Natural IVF, also known as Natural Cycle IVF, is a fertility treatment that is significantly gentler on the body than conventional, high-stimulation IVF.
Many women prefer the natural IVF treatment because it offers a more comfortable route to building their family, without side effects from medication and multiple-embryo production.
In natural IVF, eggs are harvested from the woman’s natural cycle, sometimes induced to accelerate their arrival, without her having to experience the side effects of hormonal injections.
Unlike standard IVF, Natural IVF is a great option for women who want to avoid daily hormone injections because of the discomfort of ovarian stimulation or the high cost of the medication.
Any patient with a regular menstrual cycle is a good candidate for natural IVF, which is more comfortable and has success rates comparable to conventional IVF.
Holistic treatment options are a successful way of treating infertility without the use of large doses of fertility medication. The multiple advantages of a natural IVF cycle make this protocol ideal for a number of women.
The first step is for you to come in for an Initial Consultation & scan where our Fertility Specialist will assess you and devise a personalized treatment plan which will give you the best chance of success.
2 weeks before the start of your period you will come in to meet with the doctor who will talk you through your treatment plan and go through the consent forms with you.
You will have 2 or 3 monitoring scans usually spaced days apart; each takes 20 minutes. The doctor may perform blood tests at these appointments.
Egg collection is then performed in the theatre under sedation after which embryo transfer is performed.
Your specialist will invite you back to the clinic for a pregnancy blood test and give you the test results by the end of the day.
At Footsteps To Fertility Centre, we are glad to offer this IVF treatment as an option for patients who have low ovarian reserve. We utilize all the same technologies as conventional IVF treatment to monitor a woman’s health throughout her cycle, and to check the health and viability of each egg she produces.
Feel free to contact us or chat with us. We offer a healthier and safer option for women wishing to conceive with little or no drugs, fewer side effects and reduced stress.