What is Laser Assisted Hatching?

Laser-assisted hatching is a specialized technique used in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (IVF) to enhance the chances of successful embryo implantation. During this procedure, a precise laser is used to create a small opening in the outer shell (zona pellucida) of the embryo, facilitating its hatching and subsequent attachment to the uterus.

How Laser-Assisted Hatching Works:

  1. Embryo Selection: As part of the IVF process, multiple embryos are typically created through the fertilization of eggs with sperm in a laboratory setting.
  2. Zona Pellucida Thinning: Before the embryo transfer, the embryologist selects the most viable embryos for implantation. A specialized laser is then used to create a small hole or thinning in the zona pellucida of the selected embryos.
  3. Facilitating Hatching: The purpose of creating this small opening is to assist the embryo in breaking out of its protective shell during the hatching process, making it easier for the embryo to attach itself to the uterine lining.
  4. Embryo Transfer: After the LAH procedure, the embryos are transferred into the woman’s uterus through a catheter. This step is typically performed a few days after egg retrieval and fertilization.

Benefits of IVF with Laser-Assisted Hatching Treatment:

  1. The main benefit of laser-assisted hatching is that it can increase the chances of successful embryo implantation in the uterine lining. 
  2. Laser-assisted hatching is particularly useful for women with advanced maternal age, where the outer shell of the embryo may become thicker and harder over time. 
  3. Some embryos may have a thicker or tougher zona pellucida, making it difficult for the embryo to hatch naturally. 
  4. In cases where male infertility factors lead to poor embryo quality, assisted hatching can be used in combination with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to improve embryo implantation rates.
  5. Assisted hatching is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require any surgical incisions. The use of a laser ensures precision and reduces the risk of damage to the embryo during the procedure.

Benefits of choosing Delfinium Fertility and IVF Centre

Delfinium Fertility and IVF Centre are leading the way in the latest advancements in fertility medicine. To maximise the likelihood of successful implantation, our institution uses laser-assisted hatching, a technique that progressively breaks apart the embryo’s protective shell. Patients under the care of Dr Nalini Gupta who experiences repeated implantation failure have more options, increasing their chances of getting pregnant.

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