Conventional IVF

What is Conventional IVF?

Typical conventional IVF protocol involves preparation of the cycle by using birth control pills or Estrogen for 2-3 weeks, followed by daily injection of high dose IVF medications such as Gonal-F, Follistim or Menopur to stimulate and maximize egg production. Some women may be good candidates for conventional IVF but for many others, more eggs do not always translate to more good quality embryos or higher live birth rate.

We provide optimal dosage of medication in conventional IVF protocol based on your age, AMH level, follicle number and your goal of family size to allow growth of a good number of eggs but also avoiding unnecessary high doses of medication, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, and/or potential negative impacts on egg quality.

How to lower side effect risks during Conventional IVF?


Common side effects include abdominal bloating, pain, weight gain, nausea, vomiting and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). However, women rarely develop severe complications such as blood clots.


We try our best to avoid the above potential side effects by:

– A thorough evaluation of a woman’s fertility potential, including age, AMH level, follicular count, weight, medical conditions, prior IVF treatment outcomes and goal of family size.
– Starting with personalized appropriate doses of IVF medication instead of routinely using maximal dosage for every patient.

– Close monitoring including ultrasound and lab testing, adjust IVF medication dosage accordingly.

– Choosing right trigger medication and dosage.

– Providing medication to improve OHSS symptoms.

– Using less invasive retrieval procedure techniques.