Natural Cycle Green IVF has gained popularity in recent years because of its simplified schedule and low or no stimulation protocol. It is also less expensive than conventional IVF, with results that are almost as good as normal IVF.
Natural cycle IVF involves collecting and fertilizing the one egg that you release during your normal monthly cycle. Minimal fertility drugs are used to stimulate egg production, if at all, and we monitor your natural cycle to determine the exact timing for egg retrieval. Once the egg has been retrieved and fertilised, the embryo is transferred back into the uterus and a pregnancy test is done two weeks later. Only one embryo is transferred, which reduces the chance of multiple births to near zero.
“Green IVF offers a number of benefits to couples trying to get pregnant, aside from being less expensive. This includes the elimination of the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and very few gonadotropin injections (if any). Production of embryos is controlled and it also eliminates the chance of multiple pregnancies. It is especially suited for women who are prone to hyper-stimulation.” – Dr. Divya Sivaraman, Fertility Consultant.