Get your Facts Clear About Intrauterine Insemination

Are you finding it difficult to conceive a baby? Have you tried out the process of Intrauterine Insemination? If not then go through this article very nicely and you will get the answers to your queries. This process is highly effective and has yielded positive results for many couples who were not able to become parents.

Getting Pregnant With IUIWhat is meant by IUI?

The term IUI stands for Intrauterine Insemination. It is a medical process through which those parents who were incapable of conceiving are helped. In this process, the sperm of the man is injected into the uterus of the woman through certified medical equipment.

How is the procedure of IUI conducted?

In IUI, a narrow catheter is inserted into the cervix of a woman that carries cleaned sperms to the uterus. This procedure overcomes all the obstacles that are formed in the vagina and thus conception takes place effectively.

In what process the sperms are accumulated?

The sperms are collected in a sterilized collection cup that shall be provided by the doctor’s clinic where the process of IUI will take place. It is important for the sperms to reach the clinic within half an hour of collecting it or else their effect may reduce.

What is meant by sperm washing?

The process of sperm washing is carried out for making the sperms ready for insemination. It is done by mixing a washing medium with the semen after liquefying it. Then the whole mixture is rotated in a centrifuge that extracts the sperms from the semen and then further separates the motile and non-motile sperms.

When should IUI be carried out?

IUI is carried out 6 hours before or after ovulation and the doctor shall advise the exact dates for carrying out the treatment. The dates are calculated by the LH surge of the woman who is undergoing the treatment.

What are the things that shall take place while taking IUI treatment?

In this treatment procedure, the semen needs to be collected at first and then sperm washing is done. After sperm washing is completed, the doctor shall give dates for insemination in which the washed sperms will be inserted into the uterus.

Is the procedure of IUI painful?

IUI causes mild discomfort while the sperms are inserted into the uterus. There may be however some cramping later which is solely due to ovulation.

Can the sperms leak while standing?

No, there is no chance of any leakage once the sperms are injected through the process of IUI. There can be a feeling of liquid discharge which is the cervical mucus and not sperms.

What is the number of follicles a woman should have for conceiving?

If a woman has 2 follicles then she will have a better chance of conceiving.

What are the alternatives if IUI is not effective?

After carrying out IUI for a few times, if it is not effective then doctors shall add medicines like Clomid or other injections. These are some of the imperative facts about IUI that you should know before taking the treatment.

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