FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In our consultation we will be happy to solve all the doubts and questions that may arise applied to your specific case. In addition, we provide you with the following section where you can consult the most common questions that our patients ask us.
Infertility is the inability of a couple to achieve a pregnancy after a year of sexual intercourse without using contraception of any kind. Infertility is the problem of couples who conceive, but whose pregnancies do not reach full term.
It is considered that a couple has problems of sterility if they have not achieved pregnancy after a year of regular relationships without using contraceptives. This does not prevent couples from going to specialized centers where they will be informed and advised about any questions that may arise. After that year, or 6 months for women over 35, you should go to a specialized center.
Approximately 15-20% of couples have sterility problems. In Spain that number means that some 800,000 couples suffer from any of these problems.
It is a center specialized in the study, diagnosis and treatment of the sterile couple that has a highly qualified team and the most modern facilities. In it tests are done to detect the possible causes of sterility and according to the diagnostic judgment, different treatments are carried out to alleviate this problem and obtain the desired result, a newborn at home, which is our main objective.
They are of a social nature and of a medical nature. Among the first are the delay in the search for offspring and the stress to which both men and women are subjected in daily life.
Among the general medical causes are feminine, masculine and mixed factors, as well as a small percentage of unknown cause.
Yes, a single woman can undergo RA treatment. A RA treatment can only be denied when the woman is not older than 18 years of age or when she is not in full capacity to act.
Of course, fertility treatments can be applied to different family models of our society, whether homosexual couples, heterosexuals or single women.
First, a basic study of sterility would have to be carried out on both partners, which would involve a series of visits to perform explorations, hormonal studies, seminogram of the male… and after these studies a technique could be started in the month following these tests.
They are Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Ovule Donation and Vitrification of Oocytes and Embryos.
The chances of success vary between different techniques and according to the age of the patients.
- Artificial Insemination: 12-30%
- IVF: 20-55%
- Ovodon: 60-70%
The odds increase when we add the frozen embryos of the same cycle.
The choice of technique to perform depends on each case, each one has its indications.
Artificial insemination consists of depositing selected and trained sperm inside the uterine cavity.
For its part, In Vitro Fertilization requires an ovarian puncture to extract the ovules developed after hormonal stimulation and subsequent fertilization in the laboratory. The formed embryos will be transferred to the woman’s uterus after several days in the incubator.
For a treatment, it usually takes about 6 visits to the Clinic, and since we are open all day continuously we can adapt to the schedule that suits the patients best.
It depends on each case, but the average number of ovules per puncture is usually 10 oocytes, of which about 70% are fertilized. It is important to know that not all the follicles that are observed in the controls will have an ovum inside, and that some may be immature.
All the good quality embryos left over from the Assisted Reproduction treatments are frozen for use in subsequent transferences without having to go through the whole process again.