Assisted Embryo Hatching

Assisted Hatching (AH) is an Advanced Reproductive Technique used in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to enhance the probability of successful embryo implantation.
Assisted Hatching is indicated in women undergoing IVF:

  • Who are 37 years of age are older.
  • When thickened zonae and/or fragmentation are noted in a prior or current IVF cycle, regardless of age, and
  • Less often, may be used when normal embryo development occurs in prior IVF attempts without positive pregnancy outcomes.

Assisted Hatching Procedure

Assisted Hatching is performed on day three after egg retrieval (ER), when the embryo is about eight cells. An acidic solution is loaded into a hatching pipette. With a micromanipulation microscope, this solution etches a small opening in the zona pellucida (the outer membrane of the fertilized egg). This opening aids in the hatching process of the embryo, and is therefore called “assisted hatching.” All embryos must hatch prior to implanting in the uterine wall. The assisted embryos are then transferred to the patient’s uterus in a normal Embryo Transfer.

Benefits of Assisted Hatching

Assisted Embryo Hatching can improve the success of an in vitro fertilization cycle by aiding in the implantation of the embryo into the uterine wall. Our embryologist has years of experience performing this difficult procedure. The use of advanced techniques such as Assisted Hatching and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) contribute to our high IVF success rates at Reproductive Fertility Center.

Other services offered at our fertility clinic are: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Gamete Intrafallopian Tube Transfer (GIFT) IVF with gender selection, artificial insemination, tubal ligation reversal, microsurgery, IVF with egg donor, and more.

Dr. Peyman Saadat and his team of experts are here to help you. For more information, please contact us at 310.929.6707 or email us at

Freezing Party

Egg Freezing Party

Wednesday, July 17th, from 6-8pm

Peyman Saadat, Medical Director of Reproductive Fertility Center in Beverly Hills is hosting an egg freezing party for women to learn about the empowering choices they have for preserving their future fertility.

Egg Freezing has been around for over 20 years, but recently has become more readily accepted as a real option for fertility preservation.

One of the greatest gifts a woman can give herself is the ability to live her life on her own terms, and not according to a biological timeline that doesn’t fit her life.

Please come out and celebrate the amazing possibilities of egg freezing with us. We will enjoy finger foods and champagne, while Dr. Saadat gives a presentation. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers, and an opportunity for women to have their blood drawn to check their AMH levels – a critically important fertility hormone, and one of the most important tools to assess a woman’s overall fertility health.

Space is limited, so please call us at 1 (424) 317-8550 as soon as possible.

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