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Can I still become a mother after having cancer?

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be a shocking and absolutely devastating experience. Especially for someone that dreams of still becoming a parent by own means. Cancer has become a disease that appears more and more frequently, with over 55,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK alone.

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Repeated Miscarriages: how to avoid them

Repeated miscarriages are one of the main reasons why Patients come to our Fertility clinic and consult our experts. Approximately 20-25% of all pregnancies end in a spontaneous miscarriage. When we talk about spontaneous miscarriages we mean those who happen before the 20th week of the pregnancy.

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How to reduce the stress caused by fertility treatments?

Infertility can push you into a roller coaster of emotions. Feelings of guilt, shame, anger, helplessness and uncertainty can become a constant source of stress for patients. They try to understand why something seemingly easy and natural for some, can be a struggle for them. It is also hard when something so private and intimate like a pregnancy is turned into something medical.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome: Can I still be a mother?

September is PCOS Awareness Month. Polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary syndrome are very common conditions that are rarely talked about. One of the most important questions women ask when they find out they have PCOS is: Does it affect my fertility? To answer this question, it is important to know the difference between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and polycystic ovaries (P.O.).

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Embryo transfer: How many embryos should be transferred?

Currently, there is some controversy in the field of assisted reproduction regarding embryo transfer and the decision of whether to transfer a single embryo or more than one embryo. At our fertility clinics in the IVF Life Group, we recommend the transfer of a single embryo, in order to reduce the risk of a twin pregnancy without reducing the chances of success. We spoke to Dr Estefanía Rodríguez Ferradas, Medical Co-Director and Research Director at IVF Donostia, to learn more about what the transfer of more than one embryo during fertility treatment entails.

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ICSI: Assisted Reproductive Technologies

We know that a woman’s ovarian reserve is drastically affected by her age, while gamete production in men never stops. But numerous studies have demonstrated that there is also an age-related decline in sperm quality in men. Leonor Ortega, director of the IVF-Spain laboratory, tells us more about the assisted reproduction technique called ICSI, which is used in 95% of cases at the IVF-Spain Alicante clinic.

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Why am I not getting pregnant?

Article supervised by the medical team of the IVF-Spain clinic It’s not easy to stay optimistic when you want to become a mother and it just won’t work. The hope of eventually getting there, going to the doctor and trying to get pregnant is associated with intense and also frustrating feelings. In these moments, you may ask yourself: Why am I not getting pregnant? The answer to this question is that fertility can be affected by various reasons.

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The ABC of Embryo Selection

Embryo selection is a decisive phase in a fertility treatment. The success of the treatment will depend on it to a great extent.

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Assisted hatching and embryo implantation: what is it and when is it recommended?

Implantation of the embryo is one of the most important steps in an assisted reproductive treatment. In many cases in which the embryo has been examined and all possible factors have been ruled out, but implantation has not been successful, it is recommended to use the Assisted Hatching technique to rule out the presence of a thickened outer membrane (also called zona pellucida), which prevents the embryo from exiting and thus implanting in the endometrium.