Phi Fertility Blog

All the latest news from the world of fertility


On Phi Fertility website we wanted to have a section to show different news and trends of the sector. Our intention is to treat several topics such as new advances in reproduction techniques, new materials and medicines for your treatments, or articles with a different approach to the expectation of being first-time parents. We believe that all fields have their importance and we want to approach them with professionalism and a personal touch.

Explaining In Vitro Origin to Children: A Guide by Merche Cimas.

In a world where assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) are booming, many parents are faced with the important task of explaining their unique origins to their children and explaining their in vitro origins to their children. Here is a clear and compassionate guide to approaching this conversation.

Importance of Transparency:

From a psychological perspective,

Fertility After 40: Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities

Motherhood has undergone a significant transformation in recent decades. More and more women are postponing the decision to have children until after the age of 40, which has led to a growing concern and attention to fertility in this age group. In this article, we will address the challenges and opportunities related to fertility after 40,

Ovarian Reserve: Strategies for Preserving Fertility

Ovarian reserve is a critical component of a woman’s reproductive health and a determining factor in her ability to conceive. The quantity and quality of available eggs are essential for successful fertilization and a healthy pregnancy. In this article, we will explore ovarian reserve in depth, including what it is, how it is measured, what the normal values are,


Spain is the country with the highest number of egg donations in Europe. 30% of ovodonation cycles
ovodonation cycles
in Europe are performed in Spain. Our country is a leader in assisted reproduction techniques , in addition to having a large network of professionals, it has one of the most advanced assisted reproduction laws in the world.


According to data from the NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics of the United States), 62% of the female population between 15 and 44 years of age uses contraceptive methods. Today, there is a wide variety of contraceptives for women that ensure almost 100% freedom from pregnancy. They range from the most complex (such as tubal ligation,


It has been described that the implantation of an embryo in the maternal uterus is considered a successful allograft. In the fetus, half of its genetic information belongs to the father, and as a consequence half of its antigens should be recognized as foreign by the mother’s immune system. We know that the mammalian placenta has developed two fundamental functions during evolution,


The Vithas Fertility Center specializes in the analysis and implementation of different treatments adapted to each patient’s post-cancer situation.

October 19, International Breast Cancer Day, is an opportunity to reflect on the most common malignancy affecting women today. It’s important that, after the initial shock of the news, patients set themselves challenges and plans for the future that will give them extra motivation during treatment.

Challenges of Endometriosis in Fertility

Endometriosis is a chronic medical condition that affects millions of women worldwide. Not only is it a common cause of chronic pelvic pain, but it has also been associated with significant fertility challenges. In this article, we will explore in detail what endometriosis is, its symptoms, causes and available treatment strategies. In addition, we will provide updated information on how this condition affects fertility and address some frequently asked questions related to endometriosis.

The Role of Counseling in the Fertility Journey: Taking Care of Your Emotional Well-Being

The journey to parenthood through fertility is an emotionally challenging one, often involving a roller coaster of emotions. At Phi Fertility, we deeply understand the importance of caring for the emotional well-being of our patients. In this article, we will explore the critical role of counseling in the fertility journey and how emotional support can make a significant difference in the process.

Addressing Male Infertility: Options and Solutions

Infertility is a challenge that affects many couples and individuals who dream of starting a family. It is often associated primarily with women, but it is important to note that male infertility is a significant cause of fertility problems. At Phi Fertility, we understand the importance of approaching infertility from a male perspective. In this article,

IVF Step-by-Step: A Journey to Parenthood

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the most advanced and effective assisted reproductive techniques available for those facing challenges on their path to parenthood. Phi Fertility has witnessed countless success stories and has supported many couples and individuals on their journey to parenthood.

In this article, we will take you through the entire process of an IVF cycle,


Increasing number of patients requiring egg or sperm donation to achieve full-term pregnancies

Is there anything more rewarding than helping others achieve their dream of starting a family?

Spain is one of the European countries with the highest number of egg and sperm donations, and this is great news for those patients who must undergo egg and sperm donation.


