Many couples will not be able to conceive through natural methods. There are many methods, which can help you to conceive. You should opt for the best method to treat infertility after consulting a fertility specialist. However, IVF is one of the most effective methods.

IVF can broadly be classified into Natural Cycle IVF and Stimulated IVF. Stimulated IVF is also known as Conventional IVF. You should know about the pros and cons of each type before undergoing treatment. Here’s a quick look into both these IVF methods.

Natural Cycle IVF

Natural cycle IVF is a technique that reduces the use of drugs. It is suitable for patients who are not interested to take more drugs. This process will be scheduled based on your ovulation process. It will yield a single matured egg instead of using drugs to produce multiple matured eggs at a time.

The process will stimulate the production of the matured egg. The patient will be injected with gonadotropin at the end of the day to prevent early ovulation. The doctors will keep track of the egg through ultrasound and blood check to know the growth of the follicle. The egg will then be prepared for retrieval.

Progesterone supplementation will help in the formation of uterine lining. The fertilization process will be carried out on the retrieved egg. This method is preferred for patients with regular ovulation and is not suitable for those with irregular ovulation.

Stimulated IVF

This is the method opted in order to increase the success rate of conceiving. In this method, the patient is induced with the hormones to produce multiple mature eggs. Since the number of matured eggs produced is high, there are more chances of pregnancy. The success rate is based on the number of eggs retrieved. It involves more usage of drugs. The eggs retrieved will undergo the fertilization process to produce embryo.

A consultation with a fertility specialist can help you decide which method would suit you better.