Traditional IVF versus mini IVF
Although traditional IVF is a stronger form of treatment, many patients choose mini IVF because they’ve been unsuccessful with traditional IVF treatments and wish to pursue a more gentle medication regimen. Mini IVF is also ideal for patients who wish to minimize their intake of fertility medications and conceive with minimal hormonal stimulation.
It’s important to note that this treatment may still require the use of other medications and hormone supplements. There is no standard protocol for mini IVF. By examining your medical history and unique situation, your doctor can help you determine which treatment is best.
Drawbacks of mini IVF
When undergoing mini IVF cycles, your doctor will discuss some disadvantages that patients should take into consideration during your initial consultation. These disadvantages include:
- Mini IVF has a lower success rate than traditional IVF treatment. In some cases, this can actually increase the cost of your services if you require additional treatment cycles.
- This technique does not typically produce surplus viable embryos that can be saved and used at a later date, as with traditional IVF.
- Some providers claim that eggs produced through mini IVF are higher quality than those produced using a standard protocol, but the supporting evidence is debatable.