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What is assisted Hatching?

The cells that make up the early embryo are enclosed within a flexible membrane (shell) called the zona pellucida.  During normal development, a portion of this membrane dissolves, allowing the embryonic cells to escape or “hatch" out of the shell.  Only upon hatching can the embryonic cells implant within the wall of the uterus to form a pregnancy.

Assisted hatching is the laboratory technique in which an embryologist makes an artificial opening in the shell of the embryo. The hatching is usually performed on the day of transfer, prior to loading the embryo into the transfer catheter.  The opening can be made by mechanical means (slicing with a needle or burning the shell with a laser) or chemical means by dissolving a small hole in the shell.

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