When should I call if I do not get pregnant?

In Fertilab we recommend checking if pregnancy is not achieved after one year regularly having sex without protection. When there is a suspicion that there may be a pre-condition in women and / or men, where there have been abortions or in cases where the woman’s age exceeds 39 years, should be consulted if, after 6 months having sex regularly, no pregnancy occurs.

Does it only happen to us?

Fertility problems affect between 35 and 70 million couples worldwide. Every year born an average of 90,000 children in Europe thanks to assisted reproduction techniques. In Spain, the data indicate an increase of infertility in recent years. We estimate that 19.2% suffer problems and we estimate that there are about 1 million couples affected.

Fertility problems are always the responsibility of women?

There are a number of circumstances that may decrease the reproducibility of the couple. These circumstances do not only affect women. Fertility is about two. The causes of infertility can be exclusively female (40% of cases), male (40% of cases) or mixed (both partners, 20%) root cause. These data indicate the need to simultaneously study each partner.

Why can't we have a child naturally?

One in five couples of childbearing age cannot get pregnant naturally or when they do, it does not develop properly until the end. In many cases there is a problem in man, either in quantity or quality of sperm. In others, the problem is with the woman, either by alterations of ovulation, tubal blockage. There are many other causes of infertility combined between man and woman. Each time the group of couples who know what causes sterility is lower.

In all cases we recommend consulting a specialist breeding center. In Fertilab believe it is very important to make a good diagnosis and confirm that after a fertility problem any pathology or other impairment of health is no secret. In most cases, there is a simple solution.

Who should be studied first, the woman or man?

It is essential to treat couples from the point of view of women gynecological and andrological from the point of view of man, in order to optimize results. So we understand this in Fertilab, that is why we have an andrologist and incorporate the andrological diagnosis of first level in our clinical protocols. In Fertilab during the diagnostic phase, the two partners is studied simultaneously according to protocols established for each pathology diagnoses. Once this phase, medical records are presented in the clinical committee for the team determine the therapeutic process to follow.

Can affect nerves and stress fertility?

Has been linked to anxiety and stress with decreased fertility, but it is difficult to assess to what extent may be decisive in achieving a pregnancy. What is perfectly clear is that regardless of that stress comes from work, social or family, infertility itself causes a state of anxiety that may impair relationships and quality of life of the couple. In Fertilab we offer our support team and coaching psychology in order to teach manage different emotions that arise during the process.

How food affects fertility?

A poor diet can affect fertility in men and women. When trying to get pregnant should eat healthy. It’s a good time to improve diet and aspire to achieve optimal nutrition. In Fertilab, we offer a number of nutritional advice and supplements we considered necessary for optimal reproductive function.

How can I have a child without a male partner?

If you do not have a male partner and have the desire to have children, you can feel the thrill of being a mother with the help of the Bank of sperm Fertilab. The Spanish law so permits.

If you have no problem to condition your fertility, we will be able to perform artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization (IVF) if you have blocked tubes or your ovarian reserve is low. Should always be used sperm bank sperm of anonymous origin.

If there is no possibility of getting own quality eggs (old age, menopause …), we can proceed to make a transfer of embryos from donor eggs and sperm from the sperm bank. We may also use embryos from couples who have completed a course of IVF and donated for adoption.

Do you always conducts an assisted reproduction technique or can be made simpler treatments?

In Fertilab work to identify the causes of infertility and offer diagnosis and treatment tailored to the needs of each person and each couple. Part of our work is done after medical consultation, clinical committee, where we put together all the data from patient records, review the diagnosis and try to find the most appropriate therapeutic option in order to get pregnant The simplest, physiological and economical. Medical treatment whenever feasible and there is a reasonable chance of success, you should try. Have the most modern and sophisticated technology to practice more complex techniques of reproduction does not imply that these should be the first therapeutic option.

Is it true that in vitro fertilization is a very stressful process?

Any process in which we place much hope can generate anxiety. In Fertilab we are aware of this and, therefore, all women and couples who begin a process of fertility us can benefit from the advice of our team of psychology and coaching. The emotional and psychological learning is a therapeutic tool that can help to live each phase of treatment in a more healthy and adaptive manner. This emotional and psychological learning can act also as an instrument of prevention and training can significantly improve the welfare and quality of life.

The psychologist-coach teaches how to manage the different emotions that stem from uncertainty generated by the process may appear, and offers resources and strategies to address each situation every day. The work of psychologist-coach adapts to the peculiarities of each person and pareja.¿Cuándo is indicated perform Artificial Insemination?

Artificial insemination is recommended for women under 40 with tubal patency checked and semen for recovering at least 3 million progressively motile sperm.

When is it not advisable to perform artificial insemination?

Artificial Insemination is not recommended when the chances of getting pregnant are very low. These determinants of low fertility are: female age, infertility of unknown cause or a very severe male factor. Artificial insemination is a simple technique of assisted reproduction but which, if unsuccessful, may involve a significant psychological strain on the couple.

In a process of in vitro fertilization, why do not always perform a sperm injection (ICSI) of all eggs?

Because not always the most sophisticated new technique is the best option. The ICSI, as all techniques, has its drawbacks since it requires conducting further manipulation of eggs and is more aggressive and less physiological. Some eggs and microinjection not withstand, however, properly fertilized by conventional IVF.


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