Once the initial diagnostics are complete and your doctor decides to go ahead with the individual protocol, IUI is a process that can be of great help to many couples.
IUI is a procedure wherein sperm is directly placed in a woman’s uterus for fertilisation to happen. The aim behind this procedure is to ensure that maximum number of sperms reach the fallopian tubes which automatically increases the chance of conceiving.
The sperms are manually given an advantage to begin with, but they still have to reach and fertilise the egg on its own. This is a minor procedure compared to IVF and the cost involved with it is pretty nominal.
We are very careful in what treatments our patrons are subjected to, because every procedure you go through increases your expenditure on the treatment.
After a careful examination in the first phase of tests that we conduct, if we find out that the sperm count is less or the sperm is not properly moving or if there is an ejaculate dysfunction we generally suggest going for IUI.
This is also true in the case of unexplained Infertility, hostile cervical condition including cervical mucus problems. In some cases, previous cycles of IUI or IVF can also leave the Cervical tissue scarred and this can sometime hamper the ability of the sperms to enter the uterus.
TMore than knowing what procedure to do, it is also important that your doctor knows when not to opt for a certain procedure. Not only does it increase the expenditure, it results in the loss of precious time as well.
After the examination is we come across any history of severe fallopian tubes’ disease, pelvic infections or moderate to severe endometriosis, IUI is not advisable in these cases.
Once you and your doctor have chosen IUI as the course of action in fulfilling your dreams of parenthood, it is very important that you know what the treatment procedure is going to be.
You may be given ovulation stimulation medications and ours doctors will carefully monitor you to determine when the eggs are going to mature. We are generally looking for a surge in LH Hormones. Once the hormone surge is seen, it is a sign that ovulation will occur in the next 24-36 hours.
We then collect the semen sample. This sample is washed in the highly sterile lab to separate the semen from seminal fluid. Once the sperms are ready to insert, a catheter is used to insert the sperm directly into the uterus. This process helps ensure the maximum delivery of sperm cells and increases the possibility of conception. The whole procedure only takes a few minutes following which we monitor the patient for signs and symptoms of pregnancy.