Bringing new life to you with Intrauterine Insemination - Where hope takes birth!
We provide a complete range of services for the health and well-being of women. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that can help women accomplish their desire for a family. We can increase your chances of getting pregnant with Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) by injecting specially prepared sperm directly into your uterus.
This procedure can help with fertility concerns like low sperm count, poor sperm motility, and ovulation issues. It is straightforward, painless, and highly successful. We are proud to have helped countless women conceive and start their families through this treatment. Our clinic employs cutting-edge equipment and procedures to guarantee the highest possible success rates.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm directly into a woman’s uterus during ovulation. We recommend IUI for couples who are experiencing infertility due to a variety of reasons.
The following are types of couples who are good candidates for IUI:
IUI can be a good option for couples who have been trying to conceive for at least a year but have no known fertility problems.
Help couples where the male partner has a low sperm count, poor sperm motility or abnormal sperm morphology.
Support couples where the female partner has cervical mucus that is hostile to sperm, making it difficult for the sperm to reach the egg.
IUI can be advantageous for women having irregular ovulation or who do not ovulate. We use medications to induce ovulation and time the IUI procedure.
It can be an excellent option for same-sex couples or single women who want to conceive using donor sperm.
Certain medical conditions may impact the success of IUI or make couples ineligible for the procedure. These include:
We do not recommend IUI where the female partner has blocked fallopian tubes. In this case, IVF may be a better option.
If the male partner has a lower sperm count or poor sperm motility, IUI may not be successful. In this case, IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be a better option.
As women get older, the success rates of IUI decrease. In this case, IVF may be a better option.
IUI can be unsuccessful if the female partner has severe endometriosis. In this case, IVF may be a better option.
We do not recommend IUI for couples where either partner has an active pelvic disease, as this can increase the risk of complications.
Here is a step-by-step process about what to expect during an IUI cycle:
The first step is to schedule a consultation with a fertility specialist to discuss your medical history and fertility concerns and determine if IUI is the right treatment option. Your doctor may recommend preliminary tests to assess ovarian function and overall health.
To increase the chances of pregnancy, your doctor may prescribe medications to stimulate your ovaries and encourage the development of multiple follicles (fluid-filled sacs that contain eggs). You must start taking the medication on days 2, 3 or 4 of your menstrual cycle and continue for several days.
Throughout the ovarian stimulation phase, your doctor will monitor the development of follicles through regular ultrasound examinations. Once the follicles reach a size between 16-18 mm, the doctor will recommend when to take a trigger shot. The trigger shot is a medication that triggers ovulation and prepares the eggs for insemination.
On the day of the IUI procedure, the male partner will provide a semen sample washed and prepared in the laboratory to remove impurities and concentrate the best-quality sperm. If you employ a sperm donor, the sperm is thawed and prepared in an exact manner.
The insemination procedure takes less than ten minutes. The prepared sperm will be placed directly into the uterus using a thin, flexible catheter that is inserted through the cervix. The procedure is usually painless, but you may experience mild cramping.
Your doctor will advise you to rest after the insemination before resuming your normal activities. They may prescribe medications, such as progesterone supplements, to help support the pregnancy. A pregnancy test is typically scheduled two weeks after the insemination procedure.
The IUI process usually takes two to three weeks from the start of ovarian stimulation to the insemination procedure. Typically, we may recommend several IUI cycles to increase the chances of pregnancy. The exact number of cycles will depend on various factors, such as your age, the cause of infertility and how well you respond to treatment. On average, we recommend three to six IUI cycles before considering other treatment options like in vitro fertilization (IVF).
IUI and IVF are fertility treatments, but they differ in their approach. IUI is a relatively simple procedure that involves inserting washed sperm directly into the uterus. IVF involves fertilizing eggs outside the body in a laboratory dish and transferring the resulting embryos to the uterus.
The success rate per IUI cycle ranges from 10% to 20%.
The IUI procedure is usually painless, although some women may experience mild cramping or discomfort during or after the procedure.
IUI is a relatively safe procedure, but some risks associated with IUI involve infection or damage to the uterus or fallopian tubes. However, the risk of these complications is low.