Which IVF is right for me?
Which IVF is right for me?

Which IVF is right for me?

Natural IVF? Mini Stim IVF? Conventional IVF?

When you come in for your consult about IVF with our team, we will take into account your goals, your fertility and medical history, and your exam to help you decide the best path moving forward. We offer personalized, Conventional IVF, as well as Mini Stim IVF and Natural IVF. The chart below may help you understand some of the things we take into account when we are designing our recommended treatment plan. Be sure to contact us if you have questions or would like to make an appointment to discuss these options.

Natural IVF Mini Stim IVF Conventional IVF
Age Any age, as long as you ovulate regularly Any, Ideal between ages 35 – 42 35 and younger with good ovarian reserve
Who is best suited for each type of IVF? If you: have diminished ovarian reserve have either normal ovarian reserve and diminished ovarian reserve Want as many eggs as possible
have blocked tubes/tubal disease have blocked tubes/tubal disease Ok with conventional doses of medication
have certain types of cancer are at high risk of hyperstimulation Unsuccesful IUI cycles
want a holistic approach want a holistic approach Male factor infertility
don’t tolerate injectible medications have PCOS Donor egg IVF
are a poor responder to Conventional IVF protocol are a poor responder to Conventional IVF protocol
have male factor infertility have male factor infertility
prefer no anesthesia for egg retrieval prefer no anesthesia for egg retrieval
have been told you must do donor egg want a protocol personalized to your body
are a same sex female couple who does not choose IUI do not want twins
have had unsuccesful IUI cycles have failed with Conventional IVF
have multiple failed Conventional IVF cycles
Pros Want high quality eggs Better egg and embryo quality More embryos because more eggs are retrieved on average
Low cost Relatively low cost High success rate per egg retrieval
Prefer no anesthesia for egg retrieval Prefer no anesthesia for egg retrieval
No risk of hyperstimulation Low risk of hyperstimulation
No medication side effects
Low risk of twins
Want a protocol personalized to your body
Cons May take several retrievals to result in pregnancy since only one or two eggs are retrieved It make take good prognosis patients who have unexplained infertility more cycles than if they do Conventional IVF Medication side effects
It may take multiple retrievals to have enough to do genetic testing on the embryos May result in poorer egg and embryo quality
Higher cost
May produce excess embryos
Higher hyperstimulation risk
Medicine Zero fertility medications Minimal, low-dose fertility medications Multiple fertility medications
Lupron or hCG to trigger ovulation Lupron or hCG to trigger ovulation Lupron or hCG to trigger ovulation
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