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Close to nature

IVF treatment involving blastocyst culture

Icon image | Photo: Shutterstock The aim of this medical specialty can already be inferred from the term Reproductive Medicine. It means understanding and copying nature right down to the smallest details, i.e. supporting human procreation using medical-technical procedures designed to help sub-fertile couples. Based on current scientific knowledge, an important role is played by

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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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“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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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

Part 2 of the topic-series »Success Rate«

[← article overview of the topic-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 fertility treatment is

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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 9001:2015 | 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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“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 may prove

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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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