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Slow development of the embryo

Posted by: white tea Our diagnosis is idiopathic infertility and all our test results are within normal range. I am 34, and my husband and I are trying to conceive for the last four years. During the past year we had three intrauteri...
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Recurrent miscarriage tests

Posted by: Mrvica I am 39 years old. I had a miscarriage twice. The first one, following my first IVF procedure, was molar pregnancy ended by medical abortion at 8 weeks. The second pregnancy was following my second IVF procedure, an...
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Cryoembryotransfer following curettage

Posted by: Mrvica I am 39. How long should I wait before my next attempt after two pregnancies from IVF procedures,  which ended as miscarriages? I have embryos frozen. Some physicians I have talked to advised 6 months, and some advi...
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EBRD project

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development awarded BetaPlus Center for Reproductive Medicine a grant  within the "Women in Business Programme Croatia" program, for financing advisory marketing services. We used this grant to finan...
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Metformin, ovulation and PCOS

Metformin, ovulation and PCOS Ten years ago a study was published, suggesting metformin should not be used as a drug of choice for ovulation induction in women with PCOS. As a result, the drug has been avoided by gynecologists who ad...
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Work Schedule for the Holidays

Due to the holidays in December, our Laboratory for Human Reproduction will be closed from the Christmas Eve on December 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018. Patients who start their period between December 10, and after December 22, 2017,...
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Rest Following IUI – Yes or No?

An interesting randomized study by Jan van Rijswijk et al, titled Immobilization or mobilization after IUI: an RCT was published in October 2017 in Human Reproduction. The study answers the question which interests both experts and pati...
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Does Blood Type Make a Difference in IVF?

An article was published in Fertility and Sterility in September 2017, on investigations of the association between blood type and IVF cycle outcomes, titled Association between ABO blood type and live-birth outcomes in single embryo tr...
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Alcohol and caffeine intake and outcomes of IVF

In today’s world, it is advised to include healthy habits such as stop taking caffeine and alcohol when planning pregnancy or treating infertility. The question of whether women who are planning to get pregnant should stop taking caffei...
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Our new webpage

You are browsing the new webpage of BetaPlus Center for Reproductive Medicine. It is a result of months of diligent work done by doctors Dmitrović, Bračun and Vujisić who have done the part on medical information; Igor and Tihana who we...
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Ask a doctor

Ask one of our reproductive specialist a question. All fields are mandatory* Please check if your question has already been answered:...
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Swapping samples in IVF lab

Posted by: tinchy Dear doctor, I would like to know if it is possible to swap semen samples during IVF/ICSI procedure if several couples are doing aspiration at the same time. How can this be prevented? Does the partner give a sem...
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Egg donation

Posted by: Marija2017 Dear doctor, I have done three unsuccessful transfers abroad using donated embryos. At 42, according to my physician this is just a case of bad luck. I am no professional, but I believe that the time has come to...
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How Long Should I Wait Before IVF?

Posted by: zelimbitimama Dear Dr Dmitrović, In April 2016 I had tubal pregnancy at week 6, and have undergone laparoscopy with the pregnancy and the affected tube removed. During the same procedure I had the adhesions in the right tube...
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Habitual Abortions and PGS

Posted by: Natasa74 Dear doctor, I’m seeking your opinion on my condition. I am 40 and have been trying to get pregnant for the past 5 years. So far I've been pregnant several times. One of my pregnancies was terminated at week 18, due...
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HSG and IUI in the Same Cycle

Posted by: Atkalv Dear doctor, Is it usual to do the HSG and IUI in the same cycle, i.e. is it usual to do the HSG before the IUI? Or should I wait until the next cycle to do the insemination if HSG shows no blockage? Thank you and all...
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Low Responder’s Protocol

Posted by: njanja1 Dear doctor, I’d like to know if Decapeptyl is the right choice for a low responder and would you use it in ovarian stimulation of a low responder? I’d appreciate your answer very much. I am planning 5th stimulated IV...
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Spontaneous Pregnancy With Oligospermia?

