There can be many reasons for not being able to conceive, but often there are various factors. TFP conduct an extensive patient interview and diagnostic testing in our fertility clinics to tailor your fertility treatment to you.
After conducting careful fertility examinations, your treating nurse or physicians will create an individualized treatment plan. We offer many treatment plans which will optimize your chances of conceiving. Your doctor will determine which treatment is best suited to your situation based on the outcomes of the examinations. Our fertility center offers many facilities such as a laboratory, sperm bank, ova bank and embryo bank, which allow us to offer you a wide range of treatments.
Depending on the cause(s) for your inability to conceive, we will advise a treatment optimizing your chances of achieving a pregnancy. At TFP MC Kinderwens, we welcome heterosexual couples, lesbian couples and single women. We offer treatments for disordered menstrual cycles as well as IUI, IVF, and ICSI treatments. In addition to this, there is the possibility of using donated sperm or egg cells.
Our clinic is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This is unique in the Netherlands.
Due to the limited availability of donor sperm and eggs, there is a waiting list for treatments using these from our gamete bank. If you have your own donor though, these waiting lists do not apply.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a kind of artificial insemination, in which the fertilization of the oocyte does not take place within the mother’s body, but rather in a laboratory.
Intrauterine insemination is the insertion (insemination) of processed sperm into the uterus (intra-uterine). IUI increases your chances of conceiving by inserting the most viable sperm cells into the upper region of the uterus at the right time in your menstrual cycle.
An intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment is a special kind of IVF treatment. During an ICSI procedure, which takes place in a laboratory, a sperm cell will be injected directly into the oocyte – more precisely, into its cytoplasm.
In some circumstances, a man’s ejaculate may contain very few healthy sperm or even no healthy sperm at all. This is referred to as azoospermia or oligospermia/cryptozoospermia.
Furthermore, a man may be unable to ejaculate, for example due to a tumor or paraplegia. In such cases, it’s usually impossible to conceive the ‘natural’ way.
If a couple has an unfulfilled desire to have children and there is a disruption in the female partner’s menstrual cycle, a hormone treatment may increase that couple’s chances of conceiving. In most cases, the underlying cause of a disrupted menstrual cycle is a disrupted hormonal balance. If your menstrual cycle is irregular, causing your ovulations to be irregularly timed too, a hormone treatment may be a useful option for you.
Cryopreservation is a special procedure in which several kinds of cells and tissues can be kept for a long time for use at a later date. It involves freezing these tissues at -196°C and storing them in liquid nitrogen.
Unfertilized oocytes can be donated to women who are unable to produce oocytes themselves but do have a functioning uterus. This means that they are able to conceive using an embryo developed from the donated oocyte and their partner’s (or a sperm donor’s) sperm.
Oocytes can be frozen for non-medical reasons if a woman wishes to postpone pregnancy and save her high-quality oocytes now because of the decrease in oocyte quantity and quality that comes with age. Social freezing is a possibility if there is no short-term desire to have children but the woman in question is looking for certainty in her fertility in the future.
Intrauterine insemination using donated sperm, known as IUI-D for short, is the insertion (insemination) of processed donated sperm into the uterus. IUI can increase a heterosexual couple's chances of conception if the man is infertile or a carrier of a hereditary disease he doesn’t want to pass on to his child.
For single women and lesbian couples, IUI-D is a safe option to fulfil their desire to have children.
Embryo donation is the transfer of remaining embryos from an IVF or ICSI treatment to another couple (the prospective parents). At the TFP MC Kinderwens, embryos are donated to the donor parents who are unable to have children with their own reproductive cells.
Many people have no way of having children, other than through the use of donated oocytes. By donating oocytes, you can have a meaningful impact on the lives of those who are unable to conceive without your help. Oocyte donors are necessary in order to give these people the chance to become the parents of a deeply wanted child.
There is a wide range of fertility treatments available, but some couples are dependent on sperm donation treatments to realise their wish for a child. A sperm donor can really make all the difference.
In our clinic, we consider it very important that, in addition to the physical treatment, extensive attention is paid to the emotional wellbeing of our patients. Therefore, when you visit our clinic, we do not only examine you for physical issues. A pillar of our treatment is the confidential and personal relationship with our patients.
Sample mix-ups in the IVF laboratory have serious consequences for patients and must be avoided at all costs. That is why culture dishes and tubes are labelled with the utmost care with the patient's name and birthday, with a unique patient ID, with a colour code or with a combination of these elements.
The placement of the embryo into the uterus, usually referred to as ‘embryo transfer’, is a fairly simple procedure, medically speaking. For most couples who desire to have children, however, it’s a very special moment of the fertility treatment. We know better than most how fragile embryos are, as they are the start of a new life. During the treatment, we’ll take the greatest care with the embryos.