The Good, The Bad And The Baby Maker – Embryo Quality – Grading Systems

Andrea Sánchez Freire provides a comprehensive discussion on the embryo quality guide. Accompanying the text is a detailed, hand-drawn presentation depicting various stages of blastocysts.

Embryologists play a critical role in IVF clinics, we are the firts babysitters from day 0 (fertilization day) to day 6 of embryo development. We evaluate the embryos in culture first thing in the morning, observing them one by one and writing down all the relevant information. Each embryo requires its evaluation time and professional […]

When hormones are affecting your fertility

Fertility tests explained

If you have been trying to conceive for a while, you may be wondering what might be affecting your fertility. Hormonal imbalances are the leading cause of infertility in women, with 25% of women presenting infrequent or absent ovulation. It is also responsible for 5% of infertility in men. In this article we talk about […]

Fertility testing before IVF: what to expect

IVF tests before the cycle

If you have been trying to conceive for a while, and have been advised you may need fertility treatment, you may be wondering what tests are required before treatment can start. These tests are an important part of fertility treatment and will help doctors personalise your care and advise on the treatment that is most […]

The journey that led us to the best souvenir ever – baby Luna

The journey that led us to the best souvenir ever - baby Luna 3

Here we are – THE END… of the journey – oh no, this is the end of the chapter “The journey that led us to the best souvenir ever – baby Luna”. Stacey & Kurt were successful with their application for a free IVF cycle with our Spanish clinic partner University Hospital Quironsalud Madrid last year. NEW […]

8 Tips for Finding the Best Surrogacy Agency

8 Tips for Finding the Best Surrogacy Agency

Whether you’re planning to grow your family as intended parents or you want to give the gift of life as a surrogate, choosing the right surrogate agency is essential. You want a company that cares about you and will help you along every step of the way. The best surrogacy agencies will help you find […]

Best IVF apps for 2024

The article explores the landscape of infertility apps. Accompanying the text is an image capturing a woman engrossed in her phone.

Like any invasive medical procedure, IVF treatment can be complex and for anyone considering it or undergoing it, there might be a number of questions, issues, or concerns that might require addressing prior, during or after the procedure. Patients may also require support during what is naturally an extremely fraught and potentially anxious laden time. […]

Fertility Journey Patient’s Case Study – Stacey and Kurt from the UK

Fertility Road Patients Case Study

About the couple Stacey and Kurt contacted us (University Hospital Quironsalud Madrid) from the UK. They were deeply emotionally affected for a year after their previous unsuccessful IVF cycle in Birmingham in 2019. Our first meeting was a Zoom video consultation of about an hour on Sept 20. She was a young 29y woman coming […]

Endometriosis, Infertility and IVF

Endometriosis, Infertility and IVF 8

Endometriosis – What is it? Endometriosis can be an overwhelming diagnosis. It is an often a painful and life altering condition in which endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, develops outside of the uterine cavity in abnormal locations such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and abdominal cavity.1 This tissue responds during the menstrual normal […]

Infertility issues – FertiAlly – Signposting with Experience

Fertility Questions Answered by Top Experts

Once you have emotionally accepted a diagnosis of infertility it is wise to take some time out to carefully consider your next steps. You will have to consider what options you have, the treatments available, their success rates, their cost or possibly whether to consider an alternative path which does not involve treatment at all. Whatever […]

The Path To And Through Infertility Counselling

The Path To And Through Infertility Counselling

I have just attended a fantastic two day Foundation Course for Infertility Counselling CPCAB Accredited (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body).  This was run by the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA). BICA is a registered charity and the only professional infertility counselling Association recognised by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and the British […]

Ovulation Symptoms – a Complete Guide

The article delves into the nuanced topic of symptoms right before ovulation. Accompanying the text is a photo of a hand-drawn chart, visually depicting the fluctuating symptoms.

This post will help you understand ovulation and ovulation symptoms that occur during your menstrual cycle. At the beginning of your cycle follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is produced by the pituitary gland in your brain. Each follicle contains one immature egg. Ovulation occurs when an egg is released from one of your ovaries. Ovulation typically […]

What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

Dr. Marilyn Glenville provides insights into Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). The accompanying image depicts a woman clutching her stomach in pain.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that affects 5 to 10 percent of women of reproductive age across the world, and results in irregular or absent periods, acne, excess body hair and weight gain. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is also a major cause of infertility and yet is frequently misdiagnosed and often missed completely. […]

Spanish fertility clinic UR HLA Vistahermosa – Our Guarantee to You

Spanish fertility clinic UR HLA Vistahermosa - Our Guarantee to You

From its commitment to innovation, quality and excellence through to its Refunding guarantee programme UR HLA Vistahermosa has established itself as one of the most prestigious providers of fertility treatment in Spain. UR HLA Vistahermosa is one of the 2019 Fertility Road Fertility Journey partners and here, Business Development Director, Salomé López Garrido outlines some […]

Emilia Bechrakis shares her personal IVF journey via her new YouTube channel

The article shares Emilia Bechrakis' personal IVF story, offering a glimpse into her journey. The accompanying image features the loving couple.

