Assisted hatching (AH) is a laboratory procedure that breaks the this shell using a laser to help with implantation. Ah is usually done on the third or fifth day of laboratory growth and shortly prior to uterine transfer.
You may benefit from AH if:
- You have had failed implantation on previous cycle(s)
- Are over 38 years of age
- Are undergoing preimplantation genetic testing (PGT)
- The embryologist has identified abnormalities with your zona pellucida (shell)