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ОРТОПЕДИЧНИ ПРОБЛЕМИ НА НОВОРОДЕНОТО

ORTHOPEDIC PROBLEMS OF THE NEWBORN

Congenital orthopedic disorders are often the cause of severely impaired quality of life. To the delight of parents who have encountered these problems, the tissues of the newborn’s musculoskeletal system are still soft and flexible. This allows for a timely diagnosis thus preventing aggressive surgeries and a chance for a full recovery.

WHICH ARE THE MOST COMMON ORTHOPEDIC DISEASES IN THE NEWBORN?

Some orthopedic problems are noticed immediately after birth. Hip dysplasia is the most common orthopedic problem in newborns and therefore doctors are always on the look for it.

When a child has hip dysplasia, parents notice a difference in leg length. Another alarming symptom is when one leg is more difficult to flex when changing diapers. Thigh folds that are asymmetrical could indicate a problem. Children with hip dysplasia start walking later and usually limp.

Newborns are examined for hip dysplasia in the maternity ward, and later during checkups. If your pediatrician suspects your baby has hip dysplasia, they can recommend an ultrasound of the hips or an x-ray after the baby turns 4 months. Early diagnosis of hip dysplasia is essential to prevent its progression to luxation and possible surgical interventions in the future.

RISK FACTORS

Risk factors for the presence of congenital orthopedic disease include: heredity, females, breech babies, twins, triplets, preterm birth, high birth weight, oligohydramnion (amniotic fluid deficiency).

Gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, infections (rubella, chicken pox, cytomegalovirus), alcohol use and cigarettes during pregnancy could increase the risk of your baby having hip dysplasia.

This is why a healthy lifestyle and prevention of complications is so important during pregnancy.

IMPORTANT TIPS FOR HIP DYSPLASIA PREVENTION

The hip joints of the newborn develop by about 5-6 months of age. Diapers, wearing a kangaroo or sling can prevent hip dysplasia or luxation. The baby’s legs should not be stretched out (for example, when swaddling), as this impedes the development of the hip joints. An interesting fact is that this disease is almost never found in some African and Asian countries, where mothers carry their babies  on their backs or hips.

HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY

 

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OPEN DAY AND FREE CONSULTATION IN BURGAS CITY

The team of the newest point for reproductive health in our city – “New Life Clinic” organizes an Open Day and Free consultations in Burgas.

On June the 7th, 2020 – Sunday, parents-to-be from Burgas and the Southern Black Sea coast region will be able to receive answers to all the questions they are interested in from our highly professional and responsible team. During the visit, personally the manager of NewLife clinic – Dr. Dobrinka Petrova will inform you about the newest modern reproductive technologies in the sphere of assisted reproduction.

Interested couples must request attendance at +35956555599 or +359 879 084 777, where they will receive full information about the event. The consultations are completely free! We ask all interested patients to call in advance and request attendance. The number of consultations is limited.

The new center in the seaside town is a satellite of the leading clinic for male and female reproductive health and assisted reproduction New Life – Plovdiv. Patients from Burgas and the region now have easy and fast access to the latest technologies in assisted reproduction, they can be consulted, examined or follow their pregnancy here on place in Burgas. New Life Clinic Burgas offers full range of specialized medical care and gives patients a chance to trust the highly qualified team of New Life – Plovdiv, headed by our medical manager – obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Dobrinka Petrova, consulted by internationally recognized specialists in the field of assisted reproduction.
Dr.Petrova will introduce to our future patients the full range of services applied in the New Life – donor programs for sperm, eggs donation, classic in vitro procedures, ICSI or IMSI with the latest technologies in reproductive medicine. The NewLife Egg donation program cooperate with a world donation bank, which allows patient to choose an appropriate donor from a catalogue and the waiting time is minimized.

We will introduce you Dr. Vasil Popov – a specialist urologist part of the “NewLife Male Center for Reproductive Health”- caring entirely for male fertility, who will speak about different methodology of treating male infertility. The “New Life Male Center” has CASA(computer assisted spermogram analysis), Cryo Bank and performs TEFNA(testicular biopsy-the newest ang gentle method for analysis) which is completely new for the region of Burgas.

