Rejuvenating Fertility Center’s Revolutionary “Duo Stim IVF” for Older Women with Low Ovarian Reserve

Rejuvenating Fertility Center (RFC) is pleased to offer Duo Stim IVF, a type of in vitro fertilization (IVF) protocol, also known as “double stimulation IVF.” RFC’s team of doctors and fertility experts have over a decade worth of experience implementing Duo Stim IVF, and it’s an exciting option for women struggling to get pregnant.

This method involves two rounds of ovarian stimulation and two egg retrievals in the same menstrual cycle, yes in the same cycle! The goal is to collect as many eggs as possible for fertilization or for egg freezing, which can increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.

In the Duo Stim protocol, the first stimulation is performed during the early follicular phase (when the period starts) of the menstrual cycle, and the second stimulation is performed during the luteal phase (starting the day after the first egg retrieval). The eggs are then retrieved during two separate procedures and fertilized in the laboratory to form embryos.

Dr. Zaher Merhi, M.D., HCLD, is the founder and medical director at RFC, as well as a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist. He shares that the idea behind Duo Stim IVF is to increase the odds of a successful pregnancy by accumulating more eggs/embryos in a short period of time.

“This method has been shown to be effective in most studies especially in older women with low ovarian reserve, and we typically use it in our patients along with PRP ovarian rejuvenation,” Dr. Merhi says, adding that it’s important to keep in mind that, as with any IVF procedure, success rates can vary. “Whether Duo Stim will work for you depends on many factors, such as your age, the cause of your particular infertility, and the quality of the embryos,” says Dr. Merhi.

DuoStim IVF may be a suitable option for individuals who have:

  • Failed previous IVF cycles
  • Low embryo quality
  • Low number of eggs produced in a cycle due to low ovarian reserve
  • Limited time before starting cancer chemotherapy and undergoing egg freezing.

“Duo Stim IVF can work where other types of IVF have failed for some patients,” Dr. Merhi says.

RFC has more options than your typical fertility clinic. Every patient is different, and RFC is dedicated to providing customized service and an individual treatment plan for its patients. “We offer Duo Stim IVF along with many other types of IVF because we are committed to helping women achieve successful pregnancies and healthy babies regardless of their age or weight,” Dr. Merhi shares.

Rejuvenating Fertility Clinic is the first IVF Center in the Northeast to offer non-conventional, holistic, and organic fertility methods. The clinic is currently accepting patients from all over the world via telemedicine and offers a variety of IVF options, egg donation and surrogacy as well as other fertility treatments such as PRP ovarian rejuvenation.


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