This technique, also known as assisted hatching, involves making a small opening in the layer that surrounds the embryo (zona pellucida) to assist its exit and promote implantation in the uterus.
When do we use this technique?
In all IVF cycles of women over 38 years old.
Where there is poor embryo quality due to abnormalities in the zona pellucida or high fragmentation.
In cycles using frozen embryos.
In cases of implantation failures.