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WHEN YOU NEED TO USE SPERM DONATION

WHEN YOU NEED TO USE SPERM DONATION: YOUR PARTNER’S REACTION

Infertility means that a couple has been trying to get pregnant for at least one year without success. This can be due to health issues in both the woman and the man. In nearly half of the cases, the reason  is male factor for infertility.

Although about 50% of couples with reproductive problems suffer from a male factor for infertility, men are generally less likely to undergo fertility assessment. One reason for this is the misconception that male infertility is associated with impotence or decreased masculinity.

IN WHICH CASES DO YOU NEED DONOR SPERM?

Male infertility can be due to a variety of factors, which include genetic disorders, illnesses, injuries, medications, as well as some general aspects of health and lifestyle. These factors may contribute to problems related to spermatogenesis and semen production.

WHAT REACTIONS COULD YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR PARTNER?

The inability to have biological children fundamentally changes the live of every person, regardless of their gender. Ever since ancient times, the greatest „proof“ of manhood has been the ability to continue the bloodline. Therefore, the need for donor sperm can generate a whole spectrum of emotions in your partner.

Some men tend to agree with this option, while others take the news quite hard and may even get depressed. Undoubtedly, the shock is much more pronounced in men who have just found out that they are suffering from infertility. Quite often, the partner feels helpless, unnecessary, and as if he has failed his wife. Guided by a sense of guilt, some men would even think about separation despite having a pretty solid relationship.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Whatever the response of your partner is, open communication is the way to finding a solution. This will probably be one of the most difficult conversations you will ever have because it affects not only you but your future child as well. Here are some tips on how you approach the situation:

– Talk when both of you are well-rested. Fatigue can significantly worsen the discussion.

– Talk about your feelings. Does your partner agree with you getting pregnant with donor sperm? How would he feel about raising a child who is not genetically related to him? What would you tell your family, friends, and one day your child?

– Try to be empathetic. Before you say anything that would hurt your partner, try putting yourself in his shoes.

– Seek professional help. A psychologist can be a great mediator when we need to have a serious conversation. With their help, you and your partner will be able to reach the solution that best meets the requirements of your relationship.

If you are in this situation, do not hesitate to contact us. Our psychologist at New Life Clinic has experience with couples suffering from infertility and she certainly  can be very helpful to you!

Semen Analysis

Donor sperm

 

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DONOR EGGS – PRACTICE NOWADAYS

DONOR EGGS AS AN EVEN MORE COMMON PRACTICE NOWADAYS

Donor eggs provide the unique opportunity for women who for some reason do not respond to ovarian hyperstimulation to achieve a successful pregnancy. Showing extremely encouraging results, these days using donor eggs has become a common practice.

WHO NEEDS DONOR EGGS?

The use of donor eggs is offered to in vitro patients when they do not respond well to ovarian stimulation or when their eggs are abnormal, which does not allow them to be used for assisted reproduction. The most common reason for using donor eggs is related to natural age-related decline in ovarian function.

WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING PREGNANT USING DONOR EGGS?

The quality of donor eggs is of paramount importance to the success of the in vitro procedure. For this reason, there are strict requirements for women who wish to donate eggs. On the other hand, the overall health of the recipient is important for a successful pregnancy.

Egg donors are young women up to 35 years old, in excellent health, who have given birth to at least one healthy child. Before donating eggs, they undergo a series of tests – for the most common genetic and transmissible diseases (HIV, Hepatitis B and C, syphilis, chlamydia, cytomegalovirus). Further testing for other genetic diseases can be done after genetic consultation with a specialist to determine the need for such and their type. Of course, this will make the procedure more expensive. As a patient, you should be aware that doing the mentioned above tests does not fully guarantee the prevention of genetic diseases.

WILL MY BABY LOOK LIKE ME?

Unless the egg donor is your relative (such as your sister), you and your baby will not be genetically related. However, this should not discourage you. There is strong evidence to support the mother’s influence on the fetus who’s developing in her womb. Uterine environment is essential for the proper development of the brain, immune system and metabolic health of the baby. This is done by secretion of various substances from the endometrium (the innermost layer of the uterus). Last but not least, emotions and stress during pregnancy can also have an effect on your baby.

