More on Laser Assisted Hatching
→ After embryo freeze – thaw procedures.
→ Advanced maternal age (>37 years old).
→ Patients with elevated Day 3 follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).
→ Thick and/or abnormal egg shell.
→ Poor quality/slow developing embryos.
→ Embryos exhibiting excessive fragmentation.
→ Recurrent IVF failure or 2 or more previous failed IVF cycles.
→ Increased thickness of zona pellucida.
Assisted hatching is performed, using laser technology, just before embryo transfer when the number of embryos to be transferred has been determined. It is a fast, simple and safe for the embryo procedure.