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NaturaI IVF cycle

It is an IVF cycle without using hormonal medication to stimulate the ovaries. This is how assisted reproduction began in the 70s when there was not any knowledge of stimulant medication. We only monitor the natural growth of a follicle in the ovary and when it reaches a sufficient size, we perform its follicular aspiration – egg retrieval. We should obtain one egg and fertilize it, and then transfer the embryo into the uterus.

The natural IVF cycle is a choice of women who for various reasons do not want to undergo hormone stimulation. Furthermore, it is chosen by the patients who are no longer eligible to have the IVF cycle covered by the insurance; this process is generally cheaper. The natural cycle is attractive for the patients who are poorly responsive to stimulation (low responders). Despite hormonal stimulation with high doses, they have at maximum of 1-2 follicles growing in the ovaries as well as in their natural (native) cycle.

The success rate of natural IVF cycles is generally lower for several reasons. In many cases, such treatment is undergone by women who did not become pregnant in the standard IVF cycle with hormone stimulation, or by above mentioned low responders. It is therefore a selected group of patients who generally have a lower chance of becoming pregnant. From experience, we actually know that without hormonal stimulation where the processes of oocyte maturation are precisely controlled, there is a greater risk that the egg is aspirated at the wrong time and so we obtain it immature or we do not obtain it at all. In hormonal stimulation, we have more eggs to choose from. If any egg does not get fertilized or if the embryo does not further develop, there is still a chance that we will have a "good" embryo for embryotransfer. If we have only one egg, there is a greater risk that the embryotransfer does not take place at all. The chance of becoming pregnant is similar if the embryotransfer is performed. Therefore, more natural cycles are needed to become pregnant.

Sometimes we choose the IVF cycle with minimal stimulation, when we administer lower amount of stimulants than usual. Subsequently, we expect at maximum 4 follicles to grow and we have the cycle “under the control”.

The natural IVF cycle as well as the cycle with minimal stimulation is commonly offered in our Centre.

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Vážený pane doktore Šulci,

Chtěli bychom se touto cestou vrátit zpátky k péči, které se nám dostávalo od Vás a Vašich kolegů z GESTu od cca května loňského roku a které se nám dostává stále v průběhu prozatím dobře se vyvíjejícího těhotenství.

Vám bychom chtěli moc poděkovat mj. také za Váš přístup k nám, díky kterému jsme se i v ne vždy pozitivně vyhlížející situaci cítili tak, že je o nás postaráno a že je tady někdo, na koho se můžeme obrátit pro pomoc a radu. Moc si toho vážíme, protože nám to jednak pomohlo a také jsme si vědomi toho, že to v dnešní době bohužel stále není standard.

 Ještě jednou moc děkujeme



Finaly even me can boast with joyfull news. On 10th February 2020 was born gorgeous girl Michalka (3650 g, 51 cm). She arrived 10 days after predicted date of birth. We, happy parents, want to thank to the whole Gest team for the longwished happiness. Markéta and Lukáš



Finally can we show off our babyboy Michal. He was born on 24.12.2019, his weight was 2720g and was 48 cm long. Michal came into this world little bit earlier - at 37th week. 
Thanks a lot to the whole team - finally we have our little treasure. 
Happy parents Jaroslava and Luboš 



We would like to thank the whole GEST team for the birth of our babygirl Zuzanka. She was born on 13. 7. 2018. Her weight was just 1120g - she was early born (28+6 week). She became a healthy, beautifull girl.
Grretings and thanks a lot again. 
Milena Wágnerová  




We would like to thank to the whole GEST team for their care, namely Dr. Šulc, his colleagues, which we also met - Dr. Poláková, Dr. Černý and Dr. Alexandr. 
On 28th October was born our healthy babyboy Jakoubek. 
Thank you very much!
Jana and Martin 



We want to thank to the whole GEST team for their excellent care and kindliness. Because of them is our family bigger. On 30th September 2019 was our babyboy (4270g) born. 

Tomáš and Klára 

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