Mild stimulation IVF
Mild IVF is a form of IVF treatment that is kinder and safer for the body reducing the duration of medication to just 5-9 days
Mild Stimulation IVF uses lower doses of drugs to achieve a mild response and is perfect for women wishing to minimise medication, lessen the risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and reduce the negative impact on their lives.
What is Mild IVF?
Mild IVF – like Natural IVF – is carried out within a woman’s natural menstrual cycle. Where conventional IVF focuses on collecting a large number of eggs Mild IVF focuses on collecting fewer, better quality eggs.
By using gentler stimulation and working with the body’s natural cycle, rather than against it, we aim to collect eggs of much higher quality.
The treatment time for Mild IVF is just two weeks and our success rates are excellent.
Who is mild IVF for?
- Those with a normal egg reserve
- Those that are having treatment due to a male factor
- Patients with Polycystic Ovaries/Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
- Those that want to take a lower amount of drugs
- Those that want to reduce the physical and psychological burden associated with conventional IVF
What are the benefits of Mild IVF?
Studies have shown that egg and embryo quality are better in Mild IVF compared with conventional IVF.
High stimulation drugs can adversely affect implantation, Mild IVF aids a more favourable womb lining.
Mild IVF treatment is significantly shorter than conventional treatment, taking only 2 weeks.
There is no hormone suppression (down regulation) with Mild IVF compared to conventional IVF.
The risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is reduced in Mild IVF.
Mild Stimulation IVF has excellent success rates and avoids many of the side effects, complications and costs of conventional IVF treatment.
Your IVF treatment journey
Your first step to starting treatment is to have a consultation with one of our multilingual medical team via video/phone. They will discuss any results of tests and scans previously undertaken then the develop a treatment plan offering the best chance of success.
Before your eggs are collected, you will take medication for 5-9 days. You will have 2 to 3 monitoring scans to monitor the growth of your follicles and blood tests to check when your eggs are ready to be collected, these can be done at our clinic. We have a trusted pharmacy partner, which can deliver most treatment medication required to your home.
This procedure is carried out in our Copenhagen clinic and takes around 15-20 minutes. Our specialist will collect your eggs through the vagina using a fine catheter. You will be awake but lightly sedated with painkillers and local anaesthetic. Some women find the procedure painless, other feel slight discomfort. You should rest for the remainder of the day (and we recommend you do not drive). There maybe some mild back or abdominal pain after the procedure.
We fertilise eggs in our lab and monitor them carefully, transferring embryos a few days later. The procedure is quick and pain free, and feels similar a smear test. Although this is an emotional time, we recommend you return home and try to carry on all your usual activities after the transfer: the eggs cannot come out of the uterus. We recommend the vagina is treated with a hormone stimulating cream for the next 14 days, we also offer this in tablet form.
You can perform a urine pregnancy at home 14 days after transfer. If it is positive then you need to visit your doctor for a confirmation test. We recommend a pregnancy scan three weeks after a positive test (the eighth week of pregnancy), with your local clinic, and we ask you to let us know the results.
Mild IVF costs from €3,500
Our IVF Package includes:
- Clinical advice
- Monitoring scans (in Copenhagen)
- Egg collection
- Embryo transfer
The cost of Mild IVF will depend on your individual circumstances and your personalised treatment plan will be explained to you in more detail at your virtual consultation.
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Part of CREATE Fertility
Vitanova is part of the CREATE Fertility family, who are leaders in Mild and Natural IVF. Our team is led by Professor Geeta Nargund, a world renowned expert in Mild approaches in assisted reproduction.
Here at Vitanova in Copenhagen, we have implemented the same treatment protocols to deliver safe, affordable and successful Mild & Natural IVF to our patients from across Europe.
Your fertility journey will be personalised specifically to your circumstances, focusing on quality rather than quantity of eggs and embryos.
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