Icon image | Photo: Shutterstock IVF treatment involves the fertilization of an oocyte by a sperm under the microscope. To this end, different techniques may be used, such as ICSI and IMSI. In order to learn more about the role played by these laboratory techniques in the assessment of sperm quality and subsequently also in
“Large or Small?”
| Study on how to optimize ovarian stimulation/follicular aspiration
Icon image | Photo: Shutterstock Fertility treatment usually starts with the stimulation phase. This means that the woman has to undergo customized hormone therapy in order to induce her ovaries to produce multiple follicles, each containing an oocyte. The number and growth of follicles within the ovaries are closely monitored by ultrasound examinations. During the
Hypnosis in fertility treatment
| When does it make sense and how does it work?
Icon image | http://www.brandt-hypnose.at Hypnosis to quit smoking, for weight loss, as an aid to psychotherapy … … to name just a few areas that hypnotherapy has been successfully applied to. But what about using this “tool” when dealing with unintended childlessness and during IVF treatment? As a clinical psychologist at the IVF Zentren Prof.
“What can we expect from the IVF center of our choice?”
| FAQs on the services and quality standards of a fertility clinic, using the IVF Centers Prof. Zech as an example
Icon image | Photo: Shutterstock When it comes to choosing an IVF center, most people´s decisions are based on the pregnancy rate obtained by the center in question. This is quite understandable. However, one should be careful not to rely on one single success parameter, but first ask the following question: “What can we expect
“Good Swimmers” – but is this enough?
| Additional information as part of the semen analysis can be provided by molecular biological assessment of sperm quality
Icon image | Photo: Shutterstock In the evaluation of male fertility through the analysis of a semen sample under a microscope, the desired outcome is to see a lot of “good swimmers” among the spermatozoa – although this still says little or nothing about their morphology and inner structure. Thanks to modern technologies, it is
Close to nature
| IVF treatment involving blastocyst culture
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
Assessment and significance in fertility treatments
Structure spermatozoon/oocyte | Photo: Shutterstock Egg and sperm cell are of equal importance for the development of the embryo. A closer look at the sperm factor suggests that the assessment of sperm quality followed by the selection of appropriate spermatozoa for the fertilization of the oocyte are important steps on the path towards the much
Cumulative pregnancy rate
Part 5 of the topic-series »Success Rate«
[← 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
“Natural cycle IVF”
IVF treatment in an unstimulated cycle
Graphic representation female cycle | Photo: Shutterstock For many women, starting fertility treatment is often associated with discomfort, since it entails hormone therapy involving the injection of specific preparations. Most women get used to it quickly, since what it does mean in any case is that they advance further on their way leading to the
… and if it doesn’t work?
Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Doctors, medical assistants and embryologists in the laboratory, IT department, hygiene specialists, Info Center etc. We, as a team at the IVF Centers Prof. Zech dedicate our entire know-how and passion to helping infertile couples achieve a pregnancy with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART). In many cases, the