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How Mini IVFs Are Increasing Poor Responders Chances of Getting Pregnant

When a woman doesn’t respond well – by not producing multiple eggs – to large doses of fertility medication, she is classified as a poor responder.  Poor responders are commonly turned away by fertility centers for treatment.  The treatment experts at New Hope Fertility Center disagree with this approach and match poor responders and Mini IVFs in order to have the best chance for success.


What is a mini IVF cycle?

Mini, also known as minimal stimulation, IVF protocols have one distinct difference from traditional IVF protocols.  Instead of using fertility medication to push the body to produce a large number of eggs, Mini IVF focuses on producing a small number of high quality eggs.  On average, a mini IVF cycle retrieves between two and five high quality eggs. 

Why are poor responders and Mini IVFs a good match?

Because minimal stimulation IVF protocols are not concerned with retrieving a large number of eggs, poor responders are often a good fit.  By customizing treatment plans for poor responders and Mini IVFs, the fertility care team at New Hope Fertility Center is able to achieve success rates that rival that of traditional IVF protocols.  Each woman is prescribed only the specific level of medication she needs to promote ovulation. Throughout the cycle each woman is closely monitored which allows the care team to make adjustments as necessary to provide the best outcomes.

What medication is used during Mini IVF cycles?

Each woman’s medication is determined by her specific needs, therefore treatment amounts vary. Generally, women undergoing a Mini IVF protocol can expect to take one dose of Clomid a day as well as up to three injections of Menopur during the course of the cycle.   Additionally, a dose of Synarel – which is administered via nasal spray – is generally used to trigger ovulation.

For additional information on how poor responders and Mini IVF can be used to treat your fertility concerns, contact New Hope today. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.

High IVF success rates are possible even with poor responders. This article details the high success rates at New Hope Fertility Center.

Topics: Fertility, Mini-IVF, New Hope Fertility, Infertility, Infertility Treatments, new york city

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