Minimal Stimulation IVF (Mini IVF) Treatment
Mini IVF is an IVF procedure that aims to obtain a lower count but higher quality of eggs after a stimulation cycle. In a regular IVF cycle, stimulation is done so that a certain amount of eggs can be retrieved in the end. However, mini IVF is designed so that only a few eggs of maximum quality can be retrieved. The higher the quality of the eggs, the higher the chances of success. Therefore, mini IVF is aimed at getting a low count but higher quality of eggs.
Mini IVF uses less drugs and injections. The reason is, in more advanced ages, the remaining ovarian reserves tend to be less optimal as far as quality is concerned, and these remaining reserves tend to be more sensitive to outside factors. If the reserves have been severely depleted, administering high doses of medication will not result in recruiting more eggs, but rather, will result in compromising the quality of remaining ones. Even for poor prognosis cases of older women with low ovarian reserve, there is an advantage to mini-IVF over high dose stimulation. Such patients normally produce very few eggs even when subjected to very high doses of stimulation medication. Mini-IVF is just as likely to yield as many eggs (very few, of course) as giving high doses of gonadotropins without compromising the quality of these eggs.
As North Cyprus IVF, we recommend mini IVF for patients with elevated FSH levels. These patients often do not produce enough eggs to allow Conventional IVF to work efficiently which results in a significant increase in failed and cancelled cycles. Mini IVF does not focus on the egg count, but rather, emphasizes the quality of the few eggs that will be produced after the stimulation cycle, therefore, patients who are in their early 40s and those with elevated FSH levels are perfect candidates for mini IVF.
Nevertheless, it should be known that when a woman reaches a certain age, the ovarian reserve will be highly depleted and the quality will be highly compromised. Mini IVF will only help obtain slightly higher quality eggs compared to cycles using higher doses of medication. Therefore, if achieving success is more important than using own eggs for treatment, we recommend considering “IVF with Egg Donation” as a treatment option.
At North Cyprus IVF, we guarantee high quality treatment with maximum service quality standards at low cost. Our reduced costs are a direct result of the volume of patients we serve and the high-tech equipment we use which substantially reduce human mistakes and allow us to be cost efficient. For a quote, please send us a message using the contact form.