IVF – an ART technique that includes fertilization outside of the human body. Couples, who have undergone or planning to undergo their IVF, would have been introduced to a term referred to as Assisted Hatching.
During IVF treatment, a methodology or technique called Assisted Hatching may or may not be performed to help the embryo for successful implantation in a woman’s womb. In the year 1990, this procedure is introduced to assist the implantation procedure during IVF treatment. This step is performed three days post-fertilization (once the embryo has had a few days to develop). Definitely, Yes! Assisted Hatching improves the success rate of IVF treatment.
Several clinics offer this medical procedure (assisted hatching) as a part of their IVF treatment. The cost of assisted hatching offered by clinic could be of additional cost or included in IVF. So, if a couple is going forward for their IVF treatment then here is some information, one must read before settling on IVF with assisted hatching. Go IVF Surrogacy is one of the foremost medical healthcare companies that serves best to those infertile couples who are seeking for the best fertility clinic and of course veterans specialist. It’s a leading brand in the field of all the fertility treatments.
Assisted Hatching- how the procedure works-
Assisted hatching, as said earlier, is a fertility technique and always used as a part of the IVF procedure. This facilitates embryo hatching and thus clear implantation process.
All the eggs are surrounded by a protein shell, termed as zona pellucida. Egg after getting fertilized with the sperm (during IVF fertilization process) is known as a fertilized egg. After the first sperm fuses with the egg’ wall and gets through the zona pellucida into the cytoplasm of the egg for fertilization, the shell becomes impenetrable and hard so that rest of the sperm cells did not get penetrates with the fertilized egg. Fertilized egg starts growing fast, dividing into many cells and soon it becomes an embryo.
A fertilized embryo is covered by a shell, referred to as zona pellucida. For a smooth implantation process, the egg must hatch and break out from the zona pellucida and gets attached to the lining of the uterus.
This is what happens during assisted hatching that means, an embryologist weakens the barrier around embryo at a single point. This is done with a micromanipulation technique. Once the zona is thinned, it tears to allow the embryo to hatch. Those embryos that do not hatch during IVF procedure are not allowed to transfer into the female’s uterus.
There are three methods of assisted hatching –
- LAH – Laser Assisted Hatching
- PZD – Partial Zona Dissection
- Acid Tyrode’s Solution
Laser-assisted hatching in India is one amongst the most accepted and modern technique in the Assisted Hatching process. Laser-assisted hatching in India, in short, referred to as LAH, involves the usage of a laser device and this device makes a precise opening in the zona pellucida. This procedure is one of the safest and uncomplicated procedures compared to all the rest of the Assisted Hatching method.
Suitable Candidate for Assisted Hatching –
Assisted hatching by Go IVF Surrogacy is performed under the veterans and super specialist of fertility team, providing a decent success rate to the patient. It has observed that embryos with a thinner zona pellucida had higher rates of implantation in IVF treatments. Assisted Hatching is suitable and beneficial for –
- Women, who have crossed 35 and undergoing IVF treatment.
- Couples who have had repeated failures and unsuccessful results at pregnancy after a few IVF cycles.
- Couple’s embryos where a distinctively thick zona is observed by the embryologist.
The cost of assisted hatching in India –
Being one of the most commonly used procedures, the cost of laser-assisted hatching in India can range from INR 15,000 to INR 30,000 depending on the fertility clinic
Assisted hatching procedure with IVF is now a commonly used procedure in India and other countries. India, being one of the centre points of fertility treatments, thousands of international couple travels India just for their IVF treatment with assisted hatching. The main centre of attraction of India is its reasonable cost bringing forth all the advanced equipment and the latest methodology during the treatment.
The cost of Laser Assisted Hatching in India begins from INR 20,000 and can vary up to INR 40,000 depending on the fertility clinic. Although the procedure of assisted hatching was developed as a way to improve the chances of embryo implantation, nothing can be said about its efficacy or you can say it is not a guaranteed technique. No doubt, assisted hatching boosts the implantation rate during IVF but again the couple needs to wait for a pregnancy test to know their status. Many of the factors go into the success of Laser Assisted Hatching in India such as the method used by the fertility clinic, specialist team of fertility and experienced embryologist, and the health of the embryo.