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What is Mild IVF?

Mild IVF – like Natural IVF – is carried out within a woman’s natural menstrual cycle. Conventional IVF focuses on collecting a large number of eggs where as Mild IVF focuses on collecting fewer, better quality eggs.

By using gentler stimulation and working with the body’s natural cycle, rather than against it, we aim to collect eggs of much higher quality. The treatment time for Mild IVF is just two weeks and involves lower doses of drugs, reducing the risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and reducing the negative impact on women's lives.

Who is it for?

  • Those with a normal egg reserve
  • Those that are having treatment due to a male factor
  • Patients with Polycystic Ovaries/Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
  • Those that want to take a lower amount of drugs
  • Those that want to reduce the physical and psychological burden associated with conventional IVF

What are the benefits of Mild IVF?

 Higher egg and embryo quality
Higher egg and embryo quality
 Higher egg and embryo quality
Higher egg and embryo quality

Studies have shown that egg and embryo quality are better in Mild IVF compared with Conventional IVF

Better implantation
Better implantation
Better implantation
Better implantation

High stimulation drugs can adversely affect implantation, so the lining of the womb is more favourable for implantation in Mild IVF.

Shorter treatment time
Shorter treatment time
Shorter treatment time
Shorter treatment time

Mild IVF treatment is significantly shorter than conventional treatment, taking only 2 weeks.

No hormone suppression
No hormone suppression
No hormone suppression
No hormone suppression

There is no hormone suppression (downregulation) with Mild IVF compared to conventional IVF.

Safer for women
Safer for women
Safer for women
Safer for women

The risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is reduced in Mild IVF.

Excellent success rates
Excellent success rates
Excellent success rates
Excellent success rates

Mild Stimulation IVF has excellent success rates and avoids many of the side effects, complications and costs of conventional IVF treatment.


Your IVF treatment journey at CREATE

The first step to having fertility treatment is to come for an Initial Consultation and Scan with one of our expert
clinicians. You will be greeted by your patient coordinator who will support you throughout your treatment.

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  • Virtual Consultation

    The first step in your journey will be a Virtual Consultation with one of our highly experienced Fertility Consultants, which you can do via video or phone, from your own home.

  • Treatment Consultation

    2 weeks before the start of your period you will come in to meet with a fertility nurse who will talk you through your treatment plan and go through the consent forms with you.

  • Scans & Blood tests

    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

    This procedure is performed in the theatre under sedation and takes around 45 minutes.

  • Embryo Transfer

    The embryo transfer is a quick and easy procedure which does not need sedation and feels similar to a smear test

  • Pregnancy test

    We will invite you back to the clinic for a pregnancy blood test and give you the test results by the end of the day.

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What's the difference between conventional high stimulation IVF & Mild IVF?

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Mild IVF overview

  Mild IVF Conventional IVF
Patient suitability • Want to reduce risks & side effects
• Want less medication
• Want to reduce the physical and emotional burden of IVF
Good ovarian reserve
(typically under 35 years old)
Injection time 5 - 9
Medication dosage Low -
Medium -
Treatment duration Up to
2 weeks
Up to
4 weeks
Cycle control Works with a woman's natural menstrual cycle Shuts down natural menstrual cycle (downregulation)
Time between cycles Up to 1 month break 2-3 months break due to stimulation
Focus of treatment Quality of eggs & embryos Quantity of eggs & embryos
For women    
Reduced injections
Shorter treatment time
Greatly reduced side-effects
Reduced stress/emotional impact
Reduced risk of OHSS
Potentially for babies    
Reduced risk of low birth weights
Reduced risk of prematurity
Reduced risk of long-term health implications

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Mild IVF success rates

Mild IVF offers excellent success rates across all ages and reduces many of the risks, complications and side effects associated with conventional IVF treatment.

Clinical pregnancies per treatment cycle | IVF & ICSI | Jan 19 - Dec 19 | CREATE St. Paul's.


Mild IVF costs £3,350*

Our treatment package includes:

-Treatment consultation
-Monitoring scans
-Egg collection
-Embryo transfer
-Early pregnancy scan

The cost of Mild IVF will depend on your individual circumstances and your personalised treatment plan will be explained to you in more detail at your Initial Consultation.

We have various packages available to help patients with planning their treatment costs, if you wish to find out more please download our price guide or give us a call.

*Required additions: The cycle price can vary between clinics, to find your nearest clinic pricing click here. There are additional costs which cover medication, blood tests, sedation and HFEA fees that are not included in the price stated above. The ‘average’ total cost of a treatment cycle is £5,217 (this can vary based on individual patients requirements, an exact quote will be given at your consultation).

Your funding options

Cost is one of the biggest implications of private fertility treatment, we aim to make our treatments accessible for all so that's why we offer different funding options to help growing your family less stressful. To discuss funding options with one of our advisors contact us.

Payment plans

  • 0% interest available over 12 months
  • Easy to manage monthly payments
  • 12 and 24 month plans available

Egg sharing option

  • Help another woman conceive
  • Only pay £500 towards medication saving you £1000s
  • Most cost-effective way of paying for treatment
  • Funding available for patients eligible for treatment on the NHS
  • Ask your doctor for a referral if you fit the NHS criteria
  • Enjoy the benefits of our state-of-the-art private clinics


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