We have two separate success stories today that we thought were of particular interest. The first is of a patient who, after experiencing both conventional IVF and minimal stimulation IVF is sold on the latter, and has preserved her fertility in case she wants to have another baby here at New Hope. The second story can be informative for anyone who is considering using a donor egg.
In the first success, MM, who recently conceived from a frozen blastocyst transfer using our customized Mini-IVF protocol to get pregnant. Although this is her second child, it is her first one at New Hope. She conceived her first child only after 4 cycles of conventional IVF at another clinic (Continuum) and decided that she wanted to try another way to do it — a way that might not be so difficult on her body. After having her second baby here she said that she is now a firm believer in Mini-IVF and she still has two embryos frozen through vitrification in case she desires baby number three.
Our second story is with patient KM, who conceived from a frozen donor-oocyte blastocyst transfer and a natural IVF cycle. This baby will be her second from New Hope. Unlike donor transfer protocols in other centers, at New Hope, we don’t require recipients to cycle with the donor, we don’t need recipients to take injections to create a menopausal state, and we don’t require recipients to take high dose hormones to create lining and environment within the uterus. Everything that would need to happen for a successful pregnancy is done by the body naturally and, because our freezing technique (vitrification) is so safe and reliable we can count on thawing the blastocyst at the naturally optimal time for the body.
Congratulations on both accounts — we are so happy for both of these patients!