IUI or Artificial Insemination


Intrauterine insemination (IUI) or artificial insemination is a simple fertility treatment procedure in which small amount of prepared sperm (washed sperm) is directly implanted into the woman’s uterus so that fertilization of an egg can occur. Though IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment is often the most advanced option of achieving a pregnancy, in some circumstances, our doctors suggest a simpler, less invasive method.


When IUI is performed

Intrauterine insemination or artificial insemination is the most common procedure and is performed when there are abnormal semen parameters such as low sperm count or low motility, or an incompatibility between the sperm and the cervical mucus. This procedure can also be performed to overcome problems connected with a male partner’s inability to ejaculate inside the woman’s vagina due to premature ejaculation, impotence or other medical conditions. In some cases, IUI treatment increases the chances of pregnancy because the sperm are placed directly in the uterus, bypassing the cervix and improving the delivery of the sperm to the egg.


Tests involved in IUI

Male partners are required to have recent semen analysis, which will determine the motility, volume, and morphology of his sperm. However, it is recommended that the patient abstain from sexual intercourse for three days before the procedure. The female partner will be also required to have either a sonohysterogram or hysterosalpingogram to assess the uterine cavity and the fallopian tubes.


IUI Treatment India

After the completion of the required testing, your doctors will prescribe you the ovulation stimulating medications to determine when the eggs are mature. The treatment cycle is being closely monitored by the doctors with ultrasounds and blood tests to maximize the optimal results and to avoid multiple pregnancies.

A patient requires no anesthesia during the IUI treatment in Delhi, India. The semen is processed and washed in the lab through a technique – sperm wash to separate the sperm from the seminal fluid. By using a catheter, the final sample will be placed in the uterus, the increasing the chances of conception.

Some couples go for two to three IUI cycles before considering in vitro fertilization. The success rate of IUI cycles vary from 20 to 30 percent per cycle depending upon the reproductive health of the couple. The IUI treatment in India usually takes few minutes and does not involve major discomfort to the patient. A pregnancy test can be performed 14 days after the procedure to check whether it has been successful.


IUI Treatment Delhi at Dr. Rita Bakshi’s Clinic

Our goal of the IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes thus increases the chances of a successful fertilization. Our team of embryologists monitors the IUI cycle with ultrasounds and blood tests to follow how many eggs are maturing and how quickly they are maturing. After this, our highly-trained IVF specialists along with a staff nurse carry out this procedure, which takes only a few minutes, and is performed in a private room at the state-of-the-art IVF lab. Our success rates are about 20-30% per cycle and largely depend on age, the quality of the sperm and ovulation drugs (hormone injections –hCG) that are used in this procedure. For more info about IUI treatment Delhi, cost of IUI India, you can contact us at +91 – 95555 44421 / 22 / 23 or send an email to mail@internationalfertilitycentre.com


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