Assisted hatching is thought to be helpful for couples with a poor prognosis whose embryos are
thought to lack sufficient energy to complete the hatching process.
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, assisted hatching may be indicated
for women with:
- Advanced maternal age (older than 38)
- two or more failed IVF cycles
- poor embryo quality
- Identified abnormalities with the zona pellucida.
- an elevated FSH level on Day 3 of the menstrual cycle
Because assisted hatching is a difficult technique, the success is dependent on the embryologist’s
experience and technique, it is important to talk with your fertility clinic about how successful they
are with the procedure.