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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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Pregnancy rate

[← back to the article overview of the »Success Rate«] Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Of course, patients often ask me about pregnancy rates achieved by our IVF centers. Quite often this question is linked with the notion that the pregnancy rate can provide precise forecasts on the successful outcome of fertility treatment. Actually, a

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“What does this mean for us?”

[← back to the article overview of the series »Success Rate«] Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock When it comes to choosing an IVF center, among other things, couples seeking fertility support want to learn more about the clinic’s performance figures (e.g. pregnancy rate, live birth rate). In some countries, IVF centers are required by law

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Assessing the chances

[← back to the article overview of the series “Success Rate”] Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Couples considering IVF treatment are accompanied by high hopes and expectations towards their treating specialists. During the initial consultation, most of them raise the key question regarding their chances of achieving pregnancy through reproductive technologies. Predicting the outcome of

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Quality in IVF Centers

Application and Relevance of a Quality Management System

Certificate: ISO 9001:2008 | IVF Centers Prof. Zech “If there’s a way to do it better: find it.” Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931) If we interpret this quote by Thomas Edison, the continual pursuit of improvements may (as, for example, in the case of Edison) lead to new inventions or to the improvement of already existing

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“About Experts, Nutrition and Expectant Parents”

What we should know about our diet

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Nutrition also plays in the fulfillment of a wish for a child an important role and is a key factor in maintaining good health (for more information, see our BLOG post “You are what you eat”). In a recent interview with the American nutrition expert, David L. Katz (Professor of

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“Bringing new Life to Love”

For 30 years the guidelines and motivation of a family – Promoting family happiness in more than 30.000 cases

Icon Image | Photo: IVF Centers Prof. Zech Since the clinic has been founded by Prof. Herbert Zech in Bregenz in 1984, the IVF centers of the same name are characterized by the highest standards in terms of certified quality, innovative technologies and passionate commitment. Together with his family and his team, the passionate specialist

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The moment of the first conversation

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock How many times have we discussed this matter? Countless nights were spent browsing the internet to learn about the experiences of other couples facing involuntary childlessness. But now it is time to take charge of one’s own luck and to realize one’s life’s dream. The decision is made: Tomorrow I

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For years in the “Champions League of IVF”

Setting benchmarks in fertility treatment…

…Prof. Herbert Zech in a detailed interview in our Fertility-Treatment-BLOG: Professor Zech, already 29 years ago you have been on everyone’s lips in Vorarlberg, South Tyrol, Switzerland and Southern Germany after having achieved the first pregnancies following IVF treatment. What has happened since then? Prof. Dr Herbert Zech It is true that since I have

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