator as is the case in the current process of… View Article

implantation bleeding
26 April 2016
Implantation bleeding


appointment with the gynecologist
19 April 2016
Appointment with a gynaecologist

A gynaecological examination is an annual event for a woman, often scheduled after they have their first period or begin to have sex. These examinations are necessary for the prevention of gynaecological diseases, which occur more frequently the more advanced the society, and more formally the higher the educational level of the women. If all… View Article

mother’s day
15 March 2016
Seven year celebrating mother’s day: Clare’s story

Once she had her Fallopian tubes removed, Clare knew she would struggle more than other women to achieve her dream of motherhood. The doctor said that her only option would be to resort to IVF and, without any hesitation, she started treatment to have her baby. Unfortunately, one after the other, her attempts to get… View Article

7 March 2016
March: Endometriosis month

Endometriosis is a disease that is usually diagnosed too late. Lack of awareness of the symptoms among the female population and the lack of specialists in this specific field of gynaecology contribute to the detrimental effect it has on the quality of life of women with the disease, whether they are aware of their condition… View Article

Syringe and petri dish with letters DNA. h-index
28 February 2016
World Rare Disease Day

Tomorrow is World Rare Disease Day, and we want to dedicate this post to all those people who struggle every day to live as best they can with their afflictions. Often genes play tricks. Every year we see dozens of parents and families surprised when their babies are born with a genetic disease. Recently, significant… View Article

World Rare Disease Day
11 February 2016
Four gynaecologists from IVI are among the seven top researchers in reproductive biology

Prof. Antonio Pellicer, President of IVI, tops the ranking of the best researchers in the category of Obstetrics and Gynaecology according to the h-index, in a study describing the scientific output with the highest impact worldwide. He is followed by Prof. Carlos Simón, Scientific Director of IVI, Prof. José Remohí, President of IVI and Prof…. View Article

Etopic Pregnancy
18 January 2016
Ectopic pregnancy and fertility

You must have heard of an ectopic pregnancy. It is a relatively common type of pregnancy which affects 1 in 50 pregnancies. Ectopic pregnancy is when the fertilised egg is implanted outside the woman’s uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes (in 98% of cases), but it may also occur in the ovary, abdomen or cervix…. View Article

To get pregnant
4 January 2016
New year’s resolution: To get pregnant

If you have decided that 2016 is the year for you to be a mum, you should start preparing yourself in the best way possible. Here are 10 tips you should consider before getting pregnant: Give up unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking alcohol.   Know your ideal weight. Overweight women can see an endocrinologist… View Article

[:en]Dr. Salazar answers to your questions
15 December 2015
Dr. Salazar answers to your questions

Dr. Anabel Salazar (@salazaranabel), Málaga’s IVI director, has answered the questions that patients made at a recent meeting via Twitter. In this post we have compiled all the questions and answers so it will be easier for you to have all the information together and less doubts about it. QUESTION: When is the optimum time… View Article

1 December 2015
Sperm washing: protecting your baby from HIV

Just over a decade ago, a very special baby was born using IVF at one of our IVI clinics. The baby’s father was HIV-positive, the mother was not; the baby was born free of the virus. This was a first for IVI and was made possible by a particular process of assisted reproduction that would… View Article

[:en]Egg Donation: Clara and Shelley, two stories, one dream
16 November 2015
Egg Donation: Clara and Shelley, two stories, one dream

Let’s talk about Clara and Shelley. Their names are made up, but their stories are real and they reflect the experiences, from two very different perspectives, of hundreds of women who choose egg donation. Clara’s motivation was simple: she wanted to help another woman, so she decided to donate her eggs. We sometimes tend to… View Article

Exercise during pregnancy
2 November 2015
Exercise during pregnancy


25 September 2015
IVI Foundation demonstrates, for the first time, communication between the future mother and the embryo prior to implantation

A study by the IVI Foundation entitled Hsa-miR-30-d, secreted by the human endometrium, is taken up by the pre-implantation embryo and might modify its transcriptome, published in Development scientific journal by IVI researchers Felipe Vilella and Carlos Simón – Scientific Director of FIVI – has shown, for the first time, an early extension of the… View Article

18 August 2015
Which hormones regulate the ovarian reserve?

If after a year of regular, unprotected sex a couple has not conceived, it may be time to check that there are no fertility problems. Older women should consult a specialist sooner, after six months of trying for a baby. Fertility testing and diagnosis usually starts by getting the couple’s medical history and a full… View Article

20 July 2015
Donor-recipient compatibility – what are the key issues?

Donated eggs are used in 35% of assisted reproduction treatments in IVI clinics. Sperm donation is often used in cases of male infertility or when there is no male partner. Our aim at IVI is to ensure that assisted reproduction treatments mirror natural reproduction as closely as possible. And that means that compatibility between donors… View Article

17 June 2015
Fathers’ Day: Peculiarities of male fertility

With Fathers’ Day approaching Doctor Pacheco, Andrology Laboratory Director at IVI Madrid, answers your questions about the peculiarities of male fertility. Why can’t I become a father? Even though it is difficult to attribute a percentage of infertility cases to a member of a couple, it is normally considered that 40% relate to male problems,… View Article

[:en]World No Tobacco Day (31 May)
29 May 2015
World No Tobacco Day (31 May)

Today, 31 May, the World Health Organisation is celebrating World No Tobacco Day to raise awareness of the damage caused by tobacco to human health. The WHO estimates that 22% of the world’s population over the age of 15 is a smoker and that, as a result of this habit, over 6 million people die… View Article

27 April 2015
How to Face a Twin Pregnancy

During the first weeks of pregnancy there seemed to be a single baby, but… Suddenly, at the gynaecologist’s office, two little hearts beating at the same time are heard. What? Two? Yes, this is the very moment when a couple will realise they are having twins. Being pregnant with twins or identical twins can radically… View Article

15 April 2015
Pregnancy Myths


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