PIA / Patient Info Evening
or 25.10.2023, 29.11.2023 and 13.12.2023
Each Monday at 4 p.m. at the Kinderwunschzentrum Magdeburg, Michael-Lotter-Str. 7. We look forward to seeing you!
Your Kinderwunschzentrum Team
As with many other couples, you may have a strong desire to have a child. However, despite your efforts, you may have been unable to conceive for a variety of reasons, which could be attributed to either partner.
At our fertility center in Magdeburg, we can work with you to identify the underlying causes and explore suitable treatment options. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will provide you with personalized care in a comfortable and stress-free environment.
Take the first step today – We look forward to hearing from you!
„Is it me or is it you?“
At our fertility center, we provide a targeted and personalized diagnosis to determine the root cause of your fertility challenges. Together, we will develop a treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Our team is committed to providing compassionate care in a supportive environment, so you can feel confident in your journey towards parenthood.
Possible causes at a glance:
Men may experience limited sperm quality due to various factors such as hormonal disorders, childhood mumps or goatpeter, testicular abnormalities, varicose veins in the testicles, infections, genetic disorders, diabetes, and stress.
Both underweight and overweight can restrict fertility in both men and women. Underweight women may experience ovulation absence, while overweight women may experience cycle disorders. Men who are either overweight or underweight may also experience reduced testicular function and lower sperm quality.
While hypothyroidism can lead to cycle disorders in women and negatively impact sperm quality in men, its influence on fertility and pregnancy chances remains inconclusive.
As women age, fertility decreases, with a drastic drop occurring between ages 35 and 40. By age 40, the reserve of the ovaries is almost exhausted, which significantly reduces the chances of pregnancy and increases the risks of miscarriage and malformations in the child.
Other potential causes of fertility issues in women include hormonal imbalances, malfunction of the pituitary gland, lack of ovarian stimulation, blocked fallopian tubes, ectopic pregnancies or abdominal surgeries, diabetes mellitus, and more.
“We wonder why we haven’t yet become parents”
Rest assured that we can help you get a comprehensive picture of what might be causing the issue. Our diagnostic process includes:
Hormone analyses through blood sampling
Cycle control through vaginal ultrasound examination at the time of ovulation
Mirror examination of the uterine cavity
Abdominal cavity mirroring
Checking the patency of the fallopian tubes through surgical intervention or invasive diagnostics
Examinations after frequent miscarriages (after the 3rd miscarriage, diagnostic clarification is needed to determine if there is a habitual tendency to miscarry)
Sperm analysis and more
Take the first step
If you have any questions or would like to have a personal conversation, we are here to assist you. You can reach us through phone or email. Additionally, you may fill out the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you soon!
Frequently asked questions
We provide treatment to patients with all types of health insurance, whether statutory (“gesetzlich”) or private.
According to §27a SGB V for couples with statutory insurance, 50% of all treatment and medication costs are covered by their health insurance, in case of up to:
- 8 cycles of intrauterine insemination in the spontaneous cycle
- 3 cycles of intrauterine insemination after hormonal stimulation
- 3 cycles of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
The following requirements must be met:
- The couple must be married.
- The woman must be between the ages of 25 and 40 and the man between the ages of 25 and 50.
- There must be a treatment plan that reflects the planned treatment and the costs incurred.
- The treatment must be medically justified.
- There must be a reasonable prospect that the treatment will successfully bring about a pregnancy.
- Only egg and sperm cells from both partners are used.
- Before the treatment is carried out, a doctor who does not perform the treatment must inform the spouses of the medical and psychosocial aspects.
- The HIV status of both partners must be known.
In case that not all of these requirements are met, the patient must bear the full cost of the treatment.
In private health insurance, reimbursement is based on the originator principle (the insurance company of the person responsible for the main diagnosis pays)
For couples with mixed insurance, determining the cost can be somewhat challenging. Therefore, patients should contact their insurance company to determine the cost coverage before undergoing treatment.
We will discuss the expected costs with you before starting the treatment.
According to §27a SGB V, treatment cost is regulated as follows:
- Insemination: approximately € 100 plus medication worth € 30 to € 300
- In vitro fertilization: around € 700 plus medicines worth € 500 to € 700
- In vitro fertilization with injection of sperm into the egg cell: approximately € 900 plus medication worth € 500 to € 700
Patients who do not fall under the regulation of §27a SGB V must pay for the treatment out-of-pocket.
Therefore, privately insured and self-paying patients receive a cost estimate from us in advance. Privately insured patients should talk to their insurance company about the cost coverage before undergoing treatment.
In the case of insemination, we will bill you, and you will pay on the day of the procedure. In the case of in vitro fertilization, we will bill you, and you will pay on the day of the embryo transfer.