That is why a healthy lifestyle and early diagnosis and prevention of pathological conditions are the main prerequisites for the birth of a healthy and happy baby.

http://eggdonation.bg/

7 questions about New Life’s donor egg program answered

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PREVENTION AND PROTECTION

News headlines are primarily for the spread of coronavirus-COVID-19. Although, day after day, we learn more about the nature of the virus, there is still much that remains to be discovered. Medical teams all around the world share information and work together to limit the spread of the virus as much as possible.

With the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases worldwide and globally, patients with renal failure, who are more susceptible to infection, should follow the personal care tips and to be up-to-date of the dynamically changing situation with COVID-19.

Prevention, protection, screening and isolation measures are essential to limit the epidemic level and must be taken seriously by each of us.
– Wash your hands. This is one of the best ways to prevent the disease and spread of germs. You should do this for at least 20 seconds.
– Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Do not cough in your hands and use tissue if possible.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. It’s easy to say, but difficult to implement
– Avoid touching surfaces in public
– Avoid greeting people with a handshake, a hug, or a kiss
– Stay home. If you are sick, stay home. If you have traveled to another country where the coronavirus is confirmed or have been with someone who has a confirmed coronavirus case, you will need to be quarantined.
– Contact your doctor if you feel unwell. The main symptoms of a coronavirus are: fever, cough and shortness of breath

We are constantly monitoring the situation to ensure that our preventative measures are sufficient for a global pandemic.

We take this very seriously, we carefully monitor the situation and update our information in its dynamic global changes.

Our primary responsibility is to protect the health and well-being of our patients and the medical team, as well as to prevent the spread of the infection in our center.

NEW LIFE CLINIC CONTINUES TO WORK

 

 

ИН ВИТРО

HISTORY OF IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technology (ART), originally introduced by Patrick Steptow and Robert Edwards in the 1970s for treatment of female infertility caused by obstruction of the fallopian tubes.

This major breakthrough in embryology, obstetrics and gynecology for nearly 50 years has given many women the opportunity to become pregnant, while advances in the field have dramatically increased their chances. IVF is a laboratory procedure where semen and oocytes are fertilized outside the body – the term „in vitro“ in Latin means „in glass“.

THE FIRST „TEST TUBE BABY“

The idea of ​​fertilization outside the female body has been of interest to scientists since the 19th century. The first attempts at in vitro fertilization were performed on animals, and later on humans, but ended with an early miscarriage, also known as chemical pregnancy.

The first IVF successful IVF pregnancy was in 1978, when the little girl Louise Brown was born in a hospital near Manchester, United Kingdom. In 1979. and the first boy is born.

To his great success, Robert Edwards received the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.

In 2006. Louise became pregnant naturally and gave birth to a healthy child, refuting some assumptions that in babies born through IVF have fertility problems.

The next stage in in vitro fertilization was makred by the ICSI method – the intracytoplasmic injection of sperm into the egg. It is used when sperm are unable to fertilize the egg by themselves. Under a strong microscope, a well-developed sperm cell is selected, grasped with the help of special microscopic instruments and intjected directly into the egg.

IN VITRO FERTILIZATION IN BULGARIA

The method was introduced in Bulgaria in 1987 and the first children conceived through IVF were born in early 1988. By 2010, dozens of clinics across the country offered in vitro procedures. With a decision of the Council of Ministers in 2009, the Center for Assisted Reproduction (CAR) was established with the aim to financially support  treatment of childless couples in Bulgaria.

New Life Medical Center for Reproductive Health has a contract with the Center for Assisted Reproduction. You are always welcome to contact  us about financing your in vitro procedure.

WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PREGNANCY?

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OLD WIVES‘ TALES ABOUT OUR CHILDREN

Since ancient times creating a family has been the core of every society. This is also the reason why so many beliefs on this topic exist. Beliefs were intended to explain things that people did not understand and, above all, to prevent misfortune and accidents. Today, science has answered some of the most pressing questions on raising a healthy baby. However, it is interesting that, as absurd as many old wives‘ tales may sound, there is also a dose of truth in them.

