We may also suggest this as an appropriate treatment if you have not conceived with simple use of fertility drugs, mild male factor abnormality, problems with sex. during IUI, fertilisation takes place in the womb, just as it does in a natural pregnancy.
For IUI, We will give you drugs to stimulate your ovaries to produce a number of eggs.
The development of the ovarian follicles is monitored with ultrasound
administration of the hormone injection Hcg, with the follicle is ready : ~ 18 - 20 mm
the insemination takes place between 36 – 40 hours after inj hcg
On the day the actual IUI takes place, we will need a semen sample from your husband or
Partner by masturbation.
If you are using donor sperm, this will be prepared for the treatment. semen sample is processed in the laboratory and is then placed in the uterine cavity or womb by means of a fine catheter.
The hope is that the sperms will meet the egg and that fertilisation will take place.
The chances of success are increased if the insemination is combined with ovulation induction using small doses of fertility drugs(15 – 20% per cycle). No general or local anesthesia is involved,
The patient has to lie down for only 20 min after the insemination has been done. Then she can do all her routine activities, straight away after that.
IUI-H : Insemination with your partner’s sperm.
IUI-D : Insemination with donor sperm as called a DI (Donor insemination).
Donar insemination is the treatment used for women whose partners have no sperm in the ejaculate, or for couples who do not wish to undergo the ICSI procedure. Donor insemination (DI) uses sperm from a donor to help the woman become pregnant
When are donor sperms needed ?
IUI can be carried out with donor sperm at the time when woman ovulates if her partner’s sperms are unable to fertilise your egg, or the partner has no sperm in their semen sample (Azoospermic /Aspermic patients).
We have frozen Semen bank at our center where the sperms from a icmr recognised sperm bank ., which are screened for infections such as HIV,hepatitis and syphilis prior to use are stored and only then released for use
fresh samples should not be used as there is no test that can with 100 % confidence rule out for infections such as HIV,hepatitis and syphilis.
Donor sperm can also be used for in vitro fertilisation (IVF).