Physiology of human reproduction

Human reproduction is one of the most interesting and fascinating phenomena. Conception and pregnancy are a very complex system in which the body and soul function in harmony with each other.

In order to make reproduction possible, male and female processes must be coordinated and maintained. Hormones play a primary role in the coordination of this process. One can compare hormones with a postman who delivers messages to various addresses.

The hormone "senders" are the glands located all around the body. They use hormones to obtain the reactions required of the recipient organs.

"...If I would have known at the start, what I know now, I would not have done my IVF-attempts at my age as egg donation gave us result straight away. It was the best decision of our lives!"

Karin and Pedro, Sweden

“…Well the Millennium shift came, the year 2000, we all remember what we did then, right? I got cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma... And when I stand here now 17 years later, you understand that it went well! Except for one important thing…"

Hillevi

“…When I left the clinic and walked down the Nevsky Prospect I knew I was pregnant — and the feeling was right! 9 month after her visit at the AVA Clinic Alexander was born!”

Ewa and Sten


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  • Willeke and Mario from Netherlands come to AVA-Peter for egg donation treatment… Enjoy this touching and sincere documentary by Jorien van Nes