Modern reproductive medicine offers various options for artificial insemination. Our experienced team will recommend the best treatment for your individual situation and will accompany you sensitively during the course of treatment.
We'll speak to you and run any tests that will help us to understand where the issue lies. We'll work with you to find out a treatment plan that suits you and your family, and that will give you the best possible chances of success. Our state-of-the-art clinics and treatments are completely at your disposal for the course of your treatment, whatever it may be.
The most common fertility treatment, IVF involves matured egg cells being extracted and mixed with approximately 50,000 prepared sperm cells of her partner or donor. The egg cells are fertilised in a lab, and if this is successful, usually two embryos will be transferred to the womb after two to five days.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, is a procedure whereby a single sperm cell is injected with a tiny needle into the egg. This procedure is recommended if the number of suitable sperm is not enough for regular IVF.
Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, is a kind of insemination that involves transferring optimised sperm into the uterus of the person with female organs. It is a less invasive form of fertility treatment and often less expensive, though chances of success are lower than with IVF.
Ocassionally, there will be no sperm cells in the ejaculate of the person with male organs. If this is the case, it may be possible to extract the cells through a biopsy from the testicular tissue (TESE) and used for artificial insemination via ICSI (see: above).
Injections of fertility hormones LH and FSH Hormone ensure that ovulation occurs and that the egg maturation is stimulated before artificial insemination.
Cyropreservation can be useful if more eggs are than needed are extracted after hormone treatment. These eggs then can be carefully frozen and used later for another cycle of artificial insemination.
Embryos obtained through artificial fertilisation are transferred into the uterine cavity using a very thin catheter, which is quick and painless.
During IVF/ICSI, successful embryos (blastocycts) are implanted into the uterus, usually on or around day five.
TFP has a large pool of approved donors across their centres, meaning both same-sex and heterosexual couples needing sperm for their treatment have a great chance of finding a suitable match.
Sample mix-ups in the IVF laboratory are disastrous for parents. Though rare, TFP work with RI Witness technology to ensure that all samples and test tubes are assigned to the right patients.
Polar body diagnosis (PBD) is where the clinic performs an investigation into the chromosomes of female genetic material. They will check that there are no abnormalities that would result in an early termination.
To prevent congenital genetic disorders in children of couples with genetic risk factors, pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT) investigates embryos before their transfer to the womb.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an increasingly respected and utilised accessory to fertility treatment. It can help both physical and emotional symptoms that occur before and during infertility therapy.
Also known as egg freezing, women of childbearing age have the possibility of freezing their eggs to be used later in fertility treatments, if the time is not right for pregnancy now.
TFP Fertility is a member of FertiPROTEKT Netzwerk e.V., which has promoted the coverage of costs for fertility-preservation measures by health insurance companies in the case of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.