Nowadays assisted reproduction techniques allow us to delay the age at which we have children thanks to the freezing or cryopreservation of a woman’s eggs when she is still at a fertile age.
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.
As in our previous article, the Partner Assisted Reproduction (ROPA) is the reproductive solution for same sex female couples who wish to form a family, but what exactly does it consist in and which phases does it consist of? In this article you will learn the entire process involving this procedure.
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 31st of May the world celebrates the World No Tobacco Day, which seeks to promote its consumption reduction to contribute to the development of society.
45-year-old Marie is currently in week 22 of her pregnancy, but her case truly is a special one: she suffers from endometriosis and only had a single viable embryo during her treatment. However, miracles do occur when science and cutting-edge technology are combined with the know-how of a renowned medical team and the embryologists’ outstanding work.
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”.
Women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet — high in fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains — are less likely to have trouble getting pregnant, hints a new study from Spain.