Micro IVF


#1

So DH and I just found out our 2nd IUI was unsuccessful and are deciding to move onto IVF. We had a phone consult with an IVF dr who said we were perfect candidates for Micro Ivf. Does anyone know about this? Has anyone done this or had success with it?
Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


#2

Hi. I’m in my 2ww on my 6th IUI. If this fails our RE also feels we will be good micro candidates as I respond with 4-6 follies w/oral and low dose injects, my age and AMH are not the best for IVF odds so the costs of $7000 vs $17000 are great. I don’t know a ton yet but from our consult it is basically IVF in a lower dose medication form so less quantity of follies but if you have good quality that won’t matter.

Not an expert but that’s what I know.


#3

Sorry to hear about your recent failed cycle. I don’t know too much about the mini - IVF, except for the it is very low dose and that you typically only produce a few follicles. More like a natural cycle. It is cheaper, and seems like it would be easier on the body. The only drawback is that you do not have as many embryos to work with. But it only takes one!!! Good luck to you!


#4

Micro IVF is less drugs, less invasive. But the goal is to have a better quality egg selection. There is a clinic in St. Louis and New Hope in NY that are famous for their mini Ivf techniques. Check out your drs stars to see how successful they are at mini ivf. Not all draw are good at it. Also use the search option on the forums. There have been many chats on this subject. Good luck too you.


#5

[QUOTE=longing2bamama]So DH and I just found out our 2nd IUI was unsuccessful and are deciding to move onto IVF. We had a phone consult with an IVF dr who said we were perfect candidates for Micro Ivf. Does anyone know about this? Has anyone done this or had success with it?
Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving everyone![/QUOTE]
Review Laurel Fertility Care : Mini IVF. You can call them and ask questions. They are one of the few who are performing this process and especially here in the San Francisco area. But I have know that they will be happy to share any information to aid you in your process.


#6

I’m with CCRM in Colorado and when I asked my RE about it he wasn’t very impressed with the success of it… What they DO do and prefer is FET over fresh as it allows your body to get rid of the stim meds, which helps with implantation.

Maybe get a few opinions with some RE’s…?? One thing, if I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t have waited as long as I did to start IVF and I would have researched RE’s more which ultimately I wouldn’t have gone to UCSF!! Check their SART.org stats…

:slight_smile:


#7

I am in the middle of my first mini-ivf, my ER is tomorrow. You have to go to an RE that specializes in it, not evey clinic has good rates. I’m going to New Hope Fertility in NYC. I have heard that SIRM also specializes in mini. I would do a search on the boards, there’s a lot of info out there. Good luck!


#8

Thank you ladies! I am going to keep doing research and calling around to different places. I will call some RE’s and get their opinions as well.
Thank you for all your support and info!
Best of luck to you all :slight_smile:


#9

Dr. Check at the Cooper Center in NJ does more low stim or mini ivf then most other clinics and maintains about a 50% live birth rate. They are not big fans of high stim because they believe it hurts both embryo quality and uterine receptivity.


#10

So I have a question: would the micro ivf be like an IUi but with a lupron and an er and et? I did not respond well at all for my ivf. For my iui’s I always had 4 mature follies on menopur. I even produced more eggs on just clomid and my dr called me the clomid monster. Lol

So would a micro ivf work for someone like me? I meet with my re next week for the new protocol so wanna go in there prepared with options.

Alicia.


#11

Micro or Mini IVF at my clinic is 150iu or less of injectable medication. It is still done the same as a full stim cycle with hcg trigger shot etc. The difference in the two is the cost and stress on the body. I can speak from experience on the effectiveness of a low stim cycle having done 3 very high stim cycles and 1 low stim. The low stim not only produced more embryos but alot better quality in my case. As a matter of fact one of the top clinics in the nation Cornell is starting to use some low stim with some success and this is straight from Dr. Davis’s mouth which is a suprise because Cornell has always been know for high stim cycles. IMHO if a doctor is not willing to think outside of the box as far as protocol etc I would move on to a doctor that does regardless of clinic which is what I did.


#12

[QUOTE=sunrisec]So I have a question: would the micro ivf be like an IUi but with a lupron and an er and et? I did not respond well at all for my ivf. For my iui’s I always had 4 mature follies on menopur. I even produced more eggs on just clomid and my dr called me the clomid monster. Lol

So would a micro ivf work for someone like me? I meet with my re next week for the new protocol so wanna go in there prepared with options.

Alicia.[/QUOTE]

Alicia, I think Mini IVF targets candidates such as yourself. I would talk to your RE about it or start researching to see if you can set up at least a phone consult with a Mini IVF specialist.