Natural Cycle IVF
Natural Cycle IVF is an IVF treatment without the use of stimulation drugs. During the Natural Cycle IVF, only the follicles naturally formed during the menstrual cycle are used for treatment.
This is an option for women who do not respond well to fertility medication or with poor ovarian reserve regardless of stimulation medication. During a Natural Cycle, the single natural egg created by the body is retrieved, injected with sperm and, if fertilized, the embryo is transferred to the uterus. No stimulation medication is prescribed during a Natural Cycle.
Ovarian Monitoring – On the 2nd or 3rd day of menstrual cycle, an assessment will be made through blood tests and ultrasound.
Egg Retrieval – Eggs are retrieved through a minor surgical procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to guide a hollow needle through the pelvic cavity to remove the eggs. Medication is provided to reduce and remove potential discomfort.
Sperm Collection & ICSI – On the day of Egg Retrieval, a semen sample is taken to fertilize the retrieved eggs. To increase chances of fertilization, a single sperm is injected into each egg using a precision needle in a method called ICSI.
Embryo Transfer – Embryo Transfer is a minor procedure that does not require sedation.