What is Assisted Hatching?
Many women who have experienced previous miscarriages and wish to lower associated costs of IVF treatment can benefit from Mexico’s IVF clinics and consider assisted hatching. Assisted hatching in Mexico aims at shrinking the number of embryos which don’t hatch among older women and those whose embryos are known to have a distinctively thick zona pellucida.
Infertility specialists have many techniques to increase the success rate of IVF. Assisted Hatching is a commonly used assisted reproductive technique to help with the fertilization process.
The cost of assisted hatching in Mexico can be an added value for patients, who paid for many IVF treatments in past, and promise for an affordable, successful IVF treatment.
IVF Clinics in Mexico have worked hard to develop several different approaches in aiding couples who struggle to afford AH and other fertility treatments.
A Good Candidate for Assisted Hatching
Good candidates for assisted hatching in Mexico are those who have suffered repeated failed fertility treatments. Though the exact causes of these failures is rarely known it has been shown that the procedure can significantly improve the chances of success for these women.
Assisted hatching is also recommended for infertile couples if the woman is 38 years or older, has a high follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level, embryo is transferred at day three, the embryos are fertilized using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) or using frozen-thawed embryos (FET).
Patients who have gone through reoccurring failed infertility treatments and are not willing bear more high cost of IVF treatments, can take advantage of Mexico’s exceptionally affordable assisted hatching treatment.
Assisted Hatching Procedure
For IVF treatment to result in successful pregnancies, embryos must implant into the uterus after the embryo transfer. Embryos with tough outer shells are less likely to implant properly. Assisted hatching is a process where the embryologists make a small hole in the outer membrane of fertilized eggs. With a minor defect in the shell, it is easier for the embryo to implant into the uterine wall.
Eggs are fertilized using in vitro methods, such as ICSI, and left to mature. After the fertilization process is complete and the cells have divided ready for implantation, laser is used to damage the shell. The embryo is then transferred to the uterus in a normal IVF embryo transfer procedure.
Risks and Side Effects of Assisted Hatching
Assisted hatching in Mexico may increase the possibility of twin births. In rare instances, the use of steroids can result in elevated blood pressure, water retention, infection, mood swings, insomnia, osteoporosis, nausea, and allergic reactions. The antibiotic introduced during assisted hatching in Mexico (usually doxycycline) may intensify both skin sensitivity to sun light and the risk of vaginal yeast infection.
Advantages of Assisted Hatching
Many couples elect to pursue assisted hatching during their IVF procedures. This is because the technique is associated with a number of benefits including fewer embryos required for transfer, and increased implantation success rates.