Conventional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment is a proven technology helping infertile couples achieve a successful pregnancy. There are concerns with Conventional IVF when women suffer from Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). Women with OHSS are sensitive to large doses of fertility medication. A minimal stimulation protocol (Mini-IVF™) may be better suited for women who are at high risk for developing OHSS.
Mini-IVF™ Holistic Protocol
Mini-IVF™ is a holistic approach to fertility care and offers a gentle alternative to Conventional IVF. The protocol differs from Natural Cycle IVF™ in its use of a minimal amount of oral medication to stimulate the ovaries so they produce the maximum number of quality eggs in a single cycle. Three to five high quality eggs are ideal for developing a healthy baby.
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
OHSS occurs when the ovaries become overstimulated - typically in response to large doses of fertility medication. OHSS can range in severity and may include the following symptoms.
- Bloating at the waist
- Ovarian tenderness
In extreme cases of OHSS, symptoms can include:
- Dark urine
- Abdominal pain
- Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
The condition can be extremely painful and typically delays a second fresh IVF cycle when the first has failed. For women suffering from OHSS, a low stimulation protocol such as Mini IVF™ is ideal and proven to be equally successful to Conventional IVF.
Mini-IVF™ Holistic Protocol vs. Conventional IVF
Using Conventional IVF treatment, large doses of fertility medication are administered to stimulate the production of multiple egg follicles (10+). This sets the stage for developing OHSS. Mini-IVF™ protocol takes a different approach.
A Mini-IVF™ protocol calls for small doses of fertility medication to provide only the level of support a woman needs for a successful treatment. Mini-IVF™ protocol relies upon small doses of fertility medication to gently stimulate the body to provide three to five high quality eggs. This is accomplished through the use of oral fertility medications and a small number of injections, depending on each woman’s needs. The goal is to decrease the amount of stress placed on a woman and her body during IVF treatment. Additionally, by tailoring the approach to each woman’s needs, expert physicians are able to achieve success rates that rival that of Conventional IVF.
Pioneers in Mini-IVF Technology
Contact pioneering IVF doctors at New Hope Fertility NYC and discover if the Mini-IVF™ protocol can help your successfully conceive through IVF. It is important to work with a fertlity care team offering a customized and holistic IVF protocol meeing your individual needs. Customized Mini-IVF™ at New Hope Fertility NYC offer the highest success rates and best overal patient satisfaction.