26 January – Question??

Thanks for the comments in my last post, they really all meant so much to me!  And I appreciate all the encouraging words so much at this stage, so thank you all!

Now a quick question – I got a comment mentioning doing a “natural cycle with FET” and therefore “no need for BCP”.  Being a newbie to this I had no idea what FET means, so I googled and came up with Frozen Embryo Transfer and Fresh Embryo Transfer.  Now this natural cycle IVF REALLY appeals to me, I am admittedly a bit nervous of doing all those shots during the IVF, but I am very much prepared and willing to go through it if that’s what it takes – but if there’s an alternative way????  Why I’d be welcoming it with open arms!  Mostly I just don’t like the idea of pumping my body full of meds, chemicals and hormones if there was a way to avoid it…so can anyone explain to me exactly what a “natural cycle with FET” entails and under what circumstances it is viable?

Obviously at the end of the day the decision would be made by my IP’s and FS, but I’m still quite far away from that at the moment so I just want to know what the basic conditions are.  I.e. do you need frozen embryo’s (to help with the timing in case my cycle isn’t 100% spot on that month) or does it also work with fresh ones?  I read that you need quite a predictable cycle, my cycle is always between 26-30 days, and my luteal phase is always 12 days, no LP defect etc etc – would that be considered predictable enough?

Any info would be greatly appreciated, I have tried googling for info but it’s all either too basic, or far too complicated – and I just can’t seem to get the answers I need, LOL.  If it’s easier you’re welcome to email the info to me at yv*ytur*ner@ho*tma*il.com (without the stars, lol).


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5 Responses to “26 January – Question??”

  1. Shaz Says:

    Hi Yvonne
    An FET is only possible if your IP’s have got frozen embryo’s, however, considering the costs invovled they may be reluctant to go the FET route as it has a very low success rate.
    I’ve had a natural IVF done before as well where only your regular cycle egg is removed and fertilized, but again, the success rates are low and its not a popular option. My Natural IVF landed up cost R15 000 and I never even got to embryo transfer as there was no fertilization (always a possiblity) so I went through all the shitty scans scans and egg retrieval, it cost a small fortune and was for nothing at the end of the day.

    Ultimatley when IP’s opt to go the surrogacy route they want to select the best treatment, with the highest chance of success and the least chance of having to repeate unecessarily and regular IVF meets those categories.

    All the best!

  2. Yvonne Says:

    Oh okay 🙂 Thanks Shaz, that clears up a lot!!!

  3. duck Says:

    So here is a little clairification
    Natural FET only happens with you have frozen embryos. What happens is day 3 there is a scan then you take estrace for 2 weeks, thaw the embryos transfer then and then you still have to stab (progesterone in oil). They work easier than the normal FET.
    Now for IVF there is something called IVM which is sorta a “natural ivf” and it’s when they take the eggs without giving you lots of drugs and then they grow them outside the body. This has LOW LOW LOW rates of pregnancy and I would not recommend it.
    So natural IVF bad, Natural FET good! Got a question – email me and I’ll help you out! It’s a confusing world and I’d be happy to help.

  4. Yvonne Says:

    Thanks so much Duck!!! 🙂

  5. jenoalobrewal Says:

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