31 May Lower the Dose of Hormone-Stimulating Drugs with Gentle Stimulation Mini-IVF
FSMG (Fertility Specialists Medical Group) offers a cost-saving approach to IVF treatments. Denoted as Mini-IVF, the integrative reproductive treatment not only saves patients money — but also lowers the dose of hormone-stimulating drugs.
The Mini-IVF approach is used to decrease the amount of IVF meds used and increase the number of eggs retrieved. Its advantage over natural cycle IVF is an exceptionally low cycle cancelation rate compared to traditional IVF.
IVF success is defined by multiple factors — age, hormone levels, the condition of the uterus and ovaries, male sperm count, and the state of the embryos.
Who Should Consider Mini-IVF?
While conventional IVF uses variable doses of fertility medications to support the ovaries to release as many high-quality eggs as possible, Mini-IVF offers some of the benefits of the IVF process with lower amounts of medication, fewer injections, potentially diminished stress, fewer office visits — and less cost.
If you are among the many individuals and couples who want to reduce the costs associated with IVF, you should consider Mini-IVF and the lower amounts of medication-related to the process.
Good candidates for Mini-IVF include:
- Women under the age of 35
- Low or Diminished Ovarian Reserve
- High Risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation
- Female patients with tubal factor infertility
- Women at greater risk of complications from injections or higher levels of estrogen associated with conventional IVF
The Mini-IVF Process
With Mini-IVF, the goal is to produce better quality follicles, reduce the side effects of IVF, and at the same time — produce high success rates. The Mini IVF process aims to stimulate a woman’s body into creating between 6-8 quality eggs per cycle. Medication is restricted to oral fertility drugs and injections of fertility medication.
The resulting eggs are retrieved — fertilized with sperm in a lab setting and observed for quality. The healthiest embryo is then transferred to the woman’s uterus for implantation.
Here at FSMG, our team believes everyone should learn more about their reproductive health and family-building options from the very start. To schedule a consultation to discuss if mini-IVF is right for you, make an appointment.