INTRA UTERINE INSEMINATION (IUI)

The process of IUI involves separating the immotile sperm faction, the debris and infective cells in seminal plasma to obtain a highly motile, processed sperm sample. This is then placed in the uterine cavity (closer to the site of ovulation, in order to enhance the chances of fertilization.

WHAT IS IUI?

Fertilization is a process in which the male sperm penetrates the female egg (Ovum), the result of which is pregnancy. This process is heavily dependent on a series of factors that need to occur in a timely fashion, ensuring that the sperm travels along the female reproductive tract and reaches the egg.  A defect in any of these factors can lead to a difficulty in conception.

Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) is a procedure that gives a little nudge to this process, fast tracking the journey of the sperm by taking a sample of sperm, processing it to ensure that only the healthy and motile sperm are given a chance and then introducing them directly into the uterine cavity, to enhance the chances of fertilization.

PREREQUISITES FOR IUI

  • Patent Fallopian Tubes
  • A Minimum Requisite of Motile Sperm
  • Functioning Ovaries

CHANCES FOR SUCCESS

IUI with Controlled Ovarian Stimulation (COS) gives better results (20 – 25%) compared to IUI alone.

We recommend a maximum of three cycles of COS + IUI as the chances of conceiving are highest within the first three attempts. 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Controlled environmental conditions are essential for an effective IUI cycle. 

Our hospital is equipped with clean air rooms and a well equipped Andology Lab specially for our infertility procedures.

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