laser assisted hatching

Laser Assisted Hatching

Laser Assisted Hatching refers to a method whereby an artificial hole is created in the embryo’s zona using a laser system. This hole is believed to allow the embryo to hatch faster and increase the chances of it implanting.

Laser-assisted hatching can be done before embryo transfer and on embryos at the blastocyst and early cleavage stages (five to six days after egg collection).

This scientific IVF technique is a boon for couples without positive results after numerous IVF cycles. There is more of a probability of pregnancy using this assisted hatching technique.  Assisted hatching can be performed in a laboratory and is often used alongside IVF treatment. This step aids embryo hatching and increases the chances of implantation.