„NO ONE SHOULD VISIT THE BABY FOR 40 DAYS AFTER ITS BIRTH „

There is quite a lot of logic in this belief. Babies are irresistible and everyone wants to cuddle them, but their immune system is still imperfect, making them extremely susceptible to infection. In any case, we do not recommend that you ban all visits to your baby.

 Just watch out for good hygiene (visitors need to wash their hands first). Anyone with symptoms of a cold (runny nose, fever, cough) or gastrointestinal issues (vomiting, diarrhea) can see your baby only after they get healthy. After putting out  their cigarette, smokers should wash their hands and wait about 20 minutes before hugging the new family member.

„IF THE BABY IS AN EARLY TALKER, HE OR SHE WILL BE A LATE WALKER“ AND VICE VERSA

The normal mental development of children depends on genetics and environmental factors. Parental care is invaluable for properly shaping the child as an individual.

Babies usually start talking (meaningful words, not just syllables) and walking (a bit wobbly at first) around 12 months of age. By no means does this imply that your child has a problem if they cannot walk or talk on their first birthday. Of course, if something bothers you, you can always consult with your pediatrician.

This belief is mostly false since there’s no data to support such a claim. However, to the delight of many parents, studies suggest that children who start speaking earlier will be more successful in communicating and learning foreign languages.

What are your favorite beliefs and do you think there is a dose of truth in them?

NATAL ASTROLOGY – TRUTH OR MYTH?

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CAN I CHOOSE MY BABY’S SEX DURING IN VITRO FERTILIZATION?

CAN I CHOOSE MY BABY’S SEX DURING IN VITRO FERTILIZATION?

Usually, parents can find out the sex of their baby around 18th week. In some cases during in vitro fertilization the baby’s sex may be known even before the embryo transfer. Therefore, it is perfectly normal for future parents to be interested in whether they can have a boy or girl on request.

The answer is „yes“, but only when it’s necessary in order to have a healthy baby.

Yet there is good news for those who dream of having a boy. With IVF the chance of getting pregnant with a boy has been shown to be slightly higher – around 56%.

PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS

There is a method by which the sex of the embryo can be found before the embryo transfer. This is the so-called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). The study is performed after multiple failed embryo transfers, as well as when there’s a high risk of inheriting a severe genetic disorder (cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, beta-thalassemia, even some cancers). Some hereditary diseases are significantly more prevalent in either sex, such as hemophilia in men.

PGD ​​is a biopsy of a blastocyst embryo, ie on the fifth day of development. Cells from the part of the blastocyst that will become the placenta are aspirated for the biopsy, therefore the embryo can’t be harmed.

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is a costly test that is only performed in the presence of indications. Its cost is not covered by the Center for Assisted Reproduction (CAR).

BOY OR GIRL ON REQUEST

Many parents dream of having both a boy and a girl. For some, this wish may come true with the second pregnancy while others seem to be „destined“ to have only boys or girls. We must not forget that the chance of having a boy or girl is 50:50 and, as a whole, we cannot really help it.

There are methods besides pre-implantation diagnosis that can help us obtain an embryo of the desired sex. Sperm  carrying an X chromosome are heavier and the Y chromosome carrying sperm  are lighter. Based on these differences, by using centrifugation we can separate from „male“ from „female“ sperm. The method has a success rate of about 85% and can be freely applied in some countries (i.e. the USA).

However, things are different in Bulgaria. The use of preimplantation diagnosis without medical indications (risk of inheriting  of a serious genetic disease) is illegal.

New Life Clinic гр.Бургас

NEW LIFE CLINIC BURGAS

New Life clinic is a leading center for male and female reproductive health and assisted reproduction – happy to announce about the openig of its new point in burgas for regular check-ups and consultation

New Life Clinic Burgas operate as a satellite center of New Life Clinic Plovdiv and providing full services for couples and individuals that require assisted reproduction.

Patients from Burgas and the region will have the opportunity to be more readily consulted, examined or followed-up on the spot at our newly opened point in Burgas.

