TO WHOM TO ADVICE
Minimal Stimulation IVF
STEPS FOR PROCEDURE
CONVENTIONAL IVF TREATMENT
In conventional IVF, initial treatment with medications is used to generate a relatively high number of egg cells. For this purpose, patients are usually given daily subcutaneous injections of 150, 225 IU of FSH (Gonal-F or Puregon) or an FSH/LH mixture (Menogon). Depending on the stimulations protocol, various additional medications will be required to prevent premature ovulation. If enough follicles have grown, ovulation injection or trigger is administered to end the egg cell maturation phase. At this point, egg retrieval must be performed.
NATURAL CYCLE IVF
Natural cycle IVF is a treatment similar to traditional, or stimulated, IVF, but without the use of medications to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. Doctor visits , injections to trigger ovulation, surgical egg retrievals, and embryo development in the lab are all similar to conventional IVF.
MINIMAL STIMULATION IVF
In this,fertility medicines are used in lesser doses and for lesser duration in order to avoid the risks associated with fertility medicines. The aim of this is to produce less than 8 good quality eggs which will result in a successful conception of a pregnancy.
Process of Procedure:
Depending on the patients fertility profile, drug and dosages are decided by clinician. The patient’s egg development and maturity will be monitored with blood tests and ultrasounds regularly throughout the IVF treatment cycle. When the fertility doctor determines her eggs are mature for surgical retrieval, the trigger injection is given to induce ovulation within a specific window of time.
Natural cycle IVF
Natural IVF involves egg collection aligned with a woman’s natural menstrual cycle; there are fewer or no fertility drugs/injections. It aims to collect the one egg that has been naturally selected and matured by the body, and the fertilised egg/embryo is placed back into the womb.
Natural IVF is therefore the closest that IVF treatment can get to natural fertilisation. It focuses on the quality of eggs, not the quantity.
Minimal stimulation IVF
Clomiphene citrate or letrozole and some fertility injections in lower doses are given to boost ovulation, encouraging your body to produce more eggs than normal.
Once your follicles are optimum and mature, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) injection is given.
IVF will proceed in the traditional way, with egg retrieval, fertilization, and embryo transfer.