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Anyone tried mild ivf?

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we went to visit a clinic in London yesterday called CREATE fertility, we were both really impresses with it. They use natural and mild ivf techniques, I like the sound of this as there are potentially less side effects of treatment d they claim to have healthier/less perm babies. Does anyone have any experience with natural/ mild ivf or has anyone used this clinic before??



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I have my drugs ready to start natural modified IVF with Create this month, I’m waiting for my CD1 and I’m on day 13 at the moment. I was due to start last month but convinced naturally but had an early loss, so not sure how this cycle will be - no sign of ovulation yet. But I have been impressed with them so far and they seem to monitor you with scans and blood tests a lot more frequently that other clinics which is definitely a good thing!

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jhb_c in reply to Orla9298

great to know! Thanks very much, good luck with everything

Hi, am new on here, joined today for this very reason of recommending create. We have been trying to conceive for 4 1/2 years. We had our two nhs cycles in our home town which wasn’t a positive experience and nearly gave up hope. I then came across create in Raynes Park on the internet. The open day was really informative and we came away feeling so positive... such a difference to how we felt at the other clinic! My first natural modified cycle was unsuccessful but was reassuring in a way as my body responded much better with less stims than being pumped full of them at the other clinic. We managed to get one embryo to blastocyst and have that frozen. They also discovered a problem with my husbsnd’s sperm which we were not told about before and when reading our past notes from the other clinic it was there in black and white...low sperm count! They had never mentioned this to us and instead just focused on my low amh level. They hadn’t offered us Isci, which we would have happily had paid for to improve our chances. Anyway, our second cycle at create resulted in a miscarriage but I still felt so positive about our experience there that we decided to go for another fresh cycle instead of using our frozen one and it worked. I’m due this Friday. I don’t think I will believe it’s actually happened until I’m holding my baby in my arms but even during the failures that we had I still felt confident with create and if it hadn’t worked out for us I think I would feel that we tried the best we could. The drs and nurses are really lovely too...I actually missed going up there in a strange sort of way! I’m sorry for this incredibly long reply but I can’t recommend them enough. Good luck with everything x

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Orla9298 in reply to Gem8044

Thanks for posting this, do you mind me asking how low your amh was? I’m so excited about the mild approach but terrified of failure, after just having a miscarriage after a surprise natural BFP after 2 failed nhs normal ivfs.

Congratulations on getting all the way til due date you must be so excited xx

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Gem8044 in reply to Orla9298

Hi, yes sure it was 5.9 back in 2015 so it’s probably lower now. I was 34 at the time. I can totally understand how apprehensive you must feel after your miscarriage. That’s quite encouraging that you fell pregnant naturally though. The more gentle approach at create definitely has its benefits. Good luck with everything and always happy to answer any questions if I can! X

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Gem8044 in reply to Orla9298

Also, we chose to buy our medication from Asda as it worked out a bit cheaper! X

Hi jhb_c, I’m actually in the process of mild ivf with abc ivf but my egg collection and transfer will be at create st.pauls. They work in partnership together. ABC have been fantastic as we’re the create team for egg collection. I have my et tomorrow. I would recommend them for the experience I have had so far. Good luck!


I know this is old but I can across this post as I am looking to go to ABC ivf and wondered if you can share more info on your experience and what was the outomce xx

Hi, I had my first ever mild ivf with create St. Paul's and I'm 20 weeks pregnant 🤰. Any questions please don't hesitate to in box me xx

That’s amazing nikki, have you had ivf at a clinic previously xx

No Hun it was my first go and it worked. Due in 3 weeks 😬😬 xx

Amazing xx

What does mild ivf mean?

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nellynel in reply to Phoebenooby

I was wondering that

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Gem8044 in reply to Phoebenooby

Hi, mild ivf is where they use fewer stimulants. At create they do natural ivf where they just take the one egg that you release and fertilise it with your partner’s sperm. They also do natural modified ivf (which is what we did) where they give a little amount of stimulants and mild ivf uses slightly more stimulants but not as much as conventional ivf. Their policy up at the clinic is quality over quantity, which can be a bit scary at first when your body is only producing one/two/three or four eggs with this approach when you’re used to having 10/12 with previous clinics maybe but I totally agree with the science behind it. It’s also a fraction of the price! I only produced one egg during our last natural modified cycle and he’s a week old lying next to me now.

What is mild ivf please?

mild ivf is ivf done in a more natural way, there's a lot less medication to take..days as apposed to weeks....and therefore they say less side affects, bigger babies, healthy pregnancy etc. If your funding it yourself it's also cheaper. Apparently recovery times are better between treatments too. Less stress on the body etc. There is also natural ivf was is zero medication (I think). I'm no expert so I hope I've got that right! X

I think that mild ivf is short protocol but I might be wrong!

The idea is they concentrate on quality over quantity... The egg your body would select as best. There are a lot more scans to get exact timings etc and less drugs stimming your follicles. It's often aimed at older women or those with lower amh... Worked for me and I much preferred it as an approach... But you have to be comfortable with whatever options you go with xx good luck 🤞

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