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What to do if you aren't getting pregnant - advice in Basel

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Are you one of those couples who want a child, but the longed-for pregnancy hasn't happened yet? Does it seem as if everybody around you is getting pregnant straight away, just not you? This situation will be extremely distressing for you, but you are far from alone. Did you know that one in every seven couples in Switzerland is affected by an unfulfilled desire for a child?


We would like to stand discreetly by your side in your desire to become parents. A high level of commitment and the use of the most up-to-date medical methods are a matter of course as far as we are concerned. We can advise you in German, English, Spanish and Romanian.

If you have been trying to get pregnant for a year, it may be helpful to seek advice from a specialist team about the investigations that might be sensible in your own personal situation. Depending on what we find, even minor corrective measures may allow the longed-for pregnancy to happen. Usually, it requires a repeated course of supportive medication. Sometimes, however, more costly treatment for fertilisation outside the female body (known as IVF or ICSI treatment) is needed in order to achieve the long yearned-for pregnancy.


Useful fact ...

Some seven out of every ten couples can be helped to have their own child by working their way through all the medical options..

Seek out our advice. The team at the Fertility Centre in Basel looks forward to your call.

Dr. med. Erika Ocon

Dr. med. Ocon has worked in the field of infertility since 2006. From 2013 onwards, she has run a practice of her own, which had initially been established in 1998 by Dr. med. Jean-Claude Spira.

The work of this practice is focussed on the treatment of infertility. The services we offer range from discussions offering advice to the provision of support for couples who want children, further investigations to infertility treatments and invasive therapies. Gynaecology and obstetrics represent the other focuses of our attention.

Support for infertile couples is provided within an extremely discreet framework. We place an extremely high value on dealing with each couple on a very personal basis and investigate their requirements in great depth. 
We travel together on this sometimes emotional path towards the goal. I will be standing by your side, providing you with care and support.

Career history

  • Since 2013
    In practice, specialising in gynaecology and infertility, located beside the Schifflände (ferry pier) in Basel
  • Since 2013
    Member of the Basel Regional Infertility Centre
  • 2011–2013
    Deputy Head of Department at the Department of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endocrinology at University Hospital of Bern
  • 2007–2013
    Specialist in gynaecology / obstetrics at the Department of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endocrinology at University Hospital of Bern, under Prof. M. Birkhäuser to 2008, and Prof. M. von Wolff from 2009.
  • 2006
    Specialist in gynaecology / obstetrics at the Gynaecology and Infertility practice of Dr. med. Monica Tobler, Göttingen
  • 2006–2013
    Specialisation in the main areas of reproductive medicine and gynaecological endocrinology
  • 1999–2005
    Registrar in gynaecology and obstetrics at various hospitals: Albertinen Hospital, Hamburg; Wedel District Hospital; Buchholz Nordheide District Hospital; Kassel University Hospital

Education and qualifications

  • 2013
    Main FMH (Swiss Medical Association) study title, Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endocrinology at University Hospital of Bern
  • 2007
    Recognition as a specialist physician in gynaecology / obstetrics  FMH
  • 2006
    Examination as a specialist physician in gynaecology and obstetrics, Hanover
  • 2004
    Graduation in Hamburg
  • 1998
    State examination in Human Medicine, Hamburg
  • 1991–1998
    Degree in Human Medicine, Hamburg

Practice team

 Praxis Dr. med. Erika Ocon - Basel

Carin Rothen

Medical assistant

 Praxis Dr. med. Erika Ocon - Basel

Katrin Kleiner

Medical assistant

 Praxis Dr. med. Erika Ocon - Basel

Skrallan Lichtsteiner

Medical assistant

Alessia Rohr

Trainee medical assistant

Memberships of professional organisations

The Swiss Association for Gynaecology and Obstetrics (the SGGG)
The Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
The Medical Association of Basel
The Federation of Gynaecologists in Basel (Gynaecoba)
The Swiss Society of Reproductive Medicine (SGRM)
FIVNAT-CH (The Swiss national control body for assisted reproduction medicine)
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS)