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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…

A Brief Overview
Because of its lower costs, reduced risks, and potentially broader candidacy, this type of IVF is very popular among patients at Pacific Fertility Center who have had difficulty conceiving on their own. This form of IVF is similar to traditional IVF, but uses a reduced amount of fertility medication to stimulate egg production. This results in fewer eggs being released from the ovaries. Because mini IVF requires much less fertility medication than traditional IVF treatment, the overall costs are reduced, making it a more affordable option for patients.

But Isn’t Traditional IVF More Effective?

Not necessarily. In fact, many patients who choose mini IVF do so because they have been unsuccessful with traditional IVF treatments. Mini IVF is also ideal for patients who wish to minimize their intake of fertility medications and conceive with minimal hormonal stimulation. Mini IVF can be an ideal treatment for patients under 35 years of age who suffer from tubal factor infertility and other diagnoses. Our Los Angeles center has had great success rates for many other diagnoses using this method of IVF. It is important to note that similar to traditional IVF and natural IVF, this treatment may still require the use of other medications and hormone supplements. By examining your medical history and unique situation, our doctors can help you determine which treatment method is best for you.

Are there any disadvantages to choosing this form of IVF?

With these IVF cycles, there are some disadvantages that patients should take into consideration. For example:
Mini IVF has a lower success rate than traditional IVF 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 with traditional IVF.
Our doctors can carefully explain the risks and disadvantages of this type of IVF with you during your consultation.

Mini IVF is ideal for patients who have been unsuccessful with traditional IVF treatments and wish to minimize their intake of fertility medications.

Because mini IVF requires much less fertility medication than traditional treatment, the overall costs are reduced, making it a more affordable option for patients.

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.