Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
There are many reasons why a woman may consider intrauterine insemination including unexplained infertility, male infertility, or hostile cervical mucus. Here at West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center, we offer IUI for women looking to take the next exciting steps towards growing her family.
What is Intrauterine Insemination?
Intrauterine insemination, also known as IUI, or artificial insemination, is a relatively simple fertility treatment that involves placing sperm directly inside a woman’s uterus in order to promote fertilization. It can be performed with or without fertility drugs, and the procedure involves transferring specially washed semen – delivered directly into the uterus using a thin catheter.
Why Consider IUI?
IUI is a resourceful procedure for patients including:
- Couples with unexplained infertility
- Male factor infertility
- Couples who have trouble with intercourse
- Single mothers who would like to have a baby
- Lesbian couples who are looking to conceive
IUI is a simple and affordable process that is completed in-office and requires no downtime afterwards. This revolutionary solution is the perfect option to help increase patient’s chances at successfully conceiving.
How Does it Work?
The process involves collecting semen, and then separating the sperm from the semen. The removed sperm is concentrated and activated, and then a small amount of the fastest swimming sperm is placed into the uterus. This process is performed while the woman is ovulating.
IUI Success Rate
Fertility medications are often given to women undergoing IUI in order to help her ovaries produce additional eggs. If there is a low sperm count or motility, intrauterine insemination success rates are typically around 5-10% – when ovarian stimulation is used. For patients who are experiencing unexplained infertility, the IUI success rate is typically around 8-15% per month.
Fertility Doctor Tina Koopersmith
Discusses The Artificial Insemination (IUI) Process
Support Throughout Your Journey
Our physicians here at West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center are committed to helping you achieve your goal in becoming pregnant. Our caring fertility specialists take an in-depth approach in order to create a treatment plan that is tailored to you, your specific needs, and fertility situation. Your individual fertility is considered, and we will work with you throughout each step of the IUI process.
We look forward to serving you throughout this exciting journey. We look forward to meeting you, learning about you, and helping you to achieve a happy and healthy family. Reach out to the professionals here to learn more about our intrauterine insemination treatment. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards a happy and healthy life!