Artificial Insemination

If your desire to have children remains naturally unfulfilled, the thought of artificial insemination is often the next step. In the following we inform you about the process of artificial insemination and various treatment methods.

What happens before treatment?

It all starts with the conversation. We want to get to know each other and of course our team wants to know something about your medical history. It is best to bring your completed anamnesis form and other findings to the first interview. It is important that you and your partner fill out this form.

With this information, we can talk very specifically about the chances and prerequisites of artificial insemination. In addition, there is our basic diagnostics which include a gynecological examination of the woman, laboratory diagnostics of both partners and a spermiogram of the man. For laboratory diagnostics, a blood sample from both partners is necessary. Among other things, thehormone balance and the infection status are examined. Basic diagnostics are essentially covered by health insurance companies, whether statutory or private.

Often we also find reasons for the unfulfilled desire to have children, which can also be remedied with simple therapies or practical aids in everyday life such as cycle monitoring or less stress.

Often, however, you have already tried all this and we will discuss whether performing artificial insemination is a sensible alternative for you.

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.

Pfeil S E N D   R E Q U E S T
Pfeil I N F O R M A T I O N   E V E N I N G

Leading IVF centre in Stuttgart
Dr. med. D.B. Mayer-Eichberger
OB-GYN (Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology)
with a focus on Gyn. Endocrinology
& Reproductive medicine

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