Artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination

Artificial insemination

Artificial Insemination

Artificial Insemination is a technique, which consists of placing a prepared sperm sample in the uterine cavity. This procedure, when performed at the optimum time in the woman’s cycle, improves the chances of achieving a pregnancy.
It is a simple treatment that can be carried out with mild ovarian stimulation in order to control the development of the woman’s follicles and it boosts the growth of one or two follicles.

Who is IUI for?

IUI is the right treatment for couples who have not been trying to conceive for a long time, if the Fallopian tubes are patent and if the woman has a normal ovarian reserve.

It is also the recommended treatment for single women or lesbian couples, who require donor sperm.

The Three Stages of IUI:

The woman’s cycle is closely monitored by taking ultrasound scans and following the development of the follicles.
This process takes about 8 to 12 days.

If the woman opts to do an ovarian stimulation as part of the cycle, the patient will inject the medication daily, for about 10 days. The process is simple and the patient can do it at home.

When the follicle is ready, we schedule the ovulation and the insemination.

When we use the couple’s own sperm, the sperm sample is collected two hours prior to the scheduled insemination procedure. This sample will be prepared in the lab, where the most motile sperm are selected.

In the case when donor sperm is used, the donated sample will be thawed and prepared in the lab.

The insemination is done at the clinic. A speculum is inserted in the vagina and the cervix is located. A fine catheter is then inserted with the sperm sample. The motile sperm is deposited in the fundus of the uterus.

The patient will take a pregnancy test 15 days after the insemination.

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Artificial Insemination

Homologous Artificial Insemination

  • Management, coordination and follow-up
  • Sperm capacitation
  • MACS
  • Insemination


Heterologous Artificial Insemination

  • Management, coordination and follow-up
  • Donor sperm, including sperm capacitation techniques
  • MACS
  • Insemination

Thanks to the continuous investment in the latest technology, every stage of the treatment is performed at the clinic, which reduces the waiting times and increases the chances of pregnancy.

How can I increase my possibilities of falling pregnant?

Real IVF-Spain Madrid patient testimonials

“I would like to thank you for all your efforts you made for us. Thank you and the entire team for your professionalism, for your care and for making one of greatest dreams come true”

“We are grateful for all the special moments along the treatment because you made everything simple and we achieved our goal the first time around”