Laser Assisted Hatching is an advanced IVF hatching technique quickly gaining popularity among infertile couples. This technique utilizes ultra-modern lasers to improve the chances of a successful pregnancy via IVF.
During IVF, an egg and sperm are fused outside the female's uterus. Once the fusion is done, multiple embryos are produced. The best embryo is selected to implant in the female's uterus. Once implanted, the embryo is surrounded by a hard casing known as Zona Pellucida. The embryo must hatch by breaking this layer & getting implanted in the uterus. But sometimes, the casing hardens too much & embryo fails to implant itself in the uterus, causing failure in the pregnancy.
In such cases, Laser Assisted Hatching can be of great help. An opening is created in the outer shell using a small infra-red Laser beam. This ensures the embryo hatches easily & attaches itself to the uterus, resulting in pregnancy. As the chances of embryo hatching increase, the chances of the female getting pregnant increase too.
Who qualifies for Laser Assisted Hatching?
Laser Assisted Hatching is an advanced process & can be helpful to all. But women who have the following conditions are more likely to benefit from Laser Assisted Hatching:
a. Women with poor embryo quality & thick or hardened outer layer (Zona Pellucida)
b. Women who have undergone multiple IVF cycles without any success
c. Women above 37 years of age as their eggs have more possibility of producing eggs with hardened outer layers.
d. Women having higher Follicle Stimulating Hormones too can benefit from this technique.
What are the benefits of Laser Assisted Hatching?
There are other assisted hatching methods too. Some doctors use Chemical or Manual Hatching. But out of all these methods, Laser Assisted Hatching is considered the most advanced & successful method.
Here are some benefits of choosing Laser Assisted Hatching:
a. More control: As Laser beams are extremely precise & their movement can be controlled at the microscopic level, they offer excellent precision. This gives absolute control to the doctors, way more than manual or chemical hatching.
b. Minimal Handling of the embryo: There is next to zero disturbance to the embryo in the Laser Assisted Hatching Process.
c. Safe for Embryo: As no chemicals or mechanical tools are used in the process, it's extremely safe & secure for the embryo.
d. Improved efficacy: A lot of doctors believe Laser Assisted Hatching can enhance the efficacy of any IVF treatment by up to 50%
If you are planning to undergo IVF treatment, you should talk to the doctor about Laser-Assisted Treatment. If you fit the criteria, the doctor might suggest this approach for an enhanced success rate.
At Apollo Fertility, Guwahati, we pair ultra modern Laser Assisted Hatching with IVF in patients who might need it and have achieved phenomenal results.
You can contact our doctors if you need more information on the Laser Assisted Hatching Process via a call on 1860-500-4424
What are the Risk Factors associated with Laser Assisted Hatching?
Laser Assisted Hatching is the process that manipulates the natural hatching process of the embryo. So there will be some risk attached to the process.
But Laser Assisted Hatching is the most advanced & precise assisted hatching process. Moreover, at Apollo Fertility, Guwahati, we are equipped with the most advanced equipment to perform the process. So the risks are low.
Still, some complications like the ones mentioned below might not be ignored completely:
a. Damage to the embryo: Although the chances of this are extremely rare with Lasser Assisted Hatching, it is a risk you should know about.
b. Impact on the natural hatching process: Any minor issue during the procedure can impact the natural hatching process of the embryo, resulting in a failed pregnancy.
Overall, Laser Assisted Hatching is the best alternative for infertile couples undergoing IVF procedures.
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Laser Assisted Hatching is suitable for women over 37 years of age.
Yes, it can improve the success rate by upto 50 % in most cases.
Laser Assisted Hatching should be considered after a couple has 2 to 3 cycles of failed IVF attempts.
In most cases, Laser Assisted Hatching is performed within three days after the IVF procedure.
It’s one of the safest assisted hatching procedures available right now. So you can relax about safety.