What are the benefits?
Patients do not require hormone injections to stimulate the cycle to generate multiple dominant follicles, as only the egg that matures in the natural cycle is used. They also do not require a general anaesthetic for the egg retrieval (TVOA).
Without these two expenses, the cost of the procedure is greatly reduced from a regular IVF cycle.
For whom is it suitable?
Women are considered ideal for mNC-IVF if they have experienced a poor response to stimulation. However it may be considered favourable to patients outside this criteria for the following reasons:
- As a low cost alternative to standard IVF
- As an alternative to oocyte cryopreservation for couples who will not permit embryo cryopreservation for moral or religious reasons
For whom is it not suitable?
Circumstances do occur, most commonly related to variations in pelvic anatomy, which make transvaginal oocyte aspiration (TVOA) procedures more difficult. In those situations, patients are not suitable for this procedure.
Those patients with normal ovarian reserve will likely have a better chance of success with more standard IVF treatment protocols
If you are a patient at Fertility North, ask your specialist whether MoNa-IVF is suitable for you.
If you wish to know more, email Fertility North at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (08) 9301 1075.