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Intrauterine Insemination

What is a IUI?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) — IUI is not the same as IVF. In fact, IVF is more often used by women who are unable to produce eggs or whose fallopian tubes are damaged or blocked. In some cases, however, IUI may be used in conjunction with IVF if the couple's sperm count is low or if there are other factors that make it difficult for a man to produce a high-quality sample. Couples who have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive with unprotected intercourse may consider IUI as an option. It's also an alternative for women who ovulate irregularly or who have low sperm counts based on previous tests.

Intrauterine insemination

Who needs IUI?

As the name suggests, ‘in vitro’ means outside the human body. The IVF process consists of a series of stages. The ovaries are first stimulated to obtain more than one egg per cycle. After about 8-14 days, they are retrieved with a sperm sample. Mainly, in IVF (in vitro fertilization), the eggs and sperm retrieved from the couple are combined in laboratory petri dishes where the sperm fertilizes the egg on its own. The embryos resulting from the fertilization process are monitored for several days, and the highest quality embryo is chosen to be implanted into the uterus to achieve pregnancy. The couple is advised to take a pregnancy test two weeks after the embryo transfer.

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Who Benefits from IUI

Did you know that there are many benefits to undergoing assisted reproductive technologies (IUI) compared to just having a child naturally? IUI, or in vitro fertilization (IVF) allows couples to have children using their own eggs — which would otherwise be discarded because of their age. IUI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is a fertility treatment that has become more popular in the last few years.  It’s similar to IVF in that it involves harvesting your eggs from your ovaries and then fertilizing them with sperm from someone else. But there are many more benefits than just the birth of your baby. IUI stands for In-Cervical Stimulation. This procedure is a form of fertility treatment that involves stimulating the lady’s hormones to prevent ovulation and fertilization. There are thousands of couples who want to see byt this result achieved. It is through IUI that many men can have children with a single donor egg, and also women can overcome difficult issues such as low egg quality or diminished ovarian reserve.



Who needs IVF

IVF offered as an infertility treatment for couples with age 35 or above age couple. It is used to treat many causes of infertility: Older women damage or blockage of the pelvic arteries (which may result from pelvic inflammatory disease or past surgery)

How Successful is IVF?

The Society for Reproductive Technologies (SART) says the birth rate via in vitro fertilization for women under 35 approx 55.7%. The birth rate in the first embryo transfer approx 41.3%. Birth rate in second embryo transfer is around approx 47.1%.

ICSI Success Factors

IUI is a simple procedure that can be done in a doctor’s office. It involves the doctor placing sperm directly into the uterus. The sperm swim through the cervix and into the fallopian tube. The IUI procedure is most often used when a couple has unexplained infertility, meaning they cannot get pregnant despite having regular unprotected intercourse for one year or more. It also may be used as a first step in treatment after other fertility treatments have failed to result in pregnancy. IUI may be an option for couples who are not ready to use assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF). However, some insurance companies refuse to cover IUI if you use donor eggs or donor sperm because it is considered experimental.

Success Processes

Age and Success Rates

Age is an essential factor that impacts the success of an IVF treatment. With the increase in age, the probability of IVF success decreases. The success rate of IVF resulting in live birth is 31% in women under the age of 35, 24% in women 35-37, and only 16% in women who are 38-40.

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Lifestyle and Health

A balanced lifestyle and healthy diet provide the human body with adequate vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that are necessary for the production of healthy sperm and eggs, which ultimately increases the chances of IVF success.

Previous Treatment

Previous Treatments

There are many reasons why a couple would want to avoid iui testing. Some couples have been together for decades, and they don't feel like they need to wait any longer before starting a family. Others may be in a situation where they don't want to create another child at this time in their lives.

Balancing Risks and Rewards

IVF is a safe procedure, but there are some potential IVF risks and complications, such as; IVF risks and complications are negligible, and they fade with time


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between IUI and IVF?

IUI: Intrauterine insemination involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. IVF: In vitro fertilization involves fertilizing an egg with sperm outside the body and then implanting the embryo into the uterus.

How can IUI be done?

IUI is done by placing washed and processed sperm directly into a woman’s uterus using a thin catheter, timed around ovulation.

How many cycles of IUI should one undergo?

The number of cycles recommended varies for each individual and depends on factors such as age, fertility diagnosis, and response to treatment. Typically, doctors suggest trying 3-6 cycles before considering other options.

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