State funds are available to assist childless couples with the cost of assisted reproductive measures in Saxony-Anhalt. This is the first federal state in Germany to offer these allowances to non-married couples, provided that they are co-habiting partners. The grants are available to couples who are members of statutory health insurance (GKV) or who are entitled to benefits from the state aid office and/or a private insurance company (PKV).
The state provides subsidies towards the costs of the 1st to 3rd in-vitro fertilization treatments, including those with sperm injection, with each treatment cycle requiring a new application. Couples can receive funding if they have not yet started the eligible treatment cycle, and treatment can only commence after they have been notified of the grant.
Funding is available up to the following maximum amounts for the first to third treatment cycles:
- In vitro fertilization up to 800 EUR
- In vitro fertilization with sperm injection up to 900 EUR.
To be eligible for the grant, the couple must have their main residence in Saxony-Anhalt and meet the following requirements:
- The woman must be between 25 and 40 years old and the man between 25 and 50 years old.
- The couple must be married or in a non-marital partnership, and the attending physician must confirm that they are living together in an established partnership, with the man acknowledging paternity of the child.
The State Youth Welfare Office (Jugendamt), specifically the Department for Family and Women at the State Administration Office is the contact point for funding. Dana Knipl can be reached at 0345-5141642. The legal basis for the grants is the Directive on the Granting of Grants for the Promotion of Assisted Reproduction Measures by the State of Saxony-Anhalt and the Federal Government (Rd.Erl. des MS dated 18.12.2013-42.2).
Cryopreservation of Excess Fertilized Eggs:
During the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, multiple follicles are stimulated intentionally, resulting in the retrieval of more eggs than required. But what happens to the excess eggs? You have the option to discard them or have them frozen upon request. The cryopreserved eggs can be very helpful, especially if the current treatment cycle was unsuccessful or if you want to have another child. With the help of this procedure, a new treatment cycle can be initiated without undergoing hormonal stimulation and egg retrieval. This is commonly known as a cryo-cycle. By opting for this, you can have an additional chance at conceiving while saving money. The cost is independent of the number of fertilized eggs.
- Cryopreservation of Fertilized Eggs: €485
- Storage fees for the first 6 months: €120
- Storage period extension fees: €125 for 3 months, €200 for 6 months, €290 for 12 months
Blastocyst Culture and Transfer on Day 5 after Egg Retrieval:
If the quality and quantity of fertilized eggs/embryos are sufficient, we recommend blastocyst culture. Despite careful examination and planning, there is no exact way to predict the number of eggs that will develop into viable embryos. Therefore, more embryos may be created than you are allowed to transfer, and than were initially planned. At our center, only the excess embryos that have developed into a blastocyst in culture are cryopreserved.
- Blastocyst Cryopreservation: €250
- For emergency cryopreservation: €485
- Per blastocyst: €18
- Storage for 6 months: €120
PrimoVision System: Optimized Assessment of Embryo Development
With the aid of a specially developed camera-microscope unit, we can continuously monitor and assess the development of your eggs and embryos in real-time throughout their development in the incubator. This provides us with the opportunity to document all changes in the cells/embryos. The additional information obtained, such as the division rate, allows for an improved assessment of the developmental potential of the eggs/embryos, which in turn leads to an improved pregnancy rate
- Optimized assessment regardless of the number of fertilized eggs € 250.
Assisted Hatching: A “hatching aid” for embryos
Before an embryo can implant in the uterine lining, it must hatch from its own shell. This process can be difficult and may jeopardize successful implantation. To facilitate hatching, we use a computer-controlled infrared laser to safely incise the embryo’s envelope. This procedure, called Assisted Hatching, leads to an improved pregnancy rate and is performed immediately prior to transfer.
- Assisted Hatching €150, regardless of the number of embryos.
EmbryoGlue: Assisting Implantation
After we transfer your embryo to the uterus, it needs to implant into the uterine lining within a specific window of time. To help with this process, we use Embryoglue, a fluid that contains hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in all tissues, and in the endometrium, it acts as a bridge between the embryo and the endometrium, mediating implantation. This action leads to an improvement in the pregnancy rate and is performed immediately before the transfer.
EmbryoGlue €100, regardless of the number of embryos.
These are our cooperation partners:
- VivaNeo Sperm Bank (Düsseldorf)
- Cryos International (Dänemark)
- European Sperm Bank (Dänemark)
- SEJ Samenbank Berlin GmbH
- Cryostore Deutschland GmbH (Essen)
- Sellmer Diers (Dänemark)
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For you as a couple
We encourage you to continue with your normal life during treatment. If you need a break, take the time to recharge. We understand the emotional ups and downs of the treatment process and how it can impact your relationship. Please take care of your partnership as it is more important than anything else.
You have taken the first steps towards parenthood by finding each other and reaching out to us. Now all you need to do is call us. We make parents!