Fertility Center – fulfilling your wish to have a child
You wish to have a child, but your wish did not come true until now? You are not alone in this. Every sixth couple in Switzerland is involuntarily childless - and the trend is rising. We help you to make your dream come true.
Are you wondering why your desire to have a child is not coming true, what you can do to make it happen and what your chances are? You can get the answers to these important questions at our university fertility center.
An unfulfilled desire to have children can be very stressful for you and as a couple. Since we are familiar with the questions, fears and uncertainties that arise, you as a person are our focus. Our goal is to work with you to find the causes of involuntary childlessness, to select a suitable treatment and to accompany you competently and at the same time personally on the path to a desired child.
Careful clarification for him and her
There is a widespread opinion that in the majority of cases the problem lies with the woman. But this is not the case. The reasons for childlessness just as often lie with the man. That is why we consider a comprehensive assessment of both partners to be the cornerstone for determining the most promising therapy.
Our infertility procedures at a glance
If we have found the reasons for the failure to conceive, we can help many couples to have a baby with medical support. If no reasons for infertility can be found in either the man or the woman, we speak of unexplained infertility. Here, too, there are effective treatment options. Among other therapies, we offer the following procedures at the USZ:
- Support of oocyte maturation
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
In addition, we offer the possibility for
- Social freezing
- Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
If you receive treatment or suffer from a disease that damages the ovaries or testicles, the following fertility preservation options can ensure your chance of becoming a parent later.
Since the following diseases and problems can still stand in the way of your desire to have children, we offer special examinations and treatments:
- PCOS: Center for PCOS
Why go to the fertility center of the university hospital Zurich?
The Fertility Center is part of the Clinic for Reproductive Endocrinology of the University Hospital Zurich. As a pioneering research center, we have over 30 years of experience and have performed various fertility treatment methods for the first time in Switzerland.
Above-average pregnancy rates
Our university fertility center is at the top of our field and we regularly report very high pregnancy rates. This is confirmed by FIVNAT-CH, Switzerland’s national IVF registry. To ensure and continuously improve the quality of our treatment, the Fertility Center at the USZ has been certified according to ISO 9001:2015 for many years and our laboratories are accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025.
What you can expect from us:
- We take a lot of time for you to get to know you and your situation thoroughly
- Constant, personal care and absolute discretion
- Possibility for early morning or midday appointments
- Telephone availability for our IVF patients even on weekends
- If preliminary examinations are necessary, they can all take place under one roof at the USZ
- State-of-the-art laboratory equipment and the latest techniques
Centrally located & easily accessible
A small miracle, many big questions
For many couples, the blessing of having a child is taken for granted. Therefore, the probing question of why baby bliss just isn’t coming true for you can become a psychological burden. You may be asking yourself the following questions:
- Did we do something wrong?
- What can we do to make our wish for a child come true?
- How can we make our friends understand our problem?
- Our partnership and sexuality are under strain. How can we cope with this better?
We know that many of those affected experience the time of medical treatment as a roller coaster of emotions and we accompany and support you wherever and however we can. For example, we have established psychological coaching for our infertility couples, which you are welcome to take advantage of.
Understanding is essential
In order to ensure the success of the treatment and to minimize the risks, it is necessary that you have sufficient knowledge of a language we are familiar with. This includes English as well as the Swiss national languages German, French or Italian.
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