Self IUI

General Information

IUI or intrauterine insemination is a relatively simple fertility treatment that may be done with or without fertility drugs. In self IUI the procedure involves transferring of washed semen directly into the uterus without medical intervention, this process can be also be done at home with the help of a partner or even by yourself. As some infertility solutions do not require medical intervention, self IUI can be done if you are in this situation, it is a useful method for couples with sexual dysfunction, for single women or lesbians, for women with no fertility issues.

Note – You can ask your fertility doctor for help and guidance when deciding to go for Self IUI.

What you need when doing Self IUI?

The most essential ingredient is a freshly ejaculated semen sample! You can also use frozen semen samples from a sperm bank/semen bank (Is a facility that collects and stores sperms from sperm donors for use by women who need donor-provided sperm to achieve pregnancy), after allowing them to thaw at room temperature. Also, it is important that you purchase an ample supply of vials, since at least one vial (a small container used for storing medication as liquids, powders) is used per insemination, and it typically takes more than one insemination to achieve pregnancy. Home insemination kit is used to make it possible to perform insemination in the comfort of the recipient’s home, these kits come with everything you may need for several tries, as well as everything that you need to prepare well enough for pregnancy to be successful. Choosing for Self IUI treatment option for many women and couples can be their first step toward parenthood journey, this method allows them to create the atmosphere they want in the comfort and privacy of their home, making them feel less stressed during the process. it is also a very affordable method of conception, saving you any additional medical costs associated with fertility treatments done in a clinical environment.

Note- You should consult with a medical fertility professional to discuss if the Self IUI method is right for you. Also, they advise you on ways to improve your odds of achieving pregnancy as quickly as possible.

To determine if the Self IUI method is safe and practical for you or not, your overall health and wellness are checked. For that initial fertility evaluation, which is similar to your annual gynaecological exam is performed, the evaluation usually takes around an hour and may include a discussion of your past and current health history, your family’s health history, your diet, exercise habits, and menstrual cycle patterns. Also, basic lab tests such as pap smear, blood, urine, and thyroid testing are performed.

When doing insemination, it is very critical to pay attention to the timing of the insemination as self IUI procedure is extremely time-sensitive. The goal is to inseminate during your 12 to 24 hours ‘’ fertility window.’’ Your fertility window refers to the most fertile days in your menstrual cycle which gives you the highest chance of conceiving.

You may prefer to only inseminate once, or repeat insemination two- or three times during your fertile window to increase your chances of conception. IVF Spring Center recommends using a home ovulation monitor to help you target your most fertile days. Also, it is important to note that it can take five cycles for most women to achieve pregnancy. So, don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t happen on your first try.

Self IUI method requires a lot of preparation, good timing, and patience, so it is important to be prepared mentally and physically both before proceeding with Self IUI. Just like with any other fertility method, self IUI may come with small risks of infection, so it is best to seek medical advice and undertake infection screening prior to the insemination to ensure that no infections are transmitted during the self IUI process.


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Self IUI related FAQs

What is self IUI and can I do it myself at home?

Self IUI is a technique where you inseminate yourself using a catheter and sperm sample. It is not recommended to do it yourself at home without medical supervision.

What are the success rates of self IUI?

Success rates of self IUI vary depending on various factors such as age, fertility history, and timing of the procedure. It is best to consult with a fertility specialist to determine the best course of action.

How is self IUI performed?

Self IUI is performed by inserting a catheter into the vagina and through the cervix to deposit a prepared sperm sample directly into the uterus. It is important to follow proper hygiene and safety measures during the procedure.

Can I use donor sperm for self IUI?

Yes, you can use donor sperm for self IUI. However, it is important to follow the legal and ethical guidelines for using donor sperm.

Is self IUI covered by insurance in Mumbai, India?

It depends on the insurance provider and the specific policy. It is best to check with your insurance provider to determine coverage for self IUI.

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