In women who are poor responders, there is medical evidence for similar live birth rates using high dose ovarian stimulation vs. Natural cycle, particularly in younger women. This is presumably because poor responders do not produce many eggs and high does’ stimulation may be detrimental to egg quality. Younger reproductive aged women have the advantage of better egg quality. In older reproductive age women who are poor responders, the option of egg donation is usually much more successful in achieving a live birth. However, the optimal approach to the poor responder is far from certain.
Is the natural cycle a good option for poor responders?
By Mark P. Trolice M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.E. (reproductive endocrinologist).
Last Update: 03/14/2019
Mark P. Trolice
M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.E.
Mark P. Trolice is the Director of Fertility CARE – The IVF Center and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He is Board-certified in REI and OB/GYN, and maintains annual recertification. His colleagues select him as Top Doctor in America® annually, one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S.
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