Why Natural Cycle IVF is Important with Dr. Raouf Farag
Natural Cycle IVF is used to improve conception rates among certain types of women with fertility challenge. IVF and natural cycle IVF produce similar results for women, but the process differs in several ways. Natural cycle IVF is an important recent development in the medical industry.
How does traditional IVF differ from natural cycle IVF?
Traditional IVF uses injectable hormones to maximize the number of eggs retrieved. It increases the quantity of viable embryos and the best ones are selected for transfer. Natural IVF requires fewer medications than the traditional method. Although fewer viable eggs produced, the process can be effective for couples battling fertility.
Advantages of natural IVF
IVF tends to require more visits and frequent injections for patients in order to produce higher numbers if embryos. Natural IVF is a better alternative for some women because it scales back the medication requirements. Conception rates among women using natural IVF are similar, so patients benefits in seeing similar results with few medications. The approach to treatment is customized specifically for the individual patient needs. There are fewer injections required for the patient. Additionally, fewer office visits are necessary. While traditional IVF relies of frequent testing and monitoring to achieve maximum results, natural IVF focuses primarily on the protocol for maximum efficacy. The process is also much more cost-effective in that fewer visits and far less medication is required to achieve those results. Cycles are on average, much less expensive with natural IVF.
Who are the right candidates for this treatment approach?
Different candidates respond differently to the various fertility treatment approaches. The natural IVF is a good fit for women with poor egg reserve or perimenopause. Women who gravitate toward holistic medicine and treatments favor the more natural approach to fertility treatment. Women who have a normal egg reserve but want a more cost-effective approach to fertility treatment are good candidates for this method. The alternative IVF approach is commonly recommended for women who have unsuccessfully been treated using IVF because of a poor response to the stimulation process in traditional IVF. The NC-IVF approach is well-suited for those who are under 36. Ideally, women who have tubal factor infertility or male-related factor infertility are also ideal candidates for the protocol. Older patients may also be a perfect candidate for this approach, but may experience a slightly lower success rate than other candidates. In general, those with unexplained fertility problems are more likely to have a lower success rate than those who have well-defined fertility problems. Women responding poorly to ovarian stimulation repeatedly can increase their chances of producing multiple embryos. In scenarios where low, poor quality sperm is a factor, this approach provides a better outcome for couples. Women undergoing IVF may have increased chances of experiencing multiple pregnancies at the same time will see better results with this IVF approach.
Natural IVF by Dr. Raouf Farag expands IVF options for patients
Natural IVF involves less or no medications in addressing problems with infertility. Women considered to be poor responders will see better results in natural IVF can see success rates comparable to the traditional IVF approach. They can achieve the same results with few medications, less testing and infrequent doctor visits.
Dr. Raouf Farag aims to offer a personalized treatment experience for each family. After discussing all of the patient concerns thoroughly, he tailors the obstetric care plan designed to address the person’s specific needs. He matches each patient profile to the most desirable situation to achieve the most desirable outcomes.