IUI Step by Step - Everything You Need to Know

IUI or Intrauterine Insemination is now the first choice of any couple who are trying to have a baby for the past 6 months to a year. However, before going for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) there are some points that you should keep in mind. One of the most important is, at least one fallopian tube must be open and the male partner must have at least a few healthy sperm. IUI is a daycare procedure and it does not need any kind of anesthesia or recovery period. Here are the details of the IUI step by step procedure to help you get ready for it:

Medical Evaluation

First of all, semen analysis for men and ultrasonography and blood tests for women are performed. This gives a fair idea of the ovarian reserve in women, which means the number of follicles left in the ovaries. This evaluation also involves checking the semen quality, amount of sperm, hormonal levels in women (FSH and AMH) and the chances of a healthy pregnancy.

Increasing the Ovarian Growth

To increase the growth of ovarian follicles, some medications are given. These injections and medicines help in boosting ovarian growth which increases the chances of getting pregnant.

Test to Check the Right Time for IUI

With the ongoing medications, an ultrasound is performed to check for the proper growth of eggs. When one mature egg is found, an IUI cycle is started.

Ovulation Stimulation

Then an ovulation stimulation injection is given to stimulate ovulation. This releases the egg within 36 hours.

Retrieving and Washing of the Sperms

Sperm samples are then collected from the male partner or the donor. Then the sperms are washed to remove immobile, low-quality or ill-shaped sperms. Only healthy and mobile sperm are retained for further process.

IUI Procedure

The patient lies on the examining table and the sperms are injected by a catheter. This is a painless procedure and it takes just a few minutes to complete. You can go home and resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure. However, some strenuous activities should be avoided.

Pregnancy Test

A pregnancy test is performed after 14 days of the IUI procedure. Patients who are prone to miscarriage are given progesterone therapy to help support the uterus lining in the meanwhile.

The chances of pregnancy in every IUI cycle is about 10-15%. Although, the chances vary as per the other health conditions of the patient. Some patients get pregnant in the first cycle, while others take about 3 or more of them. About 3-5 IUI cycles are performed, after which IVF is advised to the couple. After the completion of an IUI session, here are some success tips for you to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Ferticity is one of the high success IUI treatment centres in Delhi with its experienced staff and doctors. Ferticity is equipped with the latest machinery, a dedicated team and a lot of sensitivity towards its patients.

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