In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a fertility treatment used to help couples conceive a child. In this procedure, an egg (from the female partner or from a female donor) and a sperm (from the male partner or from a male donor) are combined together in the laboratory. This combination of egg and sperm forms an embryo. IVF with Laser Assisted Hatching is a technique in which the outer covering of the fertilized embryo will be thinned in the laboratory. This supposedly increases chances that the embryo will implant in the uterine wall. The embryo will then be inserted into the uterus of the female or gestational carrier (another woman who will carry the baby) in the hopes that it will implant itself.