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Insemination shortens the path to pregnancy

Insemination Treatment (fertilisation in the body)


Natural insemination with “help“

Insemination is the fertilisation of the egg that takes place in the woman’s uterus i.e., in a natural way. We only help a little, by inserting a thin flexible plastic tube that transports the sperm into the uterine cavity at the time of egg maturation, as close as possible to the egg itself. Insemination treatment is most suitable if the fallopian tubes can transport the eggs without any complication, and the partner’s sperm are healthy but may have limited mobility. Before insemination, we check whether the woman’s fallopian tubes will “let” the eggs through.

Insemination takes place immediately after the egg has matured. The chances of pregnancy are increased by hormonal stimulation (with the hormone clomiphene). In order to optimally plan fertilisation, we trigger ovulation with the help of hormones. On the day of ovulation, sperm is 45 ideally collected in the practice, or at home (which may not produce optimal results) and then processed in the laboratory.




„What is our chance of getting pregnant?“

There is a hopeful answer to this emotionally loaded question: currently, 21% of our insemination treatments are successful, i.e., ending in pregnancy. We have an above average success rate in our practice, in comparison to the rest of Germany, with a 7-9% chance of pregnancy through insemination.




„What are the risks with insemination?“

Insemination poses no risk to you or your partner’s health. Occurrences such as ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage are just as common with pregnancies that have occurred naturally.




„Will my pregnancy be considered high-risk after insemination?“

Every pregnancy can have complications in the worst-case scenario. Pregnancy after insemination does not have higher risks than in a “normal” pregnancy, regardless of which fertility method is used.




During insemination, sperm are injected directly into the uterine cavity through a fine tube during a regular cycle, or after mild stimulation on the day of ovulation. The sperm meets the egg and natural fertilisation occurs.



Obtaining sperm to have your child - a challenge for your partner

Insemination treatment and artificial insemination outside of the body have one thing in common: on the day of ovulation or egg retrieval, fresh semen is needed from your partner for fertilisation, which can be best produced in our practice. If this is not possible for professional or other reasons, we can also offer to freeze the sperm in advance. Understandably, many men find it difficult to provide the necessary semen at a precise time with the help of masturbation. Talk to us if there are any issues and we will be happy to advise you.



Is insemination the option for us?

NThere is never just a single way to have a child. During your initial consultation, we will help you discover which treatment is most promising for you.

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