[QUOTE=pregonow]Hi There - Does anyone know if it is more effective to work with your natural cycle for an IVF or leverage birth control leading up to IVF? I am learning that different RE’s handle this differently. My current practice “batches” patients for IVF treatments by putting them on birth control following their period and leading up to IVF. They have said that this also helps your ovaries “rest” prior to IVF.
However, I am considering switching RE’s to a different practice and learned that they work with your natural cycle for IVF and do not use birth control.
Does anyone know if one approach is more effective than the other?
I want to make this IVF cycle count to its fullest!![/QUOTE]
I am considering the same thing. If my RE insists on birth control on the next cycle then I am seriously considering switching. Hopefully, there willnot be another cycle. I found a different RE with good success rates that doesn’t make their patients go on birth control.
The crazy thing is that I still had a dominant follicle that was 33 at the last ultrasound before retrieval and since I am older with limited eggs, suppressing my eggs are last thing I think I need. Although I value my RE’s opinion and I know she is excellent at what she does, I am not comfortable with the birth control so I will find a RE that is comfortable with makes me feel comfortable.