Assisted Embryo Hatching or Laser Assisted Hatching
Hatching is a natural process that is performed by an embryo in order to get attached to the uterus lining for pregnancy.
When an embryo develops it surrounds itself by an outer protective layer like an eggshell called Zona Pellucida. After reaching the mother’s womb, the embryo has to break the outer layer and latch to the womb of the mother.
This is a natural process and the pregnancy is achieved only when the embryo hatches and latches to the mother’s womb.
Sometimes the outer layer of the embryo is too thick that it cannot break and latch itself to the womb.
It is when Assisted Hatching comes into play, during this process, a crack is made in the outer layer of the embryo with a laser. Later it is implanted in the mother’s womb during an IVF treatment.
This process helps an embryo to hatch and attach to a mother’s womb which results in a successful pregnancy.
Laser-assisted hatching success rates are higher in leading to a healthy pregnancy, therefore, fertility doctors at our Laser-Assisted Hatching Clinic in Delhi prefer such treatments before going for a complete IVF.
Does every IVF patient need this Laser Assisted Hatching Treatment?
No, not everyone needs this assisted hatching procedure. It is beneficial for:
- Mothers of more than 37 years of age
- Implantation of frozen embryos (as the process of freezing may have thickened the Zona Pellucida, the outer layer of the embryo)
- Patients with multiple failed attempts of IVF despite of healthy embryo and uterus
- Thickened lining of the uterus (Endometriosis)
- Women having high levels of FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and other hormonal imbalance
- Women whose embryos have high thickness- Zona Pellucida
- Poor quality or few embryos
Are there any adverse reactions to Assisted Embryo Hatching?
No, precise laser-assisted hatching has no adverse effects on the embryo or the mother. You have to just look out for the best embryologist and fertility specialists who can help you with a smooth process.