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If Your IVF Doctor Doesn’t Offer Natural Cycle IVF, Satellite IVF is Available.

a blog by Dr. Michael DiMattina, Dominion Fertility, April 24, 2015

Natural Cycle IVF (NCIVF) is offered in over 50 countries around the world and indeed the world’s first IVF baby was conceived using NCIVF in 1978 in England. In those days, the IVF pregnancy rates were less than 10% even in the best of hands. Now, after more than 30 years of research and advances in technology and our far better knowledge of the reproductive system, most patients who seek infertility care are ultimately successful. Modern IVF literature shows similar or superior embryo implantation rates for NCIVF compared with stimulated IVF. For patients 35 years old and older, or patients with poor ovarian reserve, the embryo implantation rates for NCIVF have been shown to be superior to stimulated IVF.

Natural Cycle IVF Effective for Older Patients and Decreased Ovarian Reserve

a blog by Dr. Michael DiMattina, Dominion Fertility, October 3, 2014

Hi everyone! Dr. DiMattina here to provide you with the latest information regarding Natural Cycle IVF (NCIVF) compared with stimulated cycle IVF. New evidence shows Natural Cycle IVF is an effective treatment especially in older patients and those patients with decreased ovarian reserve.

Successful Outcomes with Natural Cycle IVF

a blog by Dr. Michael DiMattina, Dominion Fertility, July 9, 2014

According to a recently published study of 422 patients, it appears that Natural Cycle IVF is an effective and well-received fertility treatment for any infertile patient with regular menstrual cycles regardless of their ovarian reserve.

Natural Cycle IVF Patient Story

a blog by Dr. Michael DiMattina, Dominion Fertility, June 11, 2014

A 39-year-old patient had no children after trying for 3 years. Her infertility doctor diagnosed her as having decreased ovarian reserve and her husband with severe male factor infertility. Her doctor performed two treatments of stimulated IVF retrieving one egg in her first cycle and five eggs in her second, but no pregnancy occurred after her two embryo transfers. She was then told to use egg donor IVF or adopt. Because her menstrual cycles were regular, I recommended trying natural cycle IVF (NCIVF).

Top 3 Natural Cycle IVF Patient Questions Answered

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Dominion Fertility’s Medical Director Dr. Michael DiMattina answers patients' most pressing questions when it comes to Natural Cycle In Vitro Fertilization.

Natural Cycle IVF Top 7 Patient Tips

Natural Cycle IVF tips

Dominion Fertility’s Medical Director Dr. Michael DiMattina taps into what you never thought of and suggests 7 tips to keep in mind before, during and after your NCIVF treatment.

Natural Cycle IVF, Is it for You?

Considering Natural Cycle IVF

Dominion Fertility’s Medical Director Dr. Michael DiMattina discusses the ins and outs of Natural Cycle IVF in an effort to help you make the fertility treatment choice that is best for you.

In UK, Old-Style IVF Revives Dreams of Motherhood for Older Women

Daily Mail,  Mar 9, 2012

An older form of IVF has helped women who had given up hope of having their own genetic children become mothers after all. The women, who were close to menopause, had been told their only chance was to use donor eggs, a method that would have meant their child had someone else’s genes. Instead, fertility doctors tried a drug-free or low-drug IVF technique, similar to the one used in the earliest days of IVF. In 2011 at one IVF clinic, 30 percent of the women aged between 40 and 42 treated this way became pregnant.


Is Micro IVF the Answer?

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Learn more about the benefits of micro in vitro fertilization

a blog by David Kreiner, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., East Coast Fertility, March 24, 2011

You’ve already crossed the bridge from “We’re going to get pregnant!” to “We need help…” But this other side looks like it is filled with more obstacles, including expensive and risky fertility medications.

How far do you have to go just to have a baby?

Micro IVF (sometimes called Mini IVF) may be your answer.

Mini IVF — A Simpler In Vitro Fertilization

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What is minimal stimulation or natural cycle IVF?

a blog by Michael A. Feinman, M.D., HRC Fertility, January 14, 2011

Mini-IVF and natural cycle IVF are potential alternatives for women who do poorly with conventional stimulation protocols and might otherwise be directed to egg donation.

The value of using stimulated cycles for IVF is well-established. However, there are a number of women who prove to not benefit from the potent ovarian stimulation protocols that are commonly used. In particular, women with elevated FSH levels, especially after age 40, usually do not respond well.

For many years, it was accepted dogma that women over age 40 with FSH levels greater than 10 experience a zero pregnancy rate with IVF using their own eggs. However, over the past decade, a number of IVF programs, lead by physicians in Japan, have shown that some of these women can indeed conceive viable pregnancies through minimal-stimulation IVF or natural cycle IVF.


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