How does artificial insemination work?
At the beginning of the treatment, you will receive hormone treatment accompanied and monitored by us, which we will tailor individually to you. Through hormonal stimulation, the eggs are brought to maturity.
As soon as the eggs are large enough, an appointment for collection is arranged. This usually takes place around the 12th to 16th day of the cycle, i.e. in the middle of the cycle. The removal is carried out under a short and non-stressful general anesthesia under ultrasound control. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.
Subsequently, there are two options: in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
What is the difference between IVF and ICSI?
IVF stands for "In Vitro Fertilization", i.e. fertilization "in a glass". Collected eggs and sperm are brought together in the laboratory.
ICSI stands for "intracytoplasmic sperm injection" and is somewhat more complex. Here, the best sperm are selected and one of them is inserted directly into the egg cell under a special microscope. ICSI can especially help couples in which the man is severely impaired in his fertility, because basically only a suitable sperm is necessary.
What happens next?
If fertilization is successful, after two to five days, up to three embryos are inserted through the vagina into the uterine cavity using a thin plastic catheter.
This procedure is also performed on an outpatient basis, but this time without anesthesia and takes only a few minutes. The process of insertion is usually completely painless. With the help of blood tests and ultrasound examinations, you can determine in the following weeks whether a pregnancy has occurred.
Various adjunctive therapies before, during and after the injection can support pregnancy onset and pregnancy. We will also be at your side in the further course.
Write to us to arrange an initial consultation to discuss your individual path.