IUI is a process whereby washed sperms are placed into a woman’s uterus. The aim of IUI is to place more sperms into the uterus (i.e. closer to the tubes ) around the time of ovulation.The hoped-for outcome of intrauterine insemination is for the sperm to swim into the fallopian tube and fertilize a waiting egg, resulting in a normal pregnancy. Depending on the reasons for infertility, IUI can be coordinated with your natural cycle or with fertility medications.
A couple’s ability to become pregnant depends on many different factors. Intrauterine insemination is used most often in couples who have:
- ✔ Unexplained Infertility :IUI is often performed as the first treatment for unexplained infertility along with ovulation-inducing medications.
- ✔ Endometriosis Related Infertility :Like unexplained infertility, the combination of medications is used to obtain the best egg and IUI is the first treatment
- ✔ Sexual Dysfunction :For couples who have dificulty in intercourse.
- ✔ Donor Sperm :For women who need to use donor sperm to get pregnant, IUI is most commonly used to achieve pregnancy. Frozen donor sperm specimens are obtained from certified labs and thawed before the IUI procedure.