Has anyone heard of mini IVF?

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Has anyone heard of mini IVF?

Postby stefknow » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:07 pm

Hi ladies, has anyone hear of mini IVF? I read an article talking about this treatment and wondering if anyone has experience of it.

Here's the doctor's explanation:
"In mini-ivf, we don’t stimulate the follicles to the same extent using injectable. We run a course of carefully monitored oral medication which tends to be easier on the body and allows us to customize the dose more effectively. There may still be injections, but significantly less."

This is the chart of mini IVF

And this is the normal IVF

Want to hear your thoughts :)

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Re: Has anyone heard of mini IVF?

Postby JLG80 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:22 pm

I don't know much about it, but have heard of it. My mom's neighbor did mini. I hear it is significantly cheaper cost wise, too.
Me 35
DH 40
TTC #1 since April 2013
HSG April 2014
Dx PCOS, Rx metformin July 2014
Lap 8/14/14
9/14-Clomid, Ovidrel, & timed BD -1follicle: BFN
10/20/14 IUI #1 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 1follicle: BFN
12/8/14 IUI #2 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 2follicles: BFN
1/10/15 IUI #3 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 1 follicle: BFN
2/6/15 IUI #4 (Clomid & Ovidrel) 2 follicles: BFN
IVF May 2015 - cancelled due to high baseline estrogen levels, postponed to July.
Baseline scheduled 7/17/15.
Egg retrieval 8/2/15.
1 blastocyst transferred 8/7/15, 3 frozen.
BFP!! 8/15/15
8/18/15 Beta 563!
8/20/15 Beta 1022!
9/3/15 ultrasound ❤️ 118bpm
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Re: Has anyone heard of mini IVF?

Postby bbe » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:31 am

I've done 3 cycles of mini Ivf. I have one child. The first cycle was with clomid and injectibles and it didn't work but I had a fairly good response with egg stimulation. For my second one, I switched clinics and the protocol was different, all injectibles but lower doses than regular IVF. My dd is from that cycle. The third cycle was also injectibles but I miscarried. it depends on your reason for infertility, but mini ivf might be a good option. In my case, I have one blocked tube and my DH has very low sperm count. Our biggest concern was financial which is why we went the mini route.
Me 34 DH 36
Ttc 1 since 2008
MFI, and blocked left tube
2 IUIs bfns
1st mini ivf bfn
2nd mini ivf bfp
DD born 2012
Ttc 2 2013
3rd mini ivf bfp
Miscarriage 7.5 weeks

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