Mild Stimulation IVF | Mild IVF

Mild Stimulation IVF, also known as Mild IVF, Mini IVF and IVF Lite, is a form of IVF that uses significantly lower doses of drugs than traditional, high stimulation IVF. It is kinder and safer for the body reducing the duration of medication to just 5-9 days – this in turn reduces the risks and side effects associated with high stimulation of IVF. It maybe milder on the body, but our success rates with Mild IVF are excellent.

Mini IVF is perfect for woman wishing to minimise medication and avoid the risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. Also for women looking for a treatment that has a reduced negative impact on their lives.

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What is Mild IVF?

Mild IVF – like Natural IVF – is carried out within a woman’s natural menstrual cycle. Unlike traditional IVF where you would expect 4-5 weeks of medication, Mild Stimulation IVF, takes a milder approach where simulating medication is given for just 5-9 days.

By using gentler stimulation and working with the body’s natural cycle, rather than against it, we aim to collect eggs of higher quality. The treatment time for Mild IVF is just two weeks and involves lower doses of drugs, making it a more suitable option for many women. The success rates are excellent.

Advantages of Mild IVF Treatments

Excellent success rates
Excellent success rates

Mild Stimulation IVF has excellent success rates and avoids many of the side effects, complications and costs of traditional IVF treatment.

Higher quality eggs and embryos
Higher quality eggs and embryos

Studies have shown that egg and embryo quality are better in Mild IVF compared with Conventional IVF

Better implantation
Better implantation

High stimulation drugs can adversely affect implantation, so the lining of the womb is more favourable for implantation in Mild IVF.

Woman friendly
Woman friendly

Mild IVF carried out in your own natural menstrual cycle and the associated physical and emotional stress in considerably reduced.

Shorter treatment time
Shorter treatment time

Mild IVF treatment is significantly shorter than conventional treatment, taking only 2 weeks. 

Safer for women
Safer for women

The risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is greatly reduced in Mild IVF.

More affordable
More affordable

Because we use fewer drugs, the cost is reduced compared with conventional IVF.

Frozen embryos
Frozen embryos

Any spare embryos of suitable quality that are not used in treatment can be frozen and stored for future use.

Our Mild IVF Success Rates

Mild IVF has excellent success rates and avoids many of the risks, complications, side effects and costs of high simulation IVF.

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Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transfer (ET)

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Mild Stimulation IVF Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transfer (ET) 3 years of data: 2013-2015

Who's suitable for this treatment?

Every woman who has normal/high egg reserve is suitable for this treatment. Other situations include those with no female infertility and only male factor infertility, or those with Polycystic Ovaries (PCO)/Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

Those that want to take a minimal amount of medications will also benefit, as do those that want to avoid the risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. Many women choose Mild IVF because they want treatment that is fitted around them and which has reduced impact on their lives.

The Procedure (2 weeks)

Initial Scan & Consultation

Come into the clinic at any time of the month for this appointment. This will include an Advanced Ultrasound Scan and consultation with one of our doctors where you will receive a personalised plan designed to give you the best chance of success.

Treatment Consultation

2 weeks before the start of your period you will come in to meet with a fertility nurse who will talk you through your treatment plan and go through the consent forms with you.

Scans & Blood tests

You will have 2 or 3 monitoring scans usually spaced days apart; each takes 20 minutes. The doctor may perform blood tests at these appointments.

Egg collection

This procedure is performed in the theatre under sedation and takes around 45 minutes.

Embryo Transfer

The embryo tranfer is a quick and easy procedure which does not need sedation and feels similar to a smear test

Pregnancy test

We will invite you back to the clinic for a pregnancy blood test and give you the test results by the end of the day.

Starting Your Journey with CREATE Fertility

The first stage of treatment with CREATE Fertility is to book your Initial Consultation and Scan appointment. This appointment will determine which treatment option will give you the best chance of having a baby.

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'I would 100% recommend CREATE; we are so grateful for how they have changed our lives for the better.'

I would 100% recommend CREATE approach to IVF treatment over the conventional, high stimulation approached offered by other clinics. Having experienced both approaches, my body and mind responded so much better with the lower levels of drugs. What’s the point of being pumped full of hormones when you don’t need to be?

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