Couples who have sex for a year without contraception and don't achieve pregnancy are defined as infertile. So too are couples who conceive but, because of repeated miscarriages, have not been able to have a child. Infertility affects as many as one in every six couples.
Reproductive medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with prevention, diagnosis and management of reproductive problems. Assisted Reproductive Medicine refers to all treatments that result in pregnancy and covers a wide range of different fertility treatments like: imaging techniques, laboratory methods and reproductive surgery, pharmacology, and other methods.
The technology of fertility treatment has developed substantially since the first "test tube baby" was born in 1978. Today, infertile couples can seek in vitro fertilization (IVF) and related treatments in a large number of high-quality clinics worldwide.
Stress also plays a role in the patient experience, as well as success rates! Evidence is mounting that stress reduction for a couple significantly increases the chance of a conception. That means a relaxing vacation, far from the pressures of day-to-day work and family responsibilities, may increase the chances of a successful IVF procedure.
Oporto Health and Holiday has partnerships with accredited and recognized hospitals and offers individual and personalized programs for Reproductive Treatments.
The type of reproductive medicine program and the length of stay may vary depending on the initial evaluation or the type of treatment required once a diagnosis has been made. So, contact us to define a program that suits you.