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Common Protocols for Minimal Stimulation in New York City

Common Protocols for Minimal Stimulation in New York City 

In vitro fertilization, also known as IVF, has been used for decades to successfully treat infertility. Historically, IVF was only possible with the use of substantial doses of fertility medication.  While the traditional IVF protocol has allowed many couples to achieve their dreams of parenthood, recent technological advances have improved IVF treatment.  Today, minimal stimulation IVF allows for high success rates while using significantly less fertility medication.  infertility-specialists

The most common and successful minimal stimulation IVF protocol is Mini IVF as pioneered and trademarked by New Hope Fertility Center.  Mini IVF allows our expert fertility specialists to customize low doses of fertility medication to gently stimulate your ovaries to produce between three and five high quality eggs.  This is the ideal number of eggs for IVF treatment.  While traditional IVF produces larger quantities of eggs, many of the retrieved eggs are not suitable for fertilization. 

Our minimal stimulation protocol begins with consistent monitoring through blood work and ultrasound.  Dependent on your unique fertility needs, you will be prescribed low doses of oral fertility medication.  Your body’s natural fertility and support needs will determine the amount of injectable fertility medication needed, if any. At most, between one and three doses of injectable fertility medication is necessary.  During the Mini IVF cycle:

  • Once your eggs have reached maturity, you will be given a fertility medication via nasal spray that allows us to time your ovulation.
  • The mature eggs are retrieved then fertilized in our lab.  The resulting embryos are monitored for health and viability.
  • Under most circumstances, a single embryo is transferred into your uterus.  We promote single embryo transfer as research has shown that the odds of pregnancy are not increased with multiple embryos.  However, the likelihood of multiple pregnancy is significantly increased, which poses risks to both mother and child.  Surplus embryos can be frozen via vitrification and stored for future cycles.

Contact us today to learn more about minimal stimulation IVF and how a personalized approach can result in more successful outcomes. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.


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