Tag: beta-hCG hormone

Donor-sperm IVF in Spain

IVF using donor sperm

In which cases is donor-sperm IVF indicated? What is involved in the sperm donation process in accordance to the Spanish Law on Assisted Human Reproduction Techniques?

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Interview: Biochemical pregnancy

Dr Gorka Barrenetxea Ziarrusta explains what is a biochemical pregnancy

Dr. Gorka Barrenetxea explains us at the fertility clinic Reproducción Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) what stands for biochemical pregnancy as well as what is the impact of this type of miscarriage on future fertility.

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Waiting for AI results

Couple waiting for artificial insemination results

During the two-week wait after artificial insemination, women experience a series of very different feelings as well as strong emotions, since she will soon find out whether she is pregnant or not.

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Ectopic pregnancy

Beta-hCG blood test

It occurs when embryo implantation (the process by which the embryo enters the uterus through the endometrium) occurs outside the uterine cavity. Most cases of ectopic pregnancy occur in the Fallopian tubes.

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Gonadotropins are hormones secreted by the pituitary gland after the stimulation of GnRH pulses. Gonadotropins are produced by men and women and they regulate the reproductive cycle in both cases, although they do not have the same levels of gonadotropins and the actions regulated are different in each case. There are three types of gonadotropic hormones: FSH, LH, and hCG.

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Posology of GONAL-f

Gonal-f in assisted reproduction techniques

The necessary dose of Gonal-f which leads to the stimulation of the ovary depends on many factors such as woman’s age, her weight and if she suffers from some type of infertility.

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Coping with IVF failure

Sad woman

What to do if you have not become pregnant after in vitro fertilisation (IVF)? It can be a very difficult situation. Therefore, you have to be mentally prepared to cope with any outcome you get after a pregnancy test.

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