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“The stork in need of help”

Sequence of IVF treatment using donor eggs

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock There are many reasons why women cannot achieve a pregnancy with their own oocytes. In addition to medical reasons (e.g. cancer treatment, genetic diseases, premature menopause etc.), today, there is an increasing number of cases where socio-economic causes are at the root of the problem. Women often delay having children

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Heart’s desire: Having a Child

Variety of treatment options as an opportunity for infertile couples

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock “How many times have we discussed this matter and have spent endless nights browsing the internet to find firsthand reports by other couples dealing with unwanted childlessness. Now it is about time to give luck a bit of a boost. The decision is made: Tomorrow we are going to call

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“Using science to overcome infertility”

How to correctly assess embryonic development

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock “After my wife’s oocytes had been fertilized by my sperm and some of the impregnated ova have developed into embryos, we now want to know which embryo is the one most suitable for being transferred to the uterus and what our chances are to achieve a pregnancy and the birth

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On the trail of Lindbergh

This is about pioneers, innovations and heart’s desires

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock It was Charles Lindbergh’s ambitious goal to be the first pilot to fly an aircraft non-stop across the Atlantic. This made him a pioneer in the history of aviation. Being a pioneer in the field of reproductive medicine, Prof. Herbert Zech has always been concerned with helping couples all over

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IVF in 2014

“30 years ago my father Herbert Zech founded our IVF Center and set global benchmarks in terms of treating infertility in couples. He has never ceased to strive for the highest possible quality standards with regard to know-how, technology and research“, said Nicolas Zech, Medical Director of the IVF Centers Prof. Zech in Bregenz in

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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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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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Risks and side effects lurk in everyday life …

Risks and side effects lurk in everyday life …
Whether it is about foodstuffs, body care products, cleaning agents or other everyday items, we are constantly exposed to various additives, emulsifiers, flavor enhancers, preserving agents, colorants, chemicals and many other harmful substances. Depending on their relevant substance class and quantity, these compounds may present a health hazard, can be irritant, poisonous and/or have a negative impact on our reproductive health.

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Visit to the Bosporus

by | Published on 6. July 2013, in Science.

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock The center of Istanbul is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage – Another heritage, namely the genetic heritage, was at the heart of the 12th International Medical Conference of the Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis International Society (PGDIS) which has been held recently in the city on the Bosporus. Last year,

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New POWER through a new STANDARD

“It is time to explore new avenues in fertility treatment and to establish a new standard: the IVF Centers Prof. Zech in Bregenz. This is intended to allow the optimal creation of the couples’ individual profiles in order then to make accurate predictions regarding pregnancy rate and birthrate. As founders of the EGP, the IVF

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