Minimal Stimulation IVF vs. Traditional IVF

Posted on June 13, 2016 by MD

Many women and men pursue Fertility clinic NYC treatments in the hopes of finally conceiving. However, some of these women don't want the take all of the medication associated with traditional IVF. If this sounds familiar, you might want to explore minimal stimulation IVF over the traditional IVF. Micro IVF uses less aggressive ovarian stimulation and less medication than the traditional IVF treatment. It even mimics a more natural cycle IVF.

Minimal Stimulation IVF vs Traditional IVF

Mini-IVFThe minimal stimulation IVF procedure is similar to the standard IVF in the type of procedures performed. You still go through the same basic steps as with IVF which include being monitored during the cycle, your eggs being retrieved, fertilizing the egg and sperm in the lab and the embryo transfer. The biggest difference between the two IVF procedures is that the micro IVF uses less medicine for stimulating your ovaries to produce eggs. During the traditional IVF procedure, the goal is to produce and retrieve several eggs, whereas with the mini, lower doses of weaker medication is used which results in less but more quality eggs. In the New York Fertility Clinic, doctors use the medication Clomid instead of gonadotropins to stimulate your ovaries during a mini-IVF. The rate of success of this procedure depends on an innovative endocrine stimulation protocol as well as an impeccable embryo freezing method. It also relies on top-level lab air purification to provide the best possible environment for your eggs to develop, especially if you are older. Traditional IVFDuring a traditional IVF cycle, the doctor injects certain medications (Gonal-F, gonadotropins, Menopur, Bravelle, Repronex, Follistim) daily for around 8 to 12 days in order to stimulate your ovaries aggressively so you can produce as many follicles (mature eggs) as possible. The medication Lupron is administered which is injected daily and is used to keep your body from ovulating. In order to prevent an unplanned ovulation, this medication is combined with gonadotropins. Both blood work and multiple follicle scans (transvaginal ultrasounds) are taken during the stimulation cycle to monitor the growth of your ovaries and how they are responding to the medication you are given daily. The doctor administers a hCG (Novaryl, Ovidrel) injection once there are enough egg sacs to complete the egg maturation and promote ovulation. Overall, the benefits of minimal stimulation IVF in Fertility Clinics in New York City include daily monitoring visits and injections, less medications and more affordable treatments. Because there is less medicine used in this procedure, it typically causes substantially less occurrences of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome and less discomfort from enlarged ovaries. To learn more about minimal stimulation IVF and traditional IVF, call us here at New York Reproductive Wellness at 516-612-8466.



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