IUI Intrauterine Insemination is a form of artificial insemination recommend to patients strike by infertility. IUI is a very simple procedure where the washed and concentrated sperm is directly inserted inside the woman's uterus to get pregnant. It is a simple, low-tech procedure, and is mostly in-expensive compared to the other fertility treatment options. At Saishree IVF, our dedicated team of fertility specialists has an impressive record of delivering successful IUI treatment and helping couples rejoice parenthood.
When do patients need IUI treatment?
We often recommend couples to consider IUI treatment for the following reasons:
- If a woman wants to consider a donor sperm due to her partner’s reproductive health issues
- In case the reason behind infertility cannot be determined, we recommend IUI treatment
- If the male partner encounters below-average sperm concentration, motility of sperm, and abnormally shaped sperm
- In case the female partner is semen allergic and form swelling, redness, or burning sensation where the semen contacts the skin
Why Saishree IVF?
IUI treatment, at Saishree IVF, is performed under the excellent guidance of certified experts. The decision of choosing IVF is a daunting phase for all the couples. Therefore, our state of the art facility and tech-equipped clinic makes sure the patients get a relaxed, warm, and friendly environment. Schedule your appointment with Saishree IVF specialists and take the first step towards embracing parenthood.
What is the success rate?
Akin to many of the infertility treatments, the success rate of the procedure is dependent on several factors including, the age of woman, reproductive history, reasons for infertility, lifestyle habits, and existing medical issues and complications. That being said, the high success or pregnancy rates of patients undergoing IVF Treatment in Pune at our medical center are attributed to the motivated doctors and their rich expertise in assisted reproduction.
What is the difference between IUI, IVF, and ICSI? Which of the treatment is efficient?
These are assisting treatments done to get pregnant. IUI is done by inserting a catheter inside the womb to inject sperms inside the womb for fertilization.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), treatment involves retrieval of eggs and sperm that are mixed manually in a Petri dish and left for fertilization. Once the fertilized embryo matures, the healthy embryo is then transferred in the uterus.
ICSI stands for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, in which the sperms are directly injected into the egg using a very thin needle called a micropipette. Once fertilization takes place, it develops into an embryo.
What are some tips to increase your chances of becoming pregnant using IUI treatments?
Some tips that may be helpful in successful conception with IUI are :
- Eat healthy
- Exercise Regularly
- Consult a fertility Doctor
- De-stress yourself. Do meditation or yoga to mitigate anxiety.
- Avoid smoking
- Stay positive, stay happy.
Are twin babies most likely to born in IUI treatment?
The procedure administers an ovulation stimulation drug that produces multiple eggs in ovulation. Multiple egg fertilization may result in multiple pregnancies, usually twin babies.
Who Might Benefit from IUI?
The couples may benefit from IUI procedure who have
- Low motility or sperm count
- Women with endoimetriosis
- It is also considered a great option for unexplained infertility
- Those who are unable to intercourse due to injury
- Men are complaining with premature ejaculation.
Is Bleeding Common After an IUI?
It may or may not be the case. Some women face bleeding issues during ovulation, or they may also bleed due to complications in the IUI procedure.
How Soon After an IUI can a woman have Intercourse?
Normally, the couple may have intercourse anytime after IUI, but in case it bleeds during the treatment, the doctor may prohibit it for up to two days after the procedure.
Which Factors Control the Success Rates of IUI?
Some factors that influence success rates of IUI procedures are:
- Age of the woman
- Sperm quality and sperm motility
- Ovarian stimulation
- Duration of infertility
- The causes of Infertility
What are the pre-IUI treatment steps?
The following pre-IUI tests and examination takes place.
- The woman is shown the process demonstration of IUI virtually.
- Blood tests and semen tests are conducted to find the right cause.
- A hormone FSH test may be done on the third day of the cycle.
- Some blood tests are conducted to examine traces of sexually transmitted diseases.
- Tests for HbsAg, and anti-sperm antibody test is conducted.
The results are thoroughly examined before proceeding with IUI treatment.
What should precautions a lady take during an IUI cycle?
She can continue doing her daily activities but avoid strenuous heavy exercises and take proper rest before the procedure so that good health conditions are provided for implantation.
How long does it take for Fertilization and for implantation?
The fertilization takes place successfully within 24 hrs in most cases. However, the implantation in the uterus takes roughly 5-7 days.
What is “washed” sperm?
In the natural process, the sperms rest in the cervix, and then the sperms swim to the site of fertilization. Before entering the uterus, the cervix mucus filters sperms so that semen fluid and unhealthy sperms are left back and only healthy sperm enter.
In the artificial process, the sperms are washed artificially and separate healthy motile sperms from unhealthy sperms, which takes about an hour time. Hence, it is advised to produce semen one and a half hour before IUI is scheduled.
How can an individual know that IUI is right for him?
On facing issues, one must have a conversation with the doctor, explaining the problems. The doctors may ask certain questions or may recommend diagnostic tests to confirm the problem. Once confirmed, the doctor will advise the most appropriate procedure after looking into other parameters such as the patient’s overall health, complications, etc.
When is the IUI procedure recommended?
The procedure is usually recommended after trying naturally and regularly for two years. You must have a conversation with your gynecologist regarding unexplained fertility problems or cervical issues. Infertility may also be caused due to other reasons such as higher age, health issues, hormonal changes, low sperm count, or low sperm motility.
Do I need to take it easy after an IUI?
Yes, women are advised to resume their normal activities. However, in most cases, women defer high straining activating such as running or aerobics so that implantation takes place smoothly.
What is the success rate for IUI?
There is 10-15 % success per IUI cycle, which increases up to 30 to 35 % with three cycles.
When is the best timing for an IUI?
Ideally, the IUI is scheduled within 6 hours of ovulation. If the ovulation is due to medications, then the procedure can be scheduled within 24 hours. If two IUI are scheduled in the same ovulation period, then the procedure is scheduled 24 hours apart around ovulation period.
How many IUIs should I try before moving on to IVF?
The chances of conception are 10% – 15% per cycle which increases to 30% to 35% after three cycles. However, the results are dependent on age, medical condition, and fertility problems in cases. On attaining higher age, the doctor usually recommends IVF treatment that has higher success rates. But the delay in IVF treatment may also lead to deterrent results.
Does the IUI procedure hurt?
Though invasive, most women feel the least discomfort and minimum pain from the procedure. Women may feel some cramping afterward in some cases, which stops soon after the procedure.
When is the IUI procedure performed?
The procedure is meant for fertilization, so the release of eggs is very important. Hence, the procedure is scheduled during the ovulation period. Alternatively, the doctor may use certain medications to boost the ovulation’s time and egg quantity.
How is IUI done?
In this procedure, healthy and motile sperms are inserted in the uterus using a catheter through the cervix( where most of the sperms are lost) into the uterus.
Who should consider IUI?
A patient who suffers from a disorder impeding conception should consider IUI in consultation with a doctor. The conditions that might require IUI Treatment include:
- Low sperm count
- Low sperm motility
- Ejaculation dysfunction
- Unexplained infertility
- Poor cervical conditions
- Uterus related dysfunction
What is IUI?
IUI stands for Intra Uterine Insemination, which is a procedure to help conception by physically injecting healthy sperms into the uterus. Typically, when the sperm count is less or motility is less, or the sperms cannot reach above cervix to the ovum for fertilization, this procedure is recommended.