Intrauterine Insemination Treatment
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a tremendously popular infertility treatment option because of its relative ease.
The treatment of IUI can help overcome a variety of fertility issues, including:
- Cervical-factor infertility
- Male-factor infertility
- Sexual dysfunction
- Unexplained infertility
The Intrauterine Insemination process is also used for patients using donor sperm. The Intrauterine Insemination treatment is a relatively simple treatment approach because it works along with the natural cycle. If you are a good candidate for IUI, your fertility physician will go over this process in detail with you to ensure that you have all of the information you need to confidently proceed. You can contact our fertility specialists by calling us at 251-438-4200 or schedule an appointment.
Here we provide an overview of the Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) process below.
What is IUI?
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) where specially prepared sperm is introduced directly into the uterus.
Female Patients Considering IUI Treatment
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a painless procedure, works naturally along with your cycle, and patients can resume normal activity immediately after IUI fertilization.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Process
With IUI, specially prepared sperm is introduced directly into the uterus, which can enhance the chances of conception. The woman’s cycle is carefully monitored and on the day of ovulation a semen sample is provided by her partner or donor sperm is thawed. After analyzing, concentrating and preparing the specimen, it is placed directly into the uterus via a small catheter. For pregnancy to occur, one or both fallopian tubes must be open.
What To Expect after an IUI Procedure
Two weeks later, a pregnancy test is given. For each cycle, pregnancy rates range from 5 to 20 percent, so many couples should enter into IUI with the expectation that a series of treatments will occur.