Our doctors provide natural IVF treatment options at Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles, CA, for patients who wish to pursue fertility treatments without the medication normally taken to stimulate egg production. Natural in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a great treatment option for women who are at-risk for hormone-related cancers and for patients who wish to avoid the side effects of fertility medications.
Choosing Natural IVF
Natural IVF works similarly to traditional IVF treatment, but does not require the use of fertility medications that are used to stimulate egg production in the ovaries. Natural IVF instead follows your natural cycle, using the eggs that are released for fertilization. Because natural IVF does not involve ovarian stimulation, it does not require an extended waiting period between treatment cycles. Patients may still need hormone supplements and other non-stimulation medications with natural IVF, such as progesterone to aid in implantation.
Natural IVF is a great treatment option for women who are at-risk for hormone-related cancers and for patients who wish to avoid the side effects of fertility medications.
Natural IVF is an excellent treatment option for women who have a family history or are at risk for hormonal cancers, or are at a higher risk for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). This condition is a swelling of the ovaries caused by overstimulation, which can lead to a number of health problems including pain in the abdomen and vomiting. Patients may also choose natural IVF for personal or religious reasons.
Advantages of Natural IVF
Because fertility medications are not used with natural IVF, the risks and side effects of treatment are significantly lower. Side effects of fertility medications can include OHSS, bloating, mood swings, tender breasts, and other concerns that are avoided with this treatment.
Traditional IVF requires a two to three month waiting period between treatment cycles due to the fertility medications used to stimulate the ovaries. Additionally, removing the use of fertility medication can significantly reduce the cost of IVF treatment, making it a more affordable option.
Candidacy for Natural IVF Treatment
Patients who are seeking a fertility treatment but who do not wish to take ovulation-inducing medications often make great candidates for natural IVF. This treatment depends more on the quality of the eggs being used rather than the quantity. Our specialists can help you determine if you are a viable candidate for natural IVF, or if you may be better-suited for another technique.
Schedule Your Consultation
A consultation with one of our skilled doctors is the best way to determine which IVF treatment method is right for you. During your consultation, you and your doctor will review your medical history, your personal preferences, and your budget to determine the best treatment option. Although natural IVF is an excellent treatment method for many patients, it may not be right for everyone. Our goal at Pacific Fertility Center is to help you succeed in having a baby, regardless of your diagnosis or financial status. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and determine your IVF treatment options.