Yashoda Hospital offers multiple specialized procedures for infertility in men and women. We believe in providing couples their very best chance of a successful and beautiful pregnancy. Backed by our commitment to excellence and unbeatable expertise, Yashoda hospital's Infertility department brings an unparalleled commitment towards successful results.
Our successful results are based upon our outlook to a patient-centric approach delivered by the best fertility doctors and healthcare team. We are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and follow clinical protocols to maintain the best standards. Yashoda hospital gives you the best expertise and advanced technology to improve your chance of getting pregnant.
What is Intrauterine Insemination?
IUI, or intrauterine insemination, is a fertility treatment that is performed with or without fertility drugs. The procedure involves transferring the semen that is washed using special methods directly into the uterus via a thin catheter.
What are the Indications for Intrauterine Insemination?
Your doctor may recommend IUI treatment for any of the following situations:
- Male infertility
- Hostile cervical mucus
- Unexplained infertility
- Unsuccessful treatment with fertility treatment
- If are planning to use a sperm donor
- Pain during intercourse
- Semen allergy
- Ovulatory factor infertility
- Cervical factor infertility
- Endometriosis-related infertility
However, IUI is not recommended for those with:
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Severe endometriosis
- Previous pelvic infection
What can you Expect From the Procedure?
Before the Procedure
The doctor may follow some of the steps:
- Preparing the semen sample: Your partner will provide a semen sample at the hospital, where the sperm are thawed and prepared. The semen are washed to reduce reactions in the woman's body that interfere with fertilization. This will increase the chances of you getting pregnant quickly with healthy sperms.
- Monitoring for ovulation: The impending ovulation will be closely monitored. You will be given a home urine ovulation predictor kit that will detect when your body produces a surge or release the luteinizing hormone (LH). To make you ovulate one or more eggs at the right time, you will be given human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) or medications.
- Determining optimal timing: After detecting the ovulation, IUI will be performed.
The whole fertility procedure usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Our trained doctors will provide the best treatment.
During the procedure
- You will be asked to lie on a table, and a speculum will be inserted into your vagina.
- A flexible tube called a catheter will be inserted, which contains a vial containing a sample of healthy sperm.
- The catheter will be placed through your cervical opening and into your uterus.
- The sperm sample will be placed in your uterus.
After the procedure
The doctor will ask you to lie on your back for a brief period after the insemination. When the procedure is over, you can get dressed and resume your normal activities. After the procedure, you may experience some light spotting.
You may have to wait for two weeks before a pregnancy test. If you test too soon, then it may result in:
- False-negative: If the pregnancy hormones aren't at a level that can be measured, then the test may yield a negative result, but when you really are pregnant.
- False-positive: If you have been using ovulation-inducing medication such as HCG, then that medicines could prompt positive results when you really aren't pregnant.
Are There Any Risks From The Procedure?
The IUI treatment is relatively simple, and the risks of serious complications are rare.
- Multiple pregnancies
However, our expert and trained doctors will ensure that you do not suffer from any complex problems.