IVF Treatment

SEMEN FROM THE COUPLE

In vitro fertilisation using semen from the couple is recommended for:

  • Patients for whom previous simpler treatments, such as artificial insemination, have failed.
  • Women with an absence of or lesions on the Fallopian tubes. These are important for natural fertilisation or artificial insemination.
  • Women suffering from advanced endometriosis, with probable repercussions on the tubes and on oocyte quality.
  • Situations in which a limited number of oocytes are available.
  • Cases of severe male factor infertility.

SEMEN FROM A DONOR

In vitro fertilisation using semen from a donor is recommended for:

  • Severe male factor infertility, with poor sperm quality.
  • Previous fertilisation failure using semen from the couple.
  • Poor embryo quality or repeated implantation failure in cases in which the main cause is suspected to be a male factor.
  • Men who are carriers of a genetic disease which cannot be studied in the embryos.
  • Women who do not have a male partner.

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RESULTS

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TECHNOLOGY

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CARE

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EXPERTISE

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PROCEDURE

Our fertility clinics offer a personalized diagnosis and a safe procedure to achieve the birth of a healthy baby.

Artificial Insemination

Ovarian stimulation

Ovarian stimulation during IVF consists of the administration of daily injections which cause the ovaries, instead of producing a single ovum which is what they do each month naturally, to create more oocytes so that a more significant number of embryos can be obtained.

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The treatment is performed in assisted reproduction clinics, and it takes between 10 to 20 days, depending on the stimulation protocol chosen. Our health professionals will indicate the type of medication and appropriate dosages for each woman, based on each case. The patient will self-administer daily injections which contain hormones. During the process, follicle tracking through transvaginal ultrasound scans will be performed, and serum levels in the blood are also measured to control ovarian follicular growth and maturation.

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Oocyte retrieval and laboratory

When the follicles have reached an appropriate size, the egg retrieval is scheduled. An injection of hCG is administered to trigger ovulation and, approximately 36 hours after the hCG injection; egg collection takes place.

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The patient attends the clinic to undergo egg retrieval under light sedation to prevent discomfort. The procedure takes 15 minutes and a gynaecologist, an embryologist and the anaesthesiologist.

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Oocyte fertilisation

The sperm is then mixed with the retrieved eggs to allow fertilisation to occur.

Fertilisation can be carried out by two methods: conventional IVF, which consists of placing the eggs in contact with sperm in a petri-dish and ICSI, which consists of microinjection of the sperm directly into the mature egg with the help of a pipette.

Embryo culture

Embryo culture in the laboratory

The resulting embryos are observed in the laboratory day after day and are classified according to their morphology and their ability to divide. Some embryos can become blocked in their development, and these will be discarded as they are considered to be non-viable.

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Fertilisation can be carried out by two methods: conventional IVF, which consists of placing the eggs in contact with sperm in a petri-dish and ICSI, which consists of microinjection of the sperm directly into the mature egg with the help of a pipette.

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Embryo transfer

After PGS, the selected embryos are transferred into the uterus by passing a catheter designed for the procedure. The embryo transfer is a simple, painless procedure and no sedation is necessary. After a few minutes rest, the patient is allowed to return home.

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