The Natural Cycle IVF Process
- Step 1: Pursuing Natural Cycle IVF
- Step 2: Egg Retrieval
- Step 3: Embryo Placement
- Step 4: Pregnancy Test
With Natural Cycle IVF, your body naturally selects your best egg.
When mature, usually around the tenth day of your cycle, the egg is retrieved in a simple, in-office procedure requiring minimal sedation. It is then fertilized with your partner’s sperm using modern in vitro laboratory techniques.
Three to five days later a single embryo is transferred to the uterus in a simple in-house procedure.
Two weeks after embryo placement we test for pregnancy.
The entire process is based on your menstrual cycle and takes about 30 days. You have:
- No hospitalization
- No drugs
- Almost no chance of multiple pregnancies- all of which minimize stress.
- The cost is about 25% of conventional IVF
The first step in helping patients get pregnant is a consultation with Dr. DiMattina, Dr. Gordon, Dr Sarajari, or Dr. Waud. During this appointment your physician will review your medical history and recommend the best approach. If you have had infertility testing or treatment previously, it is best to obtain these records prior to the initial consult. Determining a strategy is a collaborative effort between the physician and the patient, so it is best to provide a complete medical history. Below we have listed the usual steps for our NC-IVF patients:
- Initial consultation/review medical history
- Laboratory/infertility work-up
- Cycle review with nurse
- Financial consult
- Sign consent forms
- Begin Natural Cycle IVF (day 2 of menstrual cycle)
Dominion Fertility staff recognizes that every couple struggling with infertility has special needs. In appreciation of this, we have developed a philosophy of care based upon providing each and every patient with individualized, high quality infertility treatment.