In continuing to post about some of my unique and interesting cases, this article will address my standard practice of care in the treatment of patients who are suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) after undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Before visiting New Hope Fertility Center, Olive, a 41-year-old Asian woman who has been unable to conceive for over three years, had undergone treatment for her infertility at an unnamed center in Florida:
Case Study of Olive’s First Failed Fresh IVF Cycle
Case Study of Olive’s Second Failed Fresh IVF Cycle
In her second conventional IVF cycle, the amount of injectable fertility medication was increased. Although a total of 41 eggs were retrieved, a very low yield of blastocyst formation embryos were developed. This is a rate of less than 10 percent. A follow up frozen embryo transfer was also performed without success.
New Hope Fertility Center’s Prescribed Treatment
After undergoing two (2) mini-IVF cycles at New Hope Fertility Center, Olive achieved a successful pregnancy on her second attempt and was graduated to the care of her obstetrician at 9 weeks!
Olive’s Case Analysis Discussion by Dr. John Zhang
After the age of 40, a woman’s egg quality is significantly decreased. At age 41, Olive’s egg quality was compromised. Olive was also a good candidate for PCOS due to the increased amount of injectable medications used during her second failed conventional IVF procedure.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS IVF
When Olive came to New Hope Fertility Center, I recommended treating her infertility through Mini-IVF with PGD testing. After reviewing and analyzing her past IVF history, I determined that Olive had good quality and quantity of antral follicles.
Based upon Olive’s case study, I found that Mini-IVF treatment using ultra-mini to heavy mini-ovarian follicle stimulation may be the best treatment protocol for women with PCOS.
Fertility Medications Prescribed
A double ovulation trigger medication was used to help or prevent ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and premature egg maturation.
In order to increase the chance of pregnancy, a woman in her advanced maternal years should be advised to undergo multiple Mini-IVF cycles with PGD testing and single embryo transfer. This protocol is preferable to one or more conventional IVF cycles using heavy stimulation.
In Olive’s case, a blastocysts stage embryo formation rate of over 50 percent was achieved. Olive’s first Mini-IVF cycle achieved two (2) normal blastocysts stage embryos. Olive’s second Mini-IVF cycle achieved six (6) blastocysts stage embryos.
Olive’s Successful Results After 2 Mini-IVFs at New Hope Fertility Center
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