Author: Dexeus Mujer

Are you ready for IVF?

ANSWERS TO SOME COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT IVF It’s normal to be a bit nervous when starting IVF treatment. As well as concerns about the treatment itself, there is the uncertainty of whether your will be able to get pregnant. But you don’t need to put pressure on yourself. In fact, you can put your mind at ease. To help you, we have asked Dr Beatriz Álvaro from our centre’s Reproductive Medicine Unit to answer a few of the most common questions patients ask her. Do I have to start treatment on a particular day? Yes, in the first few days of...

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What are the chances of your child being born with a rare disease?

Dexeus Mujer offers its patients a genetic test to detect the most common hereditary diseases While most people will have heard of “rare diseases”, most of us are in the dark about them, unless we know somebody who is affected. However, the fact that these diseases are described as rare does not mean that they do not affect a lot people or that there are only a few. Over 6,000 rare diseases have been identified to date, and in Europe alone, 30 million people live with one. Furthermore, rare diseases can affect anyone, as they are usually caused by...

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Assisted reproduction: new research

Dexeus Mujer promotes research to improve infertility options Female infertility can have a number of causes: the woman may have reached the age of 40 (or be much older), they may have a low ovarian reserve, be in early menopause or have a poor response to hormonal stimulation treatments. As women, are we going about planning motherhood the wrong way? It isn’t so much a planning issue as it is a lack of information. Egg quality starts to plummet after age 36. What does ‘ovarian reserve’ mean? This term refers to the number and quality of antral follicles in...

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When is the best time to become a mother?

Postponing motherhood with egg freezing This is what actress Eva Longoria did and she has just given birth to her first child at age 43. Due to work commitments and contracts, the actress decided to freeze her eggs while she was working on the “Desperate Housewives” series. This way, she was able to delay motherhood. So what exactly is egg freezing? It involves extracting healthy eggs in order to freeze them using cryopreservation so that they can be used when needed. The ultra-fast freezing process is known as vitrification. The vitrified eggs are unharmed by the process and their conditions...

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