We were fortunate to win the IVF Babble competition last year and received a free round of IVF at IVF-Spain Alicante. My husband’s name was selected at random out of 6,000 entrants!
How everything began
Our TTC Journey started in Jan 2012 and had numerous tests and procedures before eventually starting IVF in England in May 2015. I have a low ovarian reserve and we had two fresh cycles in the UK resulting in only one fertilised egg from those two cycles and one day 2 transfer. We felt that at this point things were not going to work for us.
At that point we knew we had to go private for our remaining cycles and had heard very good things about clinics abroad. We researched online and decided that Spain was where we wanted to go, the success rates seemed the best. Spain is also only a few hours flight away in the UK.
Starting an IVF treatment is a very difficult decision and it can be very emotional. What happens when IVF treatments don’t work?
Why does everyone get pregnant, but I have so many problems? Where should I go? What if IVF treatments don’t work for me? Who can guarantee that it will be successful?
The main reasons for seeing a pelvic floor specialist are urinary incontinence problems, discomfort during sexual intercourse or scar pain after childbirth. Thanks to a change in mentality due to cultural growth, access to information and their wish to be healthy, more and more women turn to their physiotherapist to solve their pelvic floor problems. They are nonconformist women who seek to improve the quality of their life.
Today we are meeting with the gynaecologist Alicia Álvarez, specialist in reproductive medicine in the fertility clinic IVF Spain. We will talk about why so many patients from the UK prefer Spain as their destination for their fertility treatment.
The age to become a mother has been pushed to what some years ago was impossible. Nowadays it is common to become a mother after 40, something which, when our parents got married seemed to be utopia.
The male factor infertility represents approximately a 30% of all causes of infertility. The abnormal quality of the sperm affects practically a half of the couples that present fertility issues. Since in these cases the chances of achieving a natural pregnancy are significantly reduced, the male factor must be meticulously evaluated.
Let’s start from the beginning…
The journey to parenthood is a process as fascinating as it is complicated, in which new situations emerge and a great deal of feelings arise.
One of the main polemic points around egg donation is whether a relationship exists or develops between the pregnant mother and an embryo generated from a donated egg. Recent studies have proven that the mother can modify the child’s genetic information, regardless of whether the embryo comes from own or donated eggs.
Becoming a mum is for many women anything but easy: broken hopes and dreams, endless waiting… All these difficulties ultimately turn into emotional stress for women and her partners and worsens in cases of female couples due to social clichés and taboos in regards to motherhood in female couples. Furthermore, in most European countries same sex couples do not benefit from the same rights which tend to be more restrictive and less integrative.