Author: Dexeus Mujer

For mothers aged 40 or over: what you need to know

Motherhood after age 40: probabilities and risks It can be done. But if you decide to start a family when you are older, it is very important to be well-informed and to know your realistic chances of getting pregnant, whether naturally or with the help of assisted reproductive techniques. In these cases, time is also a key factor. Dr Jorge Rodríguez Purata, an expert in reproductive medicine from Dexeus Mujer, answers a few key questions. Age: where is the limit? In general, doctors consider a woman to be “older” when she has a child at over 38 years of age....

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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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