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Process of treatment

Determining the causes of infertility can take time, which may delay the start of treatment. Every course of treatment needs to be planned carefully. In particular, IVF and ICSI cycles require meticulous timing. It is important to think in the long term to avoid disappointment and frustration.

The IVF cycle consists of several phases, which we will describe in detail. We ensure treatment is tailored to your needs, which is why variations may occur in the process outlined below.


In most cases, treatment starts in the second half of your cycle before stimulation. The administration of a GnRH- Analogue temporarily reduces your body’s production of fertility hormones.
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A follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is used to stimulate the ovaries, which begins on a specified day in the cycle. Hormonal stimulation encourages the growth of several follicles and more eggs are released to maximise the chances of fertilisation.
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Natural cycle

Back to nature
Every 10th woman is a so-called „low responder", which means that she only produces one to four follicles despite a high dosage of hormones. The woman's ovarian reserve is therefore poor.
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Oocyte aspiration (pick-up)

34 to 36 hours later, i.e. two days after the hCG injection, the follicles are usually aspired from the vagina with the help of ultrasound and a fine needle (follicle puncture). To reduce any discomfort, you will receive a small dose of painkillers, a sedative or a weak aesthetic.
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Ovulation Induction

As soon as we have determined the best time for inducing ovulation, usually between 11 and 13 days of stimulation, FSH treatment is stopped. Injecting a high dose of hCG then triggers ovulation.
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Sperm collection

We will ask the male partner to provide a sperm sample collected by masturbation. It is possible to bring the sample from home, when a quick transport to our clinic can be guaranteed. Sterile cups for transportation are available in our surgery. In case of any difficulties please talk to us frankly and there will be a solution.

In vitro fertilization

After the follicle aspiration the egg cells are fertilized by IVF, ICSI or IMSI tecnique. The embryos are cultivated in 2 different culture mediums. After 18 hours the embryologists do the first check under the microscope to see how many oocytes have fertilized. When the embryos arrive at the 8-cell-stage (day 3), either the transfer is done or they are moved into a new culture medium until they grow to blastocysts.

Embryo Transfer

If at least one embryo has matured inside the culture medium, it is transferred into the uterus or fallopian tubes using a thin, flexible catheter. This procedure is generally quite painless. A maximum of two embryos can be transferred per cycle. The couple decides whether both partners are to be present during the transfer.

SET (Single Embryo Transfer)

The great goal of all IVF clinics is to reduce the amount of twin and particularly triplet pregnancies, as they are high risk. The Australian NHS (National Healthy Service) also expressed particular concern regarding the costs involved and urged IVF clinics to avoid them.
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Luteal phase - 2nd half of the cycle

This time can mean a long wait, which is often hard to bear due to the inevitable inner tension and restlessness accompanying treatment. Even so, you should try to keep calm and carry on life as normal.
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Dreams which have come true

Happy parents give encouragement

Finally our baby!

Since our biggest wish - the one of finally becoming parents - didn't realize, we decided to undergo IVF treatment.
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Our baby!

Experience says it is a huge burden,
love says it is the greatest happiness,
we say that it is our baby!
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Should no one ever call me mommy?

I've tried to get pregnant for 6 years but it never happened.
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