For a number of couples dealing with infertility, the cost of IVF can be a barrier to getting the baby they desire. In some cases, couples do not choose to proceed with IVF due to religious, cultural, or other reasons, such as what to do with excess embryos. The New Hope Center offer a new, more natural method of treatment for such couples. The procedure is more cost effective due to the elimination of certain IVF Lab services, while still offering a comprehensive treatment option for some couples.
Is INVOcellTMThe Right Option For You?
The INVOcellTM technology has recently been cleared by the FDA, and is already in use in many countries around the world.
INVOcellTM fertility treatment offers an alternative to traditional IVF treatment at lower costs. You will want to discuss the potential outcomes with your New Hope team to see if this is a potential option for you based on your treatment program. This technology has been recently cleared by the FDA, and is already in use in many countries around the world. The INVOcellTM is a small capsule that is used for the incubation of eggs and sperm. Unlike conventional IVF, where the eggs and sperm fertilize and develop into embryos in a laboratory, the INVOcellTM procedure utilizes the women’s vagina as a natural “incubator” to support fertilization and embryo development. Some recent publications suggest success rates can be high in some patients depending on their diagnosis.
The INVOcellTM procedure offers a lower cost alternative to traditional IVF treatment. And, we recommend discussing this option with your New Hope team, to find out if is the right procedure to meet your fertility treatment needs.
The INVOcellTM DEVICE
An INVOcellTM procedure includes a “mild” (or minimal) stimulation of the ovaries, similar to conventional IVF, but uses significantly less fertility medications with the aim of collecting less than 8 eggs.
After this mild ovarian stimulation, the female will undergo an egg retrieval procedure, and the eggs collected, will be combined with the husband/partner’s sperm (or Donor Sperm if patient/couple has elected) and placed inside the The INVOcellTM device. This small capsule is then placed in the vagina, where it will remain for the next 3-5 days.
The procedure should be painless, and the woman carrying the INVOcellTM device can walk and travel normally, without discomfort. The INVOcellTM is removed after 3-5 days, and an Embryologist will remove the embryos from the device. In the lab, the embryos will be viewed under a microscope (for “grading” purposes), after which 1-2 of these embryos will then be transferred back in the woman’s uterus. Patients with extra, high quality embryos, can elect Embryo Cryopreservation (or Vitrification), to freeze and store the embryos for future pregnancy attempts (future Frozen Embryo Transfers).
For more information about the INVOcellTM procedure and to find out if this option is for you, simply click the button below to request a consultation or call our office at (757) 496-5370.