Is mild stimulation IVF really worth the hype? For some, this low-cost alternative to a standard IVF cycle seems too good to be true. But, contrary to popular belief, even with fewer eggs and embryos, clinics like New Hope garner good results from mini IVF cycles.

What is Mild Stimulation IVF?

Mild IVF – like Natural IVF – is carried out within a woman’s natural menstrual cycle. Conventional IVF focuses on collecting a large number of eggs whereas Mild IVF focuses on collecting fewer, better quality eggs. Mild IVF is another term for Mini IVF and the two can be used interchangeably.

By using gentler stimulation methods and working with the body’s natural cycle, rather than against it, we aim to collect eggs of significantly higher quality. The treatment time for Mini IVF is around two weeks and uses lower medication doses, reducing the risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) from overstimulation. Even with fewer eggs, which to some might translate to worse results, Mild IVF has equivalent success rates to conventional IVF and New Hope’s team has seen great success with this protocol.

Benefits of Mild/Mini IVF:

  • High egg quality
  • Better Implantation
  • Shorter Treatment Periods
  • Less invasive
  • Easier on the body

So what’s the aim of trying a mild stimulation IVF cycle over conventional IVF?

Mini IVF is a great alternative for those looking to improve the overall quality of their egg follicles. If you’re in your late thirties and forties and have a low AMH level, indicating a low ovarian reserve, a mild IVF cycle may help produce more viable eggs for fertilization and implantation. Pumping your ovaries with hundreds of units of Menopur, Follistim, and Ganirelix might do more harm than good at that point in your fertility journey.

Its less aggressive protocol is gaining popularity compared to the standard IVF cycle. It’s kinder on the body, it’s cheaper, and it’s a more comfortable solution for those struggling with other IVF treatments.


Why New Hope?

New Hope Fertility Center is the home to world-renowned fertility specialists. We custom design fertility for the individual to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. We believe in putting the patient first and holding their hand through the fertility journey. If you want compassionate fertility care, New Hope is the right place for you. Call us at (212) 517-7676 or visit our website to schedule an initial consultation today!