Natural Cycle IVF at CCRM Fertility

2024-06-18T13:39:10-06:00March 27th, 2023|

Overview of Natural Cycle IVF

Natural Cycle IVF stands out by aligning closely with your body’s own rhythms, utilizing the egg naturally produced during your menstrual cycle without the aid of ovarian stimulation hormones. This approach mirrors conventional IVF but with a significant difference: it’s hormone-free. In Vitro Maturation (IVM) complements this process by maturing eggs retrieved directly from the ovaries in our lab, readying them for fertilization and eventual embryo transfer.

What Exactly Is Natural Cycle IVF/IVM?

At CCRM Fertility locations nationwide, Natural Cycle IVF is harmonized with your menstrual cycle, focusing on the solitary egg your body naturally produces each month. IVM, on the other hand, allows us to harvest multiple immature eggs alongside the dominant follicle’s egg, offering a broader base for potential fertilization.

This hormone-free approach ensures a less stressful experience, sidestepping the intense hormonal treatments associated with traditional IVF. The eggs harvested are matured in our state-of-the-art lab, fertilized, and nurtured into embryos, ready for their journey to becoming part of your family.

When Do We Recommend Natural Cycle IVF/IVM?

Natural Cycle IVF with IVM is particularly suited for those who prefer to avoid hormone injections or have experienced adverse reactions to hormonal treatments. It’s an excellent option for individuals with PCOS, who are at a higher risk of OHSS, and for couples facing infertility solely due to male factors, offering a cost-effective and less invasive solution.

This approach is also advisable for women with health conditions where hormone treatments are contraindicated, including certain cancer diagnoses, providing a safer pathway to pursue fertility treatments.

The Benefits of Choosing This Path

Opting for Natural Cycle IVF/IVM with us means embracing a simplified treatment process, enjoying reduced costs, and maintaining a greater sense of control over your body and the treatment cycle.

Understanding the Risks

While Natural Cycle IVF/IVM presents a promising option, it’s important to consider the lower success rates compared to traditional IVF. However, the ability to undertake treatments in consecutive monthly cycles without the lengthy breaks required by hormone-based IVF can offset this concern.

At CCRM Fertility, we’re committed to providing you with comprehensive care and support as you explore Natural Cycle IVF/IVM. For more detailed information or to schedule a consultation, please reach out to us. We’re here to support your journey to parenthood, every step of the way.

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