Assisted Hatching Clinic
Assisted hatching is a technique performed in the embryology laboratory that consists of making a small hole in the zona pellucida that covers the embryo.
The zona pellucida is a membrane that protects the embryo during its development. Between days 5 and 7 of development, the embryo breaks through this membrane and emerges naturally so that it can implant in the uterus and become pregnant.
Sometimes there are alterations in the zona pellucida that make it difficult for the embryo to break through and this is when assisted hatching is used. In this way it is possible to facilitate the embryo’s exit to the exterior and favour implantation.
It is a complementary technique that is not performed on all embryos, but only in certain cases in which repeated implantation failures are not due to a specific and known cause, and always with the assessment of the laboratory team.
WHEN IS ASSISTED HATCHING INDICATED?
- Embryos with a thick, dense and abnormally dark coloured zona pellucida.
- Embryos with an amorphous zona pellucida.
- When there have been several cases of non-pregnancy while transferring good quality embryos.
- To perform Preimplantational Genetic Diagnosis.
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