Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination can be a quick, simple way to try to achieve pregnancy
- For women who want to use a sperm donor.
- IUI is usually performed as the first treatment for unexplained infertility along with ovulation-inducing medications.
- Mild male factor infertility.
How You Prepare:
Sperm Sample Preparation: Whether the sperm sample is from your partner or a donor, the sperm sample will be washed; the sample will be washed in a way that separates the highly active, normal sperm from lower quality sperm and other elements. The sample wash should be done, as the non-sperm factors in the sperm sample can cause complications in the woman’s body that interfere with fertilization.
Ovulation Monitoring: The timing of IUI is crucial, which is why it’s essential to monitor ovulation. To monitor the ovulation, you can make a blood test or use an at-home urine ovulation predictor kit that will detect when your body produces or releases the luteinizing hormone (LH).
Determining the Right Time: After detecting the ovulation by one or two days, the IUI is done.