Vithas Fertility Center provides tips to make pregnancy easier for expectant parents

With the beginning of the new year, many couples decide to embark on the adventure of becoming parents. But, once the decision has been made, are there techniques that will help to achieve the purpose? From Vithas Fertility Center,


Although the terms sterility and infertility are often used as synonyms, according to the SEF (Spanish Fertility Society), sterility is defined as the inability to achieve gestation after one year of sexual intercourse with normal frequency and without the use of any contraceptive method. On the other hand, infertility
is understood as the inability to achieve gestations capable of progressing to fetal viability.


Generally, patients have doubts about different topics related to the work that embryologists do, about their embryos, their development and their quality, as well as many other topics that are described below:

What is REM? Is it a decisive factor to perform one technique or another of Assisted Reproduction?

The REM allows us to know the value of sperm concentration and the percentage of sperm with progressive motility.


There are many myths that can be heard every day about reproduction in our daily life, so we want to explain what is really true in this “True or False?

1. When you have children through assisted reproduction, multiple pregnancies and premature births occur.



Today a woman in her forties is in one of her prime.

At this stage of their lives, they usually have a stable employment, financial and emotional situation and a good state of health. This leads more and more women to postpone childbearing at this age.

We all know someone in their 40s who has become pregnant spontaneously and had a problem-free pregnancy.


Freezing eggs or sperm for future parenthood is an increasingly common option. For different reasons, both men and women may wish to postpone paternity or maternity, respectively, without losing the quality of their gametes, that is, their eggs and sperm, due to the passage of time or due to treatments or surgeries that are harmful to their fertility.


Implantation bleeding is not a cause for concern; on the contrary, it is usually one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. It is a subtle bleeding that usually serves as a warning sign for women who are trying to conceive a baby, and is usually mistaken for menstruation.

In this publication we present all the aspects you should know about this sign or symptom,


The menstrual cycle is a female process that accompanies women for a long period of their existence. It is thanks to this process that there is the possibility of creating new lives when they become pregnant and reach nine months of gestation.

To understand a little more about this cycle,


An ectopic pregnancy is usually an unpleasant situation for the woman because of all that it implies, but once it is overcome, a standard pregnancy can be attempted without setbacks.

In order for you to know a little more about this type of pregnancy, we share the corresponding details.


There are several factors that can negatively influence the fertile potential of men, and one of these factors is diabetes. Although it is a somewhat unknown topic, the relationship between diabetes and male fertility is a reality that should be considered by the male gender when validating their overall health.

When the future father suspects that he suffers from this disease,


There are several aspects to be assessed or taken into account when planning to conceive a new life. In addition to the good health of both parents, factors such as FSH and fertility hormone, which is found in both men and women and plays a relevant role in the process of fertilization and procreation,

Becoming a mother with tubal ligation

Although many women opt for tubal ligation as a method of contraception, they should be aware that this procedure can sometimes fail. That is why any decision regarding parenthood and tubal ligation must be made conscientiously.

This contraceptive mechanism can be effective if executed correctly, but the woman must also take into account several aspects to contribute to its effectiveness.

Becoming pregnant and having your period days early

The human organism is a well-oiled and functional machine, which is also incredibly complex. Although scientifically and medically almost all its action and functioning has been understood, there are still aspects that break the known norms or standards.

In a woman’s body, non-standard events may occur, such as becoming pregnant and menstruating days earlier.

Medications that can be taken during pregnancy

During pregnancy, medical professionals usually advise against taking medications. In fact, this recommendation is also issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, sometimes the expectant mother requires certain drugs to ensure her health during the gestation period.

Taking into account the above, it is important that you know which medications can be taken during pregnancy.

Pregnancy symptoms

Women commonly begin to experience pregnancy symptoms at about week six. However, every body is different so these signs may be experienced at different stages or to different degrees or even differently between two pregnancies.

