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Natural IVF at PFCLA

Explore a form of IVF that doesn’t use the typically required fertility medication. Although not for everyone, natural IVF may be a great option for you if you face higher risks of using certain medications or if you have a treatment preference. Contact us to learn about the benefits and possible drawbacks of this service.

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Although a gentler treatment, natural IVF is similar to conventional IVF treatment, except that it does not use fertility medication to stimulate the ovarian egg production. At Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles, our doctors can provide this treatment and instead focus on egg quality over egg quantity, allowing you to pursue a natural route of IVF.

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Comprehensive support

At PFCLA, we understand that undergoing IVF can be an emotional process filled with questions and concerns. That’s why we provide ample information and resources while exploring your fertility options with you. Together, we can work to find your perfect fertility solution.

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A team of familiar faces

Receive the hands-on care you deserve with a coordinator to personalize and oversee your experience. At PFCLA, we don’t want you to feel like just a number. You’ll become a part of the PFCLA family by cultivating strong relationships across your dedicated team of nurses and doctors.

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24/7 access

Experience support from the most established IVF and fertility clinic in the nation. Supported by consistent communication, world-renowned physicians and an empathetic staff to guide you every step of the way, you’ll be in the best of hands at PFCLA.

Two advantages of choosing natural IVF


Lower risk of side effects

The risk of side effects posed by natural IVF is lower due to the absence of fertility medications. Possible side effects you could avoid through natural IVF include: 

  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)
  • Bloating
  • Mood swings
  • Tender breasts

Note: To increase the chances of implantation success, our doctors can recommend hormone supplements and non-stimulation medications, such as progesterone. Please note, however, that your body only releases up to one mature egg during natural IVF. 


Greater affordability

Natural IVF is more affordable since it doesn’t require fertility medication, which ultimately reduces the overall treatment costs. 

Note: Some patients consider Natural IVF as a way to avoid twins or multiples. However, the best way to avoid multiple pregnancies is by transferring only one embryo at a time --which can be done during traditional IVF cycles, too.


Drawbacks of natural IVF cycles

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Lower success rates

When patients undergo natural IVF, there is less control over the cycle. In fact, success rates are typically three to four times higher with traditional IVF.

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Less certainty and control

Some providers consider natural IVF a less stressful procedure than conventional IVF because it involves fewer injections. However, natural IVF still requires the egg retrieval procedure and there’s an increased likelihood that the cycle is cancelled, premature ovulation takes place, or there is no egg to retrieve.

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Possibility for additional procedures

As only one egg can be produced during each natural IVF cycle, additional retrievals will need to happen to produce more eggs if a pregnancy is not successful.



Who benefits from natural IVF cycles


Individuals at risk of certain cancers

Natural IVF is a safer treatment for women who are:

  • At risk of hormone-related cancers
  • Have a family history of hormonal cancers

Individuals seeking to reduce possible side-effects

Individuals seeking fertility treatment but who do not wish to take ovulation medications due to the possible associated health risks make great candidates for natural IVF. 


Couples or individuals with religious or personal preferences

Natural IVF may be a great option for you if you want to reduce the amount of assisted reproduction necessary for conception due to your religious or personal preferences.


Other fertility services

Discover various fertility services available to you and start your journey to the family you’ve always dreamt about.

Egg & embryo freezing

Embark on your fertility journey in your own time. Explore this cost-effective service to gain flexibility and reassurance.

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Mini IVF

Overcome infertility with mini IVF—a cost-effective alternative to conventional IVF that features reduced fertility medications. This is an option for couples looking to pursue a more gentle, natural service.

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Preimplantation genetic screening (PGD/PGS/PGT-A)

Leverage the rapidly evolving field of genetic testing to identify genetic diseases and chromosomal abnormalities before conceiving. Keep your future baby healthy and even determine its gender with advanced techniques.

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