Turn your desire for children into a plan.
A simple blood test can be used to determine the most important indicators of the likely success of your treatment. The anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) level is measured in order to obtain a detailed indication of the subsequent response of the ovaries to treatment.
TIP: If this is done BEFORE the first consultation, this will make the detailed consultation that follows much more efficient and informative.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) results in anovulation or ovulatory dysfunction and androgen excess, and the cause of this syndrome is unclear. Most patients have multiple cysts in their ovaries.
An initial personal consultation will help to provide information on your current situation. We will carry out an initial assessment and discuss the most important issues with you. Based on your personal situation and your desired level of certainty (percentage probability of live birth), we will define the next steps and the schedule together with you, providing honest answers and realistic indications of the chances of success. Depending on your age and your hormone levels, we can give you concrete figures and estimate probabilities.
One thing we can say for sure is that the earlier (optimal quality) eggs are extracted and the more of them (sufficient quantity), the better.
You prepare for the extraction process with hormone therapy, which significantly increases the likelihood that enough eggs can be retrieved.
The retrieved eggs are rapidly cooled in liquid nitrogen to -196°C. We then store the eggs safely for five years with comprehensive monitoring until you decide that you are ready to have a child. You can also choose to extend the storage period once for a maximum of a further five years.
When you decide the time is right for you, your eggs are fertilised by means of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and later implanted in your uterus as developed embryos. If the embryo implants successfully, you are pregnant. If not, don’t worry: you have stored enough eggs for further attempts.
Are you interested in cryopreservation of your eggs? Arrange a personal consultation at the 360° Kinderwunsch Zentrum Zürich in Switzerland.