Guide to your first consultation

Step 1 - Legal situation and other possible reasons

Unfortunately according to Austrian Reproductive Medicine Law, it is forbidden to offer a treatment to single women in Austria. But thanks to our european partner centers in different European countries there is still hope to make your dream come true. The treatment for single women patients of the Kinderwunschzentrum takes place in the institute Gravita (Lodz, Poland) under the care of Dr. Gontarek. In addition to the needed donor sperm there may be other problematic factors such as obstruction of fallopian tubes, PCO syndrome or endometriosis or a reduced ovarian reserve. By clicking on the icons you can read more about the topics!

Obstruction of fallopian tubes

If your wish for a child has been unfulfilled for more than a year it might be possible that your fallopian tubes are obstructed or damaged.

PCO syndrome

PCOS is the most common female hormonal dysfunction during the fertile years and affects 5 to 10% of women.

Endometriosis

With this disease, the cells of the uterine endometrium are also found outside of the uterine cavity. This can lead to pain and destruction of tissue.

Reduced ovarian reserve / post ovarian failure

For single women with post ovarian failure or those having a reduced ovarian reserve due to past diseases, the embryo donation may be a suitable treatment.

Psychological stress

We offer you a variety of complimentary psychotherapy such as crisis intervention, relaxation or support groups. We especially recommend a psychotherapeutic consultation if the use of a donor sperm is involved.

Schritt 2 - What are the possible treatment options?

The following methods are the most commonly used treatment options for single women in reproductive medicine. The information stated below can never replace the importance of a first consultation in which we choose a suitable treatment based on your individual medical findings. For us it is important that our patients fully understand all the necessary diagnostics and treatment steps as well as being comfortable with the decision for a certain treatment.

Insemination using donor sperm

If there is no other medical problem (obstruction of fallopian tubes, PCO syndrome or endometriosis) or a reduced ovarian reserve, you can start with the treatment of insemination using donor sperm.

In-vitro fertilization using donor sperm (HIVF)

In vitro fertilization means fertilization of the egg cells with the donor sperm outside of the body. After the embryo has developed it is implanted into the uterus where it continues to develop.

Embryo donation

For women with post ovarian failure or those having a reduced ovarian reserve due to past diseases, the embryo donation may be a suitable treatment.

Supporting methods for HIVF

In cases of nidation or fertilization failures or disorders in embryo development we offer you supporting methods in order to increase the success of your treatment.

Step 3 - Your way to the first consultation

We need these documents in order to schedule an appointment for the first consultation. Please fill out the consent for GDPR, personal data sheet and questionnaires and send them to us with a copy/scan of your personal ID card/passport. As soon as we have received these documents our Pre-Department team will contact you to make an appointment.

Mandy Winkler, BSc
Mandy Winkler, BA
Egerer
Jasmine Egerer

We look forward to be hearing from you!

In the waiting period for the first consultation we ask you to conduct the following examinations which you have to bring with you to the first consultation with Dr. Gontarek. You can get all the necessary referrals from your gynaecologist or general practicioner.

  • Hormonal assay (taken between the 1st and 4th day of your menstrual bleeding):
    FSH, LH, estradiol, prolactin, testosterone, progesterone, TSH & TPO antibodies, anti-mullerian-hormone
  • Infectious serology:
    Anti-HIV-1+2, HBsAg and Anti-HBc, Anti-HCV-Ab, Syphilis (TPHA)

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