The urge to have children is a natural human desire, and couples often find it extremely difficult on an emotional level if they are unable to fulfill that desire. Anyone who has undergone fertility treatment in a reproductive medicine center can tell us how difficult the journey towards having a child can be. The main causes of infertility are poor quality in sperm and/or eggs and advanced maternal age.
Assisted reproduction is hardly a new concept. However, methods have improved greatly since the first baby conceived in a Petri dish was born in 1978. The first “test tube babies”, as they are often called, are now parents themselves with their own children.
FertiCare offers clients comprehensive diagnostics and treatment options for infertility issues using all assisted reproduction techniques currently available. Our clinic has highly experienced staff and top-of-the-line laboratory equipment and facilities. Contact us and we’ll be happy to help you along your journey to having a baby.
Story of our satisfied patients Marcela and Radek, CZ with EN subtitles. *
Artificial insemination, or assisted reproduction, is medical assistance to a couple or woman who cannot achieve conception and successful delivery of a child naturally. Assisted reproduction encompasses a variety of different methods, mainly IUI, IVF, ICSI, the use of donor eggs, genetic pre-implantation diagnosis and a number of highly specialised methods that allow an accurate diagnosis of the problem and the choice of the optimal solution.
Artificial insemination can be carried out with both own and donated eggs (if the woman cannot use her own eggs). Similarly, donor sperm can be used for artificial insemination. Donors must be completely healthy and undergo all the necessary tests and diagnostics.
FertiCare clinics provide clients with comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic infertility care using all available assisted reproductive techniques. Our clinics can be found in Prague, Karlovy Vary and Znojmo.
Thanks to our top experts we help people on their way to their desired child. Thanks to the most modern technical equipment of the clinic and laboratories and thanks to the cooperation with domestic and foreign specialists, we offer care corresponding to the standards of world centres for reproductive medicine.
FOR EVERY TREATMENT WE CAN GUARANTEE:
Individual and comprehensive support of the entire team
One of the largest donor databases
State-of-the-art technology and medical procedures
Highest medical standards
Ethical approach and confidentiality
No waiting times
Treatment at our clinics is always a highly individual process. Our specialists will guide you through with the utmost interest and care.
Once you have registered, a consultation will take place during which we will find out all the necessary information and, if necessary, suggest some tests. Based on all the results, we will recommend and provide specific treatment procedures and methods.
Once these have been completed, a pregnancy test will follow at an appropriate interval and we will then proceed further according to the result.
A detailed description of the treatment process can be found here.
We take an individual approach to treatment, from the initial interview and examination to the actual procedure and follow-up care. The different methods of reproductive medicine that you can undergo with us can be found below.
The main methods of artificial insemination are IUI (intrauterine insemination), IVF (in vitro fertilization) and ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). Artificial insemination is offered as part of a donation program (donated eggs, embryos or sperm) or as part of a program with the client's own eggs. The treatment then includes selection of complementary assisted reproduction methods according to the individual situation.
Artificial insemination: Artificial insemination involves transferring the sperm (from the partner or a donor) into the uterus. Fertilization then takes place inside the woman’s body.
“In vitro” is Latin for “in glass” and refers to “test tube” fertilization. In this method, the doctor performs the egg retrieval using a needle and ultrasound technology. The eggs are then “fertilized” in a test tube using sperm from the partner or a donor. Hormonal stimulation is almost always needed before egg retrieval, in order to collect more mature eggs.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) involves extracting eggs and fertilizing them using a special micropipette. Embryologists inject sperm into each egg (directly into the cytoplasm) in the laboratory. Embryo transfer takes place 3-5 days later. Ovarian stimulation is needed before extracting the oocytes so we can collect more mature ones.
Couples that have troubles or are not able to conceive with oocytes (or sperm) of their own, can contact us for our egg/sperm/embryo donation fertility treatment. In the Czech Republic, where Ferticare is base, the process of egg donation is both legal and very strictly regulated.
Donors at FertiCare have all gone through a variety of required examinations and donation is an IVF / ICSI procedure using an anonymous donor.
Our goal is for clients who come to us for fertility treatments to give birth to a healthy baby. Genetic testing reveals any potential problems so we can transfer only healthy embryos.
Social freezing is the preventive freezing of your own healthy eggs or sperm for future use. In today's civilized world, social freezing is a common practice. About 95% of the eggs survive the freezing.
This is a method where the doctor uses microsurgery to extract sperm from the ducts of the epididymis or directly from the testicular tissue. These methods are used when there are no sperm in the ejaculate.
PICSI is the selection of the best sperm, according to its ability to bind to hyaluron. This substance is a natural part of the egg envelope, so this ability is very important for fertilization. Sperm selected in this way are also less prone to chromosomal abnormalities and DNA damage.
IMSI = intracytoplasmic injection of morphologically selected sperm. The method aims to select healthy and strong sperm as reliably as possible. The method can identify even very minor damage in sperm that could lead to fertilization failure.
The MFSS method mimics natural sperm selection by placing the sperm on a special chip with microchannels after the ejaculate has been collected, which the sperm pass through to the fertilisation medium. This process mimics the natural path of the sperm to the egg and allows the selection of the most viable sperm.
The time-lapse method consists of continuous monitoring of embryos without disturbing their culture conditions. This monitoring makes it possible to capture the developmental parameters of the embryo that indicate its improper development and thus exclude it from the possibility of being transferred to the uterus.
This method concerns the natural settling time of a fertilised egg in the uterus, whereby the egg, after fertilisation, first remains in the fallopian tube for a certain period of time before travelling to the uterus to settle. A period of 3-6 days is referred to as extended cultivation. This gives us the opportunity to pick for transfer embryos that show development ability.
In assisted hatching, we use a laser beam to disrupt the hard shell of the embryo. The procedure is performed between the third and fourth day of embryo culture. This allows the embryo to settle more easily in the uterine lining.
EmbryoGlue is a medical device that mimics the fluid in the uterus. It is designed to support the attachment of the implanted embryo.