IVF in 10 Steps

IVF requires several different steps, which we’d like to explain further here.

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1. Making an appointment

Your dearly wanted child is taking his or her time? Don’t hesitate any longer to make an appointment with us at WIF or stop by one of our free informational evenings.

2. Previous examinations

Please make sure to bring any previous test results with you to your first appointment. Click here to see which diagnostic results are required.

3. The first consultation

We’ll get acquainted with one another and work out your individual therapy plan based on your previous test results.

4. Follicle Stimulation

The maturation of your follicle cells is stimulated using hormonal injections that you can easily apply yourself at home.

5. Stimulation ultrasound

The maturation of your follicle cells is monitored using ultrasound to determine the ideal time for follicular puncture.

6. Follicular puncture

The follicles are removed through the vagina at our institute. You’ll receive pain and sleep medication to make this process more comfortable.

7. Fertilization

The fertilization of the extracted egg cells happens on the same day as they were retrieved.

8. Embryo-transfer

1 to 2 embryos are brought into the uterus using a thin catheter under the guidance of ultrasound 2 to 5 days after fertilization.

9. Pregnancy Test

The earliest that the pregnancy hormone hCG can be detected is two weeks after transfer of the embryo.

10. Finally pregnant

Under ideal circumstances, IVF treatment worked on the very first try and you’ll soon be able to hold your dream child!

1. Terminvereinbarung

At the Wunschbaby Institute Feichtinger, we offer an hour-long informational evening once per month, with up to 30 visitors per event. We also offer a 15-minute orientation. The upcoming dates and registration can be found by following this link.

Personal first consultation appointment:

You don’t want to spend any more time waiting? Then call us to make your own personal appointment in Vienna at +43/1/877 77 75 and in Baden at +43 2252 206857 , or fill out our contact form.

2. Previous examinations

Bring all documents and previous findings with you to your first appointment. Important preliminary tests, such as a sperm analysis and a blood sample from the female partner (to determine hormone balance, cycle-dependent values) can also be performed at our institute.

Our team at the information desk will be happy to provide you with further information! You can reach us by telephone in Vienna at +43/1/877 77 75 and in Baden at +43 2252 206857.

3. The first consultation

Welcome to Wunschbaby Institute Feichtinger!

You’ve already taken a very important step by informing yourself and investing your time to see the professional care that our clinic has to offer. Rest assured that our team of doctors, laboratory technicians, and assistants will make every effort to make your wish come true. We guarantee the latest and best treatment methods available in modern medicine.

If you decide to receive treatment at our institute, you will receive comprehensive advice and information during your first consultation. We’ll analyze your situation together and suggest the method that is best suited to your needs.


Arrange your personal appointment by telephone at +43/1/877 77 75 or via our contact form.

4. Follicle Stimulation

FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone) are used in their pure hormonal form or combined for the subsequent stimulation of the ovaries. Throughout the hormonal treatment, a specific dose (dependent on weight, age, etc.) is administered daily at the same time every day through subcutaneous injections.

The use of these hormones is explained and demonstrated in detail at the beginning of the treatment and can be performed by the patient herself or by her partner, so that daily visits to the doctor are not necessary. Here you will find an explanatory video by our medical- technical analyst Irene Leibnitz.

5. Stimulation ultrasound

The number of follicles, the course of their growth, and the development of the uterine lining will be closely observed per ultrasound. Once the follicles reach a certain size, ovulation will be triggered using the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This technique helps determine the optimal time for egg cell retrieval—namely, shortly before ovulation.

6. Follicular puncture

The egg cells are removed through transvaginal extraction (through the vagina) under ultrasound guidance 36 hours after the application of the “ovulation stimulating shot”. Afterward, the egg cells are separated from the follicular fluid under microscopic view and transferred to a special culture medium and placed in an incubator at 37°C.

On average, the follicular puncture only lasts 5-15 minutes, depending on the number of follicles. In order to make the procedure more comfortable, our patients receive a combination of sleep and pain medication. The follicular puncture is performed on an outpatient basis, and a post-procedural 1-2-hour observational period in our relaxation rooms is necessary afterward.

7. Fertilization

The sperm and the egg cells are brought together in a small bowl using a special preparation technique, which allows the fertilization process to take place in a "natural" way. The next day, a microscopic examination is performed to see how many of the egg cells show signs of fertilization.

8. Embryo-transfer

1 to 2 embryos are brought into the uterus using a thin catheter under the guidance of ultrasound 2 to 5 days after fertilization. The day that the embryo transfer takes place depends on the number of fertilized oocytes. The best embryos are selected for the transfer.

Embryo transfer only takes a few minutes and is generally painless.

9. Pregnancy Test

In recent years and decades, medicine has made rapid progress in the field of reproductive medicine. Many couples are now able to fulfill their desire to have children, for whom “natural conception” was deemed impossible.

The probability of becoming pregnant after receiving IVF treatment at the Wunschbaby Institute Feichtinger is approximately 72%.

10. Finally pregnant!


The WIF is regarded as a pioneer in modern reproductive medicine and is one of the leading fertility clinics worldwide. With our help, more than 10,000 children have been brought into this world. Our team of doctors, laboratory technicians, and assistants will make every effort to assure that your dreams come true!

I was very satisfied with the treatment. The team is always striving to do their best. The waits are short. We felt very well taken care of.

Relaxing Atmosphere: An Institute with a relaxing atmosphere, very friendly, compassionate care. Highly recommend.

I would highly recommend this Institute to everyone: you don’t feel like a patient, all the employees are engaged and are excited for you. It’s a great feeling to receive so much support.

My doctor provided excellent guidance from our first meeting until successful pregnancy. I was able to call her at all hours of the day, and if I couldn’t reach her per phone, then I could always send her an E-mail.

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