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.
The Eeva test is the first and only non-invasive IVF test clinically proven to increase the accuracy of predicting viable embryos at an early stage. The Eeva test was developed based on landmark research conducted at Stanford University, in the United States, which discovered that early cell division timings are an accurate predictor of viability and underlying health of the embryo.
The prestigious journal Development has published a study, in which the Barker Hypothesis on the genetic modification of the baby by a pregnant mother in egg donation cases, could be proved right. In 1990, David Baker already stated that “what happened in the maternal uterus was more important than what happened at home after the birth”.
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