The procedure involves collecting the ovum as it naturally matures in the ovaries without the administration of medication to stimulate them.
Mild stimulation is a simple and flexible method, and in the last two years, it has become the first choice of women who need IVF.
There is ample evidence today showing that the cumulative effects of IVF on the natural cycle are similar to those of IVF with medications, but without the complications of the latter (e.g. ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, multiple pregnancies, etc.)
The procedure of egg suction from the follicle involves the administration of a mild narcosis (feeling of drunkenness) for a very short time and the suctioning of follicular fluid from the vagina with a thin needle. The purpose is to collect a naturally selected egg at the lowest possible cost (psychological, physical, financial).
However, there are alternatives where very small doses of medication are administered.