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PGD, PGS or PGT? The ultimate guide to chromosomal analysis of your embryos

If reproductive medicine is something you are familiar with, you will be aware that some people talk about PGD to refer to the chromosomal study that is carried out on embryos before they are transferred. Other specialists will allude to the terms PGS or PGT and patients might wonder: do all these mean the same? is one better than the other, perhaps more comprehensive? In this article we explain all of them in detail, with the aim of providing you with all the information you need before starting your assisted reproduction treatment with IVF-Life. Different nomenclature, same origin The rapid

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IVF-Life Commemorates International Lesbian Visibility Day with You

One of the beliefs we uphold through the values established in IVF-Life is that sexual orientation should never be something that keeps a person away from their wish to have a family. Therefore, on the occasion of International Lesbian Visibility Day, we want to send a message of support, respect and empathy to all those women and couples who today need to hear that their journey to motherhood can begin whenever they want to start it and that there are many ways to achieve it. The Science and Excellence of IVF-Life Treatments: The Keys to Your Motherhood Thanks to scientific

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Regenerative medicine and fertility – or how endometrial and ovarian rejuvenation therapies can help to achieve pregnancy

If we were to look up what reproductive medicine is, we would roughly understand it to be the branch of health that, in dealing with human reproduction, is focused on the study of the creation of life itself. While this is true, one should not overlook another aspect that characterises it: its ability to provide the best results when it draws on other specialties. This is the case with regenerative medicine and, in particular, with the application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which, since its first use in 1987, has become a biological material of broad therapeutic scope in branches such

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Reproductive Medicine: to the Rescue of Low Birth Rates

The suspicions present for almost a decade now have been confirmed, as in 2023 Spain recorded its lowest birth rate since 1941. While in the past the post-war period explained the drop in births, nowadays the causes are different. In this article we will reveal these factors and understand how assisted reproduction comes into play at this juncture. Low Birth Rate in Spain in 2023 The data that lead us to publish this text today are obtained from the latest report by the National Statistics Institute (INE), which as a whole reflects the estimated number of deaths and births that

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IVF-Life and the Importance of World Cervical Cancer Prevention Day

Cervical cancer is currently the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide, with an estimated 604,000 new cases per year, according to the latest data provided by the World Health Organisation. Today, 26th March, on the occasion of the World Day for the prevention of this disease, we at IVF-Life wish to highlight the importance of knowing the ways to prevent it, which are fundamental for raising awareness in society about its origin and presence.  What is Cervical Cancer? The cervix consists of the lower part of the uterus, which is connected to the vagina. Cervical cancer occurs when malignant

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5 popular beliefs about male fertility – myth or reality?

Despite the fact that reproductive medicine is booming and regularly introduces new advances that boost its development and the progress of society, as with everything else, it still has some unresolved issues. A symptom of this is the lack of knowledge that still surrounds male infertility, which favours the propagation of myths – or half-truths – that only serve to perpetuate the disinformation we are talking about. It is this situation that, today, leads us, the professionals at IVF-Life, to reveal what is true in each of the most common beliefs in this context, always with the aim of providing

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What is Hydrosalpinx and How Does it Affect Fertility?

As its etymology suggests, the term ‘hydrosalpinx’ is formed by combining two Greek words: ‘hydro’ (water) and ‘salpinx‘, meaning tube. This clarifies that hydrosalpinx is a condition of the fallopian tubes involving a fluid accumulation. Throughout this article, we will explore why this condition may adversely affect the achievement of pregnancy and what treatment options exist nowadays in order to face it.  The Role of Fallopian Tubes in Terms of Human Reproduction: Understanding the implications of fallopian tube-related pathologies requires knowing their function and acknowledging the essential role they play in the process of having a baby.  The fallopian tubes

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Implantation bleeding: How to tell?

Implantation bleeding is quite common: one out of three women experience this type of bleeding between the first and second week of pregnancy. In fact, for many, it can be the ultimate sign of pregnancy. However, it can also be confused with bleeding at the beginning of a woman’s menstrual period. This is why uncertainty and anxiety often arise when a woman in search of pregnancy is faced with this symptom. To avoid panic, it is important to be able to tell the difference between these two types of bleeding and interpret what each one means. What is implantation bleeding?

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