Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)


Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple fertility treatment. In this treatment, sperm is placed inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The process involves transferring specially washed semen directly into the uterus via a thin catheter. The process can be done with or without any fertility drugs.

IUI is one of the best technologies for reproduction. It is the first infertility treatment assisted technology all over the world. The process is useful when the male partner is experiencing low sperm count or in case of decreased sperm motility, it can be used.

Why IUI?

IUI is the process to increase the number of sperms that reach the fallopian tubes. It increases the chance of fertilization. There are many other technologies but it is preferred because it ensures the deposition of washed, motile sperms at the correct place. It gives flexibility to the couple because it is done at an optimal time around the rupture of the egg. So, it is most preferred by fertility specialists all over the world.

Checks before performing IUI

For every successful treatment, some checks are must to do. IUI also requires some checkups to follow. For IUI you should be ovulating and if you are facing any type of problem with your menstrual cycle, you must tell the doctor and take their help. Also, check that your tubes are open or not with the help of x-ray or laparoscopy. For this process, male sperm sample should be minimally subfertile. In case of any problem the quality of your partner's sperm, you can opt for IUI with donor sperms after your doctor's suggestion.

Process of IUI - way to your genetic child

IUI process is done at the time of ovulation. Before this process monitoring is performed to check that eggs are mature or not. A man provides the semen sample on the morning of insemination. The sample is washed in a lab to separate seminal fluid. Then the sample is checked and inserted into the uterus through the woman's cervix. A catheter is used for all these processes. After this process, the number of sperm cells is increased which further increases the possibility of conception too. The process is a painless process and takes very minimal time. Only an expert fertility specialist can suggest you best treatment and that's what we provide. Our skilled doctors understand your problems and provide the best possible treatment at our clinic in Delhi.

Complications during IUI

IUI don't have a large number of side effects but there is some rare risk of infection and uterine cramping. Medications used during IUI also have side effects like ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and multiple pregnancies.

The success rate for IUI

The success rate depends on many factors. It depends on the reason like women's age, total sperm count, fertility drugs used by them, fallopian tube is healthy or not and other factors. If a couple has performed IUI procedure every month the success rate can reach up to 20%. IUI is a less expensive option than IVF but it has less pregnancy rate as compared to IVF. The success rate of any treatment also depends on the skills and experience of the specialist. If you want to get best results book your appointment today with the best IUI clinic in Delhi where our team has best services for you.

How long does IUI Treatment take?

The Intrauterine insemination is the process of few minutes. But before this treatment, you may be on fertility drugs for about a week before you ovulate. Some couple has three or four IUI cycles before getting pregnant. Everything depends on your physical health and therefore make sure you are taking care of yourself. Time is not the measure of your happiness if it can gift you the biggest pleasure of your life, a baby.

After IUI

If IUI is not working properly and you are not able to carry a pregnancy even after 3 IUI's, then it is recommended to go for advanced reproductive therapies such as IVF.