What is Natural IVF?
Natural IVF involves egg collection aligned with a woman's natural menstrual cycle; there are fewer or no fertility drugs/injections. It aims to collect the one egg that has been naturally selected and matured by the body, and the fertilised egg/embryo is placed back into the lining of the womb. This type of treatment is safer and more affordable than other forms of IVF. Natural IVF is therefore the closest that IVF treatment can get to natural fertilisation. It focuses on quality of eggs, not the quantity.
Natural IVF is a delicate and precise treatment. For the best chance of success, the clinic must be 100% dedicated to this type of approach.
Advantages of Natural IVF
Who is Natural IVF for?
Natural IVF is suitable for every woman who wants to avoid drugs, however it is particularly suitable for:
- women with low ovarian reserve
- low AMH, high FSH or those who have had a poor response to fertility drugs previously.
It gives women the opportunity to have a baby with their own eggs, rather than with donor eggs.
Natural IVF journey
Fertility Consultation & Scan
The first step is for you to come in for an Fertility Consultation & scan where a Consultant will assess you and devise a personalised treatment plan which will give you the best chance of success. You will also be offered counselling support.
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.
This procedure is performed in the theatre under sedation and takes around 45 minutes.
The embryo tranfer is a quick and easy procedure which does not need sedation and feels similar to a smear 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.
Starting Your Journey with CREATE Fertility
The first stage to starting treatment is coming in for an Fertility Consultation where we will complete an Advanced Ultrasound scan and tailor a treatment plan to your body's needs in order to give you the best chance of success.
“We were told that IVF wasn’t going to work for us … I now have an amazing little girl.”
It was over six years ago when my partner, Russell, and I started trying for a baby. I got pregnant naturally in 2012 and 2013, but sadly miscarried on both occasions. It was after the two miscarriages that we decided to seek help from the medical profession to see if there was anything we could do to prevent the miscarriages in future and also see what we could do to help the conception process along as it seemed to be taking longer to conceive.