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Assisted Hatching (AH) is frequently employed with IVF.  The embryologist makes a very small hole in the shell which surrounds the egg, the zona pellucida.  This enables the embryo to break through the shell, i.e. hatch, and implant in the uterus. It is totally safe and enhances implantation and the likelihood of pregnancy. We use laser for this procedure