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Minimal Stimulation IVF vs. The Common IVF

top_ivf_clinicMinimal Stimulation IVF is a recently innovated varied protocol of the common In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure. Using a woman’s natural fertility at the foundation for egg production, small amounts of fertility drugs are prescribed to gently encourage the growth of between three and five eggs. This Minimal Stimulation IVF fertility drug regimen is tailored to the individual needs of each patient to lightly support egg follicle production. Versus, traditional IVF treatment, which procedure is geared to prescribe fertility drugs producing the highest number of eggs possible.

Minimal IVF Stimulation

The Minimal Stimulation IVF protocol reduces the risks of traditional IVF treatment.

  • Reduced risk Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
  • Better quality of eggs
  • Reduced risk of multiple pregnancy
  • A more safer and comfortable treatment for the woman
  • Lower cost of IVF treatment

OHSS is a medical condition affecting a woman’s ovaries when she takes substantial amounts of fertility drugs to stimulate egg growth during traditional IVF treatment. Most cases of OHSS are mild, however, the condition can become very severe.

Minimal Stimulation IVF takes advantage of a woman’s natural FSH elevation using a medication protocol striving for smaller numbers of higher quality eggs. Instead of large dosages of expensive hormone medications, the Minimal Stimulation IVF protocol coaxes out the best quality of eggs.

Minimal Stimulation IVF Specialist

Because of it sophistication, the Minimal Stimulation IVF procedure is not performed by every infertility and reproductive endocrinologist specializing in traditional IVF. There is very little room for error in supervising the Minimal Stimulation IVF procedure. Although the Minimal Stimulation IVF procedure is easier and less expensive for the patient – it is more difficult for the doctor. The Minimal Stimulation IVF procedure requires specialized expertise and close attention to avoid premature ovulation.

With over four decades of infertility and reproductive endocrinology experience, Dr. Hugh D. Melnick – founder and medical director of Advanced Fertility Services – has the skill and expertise to guide you through a successful Minimal Stimulation IVF procedure.

To discover if Minimal Stimulation IVF is your best treatment option – in lieu of traditional IVF – schedule a consultation Dr. Hugh D. Melnick. The Doctor is available for consultation via Skype.

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