How Invocell Works
IVC with INVOCELL Intravaginal Culture System
An easy way to think about it is that INVOCELL is the
device used in the IVC procedure. During
IVC, your eggs
and the sperm are combined in the INVOCELL culture
device. Then, INVOCELL is
placed in your vagina, allowing
for fertilization and incubation to occur.
INVOCELL up close
the retention device.
How IVC works with INVOCELL
Once you find a fertility specialist who offers INVOCELL, and you and your doctor have determined that IVC with INVOCELL is a good option for you, they will begin your treatment by prescribing medication to help you produce eggs. Your doctor will retrieve the eggs from your ovaries using a minimally invasive procedure during which you will be sedated. Then, your eggs will be placed with sperm. This is where the INVOCELL culture device comes in.
The eggs and sperm are
the culture device
Your doctor will then place the
retention device, and position
in your vagina.
During this time, you should
avoid any strenuous physical
activity or any other
that could change the
temperature of the
such as taking a bath or using
Ask your doctor what
you can and can’t do while
INVOCELL is in your body.
GOOD TO KNOW: You
shouldn’t feel any
while the device is in your
but if you do, make sure
to call your doctor.
After this incubation period, your doctor will remove the device from your body and examine the quality and quantity of the embryos that have developed.
Then, your doctor will work with you to decide on
the number of embryos to be transferred to your
uterus. And the good news is, you can freeze any