Laser Assisted Hatching
What is Assisted Hatching?
When the ovum is fertilized and developed as an embryo, it should be transferred to the uterus or womb so it can further develop into a fetus. In this process, assisted hatching comes into practice. There are eight cells in an embryo and outer layer named “Zona Pellucida”. This layer must be very fine so that the embryo can be stuck to the inner layer of the uterus or endometrium.
This outer shell protects and covers the embryo for the first five to seven days in normal cases. This shell dissolves when the embryo makes it to the uterus. When the embryo reaches womb, it hatches out to implant into the womb. Sometimes, zona cannot dissolve and causes trouble in the implantation of the embryo.
Who Needs Assisted Hatching?
- Women with failed IVF cycles
- Women above 38
- In cases of embryo issues
How Assisted Hatching Works?
Our experienced embryologists perform this micro-implantation process under a powerful microscope. They use a very thin needle to create a small slot in the outer shell. We have the most experienced embryologists who hold the pipette to stabilize the embryo and place a biological acid on either side to create a tiny hole. This tiny hole enables the hatching of the embryo off its layer and getting implanted in the womb. We conduct assisted hatching on the selected embryo before transplant.
At Baby Science, our experienced and skilled embryologists use scientifically advanced technology for Laser Assisted Hatching to ensure that the embryo reaches the uterus and attaches to its inner layer.