Many factors can cause an inability to get pregnant even though you continuously keep trying for a baby. The least common cause is infertility; a stressful and inappropriate lifestyle or an unhealthy diet are more common reasons behind repeated failure. However, the first step towards success is a screening that rules out the presence of any infertility inducing health problem. For this purpose, a number of fertility examinations are available at our Obstetrics:
The health screening of the father-to-be starts with a sperm test. This examination explores the number, motility (movement capability) and morphologic properties (the proportion of healthily and unhealthy shaped) of sperms.
This strange expression stands for ovulation examination by ultrasound. It measures and records the changes in the size of the ovum and the thickness of the endometrium starting from day 9-11 of your menstrual cycle. By measurement every other day until you are mid-cycle, the approximate time of ovulation can be calculated.
This examination can uncover abnormalities in the shape of the ovaries, different types of endometriosis and concrescences near the ovaries and oviducts that prevent the ovum from reaching the fallopian tube and thus fertilization.
First carbon dioxide is injected into the abdomen by a special needle in order to ensure a good scope. Then through an approximately 1 cm incision near your navel and a lit tube, an optical device called a laparoscope is inserted into the abdominal cavity. If necessary, blockages can also be removed from your fallopian tubes. However, this procedure is painful, so it is only recommended if the sperm test of your partner did not have any problematic results and the cause of infertility is still hidden.
Hysteroscopy is a type of endoscopy used to examine uterine space, the oviducts and the endometrium. The procedure consists of the insertion of an optic device called a hysteroscope through the vagina or the cervical canal into the womb that is stretched by some previously injected gas or liquid. The inserted device makes the thorough examination of the lining of the womb and the endometrium possible. During diagnostic endoscopy, polyps and fibroids can also be removed.
When looking for the cause of infertility, a number of hormone tests can be done. After an individual consultation your doctor will prescribe the necessary ones for you.
In case natural insemination was not successful, there is still a possible treatment. During artificial insemination, sperms with a good viability are introduced directly into the womb at the time of ovulation in order to bypass the acidic pH of the vagina and the inhibiting effects of cervical mucus.