Types of IVF

What are the different types of IVF?

In Vitro Fertilization involves various procedures within the broader umbrella of treatment, and each of these is frequently too with different names despite being part of the same technology and involve the same set of techniques. Some of these are discussed below in brief:

Mini IVF – The reduced use of protocols to govern in vitro fertilization is known as Mini IVF. While there is no standardized nomenclature or even a set of standardized protocols governing mini IVF, it typically involves the usage of fewer medications, to produce a fewer quantity of high-quality eggs. While the procedure may not have enough back-up options in contingency, for several couples, a mini IVF works just as fine and they are able to attain conception and pregnancy.

Natural IVF – Natural IVF refers to the stimulation of ovaries via natural methods and not using any medication. The patient is monitored closely with ultrasounds and bloodwork – and eggs are allowed to develop in the natural course without any outside assistance. The follicles will grow naturally and doctors will continue to observe the same and will proceed with the IVF cycle when they have reached the appropriate size and maturity.

ICSI – And Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is an advanced insemination technique wherein a single sperm is directly injected into the egg to cause fertilization. This is accomplished in an embryology lab and is one of two fertilization methods that can be used during IVF. The sperm to be injected is selected using sperm morphology and its forward movement. Aspirated from the sperm-drop into an ICSI needle and then injected into an egg.

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