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Earlier, IVF procedures were done by collecting eggs during the natural menstrual cycles of the woman who wanted to have a baby- it’s known as Natural Cycle IVF. It doesn’t involve any type of ovarian stimulation. Over time, this procedure was replaced by the ovarian stimulation procedures that we currently use; the latter resulted in much higher success rates. Today, some infertility clinics continue to offer IVF procedures with the natural or un-stimulated cycles.
The trend reverses
In the stimulated process, a larger number of embryos can be transferred, and this ups the pregnancy rates. It’s why most clinics prefer to use ovarian stimulation for ICSI in IVF procedures. Today, there seems to be a reversal of this trend and people are now opting for Natural Cycle IVF. Couples are much better informed about the risks of having multiple babies and just prefer to have one.
Of you are going to opt only for a single embryo transfer in your IVF cycle, you don’t need to undergo ovarian stimulation procedures. It’s true that there may be a drop in the chances of success; however you can still go through multiple IVF cycles.
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Natural Cycle ICSI
In Natural Cycle ICSI, no stimulation is used to retrieve the eggs from the female partner. Only a single egg is retrieved per cycle; this is a very simple and natural method which is also very patient-friendly. It’s ideal for women below 35 years of age, though most women above that age choose the ovarian stimulation method in their IVF treatment.
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Why opt for natural cycle ICSI?
There are a number of benefits to opting for natural cycle ICSI, such as:
Though the chances of success in a stimulated ovarian IVF procedure are much higher in comparison to a natural cycle ICSI, some couples prefer to opt for an un-stimulated procedure as it has a number of benefits.
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