IVF with Assisted Hatching
Infertility specialists have many techniques to increase the success rate of IVF. Assisted Hatching is a commonly used assisted reproductive technique to help with the fertilization process.
For IVF treatment to result in successful pregnancies, embryos must implant into the uterus after the embryo transfer. Embryos with tough outer shells are less likely to implant properly.
Assisted hatching is a process where the embryologists make a small hole in the outer membrane of fertilized eggs. With a minor defect in the shell, it is easier for the embryo to implant into the uterine wall.
Women over the age of 35 are good candidates for IVF with Assisted Hatching, as eggs of women over 30 tend to harden making it more difficult for sperm to fertilize the ova naturally.
Eggs are fertilized using in vitro methods, such as ICSI, and left to mature. After the fertilization process is complete and the cells have divided ready for implantation, laser is used to damage the shell. The embryo is then transfered to the uterus in a normal IVF embryo transfer procedure.
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