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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


Vijaya Fertility Clinic

Cochin, India


Languages: English

The Vijaya Fertility IVF and Endoscopy centre founded by Dr.N.P.Vijayalakshmy, MD, DGO, and FASRM; has the distinction of achieving the first test tube baby of Kerala state, in May 1997. The first fer...

Corniche Hospital

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

Corniche Hospital is the premier maternity hospital in the Middle East. Located in downtown Abu Dhabi, this Joint Commission International accredited institution is the United Arab Emirate's leading r...

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 ...

Canadian Specialist Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) is the brainchild of its Chairman, Mr. Mohammad Rashid Al Falasi. His vision is to establish a World Class medical facility that will cater to the tertiary healt...
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