Laser-Assisted Hatching

What is LAH “Laser-Assisted Hatching” and its procedure?

If you’ve had IVF, you’re certainly aware that a fertilized egg does not ensure birth. When an egg is transported to a woman’s uterus, it must insert into the uterine wall to result in a healthy pregnancy. IVF failure occurs when an embryo fails to hatch and implant.

According to the IVF Specialist In Delhi NCR, Laser-assisted hatching is a cutting-edge technique used in conjunction with IVF to improve the success rate of embryo implantation. If IVF fails for unknown purposes or you have a bad prognosis for IVF therapy, you will be referred to laser-assisted hatching. LAH aims to remove all of the obstacles to implantation or a healthy pregnancy.

What exactly is the Laser-Assisted Hatching Treatment?

Hatching Assisted by Laser

Fertilized eggs are stored in the lab for 2 to 5 days during the IVF process, causing them to differentiate and mature into an embryo. To achieve pregnancy, a healthy embryo is implanted in a woman’s uterus. At this stage of development, the embryo is encased in a defensive membrane known as the zona pellucida.

This defensive shell spontaneously breaks down for implantation to occur. However, in some circumstances, the embryo’s outer layer hardens, making hatching and implantation impossible. It becomes one of the causes of female infertility.

In laser-assisted hatching, a small crack is formed before injecting the embryo into the uterus in the hopes that this hatching will aid in the embryo’s implantation.

This treatment promotes successful implantation, which leads to pregnancy.

When should LAH be used?

If you are undergoing IVF, it does not mean you will be recommended LAH. Experts agree that LAH could bring fruitful pregnancy in certain types of couples. In general, assisted hatching can increase the likelihood of pregnancy in the following conditions.

• If you’ve had two or more failed IVF periods.

• If you have a high FSH level, your embryo’s output is low.

• Until you are 38 years old or higher.

Hatching Technique Supported by Laser

When the embryo is already in the lab on the third day after the IVF period, the LAH procedure is performed. Laser technology makes for a more controlled approach which is the most powerful and safest strategy. This new technology necessitates the use of sophisticated instruments in the embryology lab. The whole procedure is relatively simple and only takes a few seconds.

The Benefits of LAH

When compared to other aided hatching techniques, laser-assisted hatching is more effective. Since the LAH treatment does not require manual handling of the embryo, there is less risk of injury. The laser’s accuracy is predetermined in the software, ensuring the embryo’s protection. Pregnancy success rates are increased with laser-assisted hatching.

If you have any queries about LAH, contact Dr. Ramya Mishra Shukla for the Best IVF results.