In vitro fertilisation (IVF) has seen tremendous progress in the past decade. But despite advances in ovarian stimulation, gamete handling and assisted reproductive technologies, the implantation potential of artificially created embryos hasn't seen a commensurate rise over...
Many small-scale clinics across the country resort to transferring multiple embryos to the uterus to compensate for this low implantation rate. But multiple embryos could translate to multiple births, increasing the odds of complications during pregnancy. On Cloudnine, we endeavour to give you a healthy, happy and safe pregnancy. To that end, we restrict the number of viable embryos that are transferred to the uterus and offer you the option of freezing the ones left over through a process known as cryopreservation of embryos. The freeze-and-thaw journey that an embryo follows through cryopreservation, however, could hamper its ability to hatch. Laser assisted hatching (LAH) is a technology that stimulates the blastocyst hatching process after cryopreservation, increasing the chances of conception significantly. It has been found to be especially effective in older women and women who have had a poor prognosis or repeated pregnancy failures.
Embryos hatched artificially via LAH hold a higher implantation potential than fresh embryos.
Embryos retrieved via LAH have been known to yield superior pregnancy rates.