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Mini-IVF, also known as micro or minimal stimulation IVF, is quite similar
in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The procedures are similar, as a doctor will monitor the entire
process, from egg retrieval to embryo transfer.
Call our physician to find out whether or not mini-IVF is right for you.
The thing that separates mini-IVF from traditional IVF is the strength
of the medications used. Typical IVF is meant to produce several eggs
for retrieval, while mini-IVF uses weaker drugs or lower doses to produce
fewer eggs. In some cases, ovarian-stimulating drugs may not be used at all.
The biggest advantage to mini-IVF is the cost. Because fewer medications
and smaller doses are used, the cost tends to be much lower than traditional
IVF. Likewise, less medication lowers the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation
syndrome (OHSS), a side effect of fertility drugs. OHSS causes the ovaries
to become dangerously enlarged with fluid. The fluid can leak into the
belly and chest area, causing complications. If it goes untreated, the
condition can be deadly.
Consider mini-IVF if you meet the following criteria:
- You hate needles
- You have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- You are about to start cancer treatment
- You have low ovarian reserves
- You can’t afford conventional IVF
- You want to avoid multiples
Success rates for mini-IVF tend to be lower than conventional IVF, mostly
because fewer eggs are used. However, it may still be the best option
for some couples. Mini-IVF, despite the lower success rate, might be a
good option for women at risk of developing OHSS. Likewise, mini-IVF has
a lower rate of developing twins than conventional IVF, so couples who
are unprepared for two children might prefer this method.
Call Our Experienced Physician Today
If you’re interested in exploring the mini-IVF option, talk to our
skilled physician about your particular case.
Dr. Mark Denker, our fertility specialist, provides world-class and affordable
fertility treatments to people around Florida. Speak to him in an appointment by calling the
Palm Beach Fertility Center today.
Contact us at (888) 819-5177 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment
with our experienced physician.