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Love in Times of Egg Donation

Study on the relationship between mother and child after IVF treatment using donated eggs

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Some couples with an unfulfilled desire to have a child have a long way to go until they have achieved their goal of starting a family – inseminations, hormonal treatments used for ‘artificial insemination’, IVF therapies, cryo cycles, etc. Some couples, however, need a “Plan B”: An egg donation. With

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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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“A lot helps a lot?”

The dangers of self-medication in fertility treatment

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Even the area of reproductive medicine is touched by the commonly held misconception “a lot helps a lot” when it comes to taking medicines. We often encounter situations in which patients undergoing hormonal stimulation (ovarian stimulation) want to increase the prescribed dosage of their own accord, saying they had read

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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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Towards happiness of fatherhood

TESE – sperm retrieval procedure for “in vitro fertilization”

by | Published on 15. March 2016, in Treatment.

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock IVF treatment (IVF/ICSI/IMSI) involves the fertilization of the egg cell by a sperm outside the female body in the laboratory. In some cases, however, sperms have to be collected directly from the man’s testes during a minor surgical intervention called TESE – “Testicular Sperm Extraction”. The TESE procedure is used

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“Once upon a time…”

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Today I invite you to join me and enter the world of stories. Now you are probably wondering what this has to do with reproductive medicine. I try to verify as to whether there is any truth in “stories” – also with a view to the research into the causes

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“A chance, that a child may arise”

Psychological support for couples with unfulfilled desire for children – Part 2

Fertility-Treatment BLOG interview with clinical psychologist Mag. Karl-Heinz Brandt: (Click here to read the first part of the interview) Mag. Karl-Heinz Brandt (l) | Rene Winsauer (r) Mr. Brandt, the IVF Centers Prof. Zech offer their patients the possibility to have access to psychological counseling. We have already talked about situations in which this option

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“It is NOT in my blood…”

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock The saying “It is in my blood“ usually refers to character traits that are inborn or inherited and/or correspond to our “inner nature”. Again and again, scientific findings in the field of genetics have been highly praised by the media – including a study from 2011 which assumed that women

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“Why do all the others get pregnant but I don’t?”

Psychological support for couples with unfulfilled desire for children – Part 1

Fertility-Treatment BLOG interview with clinical psychologist Mag. Karl-Heinz Brandt: Mag. Karl-Heinz Brandt (l) | Rene Winsauer (r) Mr. Brandt, the IVF Centers Prof. Zech offer their patients the possibility to benefit from psychological assistance, if desired. What does this assistance look like in detail? Mag. Brandt: The support is geared to issues of particular concern

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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

Family Zech / Murtinger 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 in reproductive medicine strives

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