Reproductive chirurgy In contrast to normal surgery where diseased organs are removed, reproductive surgery try to restore a normal function of the affected organs specifically the ovaries,
TESA and TESE are techniques in which one obtains sperm cells through aspiration or excision of one or more small pieces of tissue from the testicle.
As a patient, you can always consult a second doctor to ask for his opinion on a particular treatment or diagnosis.
In IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) the fertilization occurs outside the female body. Oocytes and sperm cells will be brought together in the laboratory to form an embryo.
Egg donation WHAT? Some women cannot use their own egg cells for medically assisted reproduction. This may be because the woman no longer has her
Endometriosis is a chronic disease that consists of the presence of tissue resembling tissue of uterine lining (endometrium) outside the uterine cavity.
An ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) treatment is identical to an IVF treatment. At ICSI, one sperm cell is injected with a thin needle in each of the aspirated oocytes.
When it turns out to be impossible to obtain sperm cells from the male, the physician can suggest the couple to use donor sperm.
A hysteroscopy is an examination of the uterus via a viewing tube (hysteroscope).
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After six miscarriages, I became a mother
Audrey: “We did not know what caused my miscarriages. In the meantime, there was no longer any prospect of treatment for me. We had already gone through all options. Still, I refused to give up my wish to have children, and so we ended up by Dr Valkenburg . I had nothing left to lose, so I emailed her. Apparently my mail had hit her because she called me on a Sunday and said she wanted to treat me.”
Audrey: “What did they do at Life? They examined me again and that went a lot faster. I had a very committed and loving team of specialists around me, who found out within a few weeks that I could not stay pregnant with my heart-shaped uterus.”
Dr Valkenburg: “Together with my team of specialists, I took the time to fully investigate Audrey. If you have had six miscarriages, something really is going on. In the end we operated on her. That is why she has become a mother.”
Dr Valkenburg: “Every woman with a pregnancy problem is different. To find out what the problem is, you have to solve a puzzle, because there are often several factors that play a role. Often women end up in fertility centers where they turn to their physicians with their problem. The head gynecologists are busy with other issues and do not see the patient. The doctors do not look at the total picture.”
Audrey: “I am especially happy that Eva (3.5 years old) is there. She is the best thing that happened to us. It is a treat every day to be with her and I love to be her mother. Eva is really our present.”