Intrauterine insemination

What is Intrauterine insemination(IUI)

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), also known as artificial insemination, is a fertility treatment that involves the introduction of specially prepared sperm directly into the uterus, increasing the likelihood of fertilization. IUI is often recommended for couples who face challenges such as low sperm count, decreased sperm motility, or unexplained infertility. It can also be used in cases where a donor's sperm is used.


Why IUI is Done

IUI treatment is a simple and effective treatment procedure performed to enhance fertility and the chances of conception. A number of circumstances may require IUI:

In patients with endometriosis who face difficulties to conceive, medication given for IUI can lead to the production of healthy egg(s). Utilising IUI thereafter can thus, increase the chances of a pregnancy.
Cervical issues
Scarring in the cervix and problems with mucosa production can be hindrance to a natural pregnancy. Since the procedure involved in IUI bypasses the cervix entirely and places sperms in the uterus directly, it increases the number of robust eggs available to fertilise the released egg.
Unexplained infertility
In cases where the cause of infertility cannot be traced, medication to induce ovulation as well as placing a good concentration of sperms in the uterus directly can help couples conceive.
Male infertility
When the male partner has a low sperm count, a decreased motility or bad morphology, IUI can be used to choose the best sperms for fertilisation.
Donor sperm
In females who do not face problems with their fertility and require donor sperms, IUI is a less invasive and one of the most commonly used procedures.

Our IUI Process

Our IVF process is designed to be easy and stress-free while providing the best possible results. Our team of experienced fertility specialists will guide you through each step of the treatment, providing personalized care along the way. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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IUI is recommended when couples experience unexplained infertility as well as cervical hostility in the female patient and male infertility. When these conditions impact the ability of sperms to enter through the cervix into the uterus and fertilise the egg, IUI is the preferred treatment option.

In some cases of infertility, females may experience low ovarian reserve, infections in cervix making a hostile environment for sperms, tubal diseases where both fallopian tubes are compromised, and moderate to severe cases of endometriosis. In such cases, IUI is not a recommended process; rather, in vitro fertilisation would be the preferred option with better outcomes

The use case for IUI and IVF are different and the success rate of either depends on the patient’s case. IUI is a less invasive procedure that requires hormonal stimulation in the female and collected/donor sperms are placed inside the uterus; IVF in comparison requires more steps including ovum pickup, fertilisation of egg and sperm in the laboratory, laser assisted hatching, and embryo transfer.

Pre-workup tests are performed to ascertain that IUI will lead to the best outcome. We check that the patients are in good health, hormonal levels are optimal, at least one fallopian tube is functional to support ovulation, and a uterus that can see through a pregnancy. Egg development is closely monitored to determine the best time for sperm injection. Additionally, male fertility conditions that span sperm count, sperm motility and morphology, semen ejaculation are also checked to conclude if self or donor sperms will be required

In certain circumstances, IUI might not work out for a couple. If IUI is unsuccessful after 3-4 attempts, IVF may be recommended as the next step. This is in case infertility is attributed to severe male and/or female factor.

It is suggested that the male partner abstains from ejaculating for 2-3 days before the collection of a semen samples in order to collect the maximum number of sperms and ensure their quality. After the procedure is performed, it is safe to have sexual intercourse 3-4 days later

The cost of In Vitro Fertilization (IUI) can vary significantly depending on various factors, e.g the specific services included in the treatment package. It's essential to note that the cost is an investment in your fertility journey

After an IUI cycle, a pregnancy test will be performed, and you will be advised to take care of yourself while waiting for the results. Our team will provide post-cycle support and guidance.

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