Fertility


“We want to have a baby”

More and more couples in Germany are involuntarily childless. If a pregnancy does not occur for over two years, the term ‘infertile’ begins to be used. It is currently estimated that about 15% of couples in Germany are temporarily infertile, of which 5% are entirely infertile. The causes are divided equally between men and women. In about 30% of couples, both partners are affected. In 15% of cases, the cause cannot be determined.

We will gladly provide assistance and support you with your family planning.

The first priority, apart from a gynaecological and physical examination, is to take a targeted medical history. Sometimes the problem is simply that intercourse was too infrequent or the timing was wrong. But information related to infections or surgeries, generalised diseases, medications or nicotine is also important to us. Stress factors and pressure (internal and external) allow for the option of psychosomatic treatment. In the case of immunological deficiencies, the appropriate immunomodulation can be used after determining the immune status. A DHEA, serotonin, or STH deficiency, or elevated prolactin, cortisol, TSH, free testosterone or homocysteine levels are important indications of hormone disorders. After measuring these we prefer to treat disorders with bioidentical hormones. However, the cause can also be toxins such as mercury, lead, cadmium, copper, aluminium and solvents. We perform a pollutant analysis and start specific detox treatments.
Depending on the results and after discussing the results with you, we develop a customised treatment plan.

We offer the following elective services related to fertility:

Cycle monitoring means doctors closely examine the processes in the female body over an entire menstruation cycle. This typically requires three to four ultrasound appointments and blood samples. At the start of the cycle (day three to five of the cycle) the hormone level responsible for egg maturation (FSH, oestrogen) in the blood is determined. In addition, the ovaries and uterus are examined by ultrasound. Between day ten and twelve the second ultrasound is taken, as ovulation is about to take place. The ultrasound shows whether egg follicles have developed and whether one has prepared for ovulation. Now we can also see how much uterine lining has formed and whether the cervix is ready to let sperm into the uterus. The hormone levels also provide information about egg maturation. During the second half of the cycle we take another blood sample. This time we particularly examine the progesterone level.

Am I even able to become pregnant, are expensive reproductive medical technologies worthwhile, how much time do I have until menopause sets in? These are all questions which eventually arise in a woman’s life. The Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) provides answers. AMH correlates with ovarian function. It is the earliest marker which correlates with the age, with the least variability during and between cycles, and thus can be determined at any time. As women age, their AMH levels decrease in correlation with their loss of ovarian functional reserves.

Helpful for any woman aged 30 years or older!
Do I have enough time for family planning or is my biological clock ticking?

Over the age of 30 it becomes increasingly difficult to get pregnant. With this test, using an ultrasound shortly after menstruation starts, along with a blood test (E2, FSH, AMH), we can provide initial information on whether early menopause is probable and whether women wishing to have children should become pregnant as soon as possible.

If you are a woman wishing to become pregnant, or who has problems with fertility and nursing, this test provides effective information on whether your hormones are in balance or whether they’re the cause for your infertility, e.g. miscarriage.

E.g. chlamydia, rubella, chickenpox can affect fertility long-term, and so can chronic vaginal or urinary tract infections. A test and relevant treatment give certainty.

You should find out beforehand which vaccinations will protect you and your child during and after pregnancy, and if necessary you should have boosters to avoid unnecessary stressful situations during pregnancy after being exposed to these diseases: rubella, chickenpox, pertussis (whooping cough), flu, etc.

Additional services related to family planning are

Even a deficiency of folic acid, calcium, iron, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, copper, vitamin A, B, C, D, E can prevent pregnancy or cause a miscarriage.

Balance your energy, balance your yin and yang, reduce stress and support your body during ovulation and in the time thereafter.

Also suitable as support during simultaneous artificial insemination. Studies have shown that results are far more successful when IVF is accompanied by acupuncture than when IVF alone is used.

Abnormal oestrous cycles, or hormone disorders, can be treated very successfully with this simple simile method (treating like with like) and this thus helps to create the optimal conditions for a pregnancy.

Any more than 4 cigarettes reduce fertility by 20%. Furthermore, smoking is harmful to the pregnancy and a main risk factor for high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke for mother and child. Biological smoking cessation with mesotherapy is therefore a good decision.
Furthermore, amalgam, heavy metals, etc. can affect fertility. Biological detoxification by means of infusion therapy is helpful in these cases.

The fees for the particular services are based on the medical fee schedule (GOÄ) and can be requested at the reception. For additional services please refer to the info binder at our office. We’re happy to advise you.