Hello, Good morning, this is Dr. Rob Kiltz sharing some ideas on mini-IVF (minimal stimulation IVF). When IVF was first developed by Steptoe and Edwards, they used the natural cycle. In later years, we began to use ovulation induction medications such as Clomid and Gonadotropins, and Perganol injections which stimulate multiple follicles. More eggs, meant more embryos, more embryos generally meant higher success rates. More recently, there has been a resurfacing of minimal, low-dose stimulation with Clomid or even the natural cycles; or a combination of Clomid and low-dose Gonadotropins, these fertility treatment options may reduce costs and at the same time give reasonable success for your fertility care.
At our CNY Fertility Centers, we have been re-introducing minimal- stimulation IVF or low-dose or natural cycle IVF. Please feel free to contact us and ask about how we can help with low-dose IVF. Call us toll-free at 800-539-9870 or request an appointment here.
Have a great day,
Dr. Rob Kiltz.