This traditional program with multifollicular ovarian stimulation as the first and key step to take even nowadays remains to be one of the most in-demand programs in reproductive medicine. At this stage the patient is prescribed to gradually take hormones which cause maturation of several dominant follicles in the ovary, allow for more quality oocytes for IVF to be originated and lead to increasing of the chances for pregnancy. In order to have a childbirth at the end of a stimulated IVF cycle the overlap of several factors is needed. Stimulation protocols, medicinal drugs and its dosage schedule should be chosen individually. It is important to take into consideration the woman’s age and overall condition as well as her ovarian reserve and hormonal panel.
Why LifeLine is your best choice for IVF with stimulation?
Stimulation protocols, medicinal drugs and their dosage schedule should be chosen individually, based on the examination of the couple alongside the woman’s age, overall condition, her hormonal panel and follicular reserve. All these conditions are crucial for the successful IVF outcome. In the LifeLine reproductive care center you are guaranteed to be provided with individual approach and careful monitoring of follicular growth and endometrium via modern ultrasonic equipment.
Indications for IVF with ovulation stimulation
Non all of the oocytes are potentially fertile and not all the mature embryos are able to implant. Having received several oocytes, specialists can generate a number of embryos and choose the best and the most viable ones out of them. It significantly boosts the chances for pregnancy. That is why LifeLine reproductologists refer our patients for the IVF with ovulation stimulation in most cases of male and female infertility.
IVF with stimulation is recommended:
- for tubal infertility in women (if they have tubal obstruction or agenesis);
- for endocrine factor of male and female infertility (including female infertility caused by incurable polycystic ovarian syndrome);
- for female infertility caused by endometriosis;
- for spermatogenesis disorder in men (I and II degree astheno-, oligo-, teratozoospermia);
- for infertility of an uncertain origin.
How the IVF multifollicular ovarian stimulation process goes
The rate of successful first tries of IVF in LifeLine Reproductive care centers is almost 10% higher than the average rate in Russia. This achievement is mostly based on the combination of factors. A significant role here is played by the approach of our reproductologists to an ovulation stimulation. The procedure is done in accordance with modern standards, on a highly professional level and under thorough control.
IVF ovulation stimulation
Induction of multifollicular ovarian stimulation is reached by an injection course of the modern drugs which are identical to natural hormones. These drugs are used for stimulation of follicular growth and maturation of oocytes. In rare circumstances there is a stimulation preparatory phase, when the patient is referred for the course of combined oral contraceptive pills in order to reach menstrual cycle regulation. If the transition is performed in the fresh cycle, the patient is referred for additional medicines, which stimulate endometrium growth (it is essential for the successful outcome during the following embryo implantation). There would be no medication prescription when embryo cryopreservation is recommended.
Hormone agents are to be administered daily. Subcutаneous and intramuscular injections are administered by the experienced medical staff of our clinics.
After the maturation of oocytes the program follows its regular course. For details, see the IVF in LifeLine Reproductive care center section.
Important: folliculometry ultrasound is mandatory for safe and effective stimulation.
Everything that happens to the woman’s body during the stimulation of ovaries performed in LifeLine center is carefully monitored by our specialists. Monitoring is conducted via folliculometry ultrasound. A reproductologist supervises the conditions of ovaries, endometrial thickness, number of follicles and their development. Based on medical supervision doctors make decisions on hormones dosage modification, continuation or interruption of the pharmacological therapy and the right time for an oocyte retrieval. Monitoring of folliculogenesis via ultrasound is also important for the decreasing of the chances of Ovarian HyperStimulation Syndrome (OHSS).
Types of IVF protocols in Life Line Reproductive care center
In Vitro Fertilization protocol is the term used for the regimen of medicinal agents that stimulate maturation of oocytes. Issues concerning medicaments, its dosage and sequence are prescribed by a reproductologist. Our therapists employ two types of IVF stimulation cycle; long and short protocol. Long IVF protocol refers to full value stimulation and allows to generate more oocytes and to have more chances for quality embryo development as the result. Short IVF protocol takes fewer days to be undertaken and it is a traditional way of fertility treatment. If chosen, it reduces the overall treatment time and hormone body burden. Protocol schedules meet at the stage of maturation of follicles and follicular puncture procedure.
What's the Right IVF Protocol?
The answer to this question depends on the particular case and can be provided only by a reproductologist after examination of the diagnostic results, anamnesis and previous attempts to infertility treatment. Both of the protocols, however, have modifications. For instance, there are ultralong and ultrashort ones that can have their own names like Japanese, Shanghainese, etc. That is the reason why a universal short protocol schedule does not even exist. The same is for the long one. The reproductologist’s main goal is to determine an optimal route for the couple to the childbirth and to establish an individualized schedule for in vitro fertilization procedure.
IVF stimulation program pricing
Patient’s expenses for the traditional in vitro fertilization program include the cost of the program itself and the cost of the stimulation medical agents. Notably, the greater part of the total sum is accounted to the latter. For LifeLine clients two payment options are available.
- Separate payment. You pay for the program and buy additional medical drugs on an as-needed basis. In this case, however, it would be difficult to predict overall expenses – a doctor tends to adjust the medical dosage as you proceed with stimulation process, especially when long protocol has been chosen.
- Package. A patient buys the program with the medical drugs included. There is no limit to the medicine used. This option is the most popular one as it allows you to plan your treatment budget in advance.
Millions of babies were brought to life thanks to the traditional stimulation cycle IVF programs. Start your route to the parenthood with reproductologist counseling. In order to make an appointment call us, submit an application form on our site or write to us in our online chat.