So, you’ve made that big decision and you’ve decided to begin your fertility journey. But you are finding it difficult to conceive. You may have looked at a few options and discovered Intrauterine insemination.
So, what is IUI?
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is when sperm is prepared and inserted directly into a woman’s uterus during her ovulation.
If IUI fertility is something you’re interested in, you and your partner can attend one of our specialist clinics, where you will be invited to take some simple tests. Once these have been successfully carried out, you’ll be ready to go through with the IUI procedure.
What is the process of IUI treatment?
This is where the sperm is inserted directly into the uterus with a catheter. This means that the sperm no longer has to enter through the cervix, which heightens the chance of it reaching the ovulating egg successfully.
A women’s fallopian tubes will be checked to ensure they are open and clear, as the sperm will still have to swim through them to meet the egg. She may also need to have some blood tests to check her hormone levels.
Who could benefit from IUI fertility treatment?
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IUI is suitable for nearly everyone, and can be used by people who require the treatment for various reasons.
Couples who have been trying to have a baby for around two years and have not yet managed a pregnancy may want to consider the process of IUI treatment at our specialist clinics.
Those who have sex-related problems such as premature ejaculation or vaginismus, can often achieve the goal they want with our help, by using IUI as a method of fertility treatment. Single women and women in same-sex relationships can also use IUI with donor sperm to conceive.
Women with mild endometriosis, may benefit from our help with IUI as it will give the sperm cells that extra push to get to the eggs.
And as the process is usually extremely quick and painless, there is not usually much call for aftercare. Most women who undergo IUI process are able to leave the clinic right away and continue their usual routine, although some rest and relaxation is always recommended.
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The success rates of an IUI fertility procedure depends on several different things which will vary with every individual, however our results are incredibly positive.
One of these factors is age, as a younger woman is more fertile and therefore may need less assistance.
Another point which will affect the chances of an IUI conception, is the original cause of infertility. Fertility issues that are slightly deeper rooted may need to incorporate other fertility treatments into the process to achieve conception, which we will be happy to discuss with you.
If you feel as though IUI treatment is the right step for you during your fertility journey, then take a look at our website for more information.
Alternatively, you can contact our team of fertility specialists who will be happy to provide you with advice on the best move to make to start your fertility journey and help to figure out if IUI is right for you.