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Is IVF ever done without fertility drugs? 

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is, but much less often.
History's first ivf pregnancy was in an unstimulated cycle! there are also a variety of 'minimal stimulation' protocols that involve fertility drugs, but shorter or lower dose regimens.

In brief: Yes

It is, but much less often.
History's first ivf pregnancy was in an unstimulated cycle! there are also a variety of 'minimal stimulation' protocols that involve fertility drugs, but shorter or lower dose regimens.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but ...

Yes, but despite early success natural cycle ivf (no fertility drugs) or 'minimal stimulation ivf' with Clomid (clomiphene) or low-dose fertility shots has much lower chances of success compared with 'conventional ivf' with higher doses of injectable medications.
Costs are lower, the risk of multiple pregnancy is lower, but results are worse.

In brief: Yes but ...

Yes, but despite early success natural cycle ivf (no fertility drugs) or 'minimal stimulation ivf' with Clomid (clomiphene) or low-dose fertility shots has much lower chances of success compared with 'conventional ivf' with higher doses of injectable medications.
Costs are lower, the risk of multiple pregnancy is lower, but results are worse.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
It's unlikely but possible for an egg to fertilize naturally during an IVF cycle - we are mostly removing eggs from the follicles in your ovaries at the time of egg retrieval, but a small number of eggs could remain in or around the ovaries. Depending on your age, and egg quality, putting back a single embryo may be approriate if you want to avoid twins.
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