Ovarian stimulation for follicle maturation
To increase the treatment’s chances of success, we will start with hormone treatment within the first three days of your cycle. The follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) stimulates follicle growth, so that several eggs mature in the ovaries at the same time. Hormone treatment is administered once a day by injection and continues for11–13 days, depending on egg maturation. If high-purity or biotechnologically produced FSH is used, you can easily administer the injection yourself at home. Our doctors will gladly advise and instruct you in this regard. After approximately seven days of treatment, the state of egg maturation is determined with ultrasound and a blood analysis, and the hormone dose adjusted if necessary. In addition, the optimal time for ovulation can also be established with this examination.
Triggering ovulation in mid-cycle
If the eggs have matured sufficiently and are capable of being fertilized, treatment with FSH and – where applicable – GnRH analogues is ended. Ovulation is triggered through an hCG injection. This injection you can also administer yourself at home, if you wish.