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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. Mild IVF has equivalent success rates to conventional high stimulation IVF.

Who is it for?

  • Suitable for women with low/normal/high 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.Studies have shown there is no difference in success rates between mild and conventional high stimulation IVF.


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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  • Scan & Consultation

    The first step in your journey will be to have an Advanced Ultrasound Scan & Virtual Consultation with one of our highly experienced Fertility Consultants, you can book this online here.

  • 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.

    Start your journey

The Mild IVF process at CREATE Fertility


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

IVF comparison

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Mild IVF overview

  Mild IVF Conventional IVF
Treatment process    
Injection time 7-10
Around 21
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
Total cost of treatment Lower Higher
For women    
Reduced injections
Shorter treatment time
Greatly reduced side-effects
Reduced stress/emotional impact
Reduced risk of OHSS
Success rates    
Clinical pregnancy rate Similar Similar
Live birth rate Similar Similar

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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.

Ultrasound Scan + Virtual Consultation
From only £200*

Our Advanced 3D Doppler Ultrasound Scan makes a detailed assessment of your fertility potential
Discuss your fertility health with a highly experienced fertility consultant and get a tailored IVF treatment plan.
*Terms & conditions apply.

Mild IVF costs

Our treatment package includes:

  • Treatment consultation
  • Monitoring scans
  • Egg collection
  • Embryology
  • Blastocyst culture (if appropriate)
  • Fresh embryo transfer
  • Early pregnancy scan 

1 Cycle

£3,795 - £3,895*

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*Important information
  • 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.
  • Cycle price: The cycle price can vary between clinics, to find your nearest clinic pricing click here.
  • Cycle package: Our cycle package includes treatment consultation, monitoring scans, clinical advice, egg collection, embryology, blastocyst culture (if appropriate), fresh embryo transfer, pregnancy test, early pregnancy scan and follow up consultation.
  • Required additions: There are also a number of additional costs that need to be added to your treatment. These are for Screening blood tests (HIV, Hep B & C), Cycle medication (Ovarian stimulation medication, trigger medication and luteal support medication), monitoring blood tests (E2 & LH), sedation and HFEA fees that are not included in the cycle price. Exact costs will be discussed at consultation based on patients’ individual needs. The ‘estimated’ total cost of additional items for a cycle of Mild IVF up to and including 6 week pregnancy scan is £2,580 – £2,650, bringing the ‘estimated’ total treatment cost to £6375 - £6,545.
  • Pre-treatment costs: In some circumstances patients may require further exploration and fertility tests such as Hysteroscopy (£2,100), HyCosy (£495), Thyroid blood tests (£55) or other Genetic Tests such as Karyotype (£295), Y Deletions (£195) or Cystic Fibrosis (£295). These will be an additional cost, exact costs will be discussed at consultation based on patients’ individual needs. Please download our price guide for more information.
  • Potential future costs: If you have additional embryos after your embryo transfer procedure, you will be given the option to freeze them to be used at a later date. This will be an additional cost of £1,120 which includes 2 years of storage. There is an annual storage fee after package storage has finished to keep frozen embryos stored (£385). To use frozen embryos you will need a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedure (£2,195 - £2,295) which includes embryo thawing. The estimated total cost for an FET cycle including medication up to 12 weeks is £2,721 - £2,821. Once your treatment cycle is concluded if you require further medication scans or services as discussed with you clinician, these services are chargeable. Full details will be given to allow you to make an informed decision.
  • Elective freeze cycle - ‘Freeze All’: In specific cases there may be a medical need to freeze embryos called a ‘freeze all’, bringing an end to the cycle at egg collection. In these circumstances you may require, embryo freezing and cryostorage (£1,120) and a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedure. In this case, the FET cycle is discounted by £400 to (£1,795 - £1,895). The estimated total cost of a discounted FET cycle, including medication up to 12 weeks is £2,321 - £2,421.
  • Abandoned cycles: In the event that a Treatment cycle is abandoned prior to egg collection/embryo transfer for medical reasons, a Cancellation Fee will be incurred of £250 per monitor scan that has been completed. Medication used will need to be repurchased in order to allow you to commence a new cycle when appropriate.
  • Male factor: If you have a fertility issue due to a male factor, you may require additional support and treatments such as ICSI. The cost for this is £1,350. Read more about male factor infertility.
  • Multi-Cycles: Some patients may wish to take up our 3 cycle treatment package to give them the best chance of success in their circumstances. We explain the specific details of this during your Initial Consultation & Scan.
  • Terms & conditions apply: View terms and conditions.

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

  • Donate half of your eggs and help another woman conceive
  • One IVF cycle, scans and blood tests free of charge
  • Pay £750* towards screening and medication
  • 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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