As the field of fertility medicine evolves, there are new IVF treatment protocols addressing a variety of medical needs. One of the newest methods - Natural IVF - is a holistic way of helping women get pregnant, while still providing high success rates. Comparing natural and conventional IVF procedures allows patients to evaluate which treatment option best suits their individual needs.
Natural Cycle IVF
Natural Cycle IVF harvests the sole egg a woman produces during her natural cycle. No fertility medication is used and there is no push to produce multiple eggs. Instead, a woman’s cycle progresses normally and produces a single, high quality egg.
As with all IVF protocols, each woman is closely monitored during this process using blood work and ultrasound. These tests allow the fertility care team to know when the egg is maturing and is ready to be harvested and fertilized.
There are a number of advantages of a natural cycle.
- A more comfortable IVF cycle
- Ability to do a fresh embryo transfer
- Providing a holistic option for IVF treatment
Conventional IVF treatment focuses on producing a large number of eggs and limit the number of surgical egg retrievals necessary for successful treatment. To accomplish this, large doses of fertility medication are used to produce multiple eggs during a cycle. While some of the eggs will not be suitable for fertilization, having surplus embryos allows for multiple IVF cycles without the need for additional retrievals.
In order to be successful, constant monitoring is done using blood work and ultrasound in order to monitor progress. This allows the fertility care team to make adjustments to medication as needed and to watch for complications such as OHSS.
Natural Cycle IVF Provider
To discover if Natural IVF is your preferred choice, based on your medical history, speak with a fertility expert at New Hope Fertility Center. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you - or - simply call 917.525.5496.