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“Down…Set…Go!”

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock The hormonal stimulation of the woman can give the decisive impetus for the long-awaited offspring. The body is gently prepared for pregnancy. Ovarian stimulation is aimed at inducing the maturation of multiple that contain the maturing oocytes. This requires a targeted and perfectly timed approach. It is actually comparable to

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It needs a great deal of commitment to have a “little” luck

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success”. (Alexander Graham Bell) IVF Centers Prof. Zech Bregenz | daily meeting In 1892 Bell´s team succeeded in opening the first telephone line from New York to Chicago. Today, telephone conferences between the clinic group’s different locations, such as Bregenz, Salzburg or Pilsen are part of the

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Vitrification – a safe technology to overcome infertility

Cryopreservation aims at freezing living cells and storing them over a longer period without compromising their developmental potential. Particularly in the field of assisted reproductive technology, the optimum use of this freezing technique is critical to the success of fertility treatment. In order to ensure both efficiency and safety of this technique, it needs great

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Happy Birthday! Buon compleanno! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

…Fertility-Treatment-BLOG – Last year we successfully kicked off our fertility-treatment Blog. By now, we can offer our readers more than 50 blog articles featuring a unique broad variety of topics, ranging from currently available fertility treatment options through social developments and unwanted childlessness, right up to the most recent research findings. In addition, from time

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School meets clinic!

School lessons in quite a different way as usual. This was what pupils from the BG Blumenstraße have recently experienced while visiting the IVF Centers Prof. Zech in Bregenz. Within the scope of their elective course in biology, they took the chance to learn more about fertility treatment. Nota bene: in one of the world’s

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When the immune system is „up to no good“

Icon Image …then these patients suffer from so-called autoimmune diseases, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The disorder leads to a chronic inflammation of the thyroid, thus impairing the reproductive health of these patients. Patients undergoing treatment at the IVF Centers Prof. Zech are routinely tested for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and, if necessary, receive appropriate treatment. The disorder

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When pregnancy either fails to occur or ends tragically…

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock …the underlying causes will be investigated. Couples who failed to conceive after several IVF attempts or who experienced recurrent pregnancy loss or repeated miscarriages are under particular strain. Worldwide, IVF specialists work feverishly on analyzing the reasons for miscarriages and embryo implantation failure in order to be able to provide

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Having a career and children – you can do both

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Today, women are more highly educated and skilled than in the past. The proportion of women who graduated from high-school has greatly increased and there are more women on the executive floors than 10 years ago. However, there is a downside to this professional commitment: These days, women are postponing

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Increased number of congenital malformations due to IVF?

Increased number of congenital malformations due to IVF?

Is there in fact a correlation between higher rates of congenital defects in newborns and medically assisted reproduction?
How meaningful are corresponding studies that are relying solely on data collected from birth records – without indicating the techniques applied in the relevant fertility treatment?

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Precaution instead of worrying about the future

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Oocyte preservation is an option in modern life- and family planning. Today, physicians are increasingly approached with the request for fertility preservation. More and more women are discovering the benefits of having their oocytes cryopreserved in order to postpone motherhood and have children later in life.

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