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Is IVF Fertility Treatment For Me?

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Is IVF fertility treatment for me?

Are you considering fertility treatment and do you know about the assisted fertilization method IVF? Cryos International is the world’s largest sperm bank and we will guide you through the main aspects of treatment with IVF.

What is IVF?
IVF stands for in vitro fertilization and it is a method of assisted fertilization in which sperm and eggs are combined in a laboratory. In vitro means “in a glass” because the egg is fertilized in a petri dish.

Is IVF for me?
Treatment with IVF can be a good option if you have problems with ovulation or egg quality, if you suffer from conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome or endometriosis or if your partner has problems with sperm count or motility.

The treatment is also an option if you are a single woman or a same-sex couple having treatment with IVF using a donor sperm.

How does IVF work?
For 8-14 days near the beginning of your menstrual cycle, you start taking fertility medication in the form of hormones to stimulate your ovaries to develop multiple mature eggs for fertilization (instead of just one).

While taking these medications, you visit your doctor’s office or clinic to have ultrasound measurements of your ovaries done. This allows your healthcare provider to monitor the development of the follicles.

When the eggs have matured in the ovaries, they are surgically aspirated by a doctor and afterwards the eggs are prepared for fertilization in a petri dish in a laboratory. Sperm cells will be placed together with the eggs in the petri dish for them to fertilize.

When the eggs and the sperm cells have fertilized, they form what is called embryos. The embryos are then placed in an incubator for 3-5 days until they have developed sufficiently. The embryologist selects the most viable embryo or embryos to place in the uterus. If the treatment is successful an embryo implants in the uterine wall and continues to grow into a baby.

Want to know more?
Now you know a little more about treatment with IVF and the possibilities it gives people who want a child. However, your local fertility clinic can give you much more guidance, and you are also always welcome to contact Cryos’ competent Customer Service for advice or read more about fertility treatment with donor sperm on Cryos’ blog.

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If You Wish To Get Pregnant Do Not Waste Time. Put Yourself In The Very Best Hands

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If You Wish To Get Pregnant Do Not Waste Time. Put Yourself In The Very Best Hands

Time-wasting is not an option when racing against the clock. When the aim of that race is to get pregnant, missed opportunities can never be recuperated. If a woman is of a certain age and not getting pregnant, there is only one sensible piece of advice: put yourself in the very best hands and do not leave what quality reproductive medicine can do for you to chance.

“The greater our ability to resolve issues, the more complicated the issues in the patients we treat become,” admits Instituto Bernabeu, a leading clinic for patients who, according to the statistics, have previously been unsuccessful an average of 2.5 times in courses of treatment performed by other clinics. These couples turn to Instituto Bernabeu looking for efficiency, effectiveness and quality. The clinic is convinced that personalisation and a comprehensive analysis of the patient are essential. Experience is also key. Each situation is studied in detail and the specialist then transmits the patient’s characteristics and needs to the medical committee and the case is studied and assessed. Gynaecologists, biologists, embryologists, geneticists, andrologists and pharmacists all play a role. This multi-disciplinary team helps the patient by pooling all its knowledge and using ground-breaking technology in order to achieve the desired pregnancy.

Understanding human reproduction requires sub-specialisation in each phase of the process so that personalised responses can be provided. Treatment cannot be generalised. Over a decade ago, Instituto Bernabeu was a pioneer in setting up different healthcare and research departments and these departments are continually updated and enriched with each new development. The clinic’s Implantation Failure and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Ovarian Reserve units, the unit that deals with immunology issues and the specialists in the impact of genetics in gametes and embryos are clear examples of this. Each unit is managed by experts in the field. Each couple is a world in itself and needs cannot be met using standard courses of treatment.

In a society where globalisation is a trend, health issues must be given the importance they deserve. Medicine must search for solutions suited to each patient. Personalisation is key and, with this in mind, Instituto Bernabeu invests heavily in on-going training for its entire team; leading technology; and a specific infrastructure that, furthermore, adheres to strict quality standards and performs external audits in order to verify the efficiency of each phase of the process.

