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Intrauterine insemination is a procedure that allows prepared sperm to be introduced into the womb. Book an appointment online today.
Intrauterine insemination is a procedure that allows prepared sperm to be introduced into the womb. It is less invasive than IVF. In the laboratory a sample of sperm is processed to separate the motile sperm from the immotile sperm. This allows us to concentrate the motile sperm ready for the insemination procedure. The prepared sperm are then placed into the woman’s womb near the time of ovulation. This fertility method is designed to help women that are struggling to conceive naturally.
Intrauterine insemination may be right for you if:
To get a clearer idea of whether you are a good candidate for intrauterine insemination, please discuss suitability with your Consultant.
Intrauterine insemination involves three main stages. These are as follows:
When donor sperm is used during any assisted conception technique recommendations from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) are followed.
The IUI procedure is very simple and you will be able to leave the hospital a short time afterwards. The process involves passing a fine catheter through the cervix into the uterus where the prepared sperm are then slowly introduced.
For more information, and if you have any queries, speak to your Consultant.