Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm directly into a woman's uterus to increase the chances of fertilization. The procedure is often used to treat infertility due to low sperm count, poor sperm motility, or cervical issues. The process of IUI typically involves the following steps:

Ovarian stimulation:In some cases, the woman may be given medication to stimulate ovulation, which can increase the chances of conception.

Semen collection and preparation: The male partner will provide a semen sample, which is then processed in a lab to separate the sperm from the semen. This concentrated sperm sample is then prepared for insertion into the uterus.

Insemination:The prepared sperm sample is inserted into the woman's uterus using a thin, flexible catheter. This is typically done in a doctor's office and is usually painless.

After the insemination, the woman will be advised to rest for a short period of time before resuming normal activities. A pregnancy test can usually be taken about two weeks after the procedure. IUI is a relatively simple and non-invasive fertility treatment, but it may not be suitable for everyone. It's important to discuss your individual circumstances with a fertility specialist to determine if IUI is the right option for you.