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How Effective is a Natural Cycle IVF

Natural Cycle IVF is a cutting edge approach to in-vitro fertilization.  Instead of focusing on producing large quantities of eggs, natural IVF is only concerned with the one egg a woman produces on her own.  Because IVF treatment historically required fertility medication, it is common to have questions about the effectiveness of Natural Cycle IVF.  2015-13

A Natural Approach

In vitro fertilization has been used for decades to help couples who were unable to conceive on their own.  As a part of this treatment, fertility medication was used to push a woman’s body to produce several eggs.  Although many eggs were produced via this method, not all were viable for fertilization.  The unsuitable eggs were discarded and the remaining eggs were fertilized. 

A natural approach to IVF treatment has a different focus.  Rather than pushing the body to create multiple eggs, the goal is to harvest one high quality egg – the egg that is naturally produced during the cycle.  This treatment addresses a number of issues experienced with traditional IVF treatment including:

  • Elimination of the need to wait between cycles
  • No side effects from the use of fertility medication
  • No risk of developing OHSS, a serious complication using fertility medication
  • No injection site pain

Natural Cycle IVF Success Rates

With natural IVF protocols, one egg is fertilized and then implanted in a woman’s uterus.  This is in contrast with multiple embryos being transferred with traditional IVF care.  Because of this, it can be difficult to compare success rates between traditional IVF care and natural IVF care.

When the number of transferred embryos are equalized, a better comparison can be made between the two IVF protocols.  Natural IVF has success rates that are comparable with traditional IVF treatment when the number of transferred embryos are equalized.

For additional information on the use of natural fertility treatments and natural cycle IVF, contact the fertility experts at New Hope Fertility Center today.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.


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