Today’s woman no longer has to contemplate the physical, financial, and emotional stressors of undergoing high dosages of strong fertility drugs to benefit from in vitro fertilization (IVF). Through conventional IVF, a woman can produce between 10 and 15 eggs in one fresh cycle. With holistic IVF protocols, a woman no longer has to invest in the high cost of fertility meds, while at the same time putting her body through side effects of producing a large amount of eggs.
IVF Holistic Protocols
Now, you can benefit from IVF technology by using little or no fertility drugs through the medical marvels of Mini IVF or Natural Cycle IVF protocols available in 2016. Through holistic protocols available today, a woman no longer has to consider whether or not to freeze the excess embryos left over after completing a fresh IVF cycle.
- Using no fertility drugs in conjunction with IVF, you produce one natural egg
- Using a minimal regimen of fertility medications in conjunction with IVF, you will produce between three to five healthy eggs
Candidates for IVF
IVF is recommended in cases of:
- Women in their advanced maternal years – over 35 years of age
- Women having blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
- Women diagnosed with endometriosis
- Women with ovulation disorders such as premature ovarian failure or uterine fibroids
- Male factor infertility, including blockage, decreased sperm count or motility
- Unexplained infertility
Holistic IVF Procedures
Each of these five steps can be performed in a slightly different manner based on the preferences of the doctor. Dr. Randy S. Morris – founder and medical director of IVF1 in Chicago – uses an evidence based approach to determine the protocols for every IVF procedure performed.
- The patient undergoing Minimal Stimulation IVF is administered a limited amount of hormone medication to stimulate the development of 3 to 5 egg follicles
- Using Natural Cycle IVF, the patient is not administered fertility medications and only produces her one natural monthly egg
- The development of the patient’s egg follicles are monitored throughout the woman’s egg growth stage of her cycle with blood level hormone measurements and pelvic ultrasounds
- The doctor determines the prime time to induce ovulation via hCG injection administration
- The patient’s egg(s) are surgically retrieved by the doctor using a transvaginal ultrasound-guided aspiration tool
- IVF is a simple outpatient surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia – the patient can resume normal activities the day after the procedure
- The patient’s egg(s) are then fertilized with sperm in a controlled embryological laboratory
- Embryos are continuously monitored until they reach an optimum stage of development – the blastocyst transfer stage
- Only high grade embryos are transferred to the woman’s uterus via an insemination catheter
Guide to Fertility Treatment
Click the icon below to download a recently published eBook by Dr. Randy Morris – Guide to Fertility Treatment – and discover your fertility treatment options. Long distance patients can consult with Dr. Morris via a secured Online Video Consultation. Call IVF1 today for a consultation with Dr. Morris at 630.357.6540.