Assisted Hatching consists of thinning, by means of a laser, the zona pellucida (the layer of glycoproteins that protects the embryos from the external environment), so that the embryos can, when the time comes, escape and implant in the uterus of the mother-to-be.
It is the safest technique for the embryo, since it does not involve direct contact between the laser and the embryo’s cells, but thins the outer edge of the zona pellucida, with a laser-controlled action, which disperses its heat without affecting the embryo.
Assisted hatching does not increase the pregnancy rate for all patients, and for this reason, at Eugin we advise against its large-scale use. However, in specific cases it is recognised as a suitable technique that can improve the likelihood of pregnancy. In any case, this decision will always be the result of the active participation of doctors and patients. At Eugin we support you the whole way.