Assisted hatching is a procedure where we can help the embryo “hatch” from its “shell” by creating a small crack in the zona pellucida . It is believed that assisted hatching can help an embryo implant in the uterus, leading to higher pregnancy rates in some patients.
Does assisted hatching increase success?
Assisted hatching can increase pregnancy rates but is unnecessary in most instances. However, a doctor can request the extra step if multiple IVF cycles fail.
Assisted hatching is a technique used primarily to assist those couples who have had one or more failed IVF cycles in the past