The traditional IVF method could often lead to ovarian hyperstimulation. IVF Lite, uses minimal stimulation techniques for safer and successful results.
What is IVF Lite?
A revolutionary technique, brought to the fore by our Consultant Reproductive Endocrinology and IVF Dr. Gautam Allahbadia, IVF Lite uses a soft stimulation protocol with not as many fertility drugs as compared to traditional IVF, hence lowering the risk of ovarian hyper-stimulation, and multiple pregnancies. It also comes with less side effects. The cost is generally lower than traditional IVF, and is also a safer alternative.
How it Works?
A soft Stimulation protocol is used to stimulate the ovaries with lesser amount of fertility drugs. This helps in retrieving better quality eggs, which form better embryos. Only a few eggs are retrieved every cycle.
IVF Lite includes embryo accumulation and vitrification (ACCU-VIT) over a few cycles for poor responders and older women. it provides a very efficient and cost effective alternative to conventional IVF.
Ovulation Induction – Soft Stimulation
Clomiphene Citrate tablets, a low dose of fertility injections (Gonadotropins) and GnRH Antagonist injections are used in the softer IVF Lite stimulation protocol.
With the help of ultrasound, ovarian follicles are monitored for maturation.
After 34-36 hours of the HCG trigger, eggs are retrieved.
If frozen sperm is not being used, the male partner will be requested for a semen sample.
The egg and sperm are fertilized in the laboratory. Embryos formed are frozen on Day 2 or 3.
Depending on the patient’s convenience, a frozen embryo transfer is planned in a remote cycle.
IVF Lite is ideal for women
who are Poor Responders
are above the age of 40
who have Failed IVF before
with PCOS with risk of getting recurrent Hyper Stimulation