That’s why we make so much effort in providing you with the most gentle and natural fertility. Minimal stimulation IVF-ICSI and natural IVF treatments allow you just that, a very effective and simply the easiest IVF experience available today. Minimal stimulation IVF-ICSI and natural IVF treatments allow you just that, a very effective and simply the easiest IVF experience available today.
Minimal Stimulation IVF was developed by Reproductive specialists in Japan and is more common place in Europe to reduce costs while maintaining the same success rates. For older patients, the success rate is even higher than with conventional IVF. Since 2007 our center is the first in Utah to successfully perform these on a routine basis thus perfecting the art and providing patients with a much less expensive option.
Minimal Stimulation IVF is designed to recruit only a few (but high quality) eggs, thus avoiding the risks of hyperstimulation, reducing the number of injections and dramatically reducing the cost of medications. Several years ago, Nobel prize winner Robert Edwards, M.D. spoke to the Reproductive community and in essence said we need to reduce the number of eggs developed in the reproductive cycle to return to a more natural method of conception while still benefitting from the available technology. The English IVF Pioneer, Dr. Robert Edwards, who in 1978 had the first successful IVF pregnancy once again shows his genius and yet so few have taken his ideas to the patient.
This mini-IVF utilizes oral medications including low dose Clomid within the first few days of your menstrual cycle then augments the developing follicles if necessary with a very low “booster” dose of gonadotropins (FSH/LH). At the right time, we either rely on your own LH (ovulatory) surge or artificially induce it and at the appropriate time retrieve the available mature eggs and fertilize them. Clomid blocks estrogen’s stimulation of LH release, and so also prevents premature ovulation. Thus, with this simple change in protocol, the age old inexpensive Clomid is able to stimulate the development of smaller number of better quality eggs for IVF.