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Assisted reproduction technologies

The technology in assisted reproduction, together with medical advances, have aided through the procreation of couples when years ago, for different reasons, they wouldn’t have been able to have a biological offspring.

Infertility is a problem that affects up to 15% of population, either when it comes to conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy until the end. Infertility is not a current problem, since medical terms can be found in multiple historical periods where problems are mentioned when conceiving a child.

Current medical and technological advances are very complete and range from the genetic research of the parents to avoid more than 300 genetic diseases, until obtaining the best embryo to be transplanted.

At Reproclinic we include the necessary techniques within the cost of treatment to maximize the chances of pregnancy.


What are the most commonly used laboratory techniques?

There are recurrent laboratory techniques depending on the TYPE of infertility that the couple or the woman has when performing an in vitro fertilization:

  • ICSI

ICSI is the IVF technique in which fertilization takes place in the laboratory. This process is performed by means of a micropipette that facilitates the entry of the sperm into the ovule.

  • Assisted hatching

Assisted hatching is an IVF technique based on making a tiny hole in the protective layer of the embryo (zona pellucida) so that it can be implanted in the uterus.

Often the embryo can not break the zona pellucida by itself and is trapped, thus preventing it from reaching the uterus.

  • Embryonic makeup

Embryonic makeup is a technique used in the laboratory in IVF processes. This method consists on making a small hole in the zona pellucida and sucking the fragments that are in it, thus improving the possibilities of evolution of the embryo.

Together with these laboratory techniques, Reproclinic performs different genetic analysis of embryos and gametes to maximize the chances of a healthy baby being born.


What genetic tests can be performed in a fertility treatment?

  • Genetic diagnosis of embryos

With this method the embryos are genetically analyzed before starting the transfer to know which is the most indicated. The analysis is carried out by means of an embryo biopsy that consists of obtaining cells from the embryo when it is only 5 days old (blastocyst).

  • Genetic compatibility study

Through the study of genetic compatibility, we genetically analyze the compatibility of donors and partners, diagnosing more than 300 recessive diseases.

At Reproclinic, donors go through a strict selection process for our sperm and egg with the intention of maximizing the chances of a healthy child’s birth.

  • Screening of recessive diseases

This genetic test is done to both couple members before pregnancy, to diagnose more than 300 recessive genetic diseases and thus avoid the transfer of the disease to the baby.

  • Non-invasive prenatal test

Thanks to the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) you can enjoy a more relaxed pregnancy thanks to a throughout blood test of the mother (in the first weeks of pregnancy)  where it can be guaranteed that there are no diseases in the fetus.

All these technological advances have allowed, not only to enable couples to conceive, but to maximize the possibilities of giving birth to a healthy baby. At Reproclinic we are committed to the most advanced technology, a team of experienced professionals and a comprehensive legislation that allows us to give all family models the opportunity to become parents.

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