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    Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why

    Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why

Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why

the right time to get pregnantWhen a woman first starts trying to get pregnant, they know well who the main people in the process of creating a new being are: her partner and herself.

However, those who struggle with infertility and then start IVF soon realize that more than two people can be involved in making a baby.

Unfortunately, that moment often marks a shift of power – that is, when a couple begins the treatment they soon stop trusting in their own bodies and put all their hopes in the hands […]

  • The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me

    The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me

The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me

twin pregnancies risksWe’ve discussed in the last post how many women, especially those older than 35 or undergoing IVF treatments, wish to get pregnant with twins and I promised to further elaborate on that.

There are, indeed, ways of increasing the chance to conceive with twins: by certain lifestyle interventions and/or by artificial reproductive technologies.

But, before you take advantage of either approach (and they possibly kick in, producing not only twins, but also multiples), you need to be aware of the risks associated with twin pregnancies and then decide for yourself whether […]

  • My week at Dexeus, one of the top fertility-clinics in Europe My week at Dexeus, one of the top fertility-clinics in Europe

    My week at Dexeus, one of the top fertility-clinics in Europe

My week at Dexeus, one of the top fertility-clinics in Europe

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My mother was born here. I was born here. My two daughters were born here, says Sofia Veiga, international manager at the Dexeus Clinic for Women’s Health with lots of emotion in her voice.

This is how people normally talk about dear places from their childhood, but rarely about a university clinic, right?

But Dexeus, in Barcelona, is an exception. I met several of their co-workers about a year ago at a conference in Germany. We stayed in touch and in September this year, they invited me to visit […]