Mini-IVF isn’t anything new. It is important for you to know what it means because it may be an option for you.
When you go through an IVF cycle, your doctor will decide the best protocol for you based on your particular fertility challenge. You take a injectable fertility drugs. The shots go into the skin of your tummy.
When you do a Mini-IVF cycle, you are put on less medications. By taking less medications, the cost of your IVF cycle will be less. When you take less medications, you go in to see your fertility doctor less so pay for less ultrasound appointments and doctor’s visits.
But you have to be aware of a couple things:
1. You may not get as many eggs as your potential would have allowed you to had you taken a higher dose of medication
2. This is a good option for women who have a very low potential of eggs that will be collected because if you have a low number of eggs, it usually doesn’t matter how much medication you take, you won’t get more eggs.
The protocol for a mini-IVF cycle typically involves a combination of fertility drugs: pills and shots.
If this type of plan is something you’re interested in – just ask your Doc because it may be a great option for you.