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two week wait

The two week wait: How to survive it and its symptoms?

That time between the embryo transfer and the result of the pregnancy test, also called the two week wait or beta hCG, is one of the most difficult phases of fertility treatment is nothing new. Today, we at IVF-Spain would like to talk about the symptoms that may occur during this process and give you some advice on how to better manage the waiting period. For this purpose, we have talked to our specialist Raquel Pascual, nurse and psychologist at the IVF-Spain clinic in Madrid.

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Fertility treatments

Reasons for unexplained Infertility

Today, unexplained infertility affects about 15% of all couples who use reproductive medicine to become parents. The cause of infertility sometimes remains unexplained even after thorough examinations.

Fertility Myths
Fertility treatments

Fertility Myths: Clearing up what no one dares to expose

You can choose the sex of your baby during fertility treatment. Taking contraceptives affects fertility. Getting pregnant is easy… Are you familiar with any of these fertility myths? To clear up misinformation, in this article we from IVF-Spain will set the record straight on those fertility myths that, sadly, we’ve all heard at some point or another.

Egg donation

The role of epigenetics in egg donation treatment

Many women have to face the well-known “genetic grief” that occurs when one has to give up their own gametes. This can generate fear and frustration in some couples. However, this matter covers a still unknown and very interesting topic for our fertility specialists: epigenetics.

Fertility treatments

PGT-A: Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy

What are aneuploidies? What diseases are detected through the PGT-A test? Is it necessary to start fertility treatment in order to perform the test? Although there are three variants of PGS, depending on the alteration that needs to be detected, in this article, we are going to focus on PGT-A, the Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy.

Fertility treatments

Adenomyosis: A possible cause of infertility in women

Until a few years ago there was little knowledge about adenomyosis. What we already did know is, that is associated with heavy bleeding and severe menstrual pain, as well as a uterus with a size larger than that in a healthy woman. Nowadays, thanks to advances in ultrasound techniques, it is easier for experts to diagnose adenomyosis. This uterine alteration can cause fertility problems, affecting the successful implantation of an embryo, which leads to recurrent implantation failures.


How does endometriosis affect pregnancy?

Did you know that endometriosis is one of the reasons why some women cannot get pregnant? In 30-50% of cases, endometriosis can lead to infertility. Despite the excruciating menstrual pain that many women with this condition suffer, it is still not very talked about, which is why it’s often referred to as the silent disease.

Fertility treatments

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