In some women, despite hormonal stimulation of the ovaries, no additional follicles develop, but these patients ovulate regularly in their natural cycle. In this case, we limit ourselves to the removal of one egg cell (or a maximum of two) during the natural cycle without the administration of stimulation medication. Then IVF or ICSI fertilisation is performed.
Only the triggering of ovulation takes place with medication, a ‘trigger shot’, 35.5 hours after which the egg cell is removed with a thin 20G needle. This procedure is minimal and almost painless, so there is no need to administer sedoanalgesia. Depending on the development of the embryo, it is returned to the patient’s uterus three to a maximum of five days later.
Who is treatment without hormones in Linz suitable for?
However, with IVF or ICSI in the natural cycle a high dropout rate must be expected:
You should discuss whether an IVF naturelle cycle makes sense for you during a personal consultation with Dr Loimer in Linz.