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AID – artificial insemination by donor

AIH – artificial insemination by husband/partner

blastocyst – a developmental stage of the ovum about 5–6 days after fertilization

follicle – a cavity in the ovary containing a maturing ovum

FSH – follicle stimulating hormone, induces ovulation in women and sperm production in men; secreted from the pituitary gland

HSSG – hysterosalpingosonography – an examination determining whether the fallopian tubes are open

ICSI – intracytoplasmic sperm injection, injection of sperm into the egg using a special pipette

insemination – injection of sperm into the uterine cavity

IVF – in vitro fertilization

LH – luteinizing hormone, pituitary hormone; in women a hormone peak occurs approximately 24 hours before ovulation; in men LF is responsible for testosterone production in the testicles

ovulation – the discharge of an ovum from the ovary

prolactin – a hormone that stimulates milk production; secreted from the pituitary gland in men and women; secretion increases during breast-feeding; physical stress increases secretion; excess production may prevent maturation of the ovum

progesterone – luteal hormone; a hormone secreted from the ovary after ovulation; secretion continues if pregnancy begins, otherwise the corpus luteum atrophies and menstruation begins

Why Felicitas Mehiläinen

Felicitas Mehiläinen is the leading fertility clinic in Finland providing a wide variety of fertility treatments ranging from basic infertility care to the most advanced IVF technology available today.
Over 30 years of experience has made it possible for the Felicitas Mehiläinen to offer the highest standards of patient care and reproductive health services in a modern and comfortable clinic.
Our doctors and scientists have always been at the forefront of IVF science and development; in fact, our founder, was part of the team involved in the birth of the Finland’s first IVF baby in 1984.
We always remain focused on the individual needs of each and every patient. We always put out patients first, and that is why we work so hard to listen to and treat every patient individually.