Most advanced methods for fertility treatments
At our clinic, the basic infertility tests are conducted as quickly as possible, usually within a month. The treatment plan is customised just for you every time and each method is hand-picked to suit your needs.
Our aim is to perform the basic infertility treatments quickly, usually within a month. After this, a unique treatment plan is prepared, depending on the cause of the infertility and the needs and wishes of the patient. The woman’s age and the duration of the infertility are significant factors in the preparation of the treatment plan.
Light treatment alternatives, such as ovulation induction and insemination, are suitable first treatments for many. In some cases, the best option may be to go for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) immediately. Our website provides information on the most common treatments performed in our clinic. Our clinic treats women under 46 years of age.
Ovulation induction is an effective and safe treatment method for women with irregular cycles and anovulation. The likelihood of pregnancy increases significantly with repeated and correctly-timed treatment sessions.
If the maturation and release (ovulation) of oocytes does not occur by itself, the process can be expedited by means of medication. Dextra Fertility Clinic primarily uses enzyme medication, because it is safer and more effective than clomifene.
If necessary, injected medication can also be used (FSH, LH and hCG hormones). The injections are potent, which means that their use necessitates careful monitoring.
The maturation of the ovarian follicle is monitored through ultrasound scans. Once it reaches sufficient size, the ovulation either takes place naturally or can be stimulated with a placental hormone injection (hCG).
The chance of pregnancy with these treatments is 10–15% for each try, depending on factors such as woman`s age. The probability can be increased by using medication during multiple cycles.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is the most effective treatment. IVF can be selected as a primary fertility treatment for multiple reasons – in the case of prolonged infertility or a reduction in sperm count, for example.
IVF is also the only treatment method that provides information on the oocytes, their quality, fertilisation and the development of the embryo. IVF treatment can also be carried out with donated sperm in cases where the man cannot produce sperm, the patient is a single woman or the couple consists of two women.
The most significant factor affecting the probability of pregnancy is the woman’s age. With IVF treatment, the probability of initiating pregnancy is 30–50% for each embryo transfer among women under 39 years of age. For women who are 40 years old, the likelihood of pregnancy is approximately 20%.
After conventional IVF treatment, the pregnancy can be monitored in normal fashion at a maternity clinic.
Insemination refers to a procedure in which sperm cells are injected into the woman’s uterus. Insemination can be conducted during the menstrual cycle in connection to natural or medically-induced ovulation.
Insemination can be a feasible treatment if, for example, there is a minor problem with the man’s sperm production or the sperm cells are unable to swim through the cervical canal. For young people, the treatment can also be effective in the event of unexplained infertility.
The insemination treatment requires the woman to have a normal anatomy with open fallopian tubes. The quality of the sperm must also be sufficiently high in terms of count and motility. For this reason, the basic infertility tests always include a sperm analysis, menstrual cycle analysis and examination of the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Insemination is suitable for both couples and single women. Donated sperm is used for female couples and single women.
For women aged under 40, the likelihood of pregnancy is roughly 10% for each insemination if the infertility has lasted for about a year. The probability of pregnancy increases with repeated treatments. When using donated sperm, the probability is slightly higher, about 15% for each treatment.