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Motherhood With Menopause



Motherhood with Menopause

At the age of 47, María had a successful career and a wish that had been put on hold, that of having children. She had always wanted to be a mother, but the time had never been right, she was waiting for the best occasion. She had hoped to have a stable partner with whom to share her maternity, but this was not to be. Since her desire for motherhood was so strong, she felt that age should not be a barrier. She knew she needed help and she did not hesitate to seek it at a reproductive medicine clinic. There, she discovered two things, that the menopause was knocking at her door and that, yes, with the menopause, she could be a mother.

We contacted the experts who deal with complex cases at Instituto Bernabeu, a clinic that specifically studies and provides a solution to cases of female infertility, including premature ovarian failure, when the patient has a poor ovarian reserve or has ceased to ovulate naturally. At the reproductive medicine clinic, they explain that the menopause is a physiological change that women usually experience between 45 and 55 years of age, a vital moment that nowadays usually coincides with the personal period of professional consolidation, but which biologically involves the end of menstruation and therefore the depletion of eggs or a reduction in their quality, “another natural stage for women,” as they say at Instituto Bernabeu.

If the patient has previously considered her future maternity and has had her eggs frozen, these can be used. If she has not done so, two main treatments are available to enable pregnancy to be achieved with menopause: egg donation and embryo adoption.

    • In egg donation, oocytes are donated and are subsequently fertilized with the partner’s sperm. Once the embryos have developed they are transferred to the mother’s womb. At Instituto Bernabeu each treatment is personalized, adapting it to the characteristics of each patient with the aim of achieving the best result. To this end, the gynaecologist will prepare the uterus hormonally to receive the embryo. The medication administered must be continued during the first weeks of pregnancy until the baby’s placenta is able to generate the hormones itself.
  • Another very interesting and economical alternative when there is no male partner is embryo donation, also known as embryo adoption.

The desire to be a mother is not limited by age and more and more women who have reached the menopause are attending the clinic to achieve motherhood. The circumstances of each person are very different. Sometimes, as in the case of María, because time passed by and the right partner did not arrive, on other occasions because the person has a new partner or other personal reasons. What they all have in common is that time is not seen as a barrier to achieving pregnancy. Instituto Bernabeu has an ethical limit to the age at which a woman may begin fertility treatment: 50 years. This is the maximum age at which the centre considers that a healthy pregnancy can be ensured, both for the mother and for the future baby.

For other cases, when the ovarian reserve or the egg quality is limited, even if the patient has not reached menopause, Instituto Bernabeu has a specific unit that provides a detailed and personalized response to these patients, opening up the possibility of offering many women the chance to be a mother with their own eggs.

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



Adult Cryos Sperm Donors Photos

Viewing adult photos of Cryos sperm donors is now a reality. Visit 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.

Conceive Plus

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.

Fertility Lubricant

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

Available from Lloyds Pharmacy, Amazon & Chemists

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Get Answers To All Your Questions About Donor Sperm At The Fertility Show London




The world’s largest sperm bank, Cryos International, is attending The Fertility Show London on the 3rd and 4th of November 2018. The event is for everyone who dreams of starting a family and seeks information on the subject. The Fertility Show London is the biggest live event where you can meet with top fertility experts and patients alike. Every year, The Fertility Show London has thousands of visitors who use the event as a place of learning and discovery before embarking on their fertility journeys. Cryos will be there to guide you at our stand H34.

What to expect:
At the London Fertility Show, you will have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive seminar program with over 50 lectures by leading experts, to visit exhibitors’ information stands to get the chance to speak face to face with clinics, doctors and specialists in fertility, and to meet like-minded people, who have made the same decisions as you and want to share their experience.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • ask your individual questions
  • meet specialists in person
  • get informed about the latest fertility research
  • hear from others who have been in your situation
  • learn more about safe fertility treatment
  • get advice from leading experts on and off stage
  • have a personal conversation with Cryos about your needs

Valid information and a safe environment
There is a lot of information available on the internet and you will probably spend months investigating the different options. Some of this information is unreliable or risky. Do not leave the most important decision in your life to chance. At the Fertility Show London, you can be sure that all information is scientifically validated.

The event will be conducted in a discreet and safe environment with no name badges so that you can feel comfortable asking questions and exploring your options for your fertility journey.

Visit Cryos’ stand
Cryos is the world’s largest sperm bank with the largest selection of sperm donors to choose from. We have more than 30 years of experience and we would love to share that knowledge with you. Visit Cryos’ stand H34 for an informal conversation and we will personally help guide you through your decisions.

Visit Cryos’ website here

We look forward to seeing you at our stand at The Fertility Show London 2018.

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