Minimal Stimulation IVF is an innovative treatment option that offers new hope to people suffering with fertility problems. This ingenious protocol combines low-dose hormones with oral medications to obtain a similar number of high-quality eggs as a conventional IVF procedure, but at a fraction of the cost and with less discomfort to the patient.
At ReproMed Fertility Center, egg retrieval is done following two stimulation cycles. With the focus being on quality rather than quantity, the minimal stimulation protocol teases the best-quality eggs out of even older ovaries. This makes minimal stimulation IVF the ideal treatment choice for older women with low ovarian reserve. There is also a greater selection of embryos to choose from. The best embryos are transferred back during a separate cycle when the uterine lining is determined to be ideal for the growth and development of the embryo. This increases the chances of success.
When compared with conventional IVF treatment, minimal stimulation IVF is gentler on the patient, and there is less likelihood of complications such as ovarian hyperstimulation or hormonal swings.
A good candidate for minimal-stimulation IVF treatment would be one who has had very poor-quality embryos or who has failed to develop multiple eggs with conventional IVF, patients with hypersensitive ovaries, and those with financial constraints. In the worst-case scenario, if there are no good eggs within your ovaries, you discover this at a minimal cost compared to the hundreds or thousands of dollars spent per cycle with conventional IVF.
While the procedure is gentle on the patient, it can be a little tricky for the fertility specialist as close attention must be given to each patient so premature ovulation does not take place. At ReproMed Fertility Center, our specialists are well trained to offer the required level of care.
ReproMed Fertility Clinics are located throughout Dallas, Grapevine, McKinney, Rockwall and in Tyler, Texas, giving patients convenient access to experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate reproductive health specialists. Contact us for an appointment today