Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a form of artificial insemination technique where a doctor will place washed, prepared sperm into your uterus (womb) and near to the egg at time of ovulation. This procedure is often combined with ovulation inducing fertility drugs to increase the chances of conception and Transvaginal Ultrasound (TVS) to predict ovulation.
IUI maybe helpful for a couple if:
The sample of sperm provided by the male partner, is “washed” and filtered using special techniques. This ensures that only the highest-quality motile sperm are used for the procedure.
The position for IUI is very similar to a transvaginal ultrasound scan. The washed sperm specimen is drawn into a sterilized catheter which has a syringe attached to it. The catheter is introduced to the patients cervix and then the physician injects the content of the syringe into the patients uterus.After this, the physician withdraws the catheter and removes the speculum. The patient is now allowed to straighten her legs and relax for about five minutes. This completes the intrauterine insemination.
The woman can now get dressed and resume her regular activities. IUI happens to be a very convenient procedure as the woman is not advised bed rest or leave of absence.
Intrauterine insemination involves careful coordination before the actual procedure.
Intrauterine insemination is a relatively simple and safe procedure, and the risk of serious complications is low. Risks include:
Here’s a video explaining the IUI procedure.
Please refer the Treatment Service Quick Reference Chart to know further details about the Procedure and it’s Cost.