When a couple has had regular unprotected intercourse 2-3 times a week for a year without obtaining a pregnancy, it is reasonable to start looking for an explanation for the reduced fertility in the man and the woman. During the first year, 84 % of all fertile couples will obtain a pregnancy. Waiting for another year, about 92 % will become pregnant.
damage to the fallopian tubes
ovulatory problems (PCOS)
conditions affecting the uterus
the age of the woman (and her oocytes)
life style factors
low sperm quality
problems with the tubes carrying sperm
problems getting an erection
life style factors
the age of the man
In 20 % of all couples there is no identifiable reason
A healthy women 25 years old will become pregnant every 4th month.
A healthy women 35 years old will become pregnant every 8th month.
Have you tried more than 12 months there is good reason to start examinations.
Please, call us when your period starts. The secretary will inform you when you need to
come for the first ultrasound scan. It might already be on your 2nd day of menses.
No. Once you have been to the introductory interview and we have all necessary test results, you can start treatment.
New scientific investigations have shown, that even small amounts of alcohol influence on the chances of becoming pregnant.
After a positive pregnancy test, the woman should not drink any alcohol at all.
In the man, large quantities of alcohol also influence on semen quality.
Smoking increases the hormone doses necessary for ovarian stimulation. Therefore, we recommend stopping
smoking before you start fertility treatment. Smoking also reduces the weight of the newborn child.
Yes. It has been shown, that sperm cells from smokers contain more DNA-injuries than sperm cells from non-smokers.
Especially men with severely reduced semen quality can improve the chances by stopping or reducing the number of cigarettes.
ICSI means IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection. By gently introducing a single sperm cell into each oocyte,
the chance of fertilisation is increased when only few sperm cells or sperms with decreased motility are present.
IVF means In Vitro Fertilisation (fertilisation in a glass tube). IVF is used when
The fallopian tubes are damaged
The woman has severe endometriosis
The man has low semen quality
You cannot find a cause, but you have not succeeded with insemination treatment (unexplained infertility)
At IVF the eggs are aspirated from the ovaries and fertilised in the laboratory.
Two days later the fertilised egg is transferred into the womb.