Arm A: Mini IVF
This arm consists of BCP + Clomid + 3 days of injects + Estrace + Prometrium. After ER and fertilization, they will freeze the embryos. The following cycle, they will do a FET, transferring one embryo.
Arm B: Conventional IVF
This arm consists of Lupron + Follistim/Menopur + PIO. After ER and fertilization, they will transfer 2 embryos that same cycle, and freeze the remaining.
Perks offered by both arms:
- Free embryo freezing and storage.
- If your first transfer does not result in a pregnancy, they will continue doing the transfers until either a) you run out of embryos, or b) 6 months passes.
- Both arms will benefit from having ICSI and Assisted Hatching.
I have noticed that sometimes it happens where they end up freezing the embies in the conventional arm, and do a FET the following cycle. This seems to happen most often when the patient is overstimulated or hormone levels are wonky. They want the best environment for the embies.
As I have mentioned previously, I am sort of hoping to pull Arm B, as I'd love to have two embies transferred. But, I'd be incredibly happy and thankful for whichever arm I draw.
Also, if anyone is interested in getting into the clinical trial, the website is: http://ivfclinicaltrial.com/
Song: Here in your arms