Assisted hatching (AH) is a procedure which is used in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (i.e. for the fertilization of the egg that takes place outside the human body). The assisted hatching procedure is specifically meant to make modifications in the wall of the embryo (which is fertilized using any of the techniques of in vitro fertilization), so that it gets hatched and subsequently gets implanted easily into the uterine walls.
The principle concept behind the procedure is to provide assistance/facilitate the embryo in escaping from the outer shell (i.e. zona pellucida), so that it can implant in the mothers uterine wall. This procedure of assisted hatching is useful for women with poor quality of embryo, advanced age or endometriosis, all of which contribute to a difficulty in implantation of the embryo in the uterine walls. There is substantial clinical evidence that assisted hatching tends to improve the chances of implantation, especially among couples using IVF technology.
Assisted hatching technology is available at some of the leading medical tourism destinations, which include Jordan, Turkey, South Korea, India and Mexico. All these destinations provide low cost and high quality medical care services to international medical tourists.
Assisted hatching is used in concurrence with in vitro fertilization procedures to improve the chances of implantation of the embryo. This procedure is required in cases of:
Clinical evidence has suggested that assisted hatching tends to improve the outcome of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment, though these outcomes may vary from clinic to clinic. The pregnancy rates using assisted hatching technique among women between the ages of 35 to 39 has been found to be almost 50%. With increasing age the pregnancy success rates go down significantly. Yet, an IVF procedure performed with assisted hatching has a better chance of conception, than IVF procedure performed without assisted hatching.
Assisted Hatching is a simple procedure; however it is associated with certain complications for both the mother and the child. The risks for the child include:
The procedure can occasionally cause complications for the mother which include:
The complex and delicate procedure requires good infertility clinic infrastructure and highly trained medical team. Turkey has the requisite infrastructure and the technical expertise for such a procedure which is available at a fraction of the cost that is available in the United States.
Mexican doctors and medical teams have the essential training and experience to conduct a complex procedure like assisted hatching. In addition to the experience of its medical team, Mexico has the latest technology and equipments, which increase the efficacy and success rates of the procedure.
India is one of the very few nations in the world which has the best infertility technology and several trained and experienced medical professionals. There are several dedicated infertility centers across the different metros in the country, which cater to several thousands of patients annually.
Jordan in recent times has boomed as the hub of medical tourism in the Middle East, due to its high quality and low cost medical services. Jordan, in its endeavor to attract medical tourists from across the world, especially from the United States, has charted down a road map to improve its healthcare infrastructure.
A more recent participant of the medical tourism market, South Korea has been quick to capitalize on the opportunity and has already made a mark in the international healthcare arena. With rapidly evolving technological innovations, high quality standards comparable to those in Europe and United States and highly trained and specialized medical professionals, South Korea is an upcoming hub of medical tourism in the Far East.
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