World leading pioneers in natural and mild IVF
Professor Geeta Nargund - Medical Director
Professor Nargund is Senior Consultant Gynaecologist and
Lead Consultant for Reproductive Medicine at St George's Hospital,
London. Committed to finding safer and more accessible methods of
assisted reproduction for women worldwide, she is internationally
recognised as a pioneer in the field.
Professor Stuart Campbell - Consultant and Director of Ultrasound
Professor Campbell was at the forefront of ultrasound
diagnosis, introducing techniques now regarded as commonplace, such as
the pregnancy scan and fetal abnormality scan. An expert in the latest
3D and 4D scanning techniques, he is able to bring his vast experience
to the development of less drug-orientated IVF treatments.
Professor Ri-Cheng Chian - Scientific Director
Create Heath are delighted to be able to work with
Professor Ri-Cheng Chian, the pioneer of in vitro maturation (IVM), a technique
that allows eggs to be harvested when they are immature and then
brought to maturity in the laboratory. To date, this ground breaking
new technology has resulted in 2500 healthy babies being born across the
What is natural and mild IVF?
Conventional stimulated IVF treatments can mean 4-5 weeks of
powerful fertility drugs that suppress a woman's natural cycle, often
causing unpleasant menopause-like symptoms and occasionally resulting in health threatening ovary hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).
Natural cycle IVF is an IVF treatment carried out
without the use of fertility drugs. Advances in ultrasound technology
and a greater knowledge of the physiology of ovulation have made it
easier to collect a naturally produced egg, which can then be fertilised
in a laboratory and the embryo introduced into the womb. A modified
version of the natural technique has also been developed involving a very short course of fertility
drugs (3-4 days) and progesterone to help the embryo implant. Natural
cycle IVF may also be combined with in vitro maturation (IVM) to produce
more than one embryo, increasing the chance of a pregnancy.
Mild stimulation IVF involves 5-9 days of fertility drug
treatment, working within a woman's natural cycle, and generally
producing between two and seven eggs. No woman treated at Create Health with these gentler techniques has ever developed moderate or severe OHSS.