While in most other IVF methods embryo’s are developed in a lab, INVOcell uses a woman’s own body as an incubator for the duration of fertilization and early embryo development. This also makes some of the women feel even more a part of the process.
“A typical IVF patient might come to the office for more ultrasound and more blood work because they’re on a lot of medications and you have to make sure you’re monitoring the medication accordingly,” said Michael Glassner, medical director at Main Line Fertility.
However, with INVOcell, “you’re on fewer medications, you only have two visits to the office and you’re not being stimulated as aggressively, which some people find to be inviting.”
An additional benefit of INVOcell is its price. While other IVF methods cost around $12,000 to $15,000 per cycle, INVOcell usually costs around $8,500 per cycle, roughly a 40 percent reduction in cost.
Read more about INVOcell at the Philadelphia Magazine by clicking here.