The primary purpose of mini-IVF is to obtain "useful" and "good quality" eggs instead of just obtaining the greatest possible number of eggs regardless of quality. As an embryologist, I have performed more than 10,000 egg-retrieval cycles in nearly 20 years. I can get a lot of eggs when the stimulation cycle uses high doses of medication. Many patients feel happy when the hear the number of eggs that were retrieved, but this number does not actually represent their chance of success. To become successfully pregnant, what is important is to have at least one good quality egg, even if there is only one.