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Growth of Worldwide Medical Tourism Market

The worldwide medical tourism market is estimately growing at a rate of 25-35% annually. The high cost of health care and long wait times for some procedures still remain the major factors for growth.

Assisted Hatching (AH)

Assisted Hatching (AH) is a process that is used in the cases of in vitro fertilization (IVF)

In a natural pregnancy, when the egg is successfully fertilized, the outer wall of the egg starts to become thick and hard. This is a way to stop other sperms from entering the egg in order to prevent an overload of DNA. At this time the egg is travelling from the fallopian tube to the uterus. Once in the uterus, the thickened outer wall called the zona pellucida starts to break down to get successfully implanted onto the wall of the uterus. This is known as hatching. If the egg does not get attached, the woman gets her next period on time. 

Similarly, Assisted Hatching is a process in which the zona pellucida of the embryo is thinned down in order to assist its implantation in the uterus, thereby increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy. This is usually done with the use of a very mild acid solution, a laser or by making a microscopic hole with the help of a very small needle known as microtool. After this, the embryo is transferred to the womb of the woman. Sometimes doctors may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent the development of infection in the embryo. 

In vitro fertilization is an expensive fertility treatment. Most people cannot afford to repeat the process and need to have the best shot possible the first time around. Assisted Hatching is thought to increase the chances of pregnancy. The doctor decides whether it is required or not depending on individual cases. Places like Thailand, India, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, and Turkey offer expert and affordable fertility treatments. They also provide the requisite environment to a couple going through this stressful phase. 


Featured Assisted Hatching (AH) Providers Abroad


SMC Fertility Center

Bangkok, Thailand


Languages: English, Thai

SMC Fertility Centeris one of the Royal Thai College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RTCOG) accredited fertility centers in Thailand. SMC was established in 1993 and since that time has maintained...

Belhoul European Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

Belhoul European Hospital was established in 1996 as the first day care hospital in the UAE. It currently provides comprehensive medical facilities through its 22 outpatient clinics. The medical speci...

Al Zahra Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has been designed and developed to provide premium medical care and comfort with modern equipment and a team of professional doctors. Al Zahra Private Hospital Dubai (AZHD) is ...

Parkside Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Languages: English

Parkside Hospital is an independent hospital located opposite Wimbledon Common, and is easily accessible from Central London and the Home Counties. The Hospital is able to offer most medical specialit...
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