Assisted hatching is used to help the embryo hatch from its protective outer shell, the zona pellucida, and promote implantation in the uterine wall after embryo transfe
Laser Assisted hatching takes remarkably less time and shields the embryo from toxic chemicals so the collective effect of these factors reduces the stress placed upon the embryo during the process. The technique also ensures that the embryo is less exposed to physical manipulation.
At NOBEL IVF, we offer laser assisted hatching for patients who have undergone repeated treatments without conceiving, and/or in cases where the woman is over 37 years of age. We also recommend that thawed embryos be treated with laser assisted hatching. It is our experience that thawed embryos have difficulty attaching to the womb. The likelihood of improved chances for pregnancy is assessed medically before recommending laser assisted hatching. At Nobel IVF, we carefully assess the possible benefits of assisted hatching for each patient before considering the process as part of any treatment plan.