Natural cycle in ivf
Natural cycle IVF is not a new approach in medical science as these techniques have been tried before but due to some failure or very low success rate compared to the standard IVF, it has been not so popular that time. Many negative comments and views were published for this technique and some fertility experts also state it as minimally effective IVF.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Natural Cycle in IVFhttp://www.dranoopgupta.comThe main difference between the standard IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) and the natural cycle IVF isfertility drugs. Without the use of fertility medications to stimulate the ovary to producemultiple eggs is known as natural IVF cycle.Natural cycle IVF is not a new approach in medical science as these techniques have been triedbefore but due to some failure or very low success rate compared to the standard IVF, it hasbeen not so popular that time. Many negative comments and views were published for thistechnique and some fertility experts also state it as minimally effective IVF.Patients in natural cycle IVF are monitored with ultrasound and blood work to track hermenstrual cycle very carefully. In this approach, without the use of fertility medications andonly relies on the spontaneous development of single follicle. To remove the egg from thesingle follicle is done by the egg retrieval procedure and if it is successful, then similarly as instandard IVF, egg is fertilized in the laboratory with male partner’s sperm. In case, dividingembryo is produced, then again it is transferred into the woman uterus.In standard IVF cycle, woman needs to take fertility drugs to stimulate the production of eggsand to ripen them however, in most of the natural IVF cycle hCG (Human ChorionicGonadotropin) is sufficient to trigger the release of the eggs. Natural IVF cycle is an excitingalternative option of conventional IVF cycle which attracts patients because of its variousbenefits such as: Remove the risk of ovarian stimulation like OHSS (Ovarian Hyper stimulation Syndrome), mood changes, bloating etc. Reduce the treatment cost No use of fertility medications or drugs No long term side effects of fertility drugs No risk of multiple pregnancy as only single embryo is transferredAbove are some of the advantages of the natural IVF cycle and in some cases there is lessmonitoring with blood tests and ultrasounds, depends on the individual. Natural IVF cycle issomehow beneficial for those women who considered poor responders, even when ovarianstimulation has repetitively failed to produce multiple eggs. Technique also providesopportunity to those couples in which male fertility is a prime factor of infertility with the ICSIprocedure and avoids the multiple pregnancies.
If we talk about the success rate of this approach, it has low as compared to standard IVF cycleand before egg collection, also there is a small risk of spontaneous ovulation. But due to itsvarious benefits, several experts recommend this technique to their patients in case theydiscovered that hormone injections could control the timing of ovulation and could alsostimulate the ovaries to produce numerous eggs per cycle. Additionally the success with naturalIVF cycle is highly depends on the age of the women.