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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 information

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

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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 motivations – 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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“If the stork needs a little help”

Course of IVF treatment using donor eggs

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Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock There are many reasons why women cannot achieve a pregnancy with their own oocytes. In addition to medical reasons (e.g. cancer treatment, genetic diseases, premature menopause etc.), today, there is an increasing number of cases where socio-economic causes are at the root of the problem. Women often delay having children

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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 procedure«

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[← article overview of the topic-series »Fertility treatment procedure«] 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 procedure«

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[← article overview of the topic-series »Fertility treatment procedure«] 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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