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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Assisted Reproduction?

Assisted reproduction is a relatively new term in medicine and it refers to procedures that are intended to help and assist couples that have difficulties o are unable of obtained pregnancies naturally. By definition, assisted reproduction is the technique of treating infertility with the manipulation of the gametes. Basically, there are two main types of procedures in assisted reproduction: Artificial Insemination (AI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).


What treatments of Assisted Reproduction exist?

There are several types of treatments for assisted reproduction and due to scientific advances the probabilities of conceiving with the aid of these treatments have increased in recent years. After the diagnosis phase, in which the couple is evaluated to determine the causes on infertility or sterility, the doctor would recommend the assisted reproduction technique that is more appropriate. In some cases, the doctor might suggest to start using the most simple techniques and only in case that these do not have positive outcomes the more advance techniques could be used until pregnancy is obtained.


How long does the treatment involve?

The treatment takes between 1 and 2 months. In the first month of performance of different studies for the assessment and diagnosis of the couple. Once you have obtained these results starting treatment, which can last a month depending on the type of treatment.

What are the chances I have of getting pregnant?

Our pregnancy success statistics are within global levels. This may review our statistics.


Are medications used for women stimuli cause cancer?

In the various studies which have been carried out worldwide on this issue, it has been found that the use of these drugs causes cancer.

How much risk there is of having a multiple pregnancy?

Multiple pregnancy risks are very low, as in IVF or ICSI procedures only transfer a maximum of 2 embryos.

Is it possible to choose the sex of the baby using these procedures?

Today, advanced techniques do allow preimplantation genetic diagnosis to determine the sex of embryos.

Is it possible to have a baby, if I have tubes tied?

It is possible through an IVF procedure, which involves extracting and fertilize your eggs in the laboratory with a sample of your husband and then transferring the embryo to the uterus.


Is it true that the eggs are finished when you done these treatments?

No way, there are thousands of primordial ova in both ovaries.

What is the difference between sterility and infertility?

In general sterility and infertility terms are used synonymously to define couples who have trouble having a child, but medically there are key differences: Infertility is the inability to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of intercourse without the use of contraceptives. Infertility change refers to the inability to carry a pregnancy to term.


What are the most common causes of Female Infertility?

The most common causes of infertility or sterility in women, are divided into 4 categories: Causes Ovarian, Tubal Causes, Causes Causes Uterine and Cervical.


What is endometriosis?

The tissue that lines the uterus is called the endometrium and falling every month in menstruation. The implementation of off-site endometrium is called endometriosis and its location is usually in the pelvis and can invade and damage nearby tissues of the pelvic architecture by inflammatory processes and is one of the leading causes of infertility.


What are the most common causes of male infertility?

For men, the most common causes of infertility or sterility are divided into two groups: Sperm and Disorders Genital abnormalities.


What is Varicocele in males?

Are varicose veins that collect blood going to the testes and these varices slow the flow of blood and alter the formation of sperm.


In general, what factors affect my fertility?

There are several factors that affect fertility both men and women. These factors include: feeding problems, weight problems, cigarette smoking, alcohol, suffering from diseases like diabetes, among others.


Does age diminish my fertility?

Yes. Women are estimated to have a 25% chance of pregnancy per month in a sexual relationship maintained at the time of ovulation. After 35 years, the probability of pregnancy lower than 10%, and after 40 years of age, the probability decreases to less than 5% per month.


How long should I wait to worry about my fertility?

If you have not achieved a pregnancy after 12 months of intercourse without using contraceptives, then you should see a specialist. If you're over 35, you can see a specialist after 6 months of not getting pregnant.


What is the procedure of couple evaluation that INNAIFEST used?

Our procedure of couple evaluation is used to evaluate the couple with fertility problems to determine the technical and assisted reproductive treatment to follow. The evaluation process that we follow the couple in our Clinical Treatment of Infertility and Assisted Reproduction is as follows:
- Medical History
- Diagnostic Studies


What I can do to maximize my chances of pregnancy?

You can maximize your chances of pregnancy with small changes in your lifestyle, which includes good nutrition, exercise, sleep well, stay relaxed, and so on.


How I can keep my relationship strong during fertility treatment?

Infertile couples speak of feelings of anger, guilt, frustration, isolation, failure, grief, anxiety, reduced self-esteem and quality of life. For all this is the crucial importance of maintaining a strong relationship with the couple, in which there is a lot of support and understanding.