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Assisted Hatching (AH)

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Assisted Hatching (AH)

Assisted hatching is a laboratory procedure designed to increase the chance of implantation or embryo attachment to the wall of the womb. For a successful implantation, the embryo must “hatch” out of the zona pellucida (the outer shell of embryo). In some patients, the failure of getting pregnancy after embryo replacement may be related to the inability of embryos to "hatch" out of the zona pellucida. Assisted hatching uses laser to cut a tiny opening at a diameter of 10-15 microns on the zona pellucida without touching embryos.

Research has shown that in patients over 38 years of age and those with repeated failures, AH improves implantation and pregnancy rates.