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?
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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