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Diagnosis helps find the best path to pregnancy

The diagnostic methods are individually adapted to couples wishing to have children. In order to choose the right types of fertility tests for you, we conduct a detailed interview, because both of your medical histories play an important role.

Diagnosis for the desire to have children in Germany

More knowledge means more possibilities


Changes in the menstrual cycle, how long you've been trying to conceive naturally, previous operations, or illnesses are also decisive factors. Couples struggling to conceive can start thinking about which points might be important for the fertility centre in advance. The age of the woman is a decisive characteristic because, from the age of 30, the quality of the ova continuously decreases. In men, on the other hand, it must be clarified whether the sperm quality is still sufficient or to what extent it’s limited.

Cycle monitoring

Cycle monitoring helps couples prepare for “sexual intercourse at the optimal time”. With this method, it is important that the fallopian tubes are unobstructed and fully operational and that semen quality is normal. This preliminary treatment measure is also referred to as a fertility check. The woman’s cycle is monitored with specific ultrasound and hormone tests. This makes it possible to monitor the number, size and maturity of the follicles, as well as the hormonal stimulation of the ovaries and ovulation.

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Sperm analysis

A sperm analysis is often the first step in the diagnostic stage of fertility treatment. Through a microscopic examination in our laboratories, we examine and assess the number of sperm cells per millilitre of semen, the shape of the sperm and their motility. If less than 15 percent of the sperm is regular in shape and less than 25 percent have normal motility, natural pregnancy is unlikely.

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Immunology

The immune system protects the body by identifying and combating foreign cells, such as the threat of infection caused by a cold virus. When an egg is fertilised, the father’s genetic material also brings foreign cells into the woman’s body. If the embryo is not sufficiently protected by Fc-blocking antibodies, it can be identified as a foreign body and rejected. The result is recurrent miscarriages or no pregnancy at all after IVF. In our laboratories, we perform comprehensive diagnostics to establish the possible immunological causes for failure to conceive.

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