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If pregnancy does not occur by natural means, treatment at a fertility clinic can be a major step towards having the child you so desire. Here at the VivaNeo Sydow Practice Clinic in Berlin, we use our many years of experience in reproductive medicine to optimise your chances of getting pregnant. At the start of your treatment at the Sydow Practice Clinic, you will undergo extensive diagnostics, which we will then use to inform our recommendation for fertility therapy. Depending on you and your partner’s fertility, this may be hormonal therapy or insemination. If fertilisation inside the body is unlikely for organic reasons, we recommend artificial insemination, i.e. in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Put your trust in our specialists in artificial insemination in Berlin – the team at the VivaNeo Sydow Practice Clinic.
During in vitro fertilisation (Latin in vitro = in glass), fertilisation takes place outside of the body, for example if pregnancy or insemination is unlikely for organic reasons. We perform IVF in Berlin – by hormonally stimulating egg maturation before removing mature eggs from the ovaries under anaesthesia. These are then brought together with around 50,000 prepared, highly motile sperm from the partner in a test tube. The eggs are fertilised without any external assistance. If fertilisation is successful, 2–3 embryos are then transferred back into the woman’s uterus 2–5 days after egg collection, where they implant. Read more about the procedure and chances of IVF in Berlin here.
Cryopreservation involves deep-freezing eggs or other organic samples in liquid nitrogen at -196°C (cryostorage). We can offer you cryopreservation in Berlin if more suitable pre-fertilised eggs are available after IVF or ICSI than are actually transferred, for example. This allows eggs to be stored for several years and then later used to have another child. If necessary, we freeze unfertilised eggs and embryos by vitrification (ultra-fast freezing), which is currently considered to be the most successful and safest procedure. We not only offer cryopreservation for eggs in Berlin, but also for sperm cells, testicular tissue (TESE samples) and ovary tissue (before chemotherapy and/or radiation). Find out more about cryopreservation in Berlin here.
Fertilisation via IVF requires that the partner produces enough healthy, fully motile sperm. If the spermiogram reveals that this is not the case, instead of IVF, we recommend intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) here in Berlin. In this procedure, the eggs extracted from the ovaries after undergoing hormonal stimulation and follicle aspiration are fertilised by microinjection: a single sperm cell is inserted directly into the egg using a special capillary. After artificial insemination, the embryos are then transferred to the uterus just like in IVF. ICSI makes pregnancy possible even if the man’s fertility is highly limited. With the specific method of physiological ICSI, we can also purposefully select genetically normal sperm before the microinjection. This means only using “mature” sperm that do not have any DNA fragmentation and are fully intact. Read more about the procedure and chances of ICSI in Berlin here.