Natural Modified IVF | Natural Cycle Modified IVF
Natural Modified IVF (also known as Natural Cycle Modified IVF) is a form of Natural Cycle IVF. The treatment is carried out within your natural menstrual cycle – like Natural IVF – but is modified by introducing additional medication. Natural Modified IVF has an improved success rate compared with Natural Cycle IVF while retaining many of the benefits.
We are especially proud of our success rates for women with very low egg reserve, those in older age groups, and poor responders to high stimulation drugs using Natural Modified IVF.
If you have a question about Natural Modified IVF or choosing the best treatment option for you then you can contact our IVF specialists who will be happy to help.Contact us
What is Natural Modified IVF?
Natural Modified IVF involves egg collection within a woman’s menstrual cycle. Like Natural Cycle IVF, the focus is on collecting one high quality egg that has been naturally selected by the body, although sometimes more than one egg can be collected.
Natural Modified IVF differs to Natural IVF as during this process, medication is given for 3-4 days in order to block spontaneous ovulation (prior to egg collection), and a small dose of stimulation hormone is given to keep the follicles healthy and growing. For women who want to avoid injections, we can tailor the Natural Modified IVF cycle using tablets.
Advantages of Natural Modified IVF
Who is Natural Modified IVF suitable for?
All women who ovulate are suitable for Modified Natural IVF treatment. In particular:
- Patients with low egg reserve whose blood tests have indicated that they have low levels of Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) or high levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
- Patients with low antral follicle count in their ovaries
- Couples/women who have had previous failure of implantation with conventional IVF
- Women who have produced fewer than three eggs with conventional stimulation (poor responders)
- Those who want to avoid the risks and side effects of high stimulation. For example, those who have a strong family history of ovarian cancer and other oestrogen dependent tumours
Natural Modified 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 of treatment with CREATE Fertility is an Initial Consultation and scan appointment, this will cost £385 and enables us to recommend the most effective treatment for you based on your individual circumstances.
“'I was 31 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Everything had to be put on hold for such a long time for us, so it was amazing to see a positive pregnancy after my first cycle.'”
When I came in to CREATE for my first consultation and scan with the doctor, I could tell straight away he knew what he was talking about. He had done research into my cancer prior to seeing me and created a protocol for Natural Modified IVF with minimal drugs so that the treatment affected my hormones as little as possible. I honestly do not think any other clinic would have paid that level of attention to my specific needs.