Studies continue to prove that large amounts of fertility medications do not inherently increase your chances of getting pregnant through IVF treatment, especially in poor responders and those with a low ovarian reserve. Women with endometriosis also tend to be poor responders to conventional IVF because the high dosages of fertility medications overstimulate their ovaries causing pain, sensitivity, and occasionally ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Endometriosis affects one in every ten women.

Endometriosis Awareness 

  • Endometriosis is one of the top three causes of female infertility
  • 60 percent of women suffering from endometriosis have no symptoms other than the inability to conceive naturally.
  • An estimated 6.5 million women in the U.S. – and 200 million globally – are affected by endometriosis
  • The most common symptom of endometriosis is painful periods
  • Endometriosis often goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed for years because women and teenage girls believe painful periods are normal – this myth must be denounced

Mini IVF’s gentle protocol is preferred by endometriosis patients – 

If you are suffering from infertility due to a history of endometriosis, Mini IVF can increase your chance of pregnancy without the need for large dosages of costly fertility medications and will cause less discomfort and pain. With almost no injections necessary, Mini IVF gently stimulates the ovaries and has the same great success rates as conventional IVF.

Mini IVF steps in order:

  1. A custom fertility regimen is given to produce 4 to 8 quality eggs.
  2. Each patient is monitored throughout the cycle through ultrasound imaging and blood tests.
  3. Once the patient is ready to trigger, the eggs are retrieved through a short surgical procedure.
  4. The eggs are then fertilized through intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, in New Hopes’s state-of-the-art lab.
  5. Embryos are then monitored over 7 days through embryoscopes.
  6. Quality embryos are determined through PGT-A testing and selected for transfer.
  7. Single Embryo Transfer (SET)

What medication is used for Mini IVF?

Although medication regimens vary based on the patient’s medical needs, this gentle IVF protocol usually includes:

  • One or two Clomid pills consumed daily for 9-13 days
  • Minimal injections of Menopur or Follistim/Gonal F around 3-5 days if needed. Max dosage of 75-150 units per injection.
  • One trigger injection of Lupron is administered about two days before your egg retrieval.

Why New Hope?

New Hope Fertility Center is home to world-renowned fertility specialists. We custom-design fertility treatments for the individual to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. Our specialists believe in putting the patient first and being with them through every step of the fertility journey. Our team is well-versed in helping women of all ages reach their fertility goals and we are passionate about educating, and supporting our patients throughout their journey. If you want compassionate fertility care, New Hope is the right place for you. Call us at (347) 970-8479 or schedule your initial consultation today!