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#1 Misskika007

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 04:13 PM

Hi ladies,


Just wondering if anyone knows a bit more about the assisted hatching process. I was billed for AH during my egg retrieval cycle and I'm now being billed for it again for a FET. I thought AH was only done once? Note: I did have PGT-A testing, but not sure that would impact this? Any words of wisdom would put my mind at ease! :)

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#2 tsm37

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 06:56 PM

Ummmmm. From what I learned through my wife's experience, whenever a PGS (PGT-A) occurs, the embryologist will need to poke a tiny hole on the embryo's outer shell so that some cells could be sucked out for genetic testing. Because of this hole, "hatching" blastocyst will likely occur. I saw this on the monitor for one of my embies, which is coming out of the outer shell. To me, it seems like PGS (PGT-A) should have AH taken care of. In AH, I thought the embryologist would just make a tiny hole but not taking cells out......

#3 BabyforQ

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 09:39 PM

I had this on my bill too - but received a $500 refund cheque in the mail. I thought maybe because my embryo was already hatching. Definitely ask!!

#4 Cotton2

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 11:26 AM

I don't know about AH but my clinic tried to bill us for surgical sperm retrieval when the province explicitly told me it is covered.