Assisted Hatching


What is it?

When the technique in vitro fertilization treatmenthas been carried out, the ovum has been fertilized through IVF, traditional ICSI or PICSI, and the appropriate days have elapsed for the blastocyst to mature into an embryo, at the time of embryo transfer there is a technique called assisted hatching.

Once the fertilization of an egg has taken place, the development of the embryo begins and it is surrounded by cells that protect it called the zona pellucida. Generally, this layer breaks naturally as the cells begin to reproduce, however, in an IVF, sometimes assistance must be provided to help the endometrium that has previously been prepared with progesterone for the implantation of the embryo, making a small cut to the ovum. facilitates implantation.

This technique is suggested for embryos with abnormalities in the zona pellucida (thick or dense), patients older than 38 years, implantation failure in previous in vitro fertilization treatment or high levels of FSH and when devitrified embryo transfers are performed. It is a safe and controlled procedure so the embryo does not suffer any damage.

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