At an initial stage of development (probably, within the first 5 to 7 days), the embryo will be enclosed and sheltered by an external shell known as zona pellucida. This layer in regular instance is dissolved while an embryo reaching to the uterus and later hatching out; getting implanted in uterus.
Now, what is unusual in some patients? The layer of zona will become toughened; unfortunately leaving difficulty to embryo to hatch and implant in uterus; therefore evolving infertility.
Assisted hatching – embryo transfer is an ultimate solution to it!
It is rather a micromanipulation method performed in laboratory – just before an embryo is replaced in uterus; helping it to hatch successfully from zona.
How is assisted hatching of embryo treatment carried out?
A qualified embryologist will mainly operate a laboratory-supported assisted hatching. Through the microscope with high degree of magnification and a tiny needle, there will be a small opening created in zona. This method is carried out just prior to an embryo’s transfer over those embryos which are selected for a move. Now, when an embryo returns to the uterus, it can now hatch (via this hole) and implant just the way it would naturally take in. The embryo transfer success rates for assisted hatching implantation are high.
Assisted Hatching – Embryo Transfer Treatment Recommended for:
- A woman of 35 years of age or above
- A couple with failed pregnancy subsequent to old IVF cycles
- A woman with higher FSH levels
- An instance noted with hardened zona
- Frozen embryo replacement
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