Peculiarities of IVF protocols of ovarian stimulation
In cases if woman can’t get pregnant because of the total absence of ovulation, ovarian stimulation is prescribed. Usage of ovarian stimulation contributes to the normal functioning of ovaries after which nearly 60-75% of women successfully become mothers on their own.
Indications for ovarian stimulation:
health but not enough mature eggs;
abnormal weight (thinness or fullness).
Ovarian stimulation is conducted with the help of special IVF drugs (hormonal medicines) and controlled with US at the each stage of treatment. These medicines might be used in different combinations which are called “IVF medical protocols”.
Generally, 3 types of IVF protocols of ovarian stimulation are used:
long protoсol (Luteal Lupron protocol)
short protocol (Flare or Micro-flare protocol) used for patients expected to have a low response to ovarian stimulation.
Medicines which are used with each kind of the IVF protocols are the same but their dozes and duration of treatment differ. Selection of medicines and type of the IVF protocol of stimulation depends on woman’s age, health conditions, reasons of infertility, reaction of the organism for the medicines and results of the previous IVF attempts.