Natural IVF

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Natural IVF

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.

What is Natural IVF?

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.

Why is natural IVF performed?

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.

Natural IVF
Natural IVF

What are the advantages of natural 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.

They include:

  • Higher quality eggs: A natural IVF cycle uses the healthiest eggs possible, resulting in success rates. The egg which is naturally selected by the body can be of higher quality than those produced in a stimulated IVF cycle.
  • Help for poor responders: Poor responders’ bodies do not respond to these medications and often have trouble producing multiple eggs in a single cycle. Natural cycle IVF directly addresses this as only one egg is needed for this protocol.
  • Safer for women: Reduced risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) with Natural Cycle IVF. Working within a woman’s natural menstrual cycle with fewer drugs reduces many of the side effects and complications in IVF.
  • Better implantation: By avoiding stimulating drugs, the womb is more receptive to pregnancy.

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.

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