Pacific Fertility Center

Mini IVF: Outstanding Success Rates with a Reduced Cost

Mini IVF

Attempts to conceive with traditional IVF are not always successful. And you may be hesitant to try again because of costs.

The Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles physicians can help you overcome infertility with mini IVF—a more cost-effective alternative.

Find out why hopeful parents throughout Los Angeles, CA, Glendale, and the San Fernando Valley choose mini IVF...

Top 3 Reasons to Explore a Minimized IVF Option

Lower Cost

At Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles, we want every family facing infertility to be able to conceive, regardless of financial status. Because mini IVF requires much less fertility medication than traditional treatment, it can be a more affordable option.

Reduced Risks

Mini IVF allows you to avoid daily injections of hormonal medications, which can increase the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Additionally, recent studies from researchers at Stanford University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan have shown that administering higher levels of certain fertility drugs may be associated with a lower live birth rate. This negative correlation suggests that some patients may be better suited for mini or natural IVF cycles.

Broader Candidacy

Mini IVF may also be recommended for patients who have not been successful with other fertility treatments. Many patients who are opposed to traditional IVF treatment for personal or religious reasons may also prefer the low-dosage approach of mini IVF.

Here's how the mini IVF cycle works...

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Our doctors offer mini IVF treatment at Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles, CA, to patients who have had difficulty conceiving on their own. This treatment continues to gain in popularity and is chosen by patients for a variety of reasons. Mini IVF is similar to traditional IVF, but uses a reduced amount of fertility medication, resulting in fewer eggs being released. Mini IVF may be a good option for patients who have been unsuccessful with traditional IVF treatments and those who would like to conceive with minimal hormonal stimulation.

Why Choose Mini IVF?

Also known as minimal stimulation in vitro fertilization, mini IVF is very similar to traditional IVF, but uses less medication to stimulate egg production. 

Because mini IVF requires much less fertility medication than traditional treatment, the overall costs are reduced, making it a more affordable option for patients.
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Mini IVF is ideal for patients who have been unsuccessful with traditional IVF treatments and wish to minimize their intake of fertility medications.

Similar to traditional and natural IVF, this treatment may still require the use of other medications and hormone supplements. Mini IVF is an ideal treatment for patients under 35 years of age who suffer from tubal factor infertility, and we have also realized great success rates with other diagnoses. Your doctor can help you determine which treatment method is best-suited for you.

Disadvantages of Mini IVF

There are disadvantages with mini IVF cycles that patients should take into consideration. Mini IVF has a lower success rate than traditional treatment. In some cases, this can actually increase the cost of mini IVF if you require additional treatment cycles. Additionally, this technique does not typically produce surplus viable embryos that can be saved and used at a later date, as in traditional IVF.

Schedule Your Consultation

The best way to determine which IVF treatment method is right for you and your family is to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists. You and your doctor can discuss your medical history, diagnosis, personal preferences, and your budget to determine whether mini IVF is the ideal treatment method for you. Regardless of your age, diagnosis, or financial situation, the doctors at Pacific Fertility Center are dedicated to helping you succeed in having a baby.

Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles

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The team of world-class doctors and nurses at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles have assisted in the conception of more than 5,000 babies. We are proud to be affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • Fertile Action
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (310) 209-7700 today.

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