Answer from: Patricio Calamera, MD, MSc, ObGyn
In regular IVF it’s difficult to say because it depends on the ovarian reserve of our patient so the minimum would be one that’s what we do when we go through natural cycles we expect one oocyte. During mini IVF we use a little bit more dose of gonadotropin. We expect to have at least two, three but of course as in regular IVF the more, the better.
Answer from: Malini Uppal, MBBS, DGO Diploma Prenatal Genetics and Foetal Medicine
The number of eggs retrieved does depend on your own ovarian reserve and age. So if you are someone who has a very good ovarian reserve and we are only doing mild stimulation, you could get 6 to 8 eggs in that mild stimulation. If you are someone for whom I am doing mild stimulation, because your ovarian reserve is low, you shouldn’t expect anything from 2, 3 or 4 eggs in the end, depending on what your own individual reserve is and the reason why we are doing mild IVF for you. So on an average, I would say, anywhere from 2 to 8 eggs is considered as mild stimulation. But it could be someone who has a poor reserve or an average to low reserve, it could be the maximum they could get even with a full dose. So it is very very individual what we are going to get. But as I said, anything between 2 to 6/8 eggs are considered as a reasonable number in mild stimulation.
What is an average number of oocytes retrieved per patients groups in minimal stimulation IVF cycles?
How many follicles are normal for mini IVF? How many eggs are normal during mild IVF retrieval?