Although it does not seem to be so, every 7th couple faces problems with impaired fertility. Contemporary medicine is becoming more sophisticated and assisted reproduction ceases to be a taboo. The number of affected couples undergoing the infertility treatment is increasing. Indeed, there is one “test tube baby” in every elementary school classroom, thanks to various methods of artificial insemination.

Infertility treatment (assisted reproduction) includes the treatments and techniques from the simplest to the most complex ones, where the embryology lab manipulates both the egg and the sperm to help a woman become pregnant.

Assisted reproduction at the Karlsbad Fertility Clinic

We offer our clients all the available methods. We use the most advanced equipment, which facilitates the used diagnostic methods and the actual methods of artificial insemination. It is not enough to use just all the possibilities of medicine and modern technology in the fertility treatment, it is also important to care for psychological well-being and serenity. Infertility is a big burden for most couples that greatly affects the partner life, sexual cohabitation and family relationships. 

Our clinic is one of the leading assisted reproduction sites. We do not want to be regarded as a "Children Production Factory". On the contrary, we provide individualised treatment. Every woman, every couple is treated individually and we strive to ensure that each client is attended by one doctor only throughout the treatment in order to ensure the maximum confidence. We always find the time to talk with our clients and explain everything in great detail. Trust, comfort, customer satisfaction and, of course, the success of treatment are of highest importance to us. The success rate of the therapy at our clinic currently ranges from 50 to 80%, depending on the severity of the treated problem and the patient's age.

Infertility treatment methods

  • Ovulation support – ovulation induction with subsequent timing of sexual intercourse is one the easiest non-invasive treatments for infertility. Ovulation is in fact a prerequisite for pregnancy. The risks of this method are minimal, except for the risk of multiple pregnancy and possible complications associated with it.
  • IUI – Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is the least invasive method of assisted reproduction where sperm is introduced directly into the uterine cavity. The aim is to facilitate the path of sperm to the egg and increase the number of sperm in the fallopian tube where the egg fertilization occurs.
  • IVF – In vitro fertilization is a classic method of fertility treatment, also known as a method for “test tube babies”, where sperm is added to mature eggs in a laboratory to fertilize them. It is the most common form of assisted reproduction, its essence is closest to the natural fertilization – it takes place outside the body in a laboratory, but sperm must penetrate the eggs itself, without the intervention of doctors.
  • ICSI – Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a micromanipulation technique that involves the incorporation of sperm directly into the egg – it replaces the penetration of sperm into the egg during the natural fertilization. It is the most widely used method of assisted reproduction.
  • Embryo culture – This method is an extension of the cultivation time of fertilized eggs. It allows us to choose the best and ideally developing embryo for the transfer into the uterus.
  • Monitoring – The methods of artificial fertilization include the culture of the egg and the embryo in a laboratory, in a special incubator. Embryo development is carefully monitored in order to transfer the best embryo to the uterus.
  • Assisted hatching – Assisted Hatching (AH) is a micromanipulation to create a small hole in glycoprotein cover of the egg (zona pellucida). This increases chances of embryo to implant inside the uterus and thus the probability of pregnancy.
  • PICSI – This is a micromanipulation method that allows us to obtain the best possible mature sperm for the assisted reproduction, comparably to the process of natural fertilization.
  • IMSI - intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection is a laboratory technique used for In Vitro Fertilisation treatments. Special microscope allows morphological selection of sperm under the magnification of 6000 times in comparisone to 400 magnification microscope for regular ICSI. This technique enable to distinguish abnormal sperm to influence the pregnancy outcome. 

After IVF

The post procedure care is extremely important and does not depend on the complexity of the procedure - 2 weeks waiting period is ahead for each copule.  Any restrictions or lifestyle changes are required after the procedure. Please try to avoid extensive gym exercises, heavy lifting, jogging or stress. Do not drink alcohol and do not smoke. Schedule your day ahead, this will be helpful in focusing on other things to diminish your waiting. Do not sit at home and wait, do whatever you like to feel happy. Contineously take your medicaments as prescribed by your doctor.

The results of the therapy verified with a pregnancy test after 14 days. Any test bought at a pharmacy is often sufficient – it is the easiest and fastest method, but it is not reliable. Therefore, even in case of a negative result it is always recommended to confirm the result using a more accurate blood test.

After assessing the results

In case of artificial insemination failure, we will continue to provide further care for you in our clinic. We will discuss the course and the outcome of the treatment and other options and find the best solution for you. And of course, we will agree on the next steps. In any case, it will be necessary to discontinue the medication and wait for 1-3 months. If you have frozen embryos at our clinic, we can continue with the therapy very quickly. Otherwise, it is necessary to provide your body time to recover and regenerate as recommended by your doctor. You will also talk with your doctor about further steps and other options.

If the therapy was successful, we invite our clients to have an ultrasound examination after about another two weeks (4 weeks after the embryo transfer into the uterus). If the ultrasound findings are positive, the client is referred to the prenatal care. The medication is discontinued after the patient gets pregnant. It is usually used until the 7th to 12th pregnancy week, always as agreed with the doctor.

Despite the fact that you will leave our clinic, we will be looking forward to any information and reports on the progress of your pregnancy and your children. Tracking the number of children born with our help is very important for us, not only because we can rejoice with you, but in particular to provide information about the success rate of our treatment to new. This way, we can give them hope – the same hope we once gave you when you visited us for the first time.

Contact us

FertiCare SE
Radlická 3185/1c , Praha 5, 150 00

Our clinics:
FertiCare Karlsbad Fertility:
Bělehradská 1042/14, Karlovy Vary
FertiCare Prague:
Radlická 3185/1c, Praha 5

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