Author(s): Janssens RM, Lambalk CB, Vermeiden JP, Schats R, Schoemaker J
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Abstract The results of in-vitro fertilization in natural cycles (NIVF) in women with tubal infertility at our department are presented. The study had a prospective design. We needed 75 cycles in 50 patients to obtain one oocyte from each patient. Successful oocyte recovery rate was 67\% per started cycle and 82\% per oocyte retrieval. Thirty-five embryos were transferred and resulted in four ongoing pregnancies (5.3\% per cycle, 6.5\% per oocyte retrieval, 11.4\% per embryo transfer and 11.4\% per embryo). Six patients who participated in the study made a second attempt at NIVF. Five of them conceived of which four were ongoing. Cumulative ongoing pregnancy rates are 9. 8\% per cycle, 11.9\% per oocyte retrieval, 19.5\% per embryo transfer and 19.5\% per embryo. We conclude that NIVF is an easy, cheap and realistic method to obtain a pregnancy for patients with tubal infertility.
This article was published in Hum Reprod
and referenced in Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research