Artificial insemination or Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a less invasive form of infertility treatment and is the best option for the couple who are struggling to conceive naturally.
Uterine insemination is a simple fertility treatment in which the semen is washed and concentrated and then directly inserted into the female uterus using a thin catheter. This process is performed around the time of ovulation or sometimes with the conjugation of some fertility drugs to maximize the conception. The treatment is done in multiple cycles until the pregnancy is achieved. It is the simplest procedure in which the sperm inseminates the uterus.
“It is a simple and less invasive form of fertility treatment. The treatment is performed when the semen has been frozen when the male partner is absent or males who have frozen their semen before undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy. ”
The procedure is performed in couples with unexplained infertility factors, minor sperm abnormality, hostile cervical mucus.
The treatment is right for those diagnosed with unexplained fertility, mild male factor infertility, irregular or absent evolution, those who cannot have penetrative sex, or those who have their partner's frozen sperm. This treatment aims to increase the number of sperm reaching the tubes, which increases the chances of fertilization.
Before providing the treatment, the semen is analyzed and washed, and most mobile sperm is used and inserted into the uterine cavity, which aids in successful conception.
The treatment is performed during a natural cycle or by ovulation induction. The best technique is discussed by the doctor depending upon the patient’s condition. Then the female cycle is monitored to determine the ovulation day, and it is called the cycle tracking method. As the follicle is matured, the process of ovulation is triggered by hCG hormones. Then the sperm is injected into the uterine cavity using a very thin catheter.
The treatment is not painful, and it may cause mild cramping. One can return to work immediately after the treatment.
This treatment is generally more successful in females who are not of advanced age.
If one cannot conceive after 12 months or more without success, they can consult with an expert fertility treatment doctor in Delhi at World IVF Center.