Baby Corner

Old 04-12-08, 01:38 PM
eds1999's Avatar
Community Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 498
Thanked 1 Time
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 20%
Default natural IVF??

I've been doing some reading and came across a process referred to as natural cycle IVF, where they wait for you to mature 1-2 follies on your own or with clomid and they retrieve those eggs, fertilize, then return them to the uterus. This is opposed to the heavily medicated cycle and such.

Is this an ideal way to do IVF? Does it even exist anywhere? I've been researching IVF and the drugs and stuff sound scary!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-08, 03:22 PM
Tracey and Neil's Avatar
is loving being a Mum to a miracle
British Community Leaders
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Dorset, UK
Posts: 7,265
Thanked 283 Times
Points: 3
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 220%

It's in the news lots over here, it was actually how IVF used to be done and the first IVF baby ever born was through a natural cycle (she was born in 1978 in England!!). It appeals to me a lot as I respond really well to Clomid/Tamoxifen, oh and the main reason is I'm a needle phobic (seeking treatment!!) But I don't know anywhere that offers it.

The success rates per cycle are lower, only about 10-15% per cycle, but after 3 cycles the success rates are not far off regular IVF. The main advantage (apart from not injecting yourself with hormones each day) is that you can do them back-to-back (if there's no OHSS).

It's very interesting stuff, and I can see it being the preferred method in the future.
Reply With Quote
Latest Articles
Pregnant Woman's Guide to The Zika Virus
Get the latest information about the zika virus during pregnancy including how to protect your unborn baby or infant, signs and symptoms, complications, and prevention.

Fetal Development Video
Video showing how a fetus developed during the 40 weeks of pregnancy. Fetal Development Video

Adventure Vacations with Your New Family Are Possible
If you spent time as a couple exploring vast areas of the world, that doesn't have to end just because you have a new baby. Here are 6 tips to make your vacations fun for the whole family. Plus, vacation ideas to help you get started.

The "Mozart" Effect: How Music Helps Your Baby's Development
Can your baby really be smarter if your listen to Mozart, or other classical music, during pregnancy?

What to Expect Postpartum: Your Period
The postpartum period brings many changes to a woman's body. Learn what to expect with your period including when it will return and warning signs to watch out for.

July 2018 Baby Photo Contest Winner
July 2018 Winner
Congratulations Willow!

Calculators & Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:28 PM.

Pregnancy | Fertility | Baby | Toddler | Community | Baby Names

About Baby Corner | Advertising | Editorial | Contact Baby Corner | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright © 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.