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Fear of injections?

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If so, you are only one among many! For many patients, the start of an IVF treatment is associated with a great deal of discomfort, since the regular injections of hormone preparations present a major challenge to them. This is perfectly normal and absolutely understandable.

Most patients, however, will get used to giving themselves injections after having overcome the demanding initial phase. After all, the injections bring you closer to fulfilling your dream of conceiving and giving birth to your longed-for child. Read more…

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Stress test for spermatozoa

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Egg and sperm contribute equally to the successful development of the embryo. Nuclear vacuoles in the sperm head are associated with reduced natural fertility in men. Questions arise about what causes the nuclear vacuolization.

Do we, as biologists, even promote the development of vacuoles in the laboratory without knowing?

Analysis of nuclear vacuoles at 6.000-X magnification

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Happy family

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It is not only the life with biological children that involves worries, fears and even problems – you will have to go through the same experiences with adopted children. Despite the blissful experience to actually be able to raise children, the grief over the own biological childlessness, however, may last forever.

The beginnings of IVF

Every year, a couple of our acquaintance – in the meantime both retired – goes on holiday to America for six to eight weeks. When they returned from their last stay abroad, we met for dinner.
As they couldn’t conceive children the natural way, they decided in the late 1970s/early 1980s to undergo fertility treatment – unfortunately without success. Back then, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has just found its way into fertility treatment. Read more…

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Back to the roots

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Prof. Dr. Herbert Zech

At some point our little ones start to wonder where they came from and how they came into being. In the case of children conceived by artificial insemination, the explanation may sound a little less romantic. The parents can, however, succeed in handling the issue as if it were completely “normal”. Read more…

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Having kids despite non-vital sperm

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No man wants to hear it – yet it is possible that the involuntary childlessness is due to male-related fertility issues resp. poor semen quality. Luckily, there are now techniques permitting to conceive children in spite of male factor subfertility.

 

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Higher fertilization rates using 3D ultrasound technology

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Eggs obtained during follicular puncture following 3D ultrasound monitoring feature a higher fertilization rate. This is evidenced by a direct comparison between conventional 2D ultrasound and the new and more precise 3D ultrasound technology.

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Cutting-edge fertility treatment

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An international expert audience of more than 50 guests from Switzerland, Germany and Austria had the opportunity to take a look at a variety of innovations in reproductive medicine and prenatal diagnosis – such was the successful outcome of the symposium of the IVF Centers Prof. Zech which was held at the beginning of April in Bregenz.

The symposium on Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th, respectively, started with a tour through the Bregenz-based clinic and laboratory areas together with the founder of the institute, Herbert Zech and his team. This was followed by lectures at the Hotel “Deuring Schlössle” – the highlight of which was a “live” ultrasound scan. To this end, women in different stages of pregnancy had been invited. Read more…