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Natural vs IVF

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SammyL100 Tue 03-Jan-17 16:02:27

Hope you can help a puzzled Percy.

This might be an impossible question but
do you stand a better chance of a live birth from IVF or from naturally trying, say over 6 months? Particularly interested in stats for those 40 or over.

I went on one online calculator which said I had a 27% chance of live birth per IVF cycle.

I went to a natural pregnancy calculator which said I had a 4% chance every month if concieving!

The mumsnet website also says "At the age of 40 only about 40% of women trying to conceive naturally will do so, and this figure drops to 2% by the age of 43."

I am trying to conceive but am 39. I know IVF success rates dwindle so wondering whether Mother Nature trumps science for the older lady with time running out or whether you let science do its things.

SammyL100 Wed 04-Jan-17 19:07:13

Can anyone provide advice??

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