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Conceiving naturally after IVF

A Monash University study, published in theAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetricsand Gynaecology, was the first to examine the rates of unexpected conception in Australian women who had a first child through assisted reproductive technology (ART).

The study of 236 women who had a baby through assisted reproductive treatments found 33 percent of them conceived a second child naturally within two years of their first birth. Women whose infertility was initially diagnosed as ‘unexplained’ were more than twice as likely as others with a specific infertility diagnosis to become pregnant naturally. Lead researcher Dr Karen Wynter, from the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University, said unexpected pregnancies in some of the women could be associated with undiagnosed infertility such as endometriosis. “It is possible that some of the women had undiagnosed endometriosis and that might be why they were struggling the first time,” Dr Wynter said. “The pregnancy itself actually helps to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with endometriosis and the second pregnancy comes around easier.” The women who became pregnant naturally were also more likely to have been in relationships for a shorter period of time. “One possible explanation is that these women are having sex more frequently,” Dr Wynter said

At Reproductive Wellness he have seen couple conceiving naturally after their IVF transfer, and we have see couples NOT going to their IVF transfer because they were able to conceive naturally with our care. If you are going to and IVF transfer in San Diego and you would like to have a personalized plan to support you, call us to talk with our team of fertility specialists. Marc Sklar and the rest of acupuncturist offer complimentary fist consultation  where you could discuss your case in depth, and what acupuncture, oriental medicine and natural techniques can do for your to help make the IVF process easy on you and your partner.


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3 thoughts on “Conceiving naturally after IVF”

  1. Hi , My Amh is 0.1 and my FSH on day 3 was 9.5 and on day 10 after using clomide was 24 , can i try IVF? or I should use donation?

  2. Hi Mayra,
    We can’t answer that question without knowing more about your reproductive history.
    We do offer free consultations. If you are not in San Diego, you can call us to 858 381 2281 to schedule a phone consultation with one of our fertility specialist, we would love to talk with you and offer a comprehensive evaluation about your case.
    Looking forward to talking with you!

  3. Hello,
    I had a baby this past August through IVF. My fertility specialist thinks I have endometriosis based on all my symptoms so he said to go straight to IVF. I just had an HSG last month to make sure my tubes are open and just one side was partially blocked. They were able to open it up with the dye. but the fertility Dr stated that even if the tube is open if the endo is sitting on the tube it may create a hostile environment for the egg and it will not live to be fertilized. I would like to have another child possibly naturally but my time is running out since I will be turning 38 next month. Are natural supplements beneficial or should I just go back and try IVF again? I was wondering what your thoughts are on my situation. I do not live in CA so I would not be able to make it too your office unless I made a trip out there. I live in Florida. Let me know what options I have and what may be the best path for me to take.

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