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


6 April 2015
The Two Week Wait

We are used to hearing words and phrases like beta hCG and two week wait, but do we really know what they mean? Commonly associated with the two week wait, the beta hCG is the period of time it takes from when a patient undergoes fertility treatment (either artificial insemination, embryo transfer or in vitro… View Article

assisted reproduction patients
4 December 2014
Assisted reproduction patients are getting older all the time

Women are continuing to postpone motherhood to later and later in life. This is the among the findings of a retrospective study by IVI analysing the evolution of patients during the last ten years and patients’ tendency to put off having children to a later age, which had risen to 40 by 2013. The study,… View Article

1 December 2014
Sterility or infertility? Your questions answered

The terms sterility and infertility tend to be used interchangeably. However, although they are closely related, there are some differences in their meaning. Dr Ernesto Bosch, Medical Director at IVI Valencia, cleared up the difference for us. When talking about couples: Sterility is when a couple, the woman being younger than 35, has been trying… View Article

25 November 2014
IVI’s exclusive algorithm enhances the rates of pregnancy and implantation in EmbryoScope

 “Embryoscope is a time-lapse embryo incubator that provides a record in pictures and videos of your future baby from its biological beginnings.” Until fairly recently, one could only imagine how an embryo evolved during its first days. The rate of cell division was guesswork and traditional incubators were unable to display other variables apart from the… View Article

[:en]He manchado ¿Qué hago?
21 November 2014
Egg donation: a treatment on the rise

As a woman gets older, her eggs start to lose quality and it becomes more difficult to fall pregnant. Despite being in the prime of life, nature may not reflect the same. Egg donation therefore plays a major role from the age of 40 onwards, and is an important alternative whenever there is a fertility… View Article

[:en]"If I had known about the vitrification of oocytes treatment, I would have had my eggs frozen years ago without hesitation"
20 November 2014
“If I had known about the vitrification of oocytes treatment, I would have had my eggs frozen years ago without hesitation”

Noelia Rodríguez, 40. Lawyer “10 years ago I decided to embark on my professional career and set up my own legal practice. It’s clear to me that I wasn’t going to have a child before 35, an age at which experts state that a woman’s fertility begins to decline. For me, at that time my… 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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