What Is IUI ?
- It refers to the placement of washed sperm directly into woman’s uterus to produce pregnancy
- There is a better chance that more sperm will make their way closer to the egg
For Whom Is It Done ?
- Who do not ovulate spontaneously
- Previous surgery on the cervix (cervix is scarred )
- In unexplained fertility(In whom, no cause is found )
- Mild endometriosis
- Where sperm count is low
- Motility is less than ideal
- Inability to get and maintain an erection
What Are The Success Rate ?
Success rates depend on you and your partner’s fertility problem and your age.
Are There Any Risks ?
- It is very safe
How IUI Is Done ?
- The doctor will start you on ovulation drugs
- Ultrasound will be done to monitor the size of egg and lining of the uterus
- When the egg is of 18mm size, final injection will be given for maturation of egg
- IUI will be done on subsequent 2 days or after single IUI -42 to 44 hours after the last injection
Why Ultrasound Is Done ?
- This monitor will confirm that you are producing healthy eggs
- It also determine the best timing for the injecting of the sperm
- Your partner will give a sperm sample in a container , which will be washed and prepared for IUI
Why Sperm Is Washed ?
- Washing of sperm is necessary because it removes chemicals from the semen , which may cause adverse reaction to the uterus
- It removes pus cells
- To activate sperm motility
- It also gets rid of mucous and seminal fluid surrounding the sperm, which may interfere with fertility.
On The Day of IUI
- Your partner will give a sperm sample, which will be washed and prepared for the IUI procedure
- This part of IUI takes 1-2 minute at the most
- You will lie on the exam table
- Your doctor will insert a very small, thin and flexible catheter into your cervix
- The washed sperm sample is injected right into your uterus