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Planning your life
The topic of family planning is often not only a question of the right partner at the right time. In fact, today there is so much to think about in the period between twenty and forty years of age- starting with vocational training, followed by the right job and the start of one's own career. Perhaps larger trips are also planned, and once the right partner has been found, people often think about buying a home together.
Artificial inseminationFrequently Asked Questions
Here you can find out everything important about fertility and artificial insemination.
When is the best age to have children?
Of course, the chances of pregnancy do not decrease suddenly, but gradually. Did you know that the chance of a spontaneous pregnancy in a woman’s mid-30s is only half as high as at the beginning of her 20s.
What do you have to consider with artificial insemination?
While the quantity of follicles is not important in a natural pregnancy, the monthly number plays an important role in assisted reproduction. By fertilising several eggs, in vitro fertilisation makes it possible to achieve a higher chance of pregnancy.
Effect of ageing on fertility
Normally, at around 20 years before menopause the chances of pregnancy begins to decrease. For women at risk of early menopause, it is therefore advisable to deep-freeze unfertilised eggs so that they can be fertilised at a later date.
How does cryopreservation of eggs work?
The patient receives a hormone injection to help the follicles mature. The follicles are then aspirated under a light anaesthetic and frozen. The frozen follicles can be stored for almost any length of time and can be thawed, fertilised and implanted when needed. Your treating fertility doctor will be happy to inform you about the extent to which artificial insemination is an option for you.
How is the assessment of the ovarian reserve conducted?
A gynecologist has two options for estimating a woman’s ovarian reserve. With an ultrasound, maturing eggs can be easily displayed and counted. The results of blood work can reveal the hormone level AMH, which is produced by immature follicles, yet the test results can be relied on to estimate the ovarian reserve.
What does artificial insemination cost?
In most cases, the costs of the procedure are either not covered by health insurance or only partially covered. Make sure to ask your fertility centre and your health insurance company. Many IVF centres offer all-inclusive rates. In addition, there are additional costs associated with hormone preparations, cryopreservation and thawing, as well as, the fertilization of the eggs and the transfer of the embryos.