In comparison to conventional IVF, Natural Cycle IVF is easier, less stressful, and much less expensive as it uses no ovarian stimulation drugs.
Conventional IVF is necessary for many patients as it utilises drugs to obtain multiple eggs and embryos.
With Natural Cycle IVF, your body naturally selects your best egg. When mature, usually around the tenth day of your cycle, the egg is retrieved in a simple, in-office procedure requiring minimal sedation. It is then fertilised with your partner’s sperm using modern in vitro laboratory techniques.
Three to Five days later a single embryo is replaced in the uterus in another simple, in-office procedure. Two weeks after that we will run a test to find out whether you are pregnant or not.
Advantages of Natural Cycle IVF
The entire process is based on your menstrual cycle and takes 30 days. You will not to be hospitalised, will not be prescribed drugs, and have almost no chance of multiple pregnancies – all of which minimise stress. The cost is about 25% of conventional IVF.
Some believe that the success with Natural IVF is related to the natural selection of the egg. Since no ovarian stimulation drugs are used, the body naturally selects out the best egg for that particular cycle. With stimulated IVF, many eggs that were never intended to grow are produced and their quality may not be as good as those which are naturally selected.
- Less stressful
- Less invasive
- Less costly
- Monthly treatments
- No missed work
- No ovarian stimulation drugs
- No Hyperstimulation
- Near zero multiple pregnancies