Four Things You Should Know About Minimal Stimulation IVF

Posted on August 9, 2016 by MD

If you've been researching fertility treatment options, you've probably heard about IVF and artificial insemination. But have you heard of minimal stimulation IVF? The process is becoming quite popular among patients at fertility clinics in New York City. Compared to traditional IVF, mini-stim IVF uses a lower dose of medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs. Not as many eggs grow but they are of a higher quality and lead to healthier embryos. Once released, the eggs are retrieved using a local anesthetic instead of general anesthesia. Then, they are fertilized just as they would be with traditional IVF and placed in the uterus. The treatment is a good option for women with low ovarian reserve, younger women with blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, pelvic scarring, unexplained infertility and for male factor infertility. There are other reasons why mini-stim IVF is a beneficial fertility treatment. Here are four important things to know.

  1. There's a lower chance of multiple pregnancies. In conventional IVF procedures, multiple embryos are transferred to their uterus. Therefore, multiple pregnancies can occur. There's a lower risk of multiple pregnancies with natural cycle IVF at a New York fertility clinic.

  2. It's less expensive. Fewer drugs means less costs. It's that simple.

  3. Since the ovaries are not being stimulated to the same degree, there's a lower risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. The syndrome can occur as a result of ovarian-stimulating drugs. The ovaries swell which causes nausea, pain and other symptoms.

  4. Mini-stim IVF is less stressful for your body. You don't require as many injections and medications; therefore, you won't have as much physical stress and discomfort. There are also fewer monitoring and few blood tests to endure. Minimal stimulation IVF is a great option for couples experiencing infertility who want a lower-cost, lower stress fertility treatment option. To learn if it's right for you, please make an appointment at our fertility clinic NYC. We'd love to discuss which fertility treatment will help you achieve your dream of having a child!



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