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Hello “little polar bear”!

Cryo cycle after IVF

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Icon image | Photo: Shutterstock “It had finally worked out and I became pregnant with our little ‘polar bear’. Since yesterday, we are the proud parents of a healthy baby girl and we couldn’t be more thrilled.” In this way or in a very similar one, couples talk about their experiences gained during IVF treatment

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Why an embryo does not “spill out”?

A biological-physical approach regarding embryo implantation in fertility treatment

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Graphical representation of female genital organs | Photo: Shutterstock Among patients undergoing fertility treatment (IVF/ICSI/IMSI), the following question is repeatedly raised in the relevant forums: “Could it be possible that my embryo may somehow ‘spill out’ of the uterus after embryo transfer?” In this respect, it should be noted that the uterine cavity is not

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Love in Times of Egg Donation

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

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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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PGD, PGS, PID, PGT …

Terms for Genetic Diagnostic Methods in Fertility Treatment

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Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock When it comes to genetic analysis in reproductive medicine, there exist a number of commonly heard terms, such as Pre-Implantation Diagnosis (PID), Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing (PGT), Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS). But how can they be distinguished from one another? Are there any differences between them? I

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Genetics in reproductive medicine

Background and Significance

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Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Genetic disorders may cause severe diseases in humans and are known to have adverse effects on fertility, which may even lead to miscarriages. A closer look into these genetic disorders suggests that there are two main reasons for this: Chromosomal disorders and gene mutations. In chromosomal disorders, a distinction is

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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

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Icon Image | Photo: IVF Centers Prof. Zech 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

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Ultrasound Scan

Part 3 of the topic-series »Fertility treatment process«

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[← article overview of the topic-series »Fertility treatment process«] Dr Maximilian Murtinger | Medical director IVF Centers Prof. Zech Bregenz With ultrasound scan you normally associate a pregnancy and the happy parents sharing the first ultrasound pictures of their baby with friends and family. But even before pregnancy occurs, ultrasound diagnostics play a key role,

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Ovarian Stimulation

Part 2 of the topic-series »Fertility treatment process«

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[← article overview of the topic-series »Fertility treatment process«] Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock They are closely associated with human growth and are essential for the metabolism. Human reproduction processes are mainly controlled by them. Hormones: messenger substances, thus playing a crucial role at the beginning of each IVF treatment. Hence, following the initial consultation,

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Initial Consultation

Part 1 of the topic-series »Fertility treatment process«

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[← article overview of the topic-series »Fertility treatment process«] Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock How do I arrange an appointment for an initial consultation?What will be discussed there? How should I prepare for it? What happens next? … Questions which bother many of the couples when starting fertility treatment. The team of the IVF Centers

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The moment of the first conversation

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Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock How many times have we discussed this matter? Countless nights were spent browsing the internet to learn about the experiences of other couples facing involuntary childlessness. But now it is time to take charge of one’s own luck and to realize one’s life’s dream. The decision is made: Tomorrow I

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