In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

What is In-Vitro Fertilisation?

In-Vitro Fertilisation is one of the most common Assisted Reproduction techniques. It consists in a laboratory oocyte’s fertilisation by a spermatozoon, and then, in a in utero transfer of the embryo or embryos.

So, the process of IVF consists in four phases: an ovarian stimulation, patient´s oocyte retrieval (puncture), in laboratory fertilisation, and at last the transfer in uterus (transfer).

Over the last few years In vitro- Fertilisation have been progressed and today offers very high pregnancy rates, whenever it is performed in a centre equipped to the highest standard. The keys of this success are the diagnosis, a personalized guidance and a good coordination by the medical team.

A correct diagnosis, a personalised guidance for each case and the coordination of the process by the medical team are key to success. It is also essential that it is carried out in a laboratory equipped with the most advanced technology for Reproductive Biology, allowing to obtain the most suitable eggs, sperm and embryos to achieve a pregnancy. Scroll the menu on the left to find practical information about all aspects of the IVF process: all you need to know before the first appointment and up to the day of the pregnancy test.

(Average of transferred embryos 1.2)

Global < 35 35-37 38-40 40-42
Pregnancy / cycle 72,1% 81,8% 68,1% 60,2% 50,0%
Twin pregnancies 3,9% 5,6% / – 5,6% / – 3,3% 0% / –

Cicles with PGT and embryo accumulation included

Institut Marquès
Patients who can freeze embryos after the transfer 73,1%
Average of frozen embryos 3,1%

Physician of the Year in Assisted Reproduction 2019

Dr. Marisa López-Teijón’s opinion

“We have just published a scientific study where we have observed that patients who monitor their embryos have better pregnancy rates and, furthermore, these increase in direct proportion to the number of times that they connect to be with them. The French Society of Reproduction has selected this research among the best three of this year!! As you know, patients in our centre have continuous access to the images of their embryos in real time through an online application (Embryomobile)”. Read more.

How is performed an In- Vitro Fertilisation?

The laboratory

Before to start an IVF cycle, it’s essential to receive a comprehensive information on the whole process in medical, biological, legal and psychological level. Furthermore, tests are required to understand the
characteristics of each couple, because is important to focus on each case to guarantee the quality of performance.

The In Vitro Fertilisation is a process that take place in phases; the first stage is the ovarian stimulation; then the oocyte retrieval, and third the In Vitro oocyte insemination, so at the end the embryos are transferred in the uterus of the patient.

Is In- Vitro Fertilisation a painful treatment?

IVF is not a painful treatment. When we ask to our patients, the majority agree the worst is the anxiety throughout the different phases of the cycle, especially when embryos are already transfer to the womb and one need to wait for the outcome. In order to be prepared we suggest to the couple to have a talk with a psychologist.