IUI intrauterine insemination is the artificial insertion of sperm directly into the uterus for treating infertility in women. This procedure is otherwise called as donor insemination, alternative insemination, or artificial insemination.
Every fertility treatment starts with IUI approach before IVF. It is a non-invasive practice with a less painful procedure. The period cycle is left untouched and the woman in this treatment ovulates naturally. The insemination is executed exactly when the ovary releases the eggs to be fertilized. The sperm is positioned directly into the uterus helping sperm to travel quickly through the fallopian tube. When the egg is fertile, it gets implanted in the lining of the uterus wall.
When to opt for IUI treatment
- Sperm mobility or sperm count is less, IUI makes it the possible
- Woman’s mucus is thick or scant; it becomes difficult for sperm to travel through the passage.
- Single mothers, same-sex couples in foreign countries prefer IUI treatment to conceive
- Cervical scar tissue may hinder the sperm from entering the uterus
- IUI is less expensive, less painful, and less invasive compared to IVF
IUI outruns all the mentioned difficulty increasing the chance to conceive by 80%. IUI insemination requires the patient to follow the same safety measures as they adapt while conceiving naturally. A healthy diet and regular exercise are important courses to consider while considering any form of pregnancy treatment. It is equally important to avoid stress and anxiety to balance hormone. Consult a gynaecologist today for more personalized information about health and treatment.