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At Southeastern Fertility we perform IVF right here in our office! IVF can be performed with no fertility medications (Natural Cycle IVF), minimal fertility medications (Mini-IVF) or traditional stimulation medications (Stimulated Cycle IVF).

FAQs

  • How long has IVF been performed?

    In vitro fertilization (IVF) was first successfully performed in Oldham, England, in 1978,

    resulting in the birth of Louise Brown who was conceived using Natural Cycle IVF (NC-IVF).

  • How many children have been born after IVF?

    More than 7 million children have been born using IVF.

  • What are the differences in the different types of IVF?

    The 3 types of IVF are distinguished by what drugs (if any) are used and how many eggs/embryos will be produced. Natural Cycle IVF uses no fertility medications and results in a single egg and embryo. Mini-Stim IVF uses very mild stimulation medications (pills and 2-3 shots) resulting in 2-5 eggs. Stimulated Cycle IVF uses 10-14 days of fertility shots with a goal of 8-15 eggs.

  • Can all patients be treated with all types of IVF?

    No, some patients will clearly be candidates only for Natural Cycle IVF whereas others will be best served by Stimulated Cycle IVF.

  • What about couples with male factor?

    Severe male infertility is often best treated by IVF combined with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

  • How expensive is IVF?

    The cost per cycle (not including medication) ranges from under $5,000 for Natural Cycle IVF to $12,000 for Stimulated Cycle IVF. The medication costs for Stimulated Cycle IVF can be $2,000-5,000.

Natural Cycle

IVF

Mini-Stim

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Stimulated Cycle IVF

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