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Male Genes Involved in Recurrent Miscarriage

The chromosome study and paternal age are also factors to take into consideration when these types of problems occur. Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), or recurrent miscarriage, is three or more consecutive pregnancy losses before week 20 of gestation, with a

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When and why to undergo an endometrial biopsy

As specialists in assisted reproduction we are continuously researching new techniques to improve treatment success rates. Today we are going to talk about the benefits of an endometrial biopsy. What is the endometrium? Simply speaking, the endometrium is the active

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Why does advanced maternal age increase the risk of having a child with Down´s Syndrome?

We are always talking about the fact that Down´s Syndrome is more frequent in mothers of advanced maternal age, yet why is this? When we are born, women – unlike men – already have all of the eggs that we

Posted in Fertility, Gynaecology, Obstetrics

Why do we have ovarian cysts?

Often our patients worry when during routine gynaecological check-ups or ultrasounds a cyst is found in one of their ovaries. Yet, we see these differently when we understand how and why they occur. So, what is an ovarian cyst? A

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When children do not come

The months pass and pregnancy remains elusive. A sensation develops at the very heart of a couple, a complex and confusing situation. If we add the emotional and cultural pressure of the world around us constantly asking, “so… when are

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I have endometriosis. Can I be a mother?

Fertility is a subject that, to a certain extent, worries all women, but for those women with endometriosis it is something that is even more relevant. Endometriosis is not a synonym for infertility, but it is well-known that women with

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Oncoplastic surgery for breast cancer: healing without mutilation

Today, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, although it can also occasionally occur in men. Self-awareness amongst women, information and prevention campaigns and the improvement in diagnostic techniques mean that breast cancer can now be

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Tomorrow´s children with your eggs from today.

Throughout the history of humanity, people have put forward events, which really have marked turning points in society.  In terms of contemporary milestones these days, they may even go unnoticed.

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Eating ham during pregnancy? – Yes, but only quality ham.

It´s said when a woman becomes pregnant she must avoid eating ham and stay away from cats.  However, what’s true about this warning?  Is there real scientific evidence which prohibits or permits eating ham and affects women´s contact with cats

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Does coffee consumption during breastfeeding affect baby’s sleep?

We’re sure for many mums that they’ve had this doubt over the effects of caffeine on their baby.  Regarding baby’s sleep, it appears that a moderate quantity of coffee doesn’t have an effect.

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