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Men in the gynaecological practice and when do men actually have to have a check-up?

  16. June 2024      Dr. med. Friederike Bender

It's not just women who wait in the waiting rooms of our surgeries. Men are an important and welcome part of our everyday practice and clinic life. Men accompany their partners to the birth, to pregnancy check-ups, to consultations in the case of serious diagnoses or to fertility consultations. Many issues that we encounter in gynaecological consultations affect not only the woman, but also the couple.

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Umbilical cord blood

  15. April 2024      Dr. med. Jennifer Pohle

Umbilical cord blood is the blood that remains in the rest of the umbilical cord and the placenta after birth. Normally, only a few millilitres of this blood are used to measure the baby's pH value and the rest is disposed of with the placenta. The umbilical cord blood can be removed from the umbilical cord without risk to mother and child and stored in an umbilical cord blood bank.

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome

  08. January 2024      Dr. med. Isabella Kiefer

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS in short) is a common hormonal disorder affecting up to 18% of all women.

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Female puberty development

  31. October 2023      Dr. med. Anna Fischer

Puberty is a special phase of life in which girls develop into young women. It is characterized by physical changes such as growth and maturation of the sexual organs – but also by psycho-emotional changes.

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Preeclampsia screening: Safety for you and your child

  11. September 2023      Dr. med. Carolin Hecht-Kleine Wortmann

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-related condition that can occur in the second half of pregnancy and is characterized by increased blood pressure and protein in the urine. Symptoms include headaches, blurred vision, water retention, and abdominal pain, among others.

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Pregnolia - Preventive examination to assess the risk of premature birth

  28. February 2023      Dr. med. Jennifer Pohle

Pregnancy usually lasts 40 weeks. If the baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, it is called a premature birth. A distinction is also made between a "very early premature birth", in which the baby is born before 28 weeks of pregnancy, an "early" premature birth between 28 and 34 weeks of pregnancy and a "late" premature birth, i.e. a birth between 34 and 37 weeks of pregnancy.

According to figures from the Federal Statistical Office, 6.4% of children born in Switzerland in 2021 and 2020 were born prematurely, i.e. before the 37th week of pregnancy. The proportion of very early preterm bir...

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Pre-eclampsia or as it used to be called: pregnancy poisoning in question and answer

  31. January 2023      pract. med. Josiane Reissner

“What is preeclampsia and should I be afraid of it as a pregnant woman?”
For starters, fear is rarely a good companion, but having respect for the disease and being informed about it is quite a good idea. Preeclampsia is a disease that can occur in about 2-8% of pregnant women worldwide and 2% in Europe. In Switzerland, the percentage is less than 2%. That is, it affects only about 2 out of every 100 pregnant women. The name preeclampsia means “before eclampsia”, whereas eclampsia is an epileptic seizure. The name refers to the most feared complication of the disease. However, this term descri...

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anti-Müllerian hormone

  12. September 2022      Dr. med. Friederike Bender

Does it make sense to determine the anti-Müller hormone (AMH value) in order to assess fertility? Since it is known that fertility decreases with age, many of our patients want to find out by means of tests when the optimal time for a pregnancy is and whether a pregnancy can be postponed.

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Desire to have children. What is allowed in Switzerland?

  24. August 2022      Dr. med. univ. Martina von Watzdorf

The desire to have a child is one of the most natural things in the world. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way we imagine. If, after twelve months of trying, it has not worked out with a pregnancy, we recommend a clarification of the involuntary childlessness. The costs of the examination (early-cycle hormone profile, tubal patency check, spermiogram) are usually covered by mandatory health insurance.

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