Fertility centers in Bremen
With a population of around 680,000, Bremen is the smallest German state. With a total of two fertility centers, Bremen is therefore well positioned for couples who have not yet achieved the desired pregnancy. The population trend was declining until the mid-1980s, then experienced a significant increase and is now back at the same level as 20 years ago.
One reason for this is the number of births, which, according to the Federal Statistical Office, have not changed significantly. In 1991, a total of 6789 births were counted, in 2020, the figure was 6,968. The lowest birth rates were measured in 2011, with only 5,388 births per year. At the same time, there are more and more couples with an unfulfilled desire to have children. According to a study, the proportion of women with an unfulfilled desire to have children is currently 32.3% in Germany, and that of men is 32.1%.
All information about fertility centers in Bremen
The following treatments are offered by the Fertility Center:
Natural cycle insemination
In this fertility treatment, the woman’s cycle is closely monitored to predict the time of ovulation. By avoiding hormone preparations, this form of assisted reproduction is particularly gentle. However, it is only advisable if the woman has a regular cycle.
Insemination with hormone administration
In most cases, the doctors at the Fertility Center in Bremen recommend insemination with hormone stimulation. The advantage is that the time of ovulation is exactly predicted or triggered under hormone administration. Therefore, there is no risk of missing the time.
In IVF treatment, women with an unfulfilled desire to have children take hormones and trigger their ovulation at the right time. Under brief anesthesia, the eggs are retrieved and placed in a petri dish along with the man’s sperm. The egg and sperm then find their way together independently and without external influence.
ICSI treatment initially proceeds in the same way as IVF treatment, with the difference that the sperm cells are inserted into the egg in the laboratory using a special injection needle. This procedure is mostly used in case of insufficient sperm quality.
Patients may also opt for sperm donation if a lesbian couple wants to fulfill their desire to have a child, or if the sperm quality of the man is not sufficient for successful fertility treatment in heterosexual couples. However, the clinics often cooperate with other sperm banks from Germany and abroad.
What does your fertility treatment in Bremen cost?
The cost of fertility treatment depends on various factors, first and foremost the choice of treatment method. For example, the cost of insemination is much lower than for the IVF and ICSI methods. The cost of insemination for couples with health insurance is between 400 and 800 euros. ICSI is the most expensive method of assisted reproduction. Together with the medication, couples can expect costs of up to 6000 euros.
Is there any support for the desire to have children in Bremen?
In November 2021, the Bremen Senate decided to expand support for couples with an unfulfilled desire to have children. Bremen is playing a pioneering role in this. While nationwide only married, heterosexual couples can be supported with state funds in fulfilling their desire to have children, Bremen now also supports unmarried and same-sex couples. This will provide considerable relief for involuntarily childless couples. Until now, most health insurance companies covered a maximum of 50% of the treatment costs for usually only three attempts. A total of 80,000 euros is available to the state of Bremen as additional funding. The subsidy covers 50% of the co-payment that couples have to make.
Prerequisites for the subsidy are:
- Certified prospect of success of the fertility treatment
- Medical determination of infertility
What are important criteria when choosing a fertility centre?
In order to fulfill your desire to have a child, you should choose a fertility clinic that meets your requirements and where you feel comfortable. When choosing a clinic, there are a number of aspects to consider in order to ensure that the therapy goes as smoothly as possible. The success of a therapy depends on various factors. Both the experience and qualifications of the medical team and the technological status of the laboratory equipment (for example, whether the clinic has a clean room laboratory) can have an impact on the success rate.
In addition to the success rate, there are other issues that can be decisive in the selection process. Good counselling on the choice of therapy, as well as personal care and the availability of the doctor can help you to get rid of worries and unanswered questions. In order to go through with the process of fulfilling your child wish with confidence, the experiences of previous patients can also give an indication of the quality or shortcomings of a practice.
Another aspect are the costs. To avoid surprises, fertility centers that maintain a high degree of price transparency are recommended. In the case of treatments with donor sperm, you should also make sure that there is a cooperation with an experienced sperm bank, as they often offer a larger selection of donor profiles and have many years of experience in the field of sperm donation.
When selecting our partner clinics, we always make sure that both heterosexual and homosexual couples or singles are treated.
Are you having a hard time choosing a fertility centre or do you have questions about different therapies and treatment methods? Our friendly team will be happy to help you in a free consultation appointment.
At Fertilly, we have made it our mission to accompany couples (homosexual and heterosexual) and singles on the way to fulfilling their desire to have a child. It is important to us to create transparency in the area of family planning and to inform you about success rates and prices.