IVF mild cycle

With mild IVF you take less medication – or none at all.  

Depending on your needs, we might be able to synchronise your IVF treatment with your natural cycle. This means you’ll take very little or no medication, which can reduce both the side effects of treatment and the risk of multiple pregnancies.   

Could mild IVF be right for me?

If you’re a woman with low ovarian reserves or a high risk of ovarian hyperstimulation, we might recommend mild IVF, where you’ll take a small amount of medication to encourage a few eggs to develop. 

We use ultrasound to scan your ovaries and check whether a follicle containing an egg is developing, then collect it and fertilise it in our lab.

What does mild IVF involve?

Mild IVF is the gentlest form of IVF. We use ultrasound to scan your ovaries and check whether a follicle containing an egg is developing, then collect it and fertilise it in our lab. If an embryo starts to develop, we’ll transfer it back to your womb.

Mild IVF – also known as mild stimulation - is still a softer approach to IVF, but it uses a small amount of medication to stimulate egg production. If a few eggs develop we’ll collect all of them to fertilise, and will transfer the best quality embryo back to your womb a few days later.

Mild IVF isn't suitable for everybody, but if you’d like to know more about whether it’s right for you speak to your consultant or, if you’ve yet to start your journey with CARE, talk to your local clinic and book in for a fertility assessment.