In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) services offered in Bellevue, WA

In vitro fertilization (IVF) gives people with fertility challenges realistic hope of having children. Jie Deng, MD, PhD, HCLD, FACOG, and her colleagues at Think Fertility in Bellevue, Washington, specialize in the most advanced IVF treatments. They offer conventional, natural, and mild IVF to suit each woman’s unique needs. Call Think Fertility or book an appointment online today to discover if IVF is right for you.


What is in vitro fertilization (IVF)?

In vitro fertilization, or IVF, enables people who can’t conceive naturally to have children. It involves taking sperm and eggs from the prospective parents, combining them in the lab, and implanting the resulting embryos in the woman’s uterus.

Think Fertility offers several IVF treatments, including conventional, mild, natural, and modified natural IVF.

What is conventional IVF?

Conventional IVF involves taking birth control pills or estrogen (a female sex hormone) for 2-3 weeks, then daily high-dose medication injections to stimulate egg production. This technique produces more eggs, but extra eggs don’t necessarily result in good-quality embryos or an improved live birth rate.

Think Fertility offers optimal medication dosage based on your:

  • Age
  • Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) level
  • Follicle number
  • Desired family size

This approach ensures that many eggs grow without unnecessarily high medication doses. It reduces your risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and/or reduced egg quality.

What is mild IVF?

Mild IVF uses oral medications and lower doses of injectable IVF drugs to produce high-quality eggs and embryos with fewer injections. Mild IVF also lessens the risk of high-dose IVF side effects and reduces your expenses while delivering comparable or better outcomes than conventional IVF.

You might be a good mild IVF candidate if:

  • You have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • You’re older
  • Your egg reserve is low
  • You’ve got low AMH levels
  • You didn’t respond well to conventional IVF
  • Previous IVF treatment failed

You could also benefit from mild IVF if you have a normal egg reserve but want to reduce conventional IVF’s emotional, physical, and financial burden.

What are natural and modified natural IVF?

Natural IVF egg collection aligns with your menstrual cycle, so you don’t need medications or injections. Think Fertility uses advanced ultrasound to monitor the egg your body naturally selects. With modified natural IVF, you take medication for 3-4 days to prevent ovulation before egg collection.

Natural and modified natural IVF are particularly suited to women with low AMH or a very low ovarian reserve and those who’ve not responded well to injected drugs. They can also help women with medical conditions like severe endometriosis who want to avoid high-stimulation IVF.

Mild, natural, and modified natural IVF require specialist expertise and facilities. Think Fertility’s highly skilled embryologists provide first-class mild and natural IVF to ensure you have the best chance of success.

Call Think Fertility to learn more about your in vitro fertilization (IVF) options, or schedule an appointment online today.