Healthcare goes hand in hand with constant research. “Each couple teaches us something new. Each course of treatment opens up a door to understanding human reproduction. The challenge we face is amazing because we have to design the specific solution that each patient needs,” explains Dr Rafael Bernabeu. In 2017 alone, Instituto Bernabeu delivered over 25 scientific research projects that were accepted for presentations at leading international human reproduction congresses. They were all borne of the search for an answer.

Personalisation and use of the very latest developments can turn into the difference between getting pregnant or performing unsuccessful treatment.

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NEWS: Get access to adult photos of the Cryos sperm donors

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Adult Cryos Sperm Donors Photos

Viewing adult photos of Cryos sperm donors is now a reality. Visit dk.cryosinternational.com today and get access to the new feature.

At Cryos it is now possible to access adult photos of sperm donors on our website, thus adding another dimension to your search for the perfect donor.

The unique chance to see both childhood and adult photos of your sperm donor, provides you with a more comprehensive idea of who your sperm donor is and moreover of the features of your future child. We hope that this extra dimension will upgrade your experience making your decision of a sperm donor easier.

The 5-6 adult photos are taken by a professional photographer and are a part of the donors extended profile where you also have access to childhood photos, an audio recording of the donor’s voice, a handwritten message, an emotional intelligence profile, and finally our staff impressions of the donor, amongst other exclusive features.

The adult photos require special access on our website. Visit our website and find out more and get access to this new feature now.

Please note that the person in the photos is a model and not a Cryos donor.
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Conceive Plus Helping Couples Conceive Naturally

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There are many challenges faced by couples who want to get pregnant naturally to start or extend their existing family. Busy lifestyles, careers, buying a home, as well as everyday health concerns such as lack of sleep, poor diet and lack of exercise can create emotional stress or stress on the body, either of which can negatively affect the chance of conception.

Even the process of conception itself, the journey of the sperm to the egg is a complex feat of biology fraught with variables. Despite the stories, we read of how easy it is to get pregnant (and for some it is) statistically a couple in their twenties has a 20 to 25 percent chance of pregnancy each month. By 30, the chance of becoming pregnant in a given month lowers to around 15 percent and by 35, the likelihood is can be as low as 10 percent in any month.

When pregnancy does not occur as planned many couples can stress unnecessarily especially if there is a lack of education or understanding of fertility, such as the fertility period, the process of ovulation and the days that conception can occur.

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Stress can also lead to or exacerbate vaginal dryness and as a result, many trying to conceive couples experience a lack of natural fertile fluid (Cervical mucus). Cervical mucus plays a vital role in the process of conception by creating the optimal vaginal environment as well as facilitating the movement of sperm to the egg. Trying to conceive couples are 50% more likely than couples that are not trying to pregnant to experience Vaginal dryness and 75% couples experience vaginal dryness when trying to conceive.

Vaginal dryness is a cause of subfertility yet many couples do not even notice or understand that this can be a barrier to natural conception, traditionally a regular personal lubricant is used however these have been shown to damage sperm, are the formulated with the wrong PH (to acid) and wrong osmolarity (to thick), either damaging or creating a barrier to sperm and should not be used.

Studies also indicate that a man’s health affects his sperm in both quality and quantity, and low sperm counts and poor quality have a negative effect on the chance of conception.

Conceive Plus is isotonic formulated with the optimal PH and osmolarity to mimic natural cervical mucus with the added benefit of Calcium and Magnesium ions essential to support Conceive Plus formula matches natural fertile fluids, supplements moisture to support the K viability and motility of sperm, and bonding of the sperm to the egg.

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In independent studies, Conceive Plus is shown to be compatible with sperm and egg making it the lubricant of choice for couples who are trying to conceive.

Through an intimate understanding of personal lubricants, optimal vaginal health and fertility Sasmar’s team has developed the Conceive Plus range, a selection of products specially formulated for couples who have just started trying as well as those who have been trying to get pregnant for a while.

The newest edition Conceive Plus Fertility Support contains essential nutrients that prepare the body for conception including zinc, folic acid, iron, multivitamins and antioxidants in two speciality formulations for men and women.

See website for information and retailers.  Always read the label. Available from Lloyds Pharmacy, Amazon & Chemists conceiveplus.com

Available from Lloyds Pharmacy, Amazon & Chemists conceiveplus.com

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