If you’re a fan of Million Dollar Listing New York like me then you definitely wouldn’t have missed the love story between Ryan Serhant and his now-wife Emilia Bechrakis. From the moment Emilia appeared on screen, it was clear that they were a perfect match and of course would provide great TV for us die-hard […]

Fertility Journey partner Klinikk Hausken is pleased to welcome Kirsty and Steven

Kirsty & Steven

We were so pleased to welcome Kirsty and Steven for an initial consultation in August at which our Medical Director and IVF specialist Dr. Hausken was able to delve deeper in to their medical history and conduct all the necessary all the tests, examinations and analysis needed to put together a “bespoke” treatment plan.   The […]

FIV Marbella couple Keri & Kevin are pregnant

Keri & Kevin Consultation

Keri & Kevin Share return from FIV Marbella and wait …  When we sit down and think about it, Kev and I both said we cannot believe it has only been 5 months since we began our story with FIV Marbella. Time has completely flown by and it only seems like yesterday that we had […]

The new challenges of assisted reproduction

The new challenges of assisted reproduction

Do you know what are currently the main infertility problems and the primary reasons why treatments fail?  In this article, experts from the Dexeus Mujer centre in Barcelona address and answer these issues.  Having children is not always easy, and the fact that many women delay their maternity complicates it even more, since from 35 […]

The Fertility Journey Continues for Kirstie & Chris

Kirstie & Chris Fertility Journey

Many Fertility Road’s readers will be acquainted with Kirstie and Chris’ Fertility Journey to date. Diagnosed with premature ovarian failure in her teens, and now in her 20’s Kirstie was our youngest Journey participant. We have been following the couple’s journey which has taken them from Northern Ireland to Spain via the Greek Isles.  Following […]

10 historical facts you never knew about surrogacy – from the Bible till now

10 historical facts you never knew about surrogacy - from the Bible till now 26

Surrogates have been crucial in the making of families from the beginnings of human history – from the ancient Middle East to the Spanish Royalty in the 12th siècle, to today. Even though it is not a new concept, surrogacy’s landscape has been evolving in line with the evolution of reproductive technologies. Biblical Times The […]

Sarah & Joe are back in Barcelona ready for their transfer

Sarah & Joe are back in Barcelona ready for their transfer 30

It’s time. After their first visit to Dexeus Mujer, Sarah and Joe are back in Barcelona. They are very excited, and so are we. They have a donor who is genetically compatible with Joe and similar in appearance to Sarah, and the procedure to extract her eggs is in the diary. The exact extraction date […]

Fertility Clinics – the good, the bad and the ugly

Fertility Clinic

My first experience of a fertility clinic was disastrous. I was forced to undergo invasive treatment in a hospital corridor and ended up refusing to go through with it and walking out. The clinic never contacted us again and we never went back. Let’s just say it wasn’t an auspicious start. Since then I have […]

The story of Cheryl and her little Luca at Clinica Tambre

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After two failed pregnancy attempts with her own eggs, Cheryl came to the conclusion that it was unlikely that she would conceive in that way. For her and her partner, it was hard to digest but they were not willing to give up on their dream of raising a family. It was her doctor who […]

UR Vistahermosa Announce Their Chosen Patient And Offer Free Consultations

UR Vistahermosa Announce Their Chosen Patient And Offer Free Consultations

Leading Spanish clinic UR Vistahermosa in Alicante is one of the most advanced units in Europe. With an enviable record of working in the fertility field for over thirty years it has built an outstanding reputation. We are pleased to announce the result of their first Fertility Journey. The decision to select someone to benefit […]

Kirstie & Chris… We truly believe one day our dream WILL come true

Kristie & Chris... We truly believe one day our dream WILL come true

Journey Couple Kirstie and Chris Share Devastating News. I stayed off work during the 2 week wait in the hope that this would help me relax and make sure my body was ready for the implanting embryo. I have been through the 2 week wait twice before so it was nothing new. I resisted any […]

Dexeus Mujer – What Happens Behind The Door of The ART Laboratory?

Sarah Joe Dexeus Mujer

The Dexeus Mujer team bring us news of their Fertility journey patients. We have all heard about assisted reproduction treatments but how is each case addressed? Which are the key things that facilitate success? The Dexeus Mujer team explain how they work in their centre and which measures they put in place in order that […]

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