What is IUI?

General Information
IUI Treatment for pregnancy or intrauterine insemination is a medical procedure which involves directly injecting good quality sperm directly into a woman’s uterus. It is the least invasive form of fertility treatment. The IUI treatment in Mumbai is only suitable for women that already have high fertility so is not widely used. The sperm used during an IUI treatment need not necessarily be from the partner. IUI treatment can also be done with the use of donor sperm and hence single women can also avail of this treatment to conceive a child.

What is Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) Treatment For Pregnancy?

IUI treatment procedure involves injecting sperm into the woman’s uterus in order to facilitate pregnancies. It provides with the sperm a head start in term of being able to fertilize the eggs in the womb. This procedure is performed to ensure that more number of sperm reach the fallopian tube to give the patient a higher chance of the sperm fertilizing the egg.

Advantages of IUI

It is safe

It is safe

No harsh medications are used in this insemination procedure and therefore the treatment is safe and not susceptible to any of the side effects. It is consequently a stress-free procedure.

It is affordable

It is affordable

Among the different forms of assisted conception methods, IUI is the most affordable one.

It is non-invasive

It is non-invasive

There is no invasion of any kind and, therefore, the procedure is not under sedation for the patient.

Who is IUI suitable for?

IUI is a form assisted conception method of treatment for those patients who are not able to conceive naturally. It is suitable for the following candidates:

  • Couples where the issue is with male fertility. IUI offers men with low sperm count or low sperm motility an option to give their sperm a head start by injecting it directly in the fallopian tubes
  • Women who have severe cervical mucus hostility which doesn’t allow for the sperm to survive should opt for this method of artificial reproduction techniques
  • Women who have a good egg reserve and open healthy fallopian tubes (confirmed laproscopically) are ideal candidates to undergo IUI treatment. Healthy sperm samples can be availed from a donor or her partner.

IUI Journey

Primary Evaluation

Consultation and Scan

After a scan, the qualified medical consultant will assess the patient’s current health condition and work out a procedure that is suitable and gives the best outcomes. The patient is also counselled in this regard.

Treatment Plan

Treatment prior to starting of consultation

The patient makes a visit two weeks prior to the start of the next period. She is made to meet the qualified nurse who explains the treatment plan in detail to the patient. The patient also signs the requisite consent forms.

Tracking Scans

Tracking Scans

The patient has to thereafter undergo a couple of scans that help the specialist to track the ovulation and growth of the follicles.

Sperm Preparation

Sperm Preparation

When the time is ripe for the IUI procedure, the sperm is washed and specially prepared for the purpose of insemination.

Sperm Injection

Injection of Sperm

When the patient has ovulated the sperm is injected into the patient’s uterus via a catheter into the womb of the patient.

Test Pregnancy

Pregnancy Test

The patient when ready comes back to the clinic for a pregnancy test and is provided with the result.

Success Rate Of IUI

The success rate of IUI is dependent on a variety of factors that are beyond the control of the doctors. Therefore the success rates of IUI are comparatively low as compared to IVF fertility treatment. You will only be selected for the IUI fertility treatment procedure if the results of your assessment from the doctor permit for pregnancy through intrauterine insemination.

Why Spring IVF

IVF Spring Fertility  Center is a name to be reckoned with among the top IVF service providers of the country. We have brought unending joy to many couples that had no hopes attaining parenthood. Supported by a team of fertility specialists with experience spanning decades, we offer comprehensive solutions to address infertility issues in couples and individuals. IVF  Spring Fertility Center adheres to international protocols that are followed stringently when handling eggs and sperms. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and uses latest techniques in assisted conception methods. All these facilities are offered at affordable costs.

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IUI related FAQs

What is IUI?

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves placing washed and concentrated sperm directly into a woman's uterus, increasing the chances of fertilization.

Who can benefit from IUI?

IUI can be used to treat a variety of fertility issues in both men and women, including unexplained infertility, ovulation disorders, cervical issues, and low sperm count.

How is IUI performed?

First, the woman is monitored to determine when she is ovulating. Then, the man provides a semen sample, which is washed and concentrated. The concentrated sperm is then placed directly into the woman's uterus using a thin catheter.

Is IUI painful?

IUI is a relatively painless procedure that does not require anesthesia. Some women may experience mild cramping or discomfort during the procedure.

What are the success rates of IUI?

Success rates vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the age of the woman, the cause of infertility, and the number of IUI cycles performed. On average, the success rate of IUI is around 10-20% per cycle.

How many IUI cycles can be done?

The number of IUI cycles that can be done depends on the individual case and the recommendations of the fertility specialist. In general, most couples will undergo 3-6 cycles before considering other options.

Are there any risks associated with IUI?

The risks associated with IUI are minimal and include infection, cramping, and spotting. In rare cases, multiple pregnancies can occur.

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