Therapy with in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)

In the case of the in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), the egg cell is fertilised with the man’s sperm and re-transferred to the woman’s uterus. There are two different therapy variants: the hormone-free IVF pure variant and the IVF active variant, which is additionally assisted by hormones.

 

What is in-vitro fertilisation?

In the case of the in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), the egg cell and the sperm prepared are brought together in a Petri dish. In this way, spontaneous fertilisation with high-quality sperm cells takes place. These sperms cells are selected in a near-natural fashion.

The maturation of the egg cells is closely monitored by regular ultrasound examinations. As soon as the follicles have reached a certain size, ovulation can be triggered by administration of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). 36 hours after this administration, the follicles are transvaginally punctured. For this purpose, the follicle is punctured with a fine needle, and the liquid contained is extracted together with the egg cell.

Even if the process takes only a few minutes, it is performed under light anaesthesia. This will relieve the patient of possible stress and she can go home after a short monitoring period in one of our patient rooms.

The sperm required, with unblocked vas deferens, is acquired by masturbation. This can be performed at our Kinderwunsch Institut, or at home, the sperm having to be transported to our institute within one hour.


 

Is IVF an option for me?

Of course, we cannot give you any general recommendation, after all, fertility and the prospects of success for a pregnancy depend on many different factors. If you have any of the following diseases, IVF could be the perfect way to the child you’ve been waiting for so long:

  •      Blockage of the fallopian tubes
  •      Endometriosis (growth of the endometrium)
  •      Polycystic ovaries (PCO)
  •      State after the female sterilisation

A mandatory precondition for successful fertilisation is the absence of any negative findings in the male semen.

During the whole treatment, you are psychologically supported and advised by our selected experts. 

 

 

What is the difference between IVF pure and IVF active

With our two patented  IVF pure and IVF active techniques, we offer both a hormone-free and a hormone-assisted variant.

In the case of IVF pure, the patient refrains from the administration of hormones and puts her complete trust in her own body. The advantage of this is that the patient does not have to have the regular injections. However, this normally only produces the maturation of one egg cell per cycle. This, on the one hand, reduces the chance of successful fertilisation, but on the other hand it reduces the costs of the IVF. IVF pure is an option for patients under 35 with a normal ovary reserve (anti-Müllerian hormone level corresponding to the age).

In the case of IVF active, the ovaries are stimulated to produce several follicles by the administration of hormones. The advantage of this is that several egg cells are fertilised and the embryo developed best can be selected for the transfer. The active participation by self-injection of the hormones in this respect can be a very positive   experience for the patient. IVF active is an option for women of every age who have a normal or slightly limited egg cell reserve and who respond to the administration of FSH (a hormone that stimulates the growth of follicles).