Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
IUI is a technique in which motile sperm are separated out from nonmotile ones and later the washed sperms are placed into women’s uterus during the time of ovulation. Before the IUI treatment commences, it is advisable to undergo a tubal patency test to ascertain whether the fallopian tubes are open.
This method is particularly beneficial for the couples whose infertility problem is unexplained
mild male factor
IUI can be performed between day 12 and 16 of natural or induced monthly cycle – with day one being the first day of your period. Sonography is done every alternate day from day 12 s to identify when woman is about to ovulate. As soon as an egg is mature, woman is given a hormone injection to stimulate its release.
The sperm will be inserted 36–40 hours later. The doctor will first insert a speculum into the vagina. A small catheter (a soft, flexible tube) will then be threaded into the womb via cervix. The best-quality sperm will be selected and inserted through the catheter.
The whole process only takes a few minutes and is usually painless. Some women may experience a temporary, menstrual-like cramping.
If donated or frozen sperms are to be used, it will be removed from frozen storage, thawed and prepared in the same way..