Researchers found that mini-IVF has better success rates than conventional IVF, especially in women over 35:
"This is a very significant breakthrough," he reportedly said at this week's American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference in Boston, where he shared findings from a trial of 520 women. "It was amazing to see the results, especially in women over the age of 40." Silber practices at the Infertility Center of St. Louis, Missouri.
For the method, women take a low dose of the fertility drug Clomid for 10 to 12 days -- by taking low dosages of standard medication over a longer period, women were found to avoid the problem of premature ovulation and produced eggs of better quality. Once the eggs are large enough, around 10 days later, doctors can remove them during a five-minute operation that doesn't require general anesthesia.
It also has a lower cost as well. Is this available at your RE office?