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Laser-Assisted Hatching in IVF: Pros and Cons

Laser-Assisted Hatching in IVF

All points in the IVF process are aimed at increasing the chances of a healthy pregnancy. One such step is laser assisted hatching (LAH), which aims to improve the implantation rate of embryos. At SCI IVF Hospital, we believe in giving our patients all the information they need to know what’s available to them – so let’s take a look at some pros and cons of this option.

What is Laser Assisted Hatching?

Laser assisted hatching in IVF is a precise technique used during In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) that helps an embryo attach more easily to the lining of the uterus. It involves using a highly focused laser beam to thin or create a small hole in the zona pellucida, which is the outer shell of an egg. This procedure may boost the hatching ability of embryos to enable increased rates of successful implantation for higher pregnancy rates.

Pros for Laser Assisted Hatching

  1. Increased Implantation Rates

This procedure by Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour can improve implantation rates, especially when dealing with embryos having thick zonas pellucidas that would otherwise not allow them to pass through into the uterus during transfer. This is more beneficial for older women or those who have failed several cycles previously.

  1. Success Increases among Specific Groups

Some investigations show that the success of LAH depends on the age group; it is better for women above 37 years of age since their eggs are usually of low quality due to aging but this declines after several unsuccessful attempts with transferring poor-quality embryos.

  1. Good for Frozen Embryos

Frozen embryos become harder when they thaw therefore, at an IVF centre in Delhi NCR, this method can help them grow by creating some holes through which they will hatch and attach themselves leading to a successful pregnancy.

Cons against Laser Assisted Hatching

  1. Risk of Damaging Embryo

Though generally safe for use on human beings during such delicate procedures involving eggs where accuracy levels must be very high even a slight error could result in complete loss of zygote viability, there is still some risk associated with it especially if done incorrectly or carelessly around the fetal tissues.

  1. Not Effective for All Patients

The problem with success rates is that they do not apply equally across all patients sometimes there might not be any difference at all thus requiring further investigation into factors causing these variations among seemingly qualified individuals based on years and quality indicators.


Laser-assisted hatching has raised implantation rates in vitro fertilization. However, aside from being one of the most expensive IVF cost in Delhi this procedure also touches ethical aspects as well. Therefore, we offer you information that would enable you to select rightly for your fertility journey while choosing SCI IVF Hospital, the best infertility clinic in Delhi, as our hospital is known to provide the finest infertility treatment.

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