Infertility is a common problem nowadays for many married couples who want to become parents. It is driven out of this world with the help of the different types of treatments available today. Bringing human life to earth naturally is made possible with the help of these treatments. Like any other treatment option, IVF treatments also have many options.
IVF is one of the best artificial technique by which many infertile couples get the grace of Parenthood. In fact, in 1978, the first successful IVF pregnancy was the result of a natural cycle—no stimulation medications were used. There are two techniques of IVF treatment. One is Conventional treatment and another is Minimal stimulation Technique.
A conventional IVF cycle typically consists of three stages:
To maximize the number of eggs being produced, most IVF clinics require patients to undergo a preparation stage before the cycle starts.
The primary purpose of the preparation stage is to prevent a lead follicle from developing, thereby increasing the likelihood of follicles growing at a relatively similar rate and thus the remaining follicles get a chance to mature.
The stimulation stage involves daily injections of IVF medication (such as Follistim, Gonal-F, or Menopur) at daily doses of 225 IU or more to stimulate the follicles to grow. However, the administration of high doses of IVF medication to maximize egg production leads to an increased risk of side-effects and other complications.
Prior to retrieval, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is given as a trigger to release the egg and initiate the ovulation process. The use of HCG is meant to mimic what happens naturally when the body is ready to ovulate and the pituitary gland produces a surge of LH: the hormonal surge releases the egg from the follicle wall into the follicle, the follicle ruptures and releases the egg 38-40 hours later.
Twenty years ago, Japan physicians remodeling the IVF treatment by developing Mini IVF and reevaluate the vitality of minimal stimulation protocols following Clomid hyperstimulation method. In this method, Patients are administered Clomid as a daily oral pill in conjunction with a limited number of FSH injections (approx 3-6 injections). It also suppresses the LH surge, which minimizes the risk of premature ovulation. Because fewer follicles are stimulated in a Mini-IVF protocol, egg retrievals are significantly less complicated and can be performed under local anesthesia.
A comparison between these two treatment options is very much essential for you to make a perfect choice. So, here we have entailed some information about those two methods which can help you make the correct decision to choose the right one.
Mini IVF has a high success rate of pregnancy in comparison to Conventional IVF.
With low treatment cost, healthy pregnancy and low physical and mental stress, Mini IVF is one treatment option that can be recommended.