Embryo implantation is a complex procedure and requires the alignment of numerous factors. In the natural process, an egg and sperm fuse to form an embryo. The embryo travels through the fallopian tube and reaches the uterus. The inner lining of the uterus prepares to increase the receptiveness to implant the embryo for future development. This is achieved by the high levels of female hormones produced during the period and thus increasing the stickiness of the inner uterine cavity to prevent the drifting of the embryo. The embryo is enclosed in a protein outer layer that becomes thin and allows the
fusion of embryo cells and uterine lining to form the placenta.
In an IVF cycle, the egg and sperm fuse and fertilize to form an embryo under controlled laboratory condition. When the embryo reaches the blastocyst stage, they are transferred into the uterine cavity for implantation. In some cases, the embryo may not have the ability to implant in the tissue lining thus resulting in pregnancy loss. Numerous factors can account to implantation failure, among them the inability of the embryo to hatch out from the outer protein case is one reason for implantation failure.
For those who are victims of recurrent implantation failure, Rathimed Fertility Centre offers the most advanced and effective treatment modality to facilitate the implantation of embryo without fail. This is achieved through the assisted hatching technique that involves making a small hole in the outer protein layer of the embryo before transferring them into the uterine cavity. This helps the embryo to ooze out from the outer case thus aiding in implantation and development in the uterus.
Assisted hatching is a procedure performed to help the embryo to implant into the uterine cavity for development. The embryo is enclosed in a protein layer known as Zonapellucida. Assisted hatching makes it easy for the embryo to hatch out from the protein case and fuse with the cells of the endometrial lining for implantation.
At Rathimed Fertility centre, we opt for laser assisted hatching procedure that is more safe, secure and precise technique with minimal exposure of embryo to physical manipulation. Laser-assisted hatching is useful to increase the chances of pregnancy by helping in the implantation of embryos in the uterine wall.
Laser Assisted Hatching is suggested to patients who have undergone through following conditions:
- Recurrent implantation failure
- Using frozen embryo transfer
- High maternal age
- High Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) level in female partner
- Thick protein layer coating of the embryo
- Poor growth of the embryo
Advantages of Assisted Laser hatching
- Aids hatching of the embryo from its outer shell and implantation in the uterine wall
- Laser beams dissolves the embryo outer shell with very precise increments
- Requires less handling and minimal exposure to physical manipulation
- Safe and faster technique
- Beneficial in women having high maternal age (30-35 years) after repeated implantation failure.
Rathimed Fertility Centre enfolds a team of skilled and experienced fertility specialists to perform all assisted reproductive technology procedures. Rathimed clinicians work to set a clear goal for developing Patient oriented individualized treatment strategies and strive to optimise your odds of conception in every in vitro fertilisation cycle. Assisted hatching is a safe and effective tool to stimulate implantation of embryo in the uterine cavity. To know more about assisted hatching process and your chances, book an appointment now.