Artificial insemination

Artificial insemination of heterosexual couples

At Diers Klinik, we aid couples who have encountered challenges on their journey towards parenthood.

Many of these couples turn to us as a result of prolonged waiting times for fertility treatments within their national health services. Others seek our expertise due to being denied artificial insemination treatment by their national health service based on a BMI considered above the conventional threshold.

At Diers Klinik, we consider a stable cycle much more important for a successful pregnancy than your BMI number. Therefore, in most cases, we can offer IUI treatment to women with a stable cycle and healthy fallopian tubes when the couple experience unexplained infertility – despite an elevated BMI.

Apart from avoiding the harsh side effects and risks of fertility drugs, artificial insemination treatment in your natural cycle is also normally the most affordable of the various fertility services.

Artificial insemination treatment increases the chances of pregnancy

At our fertility clinic, we harness advanced techniques to optimise your chances of conception.

Our sperm-washing process meticulously filters out all non-viable sperm cells and seminal fluid, leaving only the healthiest and fastest sperm cells. These are then carefully introduced into the woman’s uterus using a gentle catheter. 

This method significantly enhances the probability of successful pregnancy by bypassing the challenging journey through the cervix. This is part of the artificial insemination process that we specialise in at Diers Klinik.

Moreover, we provide comprehensive guidance on tracking ovulation, ensuring that each artificial insemination is perfectly timed to your body’s natural cycle. Read more about choosing and using ovulation tests in this blogpost.

Each treatment journey commences with a detailed ultrasound scan, ensuring the optimal moment for conception.

Artificial insemination in your natural cycle – no medication

At our clinic, we take pride in our approach to fertility treatment and your natural cycle.

Operating 365 days a year, we are always ready to provide artificial insemination precisely when your body is. This commitment to aligning with your natural cycle means you will not have to endure potentially detrimental hormone treatments.

Since 2006, we have been perfecting this natural method. Our dedication is reflected in our impressive success rates, which are among the highest in Denmark within our specialised field.

We understand that circumstances may prevent the male partner from being present on the day of artificial insemination. Rest assured; we have provisions in place to collect, freeze, and preserve partner sperm for future use.

The way to a natural pregnancy with artificial insemination

If you, as a heterosexual couple, would like to start fertility treatment with us, you simply have to do the following:

When nature needs a helping hand 

Although we can help many couples seeking help with our artificial insemination method, there are cases where a little more help is needed – mild stimulation, a sperm or an egg donor, IVF/ICSI or TESA.

Some of these options we offer here at Diers Klinik. As for others, Diers IVF, our sister clinic, specialises in these treatments. We work closely with our colleagues at Diers IVF in order to offer our clients the optimal treatment. Diers IVF is located in the same building as Diers Klinik, so their expertise is just up the stairs.

The first step in artificial insemination is the consultation 

At Diers Clinic, we offer consultation in a calm and safe environment. We understand that each journey is preserved, and therefore we take the time to understand your medical history and personal wishes for the artificial insemination.

You can come to the clinic and meet us “physically”, or we can have the consultation online, on a video or telephone call. You choose.

Our comprehensive consultation includes a detailed discussion about your treatment course, preparation strategies, and a transparent pricing structure. We will guide you on using ovulation tests to pinpoint the right time for intrauterine insemination.

If needed, we will explore the option of a sperm donor. We have extensive knowledge of Born’s and Livio’s donors, and we will help you reserve donor sperm before the artificial insemination. 

If you want treatment with your partner’s sperm, we will explain the procedure and offer tips to achieve optimal sperm quality.

Alternatively, if you have a friend or acquaintance in mind as a donor, we can facilitate that, too, ensuring all parties understand the implications. Read more about the use of a known donor here.

You can read more in depth about the consultation here

How to prepare for artificial insemination from home

At Diers Klinik, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of care throughout your fertility treatment journey. In Denmark, we are privileged to offer our artificial insemination services to women up to the age of 46, embracing the potential of parenthood for all those who desire it.

We pride ourselves on our inclusive approach. Unlike many clinics in Denmark, we do not impose a BMI limit on our patients. We believe in the beauty of diversity, and that weight should not be a barrier to artificial insemination and your dream of becoming a parent.

For your safety and treatment success, specific medical tests are imperative, including

  • HIV 1 & 2,
  • Hepatitis B, and
  • Hepatitis C

These tests should not be older than three months when commencing treatment but retain validity for two years.

We also recommend the following tests for the best possible outcome:

  • Chlamydia (for those under 30 years of age)
  • Smear test (if not done within the last 12 months)
  • Rubella antibody test (if you have not been vaccinated for rubella)

You can arrange these tests with your own doctor, or if you prefer, we can facilitate them at our clinic before your treatment day.

Rest assured; it is not necessary to complete all tests before booking your non-obligation consultation with us. We are here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you are informed and comfortable throughout your journey.

You can read more about preparation here.

Good advice to increase your chances 

There are steps you can take to increase your chances of pregnancy:

  • Make sure to embrace a relaxed approach, for a stress-free environment enhances your body’s receptiveness to artificial insemination.
  • Maintain your normal routine to help foster this calm state.
  • Incorporate 400 micrograms of folic acid daily into your diet, as recommended by the Danish health board, ideally starting three months before treatment.
  • Ensure your diet is rich in fruits and vegetables, aiming for at least six servings daily. This healthy, varied diet eliminates the need for other supplements during your journey to conception.
  • Smoking significantly reduces fertility and increases the risk of miscarriage. Therefore, it is crucial to quit smoking prior to starting any treatment.
  • The Danish health board also advises against alcohol consumption during pregnancy and while trying to conceive.
  • The impact of coffee and caffeine on fertility is debatable, with various studies suggesting different outcomes. However, a moderate intake should not be harmful.
  • Your Body Mass Index (BMI) can influence fertility, particularly if it is 27 or above. This is due to the effect of fat tissue on the hormone system, which can cause irregular menstrual cycles. At Diers Klinik, we do not impose a BMI limit for artificial insemination treatment as our experience shows that a higher BMI does not necessarily reduce pregnancy chances if your cycle is regular.

You can read more in-depth about how to increase your chances here.

We look forward to welcoming you at Diers Klinik

Embarking on the journey to parenthood is an exciting time filled with anticipation and curiosity.

At Diers Klinik, we understand that this journey may also come with numerous questions and uncertainties about artificial insemination. We are here to provide the answers and guidance you need every step of the way.

Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to ensuring you feel confident and well-informed as you navigate through artificial insemination.

We firmly believe that no question is too small or insignificant when it comes to your path to parenthood. Your concerns are our priority, and we are here to offer the support and guidance you need.

To get in touch with us, you can reach out via phone at +45 20 22 85, available seven days a week from 9 am to 4 pm. Alternatively, you can email us at info@diersklinik.dk.

Diers Klinik is conveniently located at Store Torv in the vibrant heart of Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city. And should you need it, we are always happy to provide detailed directions on how to reach us

We eagerly look forward to welcoming you at Diers Klinik and accompanying you on your journey.