Author: Dexeus Mujer

8 curious facts about human embryos

If you have not studied biology, it is likely that you only remember some of the basic notions you learned in school about this topic (like most people do…). But if you are pregnant, curious or you’re undergoing an assisted reproduction treatment, you may be a little more interested in it. In this article, Dr Monica Parriego, specialist in embryology and responsible for our Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Laboratory, offers us some data that you may not know or that could surprise you.  Ready to level up? How is it generated and how big is an embryo initially? The human...

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My Family

When you conceive a child through an assisted reproduction treatment with donated gametes (oocytes, sperm or both) you may be wondering whether it is right to tell the child, at what age you should do it and what consequences it could have. In this post Fiammetta Grignolo, psychologist of our Psychology Unit, gives us some indications. An assisted reproduction treatment with donated gametes can be a complex process for many people. One of the most delicate phases of this experience is the decision to tell the child how he was conceived. The desire to protect the child from possible...

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Do you talk to your partner about sex?

Many articles in women’s magazines start with questions like this one or similar, e.g. “are you sexually satisfied?” or “do you know what turns him on the most?” While these might sound a little corny, people like them as they’re non-committal and fun to read. Also, while these topics can be difficult to broach in conversation, people still find them interesting: sex is an important part of any romantic relationship and something you should be able to talk about. Your relationship might be great in this regard and you might not see the need to talk about it. However,...

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Does sport improve fertility?

Contrary to what is believed, being fit or having a good physical appearance does not necessarily mean being healthy or being more fertile. But normally people who play sports and take care of their physical appearance also tend to take care of their health, and a healthy person, in principle, does not have to suffer from reproductive problems. Therefore, one thing is associated with the other. However, sport in itself does not enhance fertility, and practising it intensively may even be counterproductive. So, being June the month of fertility, Dr Beatriz Álvaro, specialist in reproductive and gynaecological endocrinology and Dr María Fernanda Peraza,...

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Anna’s story

When I was 43 years old a doctor  from the International Department of Dexeus Mujer advised me to opt for embryo donation. It was very difficult decision for me to take. I had to thinking about it a lot. Luckily, the first  attempt was successful. Now I am very happy because I am pregnant (It Is 20 th week of pregnancy ). We both (me and my child are in good health). The child developing well. Everything is fine. I am so grateful to the doctor, the biologist and the coordinator from the the International Department of Dexeus Mujer Clinic for support,...

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