Embryo Assisted Hatching

Palm Beach Embryo Assisted Hatching (AH)

What Is Assisted Hatching & How Does It Work?

If you are currently seeking advice and information on the most effective forms of ART (assisted reproductive technology) procedures, our team at Palm Beach Fertility Center can help. One of the most affective procedures our fertility specialist uses is called assisted hatching (AH). This procedure gives embryos assistance in the hatching process by helping embryos hatch by breaking their enveloping protective layer. Some embryos have a hard time hatching, which is an important step to successfully implant an embryo. We often use assisted hatching in the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process.

When Is Assisted Hatching Helpful?

The blastocyst is held with gentle suction while a tiny needle delivers an acid solution that wears away an area of the outer shell (the zona pellucida). This helps the embryo "hatch" out of the shell and implant in the uterine wall. Shortly after the procedure, the embryo is transferred to the uterus.

  • Assisted hatching is often recommended for the following circumstances:
  • Couples who have had unsuccessful IVF cycles
  • Where the female partner is over 37
  • Where the female partner has high FSH levels
  • Where there are poor quality embryos
  • Where the embryos have thick shells

Successful Palm Beach Fertility Clinic

At our center, we have had great success using this procedure on its own and in conjunction with other fertility processes to help our patients achieve successful pregnancies. We understand just how important it is to you and your family to do whatever it takes to conceive, and we are here to help.

You can rely on us to offer you support and guidance every step of the way throughout this process and any others. To learn more about this procedure and how we can help you with embryo assisted hatching, contact us now at (888) 819-5177.

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