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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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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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“Social Freezing”

Emancipated family planning or a lifestyle trend?

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock “I am frightened – to be more precise – it is almost like a feeling of panic, when I think about the ticking of my biological clock!” “I am going to have ovarian surgery, and I am concerned about the impact this may have on my fertility.” Our experience has

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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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Vitrification – a safe technology to overcome infertility

Cryopreservation aims at freezing living cells and storing them over a longer period without compromising their developmental potential. Particularly in the field of assisted reproductive technology, the optimum use of this freezing technique is critical to the success of fertility treatment. In order to ensure both efficiency and safety of this technique, it needs great

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School meets clinic!

School lessons in quite a different way as usual. This was what pupils from the BG Blumenstraße have recently experienced while visiting the IVF Centers Prof. Zech in Bregenz. Within the scope of their elective course in biology, they took the chance to learn more about fertility treatment. Nota bene: in one of the world’s

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