What is Natural Cycle in Vitro Fertilization?

Natural Cycle In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is basically done with these procedures like IVF without the use of ovarian hyperstimulation drugs, ovarian hyper stimulation protocol with a GnRH antagonist for ovulation suppression and frozen embryo transfer. Natural cycle IVF and a traditional IVF cycle look very similar in the procedure. This process involves egg collection aligned with a woman’s natural menstrual cycle then collect the one egg that has been naturally selected and the fertilized embryo is placed back into the lining of the womb.

Facts About Natural Cycle In Vitro Fertilization

  • There are no side-effects of Natural Cycle IVF
  • Only one embryo is transferred in a natural cycle.
  • No risk of multiple pregnancies with Natural Cycle IVF.
  • Having low success rate per cycle as compared to stimulated IVF
    1.3% per IVF cycle using no hyperstimulation drugs.
  • There is a need for a larger number of cycles before achieving a live birth in this process.
  • Natural cycle IVF is not suitable for those couples who do not ovulate spontaneously.
  • This process is beneficial for those who dislike medications.
  • This cycle can only produce up to one mature egg at a time.
  • The retrieval of multiple mature eggs is an important element that influences the success rate in this process.
  • Louise Brown was conceived through natural cycle IVF (NCIVF).
  • Benefits of this Cycle is minimized side effects of controlled ovarian stimulation, leads to transfer of only a single embryo, reducing multiple gestation rates.
  • Natural cycle in vitro fertilization (IVF) is for subfertile couples.
  • It focuses on the quality of eggs, not the quantity.