You only need to visit to Ginemed once.
The pre-treatment tests can be sent by email, fax or brought to the free initial information consultation.
We evaluate your results and programme the treatment for the date of your choice.
The treatment controls can be done in your home country.
As this is a treatment that involves both members of the couple, it should be synchronised. In the majority of cases this will involve taking contraceptive pills. Through this we can adapt to your obligations and give you time to organise your trip, reserve hotels and plan your days off work, etc...
The treatment begins on the 2nd or 3rd day of the menstrual cycle. For the woman providing the eggs, the preparation consists of an ovarian stimulation in order to produce mature eggs. At the same time, the woman receiving the embryos prepares her endometrial lining to receive the embryos.
In both cases, two or three ultrasounds are necessary. This phase usually lasts between 12 and 14 days.
Egg retrieval is carried out vaginally under continuous ultrasound guidance. The aspirated liquid is processed immediately by our laboratory, which is located next to our surgical room, in order to obtain the eggs.
The same day as the egg retrieval the partner who will receive the embryos begins a treatment of progesterone to prepare her endometrium
Fertilisation is always carried out via ICSI, the microinjection of the sperm. This consists of introducing the spermatozoid into the egg with the help of a micro needle. Following the egg fertilisation, the embryos will remain in the laboratory for a few days in special culture mediums. Our embryologists will decide, (taking into account the development of the embryos) when the best moment is to transfer the embryos. In select cases, to improve results, special laboratory techniques can be used to improve the results
This consists of placing the embryo into the uterus through a thin catheter introduced into the cervix. It is not painful and is normally carried out 2-6 days following the egg retrieval; usually on the third day. Spanish legislation allows up to three embryos to be transferred.
Following the embryo transfer, we recommend that you rest for the remainder of the transfer day and only carry out relaxed activities the following day; later you can return to normal life. There are no problems with transport, including travelling by plane. We recommend avoiding strenuous activities and competitive sports for two weeks after the transfer. Normally, we prescribe a treatment of vaginal progesterone, beginning the day of the egg donation. We also recommend taking folic acid.
12 days after the embryo transfer, a blood analysis (B-HCG) is carried out to confirm the pregnancy. Do not suspend the medication without instruction from your gynaecologist, regardless of the results.
15 days after the B-HCG analysis, an ultrasound scan must be carried out to confirm the gestation (single or multiple) and to confirm the presence of a fetal heartbeat.
Sperm donation is a voluntary, anonymous and altruistic act and therefore Spanish law does not allow the recipient to provide or choose their own donor. We are only able to provide general information about the donor (and never reveal their identity).
All donors must be of legal age and have passed a series of tests to rule out: immunological, genetic and hereditary illnesses, and infectious and transmissible diseases.
The responsibility for selecting the donor lies with the medical team, who are duty bound to find the donor who best meets the characteristics for each individual case.
Neither the woman, nor her partner (if she has one) can refute parentage of any child born.
In Spain, The maximum number of children born from each donor is six.
Any viable pre-embryos, which have not been transferred, must be vitrified (Act 14/2006).
Vitrification consists of freezing the pre-embryos instantaneously; this prevents the formation of ice crystals and, as a result, the risk of damage to the cellular structures of the embryos when they are thawed practically disappears.
Thanks to the advanced vitrification techniques that Ginemed uses, the survival of the pre-embryos during the thawing, following vitrification, is practically 100%.
We are obtaining practically identical pregnancy rates in vitrified cycles as we are in cycles using fresh embryos.
In Ginemed, we have pregnancy rates of around 50% in IVF-ICSI treatments, these are pregnancies confirmed by a fetal heartbeat via ultrasound control. Results depend substantially on the age of the woman providing the eggs and other relevant factors that might have indicated this as the treatment of choice. Results also depend on the number of embryos transferred.