The variations from one woman to another are wide. For example, an expectant mother may experience all of the traditional symptoms,

How hormones affect my body

When a woman becomes pregnant or undergoes hormonal treatments, her body begins to undergo major changes.

These changes can sometimes cause discomfort, but it should be kept in mind that in pregnancy hormones play a fundamental role in helping to prepare the body for a new life, for the delivery to be carried out in the best way,

What is BetaSperm and how long does it last?

One of the most difficult phases of an assisted reproduction treatment is the IVF beta wait. In many cases it is inevitable that expectant parents will experience mixed emotions as they await the results of treatment.

What is beta wait?

Whichever assisted reproduction treatment alternative has been applied, the couple must go through what is known as the beta wait.

Adenomyosis and pregnancy

There are several pathologies in the gynecological area that, despite being common in people, are not known by most of them. Among these disorders is adenomyosis.

This is a disease that is usually related to women’s fertility, and that is often ignored or not detected in time. We usually talk about adenomyosis and pregnancy,

Becoming a mother by ovodonation: how epigenetics influences me

An oocyte donation mother is one who has opted for assisted reproductive treatment, which involves receiving an egg donation. This alternative is generally the last resort that people use, because it implies giving up the genetic inheritance of the mother.

Ovodonation mothers receive an egg from an anonymous donor, which will be fertilized with the father’s sperm.

Everything you need to know about egg donation

Egg donation is a generous action that helps women with infertility problems. According to statistics provided by the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF), infertility is suffered by one out of every six couples.

More than an anonymous act of generosity, egg donation can be considered an altruistic and caring act, as it allows many couples to start a family.

How many eggs a woman has: quantity and quality

The female egg is one of the most important elements in the reproductive process, so it is extremely important that you know all the details about it, its quality, size, appearance and about the problems that may occur.

On the other hand, the egg and ovary duo is essential at all times if you are trying to conceive a baby and expand your family.

What is Hidrosalpinx? Symptoms and treatment

One of the processes that can affect women and decrease the possibility of achieving pregnancy is hydrosalpinx. Although effective diagnostic and treatment practices are now available, this pathology can cause serious discomfort to couples who wish to become parents.

What is hydrosalpinx?

Hydrosalpinx is an obstruction that occurs in the female reproductive system,

All about egg freezing

Nowadays there are several alternatives for women to plan and achieve a successful pregnancy through assisted reproductive techniques. Among these alternatives, if your idea is not to get pregnant imminently, is to freeze eggs, also known as vitrification.

This process, performed in assisted reproduction centers, has been gaining momentum among women, since it allows the conservation of their own eggs to be used in the future.

What is endometriosis and how do I know if I have it?

One of the gynecological pathologies that women may suffer from is endometriosis, a process that can cause difficulties in achieving pregnancy. In order for you to know all the details about this pathology, we have prepared a complete topic where you can learn all about endometriosis, what it is and how it is cured, as well as all the effects that it can have on your health.

How does smoking affect pregnancy?

Smoking is a major public health problem, as it is the main cause of avoidable morbidity and premature mortality, since it contributes to the development of numerous diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ischemic heart disease, stroke, and even a causal relationship has been established between smoking and the development of different types of cancer,

How can epigenetics affect the process of ovodonation?

Before going into the subject of epigenetics, we must first learn about the transmission of DNA from generation to generation. DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the material that contains the hereditary information in living organisms. Almost all of a person’s cells will have the same DNA. An important property is that it can replicate itself,



Sperm capacitation is defined as the final stage that allows spermatozoa released in the ejaculate to acquire the capacity to fertilize the egg.

Naturally, this process occurs inside the female reproductive tract, but in order to carry out an assisted reproduction technique, it is necessary to imitate these conditions in vitro.

How to relax when you are pregnant

The changes that women experience during the gestation period, together with the expectations generated by the birth itself, and the worries about the baby, can cause anxiety or stress to the mother-to-be.

In spite of all these factors, specialists in the area advise staying calm for as long as possible. This is extremely important for the health of the woman and the baby.