Mini-IVF

What is Mini-IVF/ Soft IVF(in vitro fertilization 

The Mini-IVF(in vitro fertilization) treatment is a holistic in vitro fertilization treatment, but it differs from Natural Cycle IVF(in vitro fertilization) in its use of a minimal amount of oral medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce the maximum amount of "quality" eggs your body can produce in one cycle.


What are the medicines for Mini-IVF(in vitro fertilization)?

Medication for the Mini-IVF(in vitro fertilization) treatment include one Clomiphene Citrate consumed once daily, no more than one to three injections of a Gonadotropin, and a single HCG injection given 36 hours before egg retrieval. The embryos formed are stored (cryopreserved) and transferred in a subsequent month.

Am I a good candidate for Mini-IVF(in vitro fertilization)/ Soft IVF(in vitro fertilization)?

You are a good candidate for Mini-IVF(in vitro fertilization) if you are:
  • Less than 35 years of age with good ovary reserve and good prognosis, have previous exaggerated ovarian response, which has to be avoided and are at risk of ovarian hyperstimulation.
  • Are more than 40 years of age and have decreased ovarian response.

What are the advantages of Mini IVF(in vitro fertilization)/ Soft IVF(in vitro fertilization)?

Mini-IVF(in vitro fertilization) provides more quality eggs each cycle to increase the chance of pregnancy, and provides with surplus embryos to freeze for Embryo Banks. Over conventional IVF(in vitro fertilization),
  • Much less medication is needed and not all medication is injected
  • There is reduced health risks and discomfort from bloating caused by ovarian hyper-stimulation (OHSS)
  • Elimination of the pain of daily drug injections (20 to 60 per cycle)
  • Reduced high cost of drugs
  • Fewer visits to the clinic are required.
  • Avoidance of the waiting time of two to three months between cycles.
What are the Success Rates?

The pregnancy success rate for the Mini-IVF(in vitro fertilization) treatment (averaging 1.4 embryos transferred in each IVF(in vitro fertilization) cycle) is usually competitive with the success rate produced by conventional IVF, where usually two to three embryos are transferred in each IVF(in vitro fertilization) cycle.