Posted by: eleonora Dear doctor, My partner and I have been trying to get pregnant and after failing for three months we have decided to do a sperm analysis, considering my partner is 48. The result was oligozoospermia, 3 mil/ml, overal...
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Idiopathic Infertility

Posted by: Zagreb Dear doctor, I have the following problem: I am 30 and we have been trying to get pregnant for fifteen months with no success. My husband’s sperm analysis tests are fine. I have done the ultrasound, Pap smear, bacteri...
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Pituitary Microadenoma

Posted by: kaja76 Dear doctor, I am 39 and have a 3-year-old who we got through IUI with Clomiphene. I’d like to have another baby, but several things bother me. My cycle is irregular (40-45 days), hormones are mostly normal (FSH...
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Infertility Treatment in PCOS Patients

Posted by: teica25 Dear Dr. Dmitrović, We need advice. I am 26 and my husband is 30 and we have been trying to get pregnant for a year now. I have been diagnosed with PCOS in puberty but it wasn't much of a problem for me back the...
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Thrombophillia and IVF

Posted by: zubari Dear doctor, After two failed pregnancies (a 9-week spontaneus one and an 11-week IVF one) I have the thrombophillia screening done. The results were as follows: factor V Leiden normal, Factor II prothrombin norm...
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Obstructed Tubes

Posted by: Amra Dear doctor, Ten days ago I have undergone laparoscopy to remove ectopic pregnancy together with the left tube where the pregnancy occurred. My right tube is also blocked. I am 32 and I have successfully carried an...
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Pregnancy from a Donor Egg – Patient Experience

I was 34 at the time of my first IVF. To this day (and I’m 40), I don’t understand why I couldn’t get pregnant in those first years of trying. My husband had been diagnosed with oligoasthenoteratozoospermia which meant we could only get p...
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More than 5 Million Children Were Born from IVF

According to the ICMART (International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies) report presented at the annual ESHRE Congress in Istanbul in 2012, since 1978 and the birth of Louise Brown until 2012, more than 5 million ch...
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IVF Does Not Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

The biggest fear of women who undergo assisted reproduction is the possibility of IVF drugs to cause ovarian cancer, either due to repeated use of stimulation drugs, either due to permanent ovarian aspirations. In a large study published...
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Add-on Fertility Treatments

31.3.2017. Add-on Fertility Treatments - embryo glue, DNA fragmentation, time-lapse embryo monitoring, PGS/PGD, assisted hatching... Today, when media is widely present in our lives, patients often read news on reproductive medicine...
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Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)

27.1.2017. POI Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) marks the beginning of the menopause (a woman’s last menstrual cycle) before the age of 40. Causes of POI are diverse and often not found. This is consider to be an idiopathic POI. Women...
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Vitamin D and (In)fertility

2016. Vitamin D and (In)fertility Primary role of vitamin D in humans is preservation of bone density. However, recent research have shown an important role of vitamin D in preserving the overall health of the organism. Reduced vitamin D...
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Virtual Walk through BetaPlus

Because we strive to improve our services, we have enabled you to walk through our facility even before you come for the first time. You can move these images to the left and right, up and down, and to the 360 degrees, to look at the faci...
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Entrepreneurial Impulse

BetaPlus Center for Reproductive Medicine won a non-refundable grant from the Government of the Republic of Croatia in the amount of 200,000 Kuna for the implementation of the project under the Entrepreneurial Impulse Contest. The funds a...
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Our Doctors at the Congress

The XIII Congress of the Mediterranean Society for Reproductive Medicine was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in May 2015. Our doctors at the congress held remarkable lectures: - Veljko Vlaisavljevic What does sperm analysis tell us a...
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Our First 100 Pregnancies

In October 2013, after our first two years of existence, one-hundredth pregnancy achieved in BetaPlus Center for Reproductive Medicine was celebrated. These are pregnancies from insemination, IVF / ICSI procedures, and frozen embryo trans...
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IVF During Bacterial Infection

Posted by: Atkalv Dear doctor, They have found the enterococcus faecalis bacteria in my husband’s ejaculate. He is currently taking antibiotics and I have read that the bacteria tend to persist making it difficult to get rid of it...
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