IVF without drugs?

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Registered: 08-15-2010
IVF without drugs?
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Sat, 08-21-2010 - 10:43am

Hi,
Possibly another dumb question!!!! Does anyone know if it is possible to have IVF treatment without too many drugs?
Thanks
Ali




Edited 8/24/2010 12:02 pm ET by freewoman56
Me 33, DP 34.
He's perfect!! Me tubes tied after last baby.
I have five gorgeous children from my previous marriage. Three boys 12, 11 and 10yrs and two girls 8 and 6 yrs.
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Registered: 02-20-2009
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 2:05pm

Ali - Sorry, I don't think it is possible - I know my RE office definatly doesn't do anything like that - I mean if you think about it they are looking for like a min. of 4 eggs at ER so you have to stim to get over 1.

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Sat, 08-28-2010 - 3:00pm

no....there are a billion different protocol's, each individually designed for each woman specifically, but you still sill need drugs to suppress ovulation, stimulate egg growth and trigger ovulation... there is no way around it! lots of shots. and they are expensive.

you need to prepare yourself for this if you are going to venture down this path.

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Registered: 08-15-2010
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 7:37am

Hi Ladies,
Thank you for your replies.... I will be seeing my RE in 3 weeks so I will find out more then i hope... I have been loosing my head a bit... Too many questions swimming round in my head. Trying to calm myself down a bit and taking each day as it comes until I see the Doc!!!! Good luck to you alll.

Alison

Me 33, DP 34.
He's perfect!! Me tubes tied after last baby.
I have five gorgeous children from my previous marriage. Three boys 12, 11 and 10yrs and two girls 8 and 6 yrs.