Three in ten women are able to conceive naturally after stopping IVF treatment.
New research has found that women who have received IVF and ICSI have a 29% chance of conceiving a child naturally after the treatment has stopped.
Up to six years after finishing treatment women could still fall pregnant naturally according to The Human Fertility journal who surveyed a group of gynaecologists on the issue.
The research into the area is limited but this group hope that these results will provide some hope and comfort to those trying for a baby.
The results also showed that 87% of “spontaneous conceptions” happened within two years of the patients finishing treatment.
The survey used 403 anonymous participants to gather the findings.
“They found that of the 96 respondents who did not conceive through the course of the treatments, 34 subsequently conceived, leading to 30 live births,” said a spokesperson for the research.
“Of the 307 who conceived during the treatments, 84 also conceived post-treatment.”