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Fresh or frozen eggs… Which option is better?

If we compare the pregnancy rate of treatments with egg donation with fresh or frozen eggs, we can observe that they are very similar. Once the eggs have been joined with the sperm by microinjection, the development is very similar, regardless of whether they are fresh or frozen eggs. We spoke to Dr Llanos Medrano, senior embryologist at the international clinic for assisted reproduction IVF-Life Alicante, to answer these questions…

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Does exercise improve fertility?

Part of our duties as health professionals is to advocate for a healthy lifestyle and for exercise in general. Today we spoke to Dr. Alejandra García-Villalba, gynaecologist and fertility specialist at IVF-Life Alicante, about the impact of physical exercise on fertility.

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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. The International Agency for Research on Cancer estimated that approximately 19.3 million new cases will be diagnosed worldwide in 2020. However, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the number of new diagnoses, so the actual number of cancers diagnosed in 2020 is likely to be lower. 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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What information can I receive about my egg donor?

The decision for an egg donation is not an easy one to make. Many questions and doubts arise regarding the treatment which helps to become a mother with donated eggs. One of the most asked questions is: Can I know who my egg donor is? What information can I receive about her?

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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.

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Dear Egg Donor Angel

In Spain Egg Donation has been regulated by law for more than 30 years. Therefore, we might think that society has normalised it and that nowadays it no longer surprises or bothers anyone. But it is still a topic surrounded by myths and taboos, so it is understandable that both donors and recipient couples or women have doubts about the process.

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Pregnant mothers are able to modify their babies’ DNA

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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Egg donation: What is egg donation?

There are many families which every day turn to egg donation in order to achieve a very desired pregnancy. Thanks to anonymous donors, patients of fertility clinics fulfill their dream of starting their own family.

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