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Assisted Hatching of Embryos
Assisted Hatching is a microsurgical technique, which allows the embryo to “hatch” more easily from its outer shell, thereby facilitating implantation and pregnancy.
At The Fertility Clinic, Assisted Hatching is performed with a non-contact laser, which means that the embryo is not touched at all. Under the microscope, the laser creates an accurate opening on the outer shell of the embryo, called “zona pellucida”, facilitating the embryo’s hatching.
According to several studies assisted hatching can be a helpful technique to improve pregnancy rates. The associated risk of damaging the embryo’s cells is minimal.
For more information on The Fertility Clinic protocols, please take a look at our “Protocols and Procedures” in the “Patient Information” section.