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An impuls towards parenthood

Hormonal stimulation in fertility treatment

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Precisely tailored to the woman’s individual situation, her body is prepared for pregnancy prior to receiving fertility treatment. The ovaries are stimulated with hormones, which is an important first step towards the long-awaited child. The targeted administration of hormones is intended to induce the maturation of multiple follicles, each containing

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Cumulative pregnancy rate

[← back to overview of the series “Success Rate”] Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock When analyzing success rates in fertility treatment, it often turns out that the stated values refer to cumulative pregnancy rates. But what exactly is meant by this type of pregnancy rate? Cumulative is derived from the Latin word “cumulare” (to accumulate).

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“Natural cycle IVF”

IVF treatment in an unstimulated cycle

Graphic representation female cycle | Photo: Shutterstock For many women, starting fertility treatment is often associated with discomfort, since it entails hormone therapy involving the injection of specific preparations. Most women get used to it quickly, since what it does mean in any case is that they advance further on their way leading to the

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“When can I take the pregnancy test and what happens next?”

FAQs on fertility treatment

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Before and during fertility treatment, patients are often faced with a lot of impressions and information. Sometimes, however, this can be highly confusing, giving rise to a large number of questions. After asking around, I discussed the issues with Univ. Prof. Dr. Herbert Zech, a specialist in reproductive medicine and

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… and if it doesn’t work?

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Doctors, medical assistants and embryologists in the laboratory, IT department, hygiene specialists, Info Center etc. We, as a team at the IVF Centers Prof. Zech dedicate our entire know-how and passion to helping infertile couples achieve a pregnancy with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART). In many cases, the

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“Single Embryo Transfer” in IVF – Facts and Background

Part 5 of the series »Fertility treatment process«

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“How old is too old?”

Fertility and advanced maternal age

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock It is not only the term itself but also the definition of “advanced age” in connection with the desire to have children which gives rise to numerous discussions. In English speaking countries the term “advanced maternal age” is most commonly used for all women aged 35 or more at the

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Fertility Test for Everybody

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Sperm-Check using a smartphone app, ovulation tests, testing of hormone levels using ready-to-use test kits … Fertility tests for self-/home testing are not entirely new, but obviously there are ever more inventive products featuring supposedly greater user friendliness. This, of course, arouses the interest of many men and women. US

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Implantation rate

[← back to the article overview of the series »Success Rate«] Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock If practitioners of reproductive medicine talk about the implantation rate, they mean the percentage of those embryos that implanted themselves into the uterine lining after having been transferred to the womb. Fetal heartbeat can be visualized via ultrasound in

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Why an embryo does not “spill out”?

A biological-physical approach regarding embryo implantation in fertility treatment

Graphical representation of female genital organs | Photo: Shutterstock Among patients undergoing fertility treatment (IVF/ICSI/IMSI), the following question is repeatedly raised in the relevant forums: “Could it be possible that my embryo may somehow ‘spill out’ of the uterus after embryo transfer?” In this respect, it should be noted that the uterine cavity is not

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