Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH)

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What Is Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH)?

Often, an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedure can produce several embryos during the fertilisation process. Some couples opt to cryopreserve the embryos that are not transferred to the uterus during a given cycle, in the hope that they can use them later. This preservation process entails a sequence of freezing and thawing, the effects of which could adversely affect the natural process of blastocyst hatching. Laser assisted hatching (LAH) is a laboratory procedure that loosens a blastocyst within its outer shell, allowing it to implant successfully once it is deposited onto the uterine lining.

Why Choose Laser Assisted Hatching?

Laser assisted hatching (LAH) enables a blastocyst to thaw quickly, yet efficiently, without compromising on its integrity.

Implantation Potential

LAH can produce better quality blastocysts than traditional thawing methods. On Cloudnine, we strive to optimise your odds of conception in every in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle, and we recommend assisted hatching as a tool to stimulate implantation.

Reap Benefits of Cryopreservation of Embryos

Cryopreservation is an ultra-modern technique that can preserve your embryos for up to a decade. However, the success of the process hinges on how well the embryos are frozen and thawed. It is possible that the shell housing the embryo may be impaired if it is not handled correctly. Assisted hatching can micro-manipulate an embryo, leaving you to make the most of cryopreservation.

Is Laser Assisted Hatching Right for Me?

Laser assisted hatching (LAH) can augment implantation and bring you closer to pregnancy if you have previously had three or more unfavourable in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles. Alternatively, if your doctor finds that the outer walls of your embryos seem to be thicker than usual, a LAH routine may be recommended for you.

What Are the Steps of Laser Assisted Hatching?

Laser assisted hatching (LAH) is a short two-step process, following the retrieval of cryopreserved embryos.

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Light Pulsing

The hatching process is performed for each embryo individually. First, the embryo is framed by a circle of light indicating the circumference around which the laser will beam. Then, the laser starts pulsing a portion of the circumference, attempting to dissolve a part of the embryonic shell. The process is performed delicately, to ensure that the heat from the laser is not transferred to the cells of the embryo.

2

Implantation

Your embryologist will identify up to two embryos to be placed inside the uterus. The embryo will then implant itself in the uterine lining in the following few days.

What Are the Risks of Laser Assisted Hatching?

There are two main risks associated with laser assisted hatching (LAH).

Embryo Damage

If the laser hatching process is performed poorly, an embryo could be blemished or permanently destroyed. The fertility experts on Cloudnine are seasoned specialists, armed with years of experience in LAH. Together, they have established some of the best assisted hatching rates in the country.

Increased Likelihood of Twins

There is a school of thought that suggests that assisted hatching can promote monozygotic twinning, although this theory is unattested.

TESTIMONIALS

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We Were Thrilled With the Services Provided on Cloudnine

The ever-smiling Dr. Manju Nair is an excellent fertility specialist, not to mention, extremely polite and courteous. We were thrilled with the services provided to us by her and the team of nurses. The entire treatment process was seamless and we are now blessed with a baby girl! We would like to thank everyone who made our journey on Cloudnine so wonderful!

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We Are Grateful to Dr. Manju Nair for Our Little Miracle!

We would like to thank Dr. Manju Nair and the entire team at Cloudnine Fertility from the bottom of our hearts. The staff members extended their absolute support and guided us throughout our journey. It was our life’s best experience! We are extremely grateful to Dr. Nair for our little miracle!

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We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Manju Nair at the Cloudnine Fertility Clinic. We underwent an intrauterine insemination (IUI), and Dr. Nair and the entire support staff were very friendly, proactive and understanding at every stage. They took extremely good care of us. The IUI proved successful, and we were finally pregnant by the grace of God and Dr. Manju Nair’s expert treatment – a life update we had been eagerly awaiting. Our gratitude knows no bounds and we would like to thank each person involved in making our journey memorable.

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If you ask me, ‘Hope Is Born Here’ is an inadequate tagline for Cloudnine. Dr. Manju Nair turned out to be my angel. She restored my happiness and I would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart. May God bless her, always!

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Dr. Manju Nair’s Efforts Were Truly Commendable

Our journey on Cloudnine started through Dr. Jyotshna Madan, who led us to Dr. Manju Nair. At the time, we were struggling with infertility, and Dr. Nair took care to give us a detailed diagnosis, and an explanation of each procedure during our visits. The way she lent her complete support and motivated us along the way was truly commendable. Additionally, she was easily reachable and this was vital for us during our journey. Apart from the treatment itself, the atmosphere on Cloudnine was amazing, as was the hospitality. We would like to thank Dr. Manju Nair and the entire Cloudnine team for everything they have done for us!

 

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Dr. Manju Nair Restored Hope and Positivity in My Life

I want to thank Dr. Manju Nair for everything; for bringing positivity into my life. She has restored hope in me and brightened my days, thanks to her successful treatment. She deserves a warm hug and a massive thanks. In addition, I had a lovely experience with the staff on Cloudnine.

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My Quick Journey to Conception Is Testament to Dr. Manju Nair’s Treatment Approach

Dr. Manju Nair is an excellent doctor. She made us feel at ease throughout, and allowed us to freely communicate all our problems. Her treatment approach was awesome, and the fact that I conceived so soon after meeting her is testament to that fact.

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We Are Grateful to Dr. Manju Nair for Our Little Miracle!

We would like to thank Dr. Manju Nair and the entire team at Cloudnine Fertility from the bottom of our hearts. The staff members extended their absolute support and guided us throughout our journey. It was our life’s best experience! We are extremely grateful to Dr. Nair for our little miracle!

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When I Look Back on Our Fertility Struggle, I Wish We Had Met Dr. Manju Nair Sooner

My wife and I had been trying for a baby for almost three years, having consulted at least 3-4 renowned doctors in Bangalore without any success. After two failed intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles, we were advised a surgical scan. However, we were wary of going under the knife as part of a diagnostic procedure, and decided against it. Shortly afterwards, we met Dr. Manju Nair on Cloudnine, and we were pleased with our first interaction. She tried to understand our history, the tests done so far, and took note of all our past consultations. Then, she recommended some additional tests for my wife and referred me to an andrologist. Once she had our reports, she was able to pinpoint the problem within a few short weeks. Based on the findings, Dr. Nair communicated the most advisable treatment, and left the final decision to us. Given my sperm morphology, the options were limited – it was either surgery for me, or in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The surgical scan we had been recommended at our previous clinic wasn’t required at all. We went for IVF as per Dr. Nair’s suggestion and the procedure was a success. We were amazed when the pregnancy test showed positive. Today, our baby is almost four months old.

We really valued Dr. Nair’s friendliness, approachability, positivity and tell-it-like-it-is attitude. She boosted our confidence, gave us hope, yet, never made any false promises. We always came back feeling good after every consultation. I would definitely recommend Dr. Manju Nair to anyone struggling to conceive. She is the finest doctor we have ever met and we wish her continued success in the future.

When I look back on our fertility struggle of almost 3 years – visiting different doctors, waiting in long queues and undergoing numerous scans – I only wish we had met Dr. Nair sooner.

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My Experience on Cloudnine Was Seamless

As my fertility specialist, Dr. Manju Nair was cordial, understanding and super helpful. I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor for consultation! Also, I really appreciated the staff and nurses, who were kind and attentive to all my questions. I only have good things to say about my experience here! Keep up the good work!

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