Gyneac Care

  • What Is Definition of infertility?

    When a couple has had regular unprotected intercourse 2-3 times a week for a year without obtaining a pregnancy, it is reasonable to start looking for an explanation for the reduced fertility in the man and the woman. During the first year, 84 % of all fertile couples will obtain a pregnancy. Waiting for another year, about 92 % will become pregnant.

  • What is the reason for infertility?

    The woman:
    damage to the fallopian tubes
    ovulatory problems (PCOS)
    conditions affecting the uterus
    the age of the woman (and her oocytes)
    life style factors

    The man: low sperm quality
    problems with the tubes carrying sperm
    problems getting an erection
    life style factors
    the age of the man
    In 20 % of all couples there is no identifiable reason

  • What is the chance of becoming pregnant without fertility treatment?

    A healthy women 25 years old will become pregnant every 4th month.
    A healthy women 35 years old will become pregnant every 8th month.
    Have you tried more than 12 months there is good reason to start examinations.

  • When do I call the clinic for treatment start?

    Please, call us when your period starts. The secretary will inform you when you need to
    come for the first ultrasound scan. It might already be on your 2nd day of menses.

  • Is there a long waiting time for treatment?

    No. Once you have been to the introductory interview and we have all necessary test results, you can start treatment.

  • How much alcohol I am allowed to drink during my treatment?

    New scientific investigations have shown, that even small amounts of alcohol influence on the chances of becoming pregnant.
    After a positive pregnancy test, the woman should not drink any alcohol at all.
    In the man, large quantities of alcohol also influence on semen quality.

  • Am I allowed to smoke cigarettes during treatment?

    Smoking increases the hormone doses necessary for ovarian stimulation. Therefore, we recommend stopping
    smoking before you start fertility treatment. Smoking also reduces the weight of the newborn child.

  • Does smoking affect the semen quality?

    Yes. It has been shown, that sperm cells from smokers contain more DNA-injuries than sperm cells from non-smokers.
    Especially men with severely reduced semen quality can improve the chances by stopping or reducing the number of cigarettes.

  • What is ICSI?

    ICSI means IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection. By gently introducing a single sperm cell into each oocyte,
    the chance of fertilisation is increased when only few sperm cells or sperms with decreased motility are present.

  • What is IVF?

    IVF means In Vitro Fertilisation (fertilisation in a glass tube). IVF is used when
    The fallopian tubes are damaged
    The woman has severe endometriosis
    The man has low semen quality
    You cannot find a cause, but you have not succeeded with insemination treatment (unexplained infertility)
    At IVF the eggs are aspirated from the ovaries and fertilised in the laboratory.
    Two days later the fertilised egg is transferred into the womb.