Assisted Hatching

This is a micro-procedure performed on embryo(s) the aim of which is to improve implantation of embryo(s) thus achieving a pregnancy.

It entails making a small hole in the layer surrounding the embryo. This is achieved either chemically or by laser guided beams. Certain studies have shown that making a hole in the surrounding membrane would facilitate the process of implantation. Currently, assisted hatching is not offered as routine for all patients. It is usually offered for repeated failure cases.