New Life Clinic Burgas – Offers

Gynecology consultations and services

Couples male and female

Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment

Consultation – Donor Programs:

Egg Donation, Sperm Donation

Reproductive Genetics test

Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis (CASA) – from April 2020

High-risk pregnancy, ultrasound examination

New Life is a unique state of the art clinic, offering all kinds of test, exams and treatments that you may need

New Life is a center for assisted reproductive technology (ART) and reproductive health based in the heart of Plovdiv. The highly skilled team of the fertility center is headed by the famous fertility doctor dr Dobrinka Petrova and consulted by the internationally acclaimed specialists in the field of reproductive health.

The IVF center is located in Bulgaria, Plovdiv and offers a full range of services with donor programs for sperm, oocytes, classic IVF treatment, ICSI, IMSI, with the most advanced European technologies in reproductive medicine. The clinic has a specialized section for men under the name New Life Male center in which our specialists take care of men’s health. The center offers CASA (computer assisted semen analysis) and Tefna (testicular biopsy – a new and gentle method for men compared to classical).

Our team of professionals will do everything in their power to make your dream of having a baby come true.

At New Life we ​​do not give up on difficult cases

Our team views difficult cases as a challenge to deal with. Many of our patients have had unsuccessful procedures before coming to us and realizing their dream of becoming a parent with us. Some of our team members are actively engaged in research and have a considerable number of publications behind their backs. This and our Israeli consultants allows our team to keep abreast of the latest developments in reproductive medicine and to apply them in clinical practice for the benefit of our patients.

Address:
Republic of Bulgaria
Burgas, Transportna Str. / behind a Mall Plaza /

Phone:
+35956555599

 

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PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST BABY

PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST BABY – WHAT DO YOU NEED?

It’s no secret that raising a child could be expensive. When the time for shopping for your first baby comes, many future parents  panic and forget some essentials or make unnecessary purchases.

THINK IN ADVANCE

The „pink for a girl and a blue for a boy“ rule came into existence in late 20th century. Before then people believed blue was a gentler color and therefore more suitable for girls. And before that things were even simpler – young children wore the same white dress-like garments.

It looks seems that this old trend is back because nowadays more and more parents choose baby items in more neutral colors. From the room to the clothes and the stroller – white, gray and creamy prevail, while brighter colors are just an accent. This might sound a tad boring but at least everything would be suitable for both boys and girls, which is quite practical.

QUALITY INSTEAD OF EXPENSIVE LABELS

Kids don’t really care about fashion, they just want to feel comfortable. Many designer brands offer baby clothes and accessories. The problem is that babies grow up fast and constantly need something new that inevitably affects the family budget. So here are some tips on how to shop smarter:

  1. Choose natural fabrics (cotton, linen, bamboo, merino wool). One exception are blankets can be made of microfiber or fleece, which are ideal for winter.
  2. Think in advance and buy clothes and diapers in different sizes. You will be surprised how fast your babies grow.
  3. Don’t be shy about asking your fellow moms if they have some unused baby clothes. There is a good chance they will be filled with brand new things that are no longer needed.
THE ESSENTIALS

Whether you are planning on throwing a baby shower or not, your relatives and friends will want to buy your baby a gift. It is your decision whether you’d like sentimental or practical gifts – it may be best to have both. Nowadays, most online stores allow you to make a wishlist or a registry. This way instead of wondering, your friends will know exactly what you need.

If you would like to get the essentials for the first weeks of a newborn’s life, we have prepared a relatively short list:

  1. Furniture: bed, car seat, stroller, bathtub ;
  2. Everyday items: diapers (different sizes), bottles, pacifiers, breast pump (optional), breast milk containers, thermometer, high quality baby cosmetics (soap, moisturizer and a cream for diaper rash), gentle detergent, wet wipes, nasal aspirator;
  3. Textile: fitted sheets, soft cotton or bamboo towels, cotton or fleece blankets, bodysuits, pants, blouses and T-shirts, cardigans, gloves, hats, socks, snowsuit for winter babies.

We would like to find out what your tips for your future parents are. And for everyone expecting their first baby – it’s normal to feel unprepared, but we’re sure you’ll do an amazing job!

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