In comparison with IVF Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is considered to be less invasive and simplified method of infertility treatment. It might also be one of the first attempts when you are having difficulties with getting pregnant.
Who can consider IUI as an option?
- patients who struggle with unexplained infertility
- patients with mild male factor infertility
- patients who have cervical mucus problems
- patients with ovulation problems
Intrauterine insemination is done during the ovulation of female patient. First of all, male patient needs to provide his semen sample. Patients may also consider using sperm donor if there are male factor problems. After that, the sperm is carefully prepared for the procedure – samples of the best quality are separated in a laboratory. Once the preparation is finished semen is placed right into woman’s uterus via catheter. Intrauterine insemination maximizes your chances to conceive, as the increased number of sperm can reach fallopian tubes and therefore, fertilize the egg. The procedure itself is painless and doesn’t take a lot of time.
In some cases, there might be a need for the female patient to take ovulatory medications under the monitoring of the doctor.
Despite the fact that Intrauterine insemination is a safe procedure, the success rates are lower than with IVF. Therefore, if you are planning to choose this program you should consult with IVF doctor who will give you recommendations based on your particular case.
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