There are various reasons why many women who want a child cannot conceive the “natural” way. She or her partner may be infertile. Or the woman is in an LGBTQI relationship. Or just simply wishes to become a mother on her own.
Preserving fertility or preventing future infertility also plays a role in reproductive medicine: Eggs can be frozen for a later pregnancy. There can be a medical reason for that, such as a pending chemotherapy, or personal reasons; for example, the time and circumstances are not yet right to have a child, but the woman may want to have a child later and fears that her fertility may wane over time.
Eugin Group clinics use state-of-the-art medicine to help people live their dream of having a baby, supporting them from the initial counselling and advice through to the actual birth. The Spain-based Eugin Group’s network comprises 44 clinics and additional 37 sites across 10 countries on three continents.
Eugin now conducts some 55,000 fertility treatments annually, and since 1998 more than 165,000 babies have been born with the help of the Group reproductive medicine. Eugin Group is known for respecting the local culture of the country in which patients are treated, underpinning their decisions with medical excellence and evidence-based medicine.
Eugin Group shares not only the same vision, but the same values:
The most widely usedtreatment used in single women and lesbian couples as first approach, often referred to simply as IUI. Using blood testing and ultrasound images, ovulation is monitored to pinpoint the best moment for insemination. The sperm, which has been examined and treated in a laboratory, is then inserted into the uterus.
With IUI, hormones can be used to stimulate the ovaries and help some good follicles to mature. The treatment can also be conducted without hormonal stimulation.
With the in vitro fertilization method, the woman’s ovaries are stimulated to release as many eggs as is safely possible. A number of eggs are then retrieved, and inseminated in the laboratory. The resulting embryos are nurtured to a promising stage. Finally, the embryos are transferred into the uterus – where, hopefully, a healthy pregnancy and birth will follow.
Vitrification is used to preserve a woman’s mature eggs. Our method involves ultra-rapid freezing in which the eggs are submerged in liquid nitrogen at minus 196 degrees Celsius: Because the freezing occurs so quickly, ice crystals cannot form and this results in a higher survival rate for the eggs. The cells remain unaltered – until the time comes for the eggs to be thawed and then inseminated.