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
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.
Arrange an initial consultation