IVF treatment. Danish specialists in IVF treatment
IVF treatment or test tube fertilization is a form of artificial fertilization just like insemination. Vitanova is the first midwife owned fertility clinic in Denmark to also offer IVF treatment.
We aim to give each client optimal treatment and care during the process, so you can confidently telephone or mail us if you have any questions or would like to know how we can help you. We give help to single women and to heterosexual and lesbian couples. You can start fertility treatment as soon as you have had your first talk with our gynecologist. A plan for the whole process is made by the gynecologist who remains in direct contact with you. You can arrange on appointment on +45 3333 7101 or by mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download our information material here. It is necessary that you fill in the medical form, which you find following this link.
Danish law prevents us helping women who are 46 years old, but there is no age limit for men.
Who can be helped with IVF
Childlessness can have many reasons. Some of them we can explain and others we cannot. We can help with IVF under the following conditions:
- The woman has closed or damaged fallopian tubes
- The man has low sperm quality
- The woman has endometriosis
- The couple has attempted pregnancy for more than a year where everything is found to be normal (inexplicable childlessness)
- One of the couple has been sterilized
- Several attempts at insemination with sperm from the partner or a donor have not succeeded.
Probability for pregnancy
IVF gives a greater probability for pregnancy than insemination. IVF treatment gives a 30 – 40% chance of pregnancy depending on the woman’s age whereas insemination gives about a 10% chance, also dependent on the woman’s age.
Forms of treatment
With IVF, the woman receives hormone stimulation and eggs are taken out of the ovaries to be fertilised with sperm from the man or a donor. Then the fertilised eggs are put back in the womb. To help this process along, it may be necessary to have one or more of the following treatments:
- ICSI, where we help the sperm cell into the egg – used with low quality sperm
- TESA, a minor operation to extract sperm cells from the man’s testicles – used if he has been sterilised
- FER, where the woman’s own previously frozen eggs are thawed and reimplanted in the womb
- Blastocyst cultivation, where fertilised eggs are kept in vitro for up to five days instead of the usual two.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The price for IVF treatment includes egg collection, the reimplantation of fertilised eggs and all scans and consultations with the gynaecologist. You have to pay for the medicine yourself.
The cost of a course of treatment depends on whether you need donor sperm and whether extra treatment is required for fertilisation to take place, e.g. ICSI. See additional prices in the pricelist.