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Increased Risk of Hypertension due to IVF?

A new study has created a great deal of uncertainty among patients

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Icon image | Photo: Shutterstock A recently published study (see link) conducted by a Swiss working group on the increased risk of high blood pressure in children conceived by assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is currently making big waves, not least through nonstop media coverage. Additionally, this was fueled by some statements made by the senior

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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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Close to nature

IVF treatment involving blastocyst culture

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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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“What are the situations where egg donation may help?”

FAQs on egg donation

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Icon image | Photo: Shutterstock The couples’ requirements may vary considerably when it comes to achieving a pregnancy via egg donation. There are situations where couples cannot achieve a successful pregnancy with the woman’s own oocytes (e.g. cancer treatment, genetic diseases, premature menopause) and would therefore have to consider IVF treatment with egg donation. First,

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Cumulative pregnancy rate

Part 5 of the topic-series »Success Rate«

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[← article overview of the topic-series “Success Rate”] Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock When analyzing success rates in fertility treatment, it often turns out that the stated values refer to cumulative pregnancy rates. But what exactly is meant by this type of pregnancy rate? Cumulative is derived from the Latin word “cumulare” (to accumulate). According

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“Single Embryo Transfer” in IVF – Facts and Background

Part 5 of the topic-series »Fertility treatment process«

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Pregnancy rate

Part 3 of the topic-series »Success Rate«

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[← article overview of the topic-series »Success Rate«] Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Of course, patients often ask me about pregnancy rates achieved by our IVF centers. Quite often this question is linked with the notion that the pregnancy rate can provide precise forecasts on the successful outcome of fertility treatment. Actually, a uniform definition

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Quality in IVF Centers

Application and Relevance of a Quality Management System

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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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The Precautionary Freezing of Egg Cells

Different Motives – Different Regulations

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Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Cutting-edge medical procedures provide women with the opportunity to have some of their oocytes frozen and “stored” as a precautionary measure. This is intended to preserve the positive status quo of their fertility at the time of cryopreservation, which in turn represents an option for achieving a pregnancy using their

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Towards happiness of fatherhood

TESE – sperm retrieval procedure for “in vitro fertilization”

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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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