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What is the Best IVF Protocol?

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There is no one best protocol approach to IVF. Dr. John Zhang – founder and medical director of New Hope Fertility NYC, developed his trademarked Mini-IVF™ with the goal of producing high quality eggs – not an excessive quantity of low quality eggs.

According to Dr. Zhang:

In many cases, someone who fails a conventional cycle will have better luck with lower stimulation protocol like Mini-IVF™ since it can produce higher quality eggs. – Dr. John Zhang



Best IVF Protocol

It is a case-by-case situation, but you should not assume that because one cycle fails, all treatment will. *** Studies show that women can have a higher success with lower stimulation over the course of multiple cycles. By trying another treatment, we have seen better success. – Dr. John Zhang

The best IVF protocol for you is:

  • One that is customized for your personal needs
  • One that is tailored and suited to meet your medical needs
  • One that is cost-effective for you
  • One that will get you pregnant as soon as possible

The best IVF center will offer patients a vast array of IVF protocols – traditional and alternative holistic approaches.

Best Customized IVF Protocols

Conventional IVF

A fresh Conventional IVF cycle entails the stimulation of multiple egg follicle growth – 15 to 20 – through large dosages of injectable fertility medications. When a mature stage has been reach, the eggs are then surgically retrieved and fertilized in vitro – in a lab. One or two of the resulting embryos are then transferred to the woman’s uterus for implantation into her uterine lining. Excess embryos are typically cryopreserved for future Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures.


Because lower dosages of fertility medications are prescribed to only produce 3 to 5 high quality eggs, the patient’s cost per Mini-IVF™ cycle is reduced. With a Mini-IVF™ protocol, the patient’s physical discomfort is lessened because her body is not forced into producing the 10 to 15 eggs reached in a Conventional IVF cycle.

Natural Cycle IVF™

The Natural Cycle IVF™ is almost completely drug-free – compared to Conventional IVF and Mini-IVF™. A woman’s body may need only a little coaxing to achieve a pregnancy with her one high quality egg produced during a natural menstrual cycle. Her single, natural egg is the very best a woman can produce – without the need for numerous, costly, painful, self-administered fertility medication injections.

In Vitro Maturation (IVF/M)

IVM or IVF/M – egg maturation in vitro – is a revolutionary method of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) helping to increase a woman’s chances of using at least some of her immature eggs for fertilization. IVM is an innovative ART technique that surgically retrieves a woman’s eggs while they are still in an immature stage. A woman’s eggs can be matured in a controlled laboratory setting – in vitro – through IVF/M.

World Renowned IVF Expertise

It is important to work with a fertility care team having the experience required to design a customized IVF treatment protocol meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with one of the world renowned IVF specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.

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Topics: Natural Cycle IVF, Mini-IVF, Dr. Zhang, IVF, Trying to Conceive, Conventional IVF, IVF Treatment, ivf cycle

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