Helping employees pursue parenthood: Carrot at Home®, powered by Ava

Helping more members achieve pregnancy with a faster and less expensive at-home solution

Helping employees pursue parenthood is at the heart of everything we do at Carrot. That’s why today, we’re excited to announce a new product: Carrot at Home®, powered with Ava. Carrot’s partnership with Ava will accelerate our shared missions: to advance more access to reproductive care globally. Their flagship product — the Ava bracelet — is an evidence-based, clinically-backed ovulation tracking tool that helps females and couples get pregnant faster through timed intercourse. Supported by Carrot’s expansive expert telehealth network, members will now have an additional structured path towards pregnancy when more expensive and invasive treatments like in-vitro fertilization (IVF) are not necessary, not available, or not preferred. 

Applying world-class artificial intelligence to improve the success of timed intercourse

Ava’s machine-learning algorithms will support Carrot members with key insights to help them get pregnant faster. A 2020 analysis of Ava users revealed that nearly 30% of subfertile women (defined as trying to get pregnant for more than a year—or more than six months if over the age of 35) became pregnant within a year of using Ava.

By combining multiple physiological parameters including skin temperature, resting pulse rate, and breathing rate, the Ava bracelet predicts a woman’s fertile window with 89% accuracy. Combined with Carrot’s comprehensive fertility care and pregnancy telehealth resources, companies can empower their employees and their partners with valuable fertility and reproductive health support leading to thousands of dollars in cost savings.

Avoiding expensive fertility treatments like IVF when members choose less invasive care 

One in eight opposite-sex couples in America are diagnosed with infertility. And each infertility patient in the United States undergoes 2.5 cycles of IVF on average, which costs between $40,000 and $50,000. Enabling employer-sponsored access to fertility treatments inside a clinic is a vital part of Carrot’s work, but we also support members who seek paths to pregnancy that do not begin inside a fertility clinic.

In some cases, these journeys may evolve towards more complex care like IVF where flexible financial coverage from their employer will be critical. In other cases, achieving a healthy single birth through timed intercourse is the best personalized path for them. By avoiding high-cost treatments in the clinic with Carrot at Home, employers and employees can achieve superior clinical outcomes with tens of thousands of dollars in additional cost savings per employee.

Bringing fertility science into the home, when members need it most

The global coronavirus pandemic has brought a number of changes and challenges to healthcare — especially in the fertility care and pregnancy space. With Carrot at Home,  members now have a new option for getting started on their pregnancy journey, potentially eliminating the need to travel to in-person fertility clinic visits.

Now more than ever, employees need access to evidence-based fertility assistance from the comfort and convenience of home. With virtual access to medical experts, on-demand doctor-approved content, and now, exclusive access to the Ava bracelet, Carrot members have more flexibility than ever before when it comes to pursuing parenthood.

If you would like to know more about how Carrot can support your company, please get in touch. If you are a Carrot member and would like to know more about the Ava fertility tracker bracelet, please reach out to our Care Team

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