Every type of IVF protocol has its own process and is best for different types of patients whether it is a traditional or an alternative protocol.
Adversary protocol or short protocol: This is the most widely used IVF protocol. It includes not many injections and is effective for most of the patients.
This is generally used in younger patients or in patients who have poor embryos from other protocols.
If you have had a poor reaction to other protocols or are of advanced maternal age, your fertility doctor might suggest a lower dose of Lupron that vitalizes, rather than concealing the body’s natural production of FSH.
By synchronizing more follicles for recruitment and retrieval this protocol will amplify ovarian response in women who have diagnosed with Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR)
Your fertility doctor may suggest you take an estrogen patch in combination with the Antagonist/Short protocol and also likely a few days of GnRH antagonist that is even before the cycle start.
As a substitute to traditional treatment, there are some programs that believe that nominal stimulation may provide benefits.
Your fertility doctor may recommend fertility pills, or minimal dosage medications so that they can retrieve more than 1 egg at a time.
But the disadvantage is that it produces very few chromosomally normal eggs, and it takes more egg retrievals to attain pregnancy.
Finally, the best protocol for any patient ought to be neither maximal nor minimal but instead optimal and based on the patient’s age, basal follicle count, family building goals, and medical history.
To know more about additional protocols and which is right for you, visit your fertility doctor and discuss.