Spontaneous Conception

Definition - What does Spontaneous Conception mean?

Spontaneous conception is achieving pregnancy without the use of any medical intervention. This means achieving pregnancy through intercourse between a man and a woman.

Spontaneous conception may also be referred to as natural conception.

FertilitySmarts explains Spontaneous Conception

Achieving pregnancy through in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI) or other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are often referred to as assisted conception.

Despite previous infertility, some individuals or couples may be able to achieve pregnancy without medical intervention. The likelihood of achieving spontaneous conception is greater if the initial infertility was not caused by poor sperm.

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