In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is one of the most widely used techniques in Assisted Reproduction. It consists of fertilising the oocyte with the sperm in the laboratory and then transferring the resulting embryo or embryos to the uterus of the patient.
The IVF process consists of four phases: ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval (pick-up) of the patient’s oocytes, fertilisation in the laboratory and finally the transfer into the uterus (embryo transfer).
IVF with own eggs and donor sperm is indicated for single women or women whose partner does not have quality sperm. Artificial Insemination is ruled out and In Vitro Fertilisation is recommended in the following cases:
The pregnancy rate per cycle refers to pregnancies achieved with embryos generated in the same oocyte retrieval or pick-up. This includes the transfer of fresh embryos and possible frozen embryos. In the case of IVF with own eggs, our pregnancy rate is 85% by transferring a single embryo in 90% of the cases.
In this way, we have shown that the transfer of a single blastocyst (embryo on its fifth day of development) improves success rates.
In Vitro Fertilisation has advanced a lot in recent years and today it offers very high pregnancy rates as long as it is performed in a qualified centre. Diagnosis, personalised guidance and the coordination of the medical team are key to the success of the process. It is also essential that it is carried out in a laboratory equipped with advanced technology in Reproductive Biology, which allows to obtain the most suitable embryos to achieve a pregnancy.
In Barcelona, and as a project of Institut Marquès, we have our sperm bank with more than 2,000 premium donors. They are anonymous donors, as the Spanish law 14/2006 of May 14 on assisted human reproduction techniques establishes that donation must be anonymous, voluntary, informed and unpaid.
As we have our own sperm bank, we know the donors and select only the best. They are young people who decide to donate to help other people to build a family and who must undergo exhaustive medical and psychological tests. We also have all the phenotypes to find the most suitable donor for each case. It is the doctor himself who will be in charge of choosing the best fitting sperm donor for you, taking into account your physical features and the hereditary traits of your personality. We look for the perfect match.
If you prefer to personally choose your donor (non-anonymous donor) or do your treatment with the sperm of a family member or friend (known donor) we can help you, we collaborate with the best clinics.