Have you been trying for a baby without success? Perhaps you’re struggling to conceive and would like some professional advice and treatment? If you would like to find out more about IVF, IUI, or third party reproduction, then contact the University Reproductive Associates who specialize in reproductive health.
What is IUI?
Intrauterine insemination, known as IUI, is a commonly used treatment for infertility. IUI has helped thousands of couples to conceive and is more affordable than IVF.
During an IUI procedure, a doctor will inject sperm directly into your uterus. This will help increase the chance of conceiving. Women are usually prescribed a medication called Clomid for about a month before the procedure is carried out. This will help to encourage ovulation and increase the likelihood of pregnancy occurring.
If you decide that IUI is right for you, you’ll be given an ovulation test to do at home. Once you’re ovulating, you’ll be able to go to the clinic with your partner, where the IUI procedure will be carried out.
The man will be asked to provide a sperm sample, which will be analyzed at a laboratory. Healthy sperm will be separated from unhealthy sperm. The healthy sperm will then be put in a catheter, which is inserted into the women’s uterus, where the sperm will be deposited. It’s hoped that the sperm will fertilize an egg, and this will result in a successful pregnancy.
When is IUI used?
IUI is a beneficial procedure that is used to help couples conceive if they’re experiencing fertility problems. IUI can assist with male conditions such as low sperm count and low sperm motility. It’s also used with female infertility issues such as a blocked cervix, irregular or lack of ovulation. It can also help a couple conceive even if there’s no known cause for their infertility.
Benefits of IUI
One of the main advantages of choosing IUI rather than IVF is that it is much more affordable. There are also fewer side effects reported with the IUI medication and procedure.
Is IUI Right for Me?
For most couples, doctors will recommend starting with a treatment such as IUI as it’s less invasive than procedures such as IVF. Before deciding on IUI, you’ll need to be assessed by a doctor to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
If you’ve been trying for a baby for up to a year with no success, you may like to consider IUI. However, you should also find other advice which might help you to conceive naturally.
IUI is likely to be right for you if you’re looking for a cost-effective procedure that has a high success rate. If you are an older parent and have not had success with IUI in the past or if you have other fertility problems, the doctor may recommend that you try IVF.
A fertility doctor can help you to decide if the IUI procedure is the right treatment for you. The University Reproductive Associates, located in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ are available for consultations and can advise about treatments for infertility.