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Becoming parents with HIV: a reality

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is considered one of the most serious and tragic epidemics of the twentieth century. It is caused by the HIV virus and affects both men and women. It possible to contract it through sexual relations, blood,

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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

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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IVF without the hormones: IVF natural cycle.

In 20 years working in gynaecology, you realise that although reproduction problems are a problem of two partners, almost always, it’s the woman who puts up with the treatment. Although we have greatly improved pharmaceutical preparations, for a better tolerance

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Having children after overcoming cancer

The 4th February was World Cancer Day and here from our little plot of turf, we also want to do our bit. What can an Assisted Reproduction centre do in the fight against cancer?  This is the first question we’re

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Carlos, the brother waiting to be born

My name is Carlos, I was born 3 months ago, but now it seems a lot longer.  I was born from some vitrified embryos.  My mum, after the long hard years of waiting to become a mum, decided to go

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When do we have to start going to the gynaecologist?

Many girls have this doubt: when to go to a consultation for the first time and for what reasons?  The answer is actually simple: as in reality, there is no minimum age.  Smear tests can be carried out from once

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Influence of lifestyle on male infertility

Does diet affect fertility? Obesity has been clearly linked to the poor production in spermatozoa.  Overweight men who are interested in the optimizing their fertility must reach the ideal body weight.  Antioxidants, such as vitamin E and C, you can

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