Hysterosalpingography: First steps to identifying female infertility

Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is one of the most important procedures to diagnose the causes of female infertility. Also known as hysterography, uterosalpingography, uterotubography, or simply HSG, it aims to give an inside view of the shape of the uterus and the permeability of the patient’s fallopian tubes.

Using an iodinated contrast medium, administered through the vagina using a catheter, the radiologist will capture images to see how the fluid passes through the cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes. This test aims to discover abnormalities in the uterus as well as fallopian tubes that may explain why, after months of trying, the patient does not manage to become pregnant in natural ways.

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Motherhood at 40 – Is it possible?

Becoming a mother is one of the biggest and most life changing decisions a woman can make. It is also a very important one, where couples or single woman wait for the ideal moment to have children. It is a reality that more and more women are putting off having children until their 40s. There are various reasons (financial, social or professional reasons) as to why motherhood is being postponed. But at some point women reach an age where their start asking themselves: Is Motherhood at 40 possible? Can I even become pregnant in my 40s?

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How to create life in the laboratory of a fertility clinic

Some of the working instruments of an embryologist at a fertility clinic laboratory include glass pipettes, sterile tubes and petri dishes. One of the places that patients usually do not have access to is the laboratory in which life is created. This is due to the environmental conditions that need to be met inside the lab. This may be the reason as to why this part of the clinic generates most interest among IVF-Spain patients.

With this interview in which Leonor Ortega, Director of the IVF-Life group laboratories explains what really happens inside the laboratory of a fertility clinic, we want to figuratively open up our laboratories for you without jeopardising any of our work processes.

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Lifestyle before, during and after a Fertility Treatment

During a fertility treatment such as in vitro fertilisation – with your own eggs or with the help of a donor – patients go through a rollercoaster ride of emotions. In the hope of achieving pregnancy in the least number of attempts.  And bearing in mind that the success of a fertility treatment and, therefore, of the embryo’s implantation depends on many factors. Continue reading “Lifestyle before, during and after a Fertility Treatment”

A journey we begin together

According to the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) and according to the most extensive epidemiological studies, sterility affects 15% of the Western population of reproductive age, which may mean that one in six couples suffers from infertility. These studies show an increasing evolution over the years. Below, we have collected some of the IVF opinions and testimonials that our patients have left at IVF-Spain.

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Fertility Treatments for single-mothers: all you need to know

With the breaking down of taboos and the delay in seeking a first child, it is no wonder that today’s women, empowered and with the support of science, decide not to give up their desire of motherhood and become single-mothers.

Therefore, it is not surprising that at IVF-Spain we have seen an increase in the number of fertility treatments for single-mothers compared to last year, reaching up to 10% of the total treatments. Continue reading “Fertility Treatments for single-mothers: all you need to know”

How Hypothyroidism influences nutrition and fertility

In this article we at IVF-Spain explain the importance of the right thyroid hormone levels throughout the development of the foetus. As well as the influence of hypothyroidism, the right nutrition on our fertility. This is the reason why we provide you with a few nutritional tips to help you maintain the recommended thyroid levels in a healthy way. Continue reading “How Hypothyroidism influences nutrition and fertility”