At Cherish, we also offer intrauterine insemination (IUI), in which the processed semen is directly placed into the uterus of a female with the help of a catheter. The process is effective in cases of male factor infertility, unexplained infertility, endometriosis, anovulatory infertility etc.
It is the method by which semen is directly placed in the uterus with the help of a catheter. The semen undergoes special media treatment and the process of centrifugation to achieve a better concentration of healthy and motile sperms, and to eliminate certain unnecessary and harmful components.
IUI can be done in a natural cycle. However, to getbetter results, it is usually preceded by ovulation induction/ovarian stimulation, using appropriate fertility enhancing drugs. In order to attain 1 to 3 mature eggs, Tab clomiphene citrate or Inj — HMG/FSH are given to stimulate the growth of the follicles and cause ovulation at a predicted time.
It is done to measure the growth of follicles, individualize drug doses and prevent side-effects. Usually folliculometry is done by transvaginal ultrasound scanning (twice or thrice in a treatment cycle) or by measuring LH and E2 in blood samples.
It is prepared in the laboratory and given on the day ofovulation.
The processed sperm sample is directly placed in the uterus using a catheter. It may be done over two consecutive days around the time of ovulation or after confirmed ovulation. The process is painless.
A blood test (beta hCG) or urinary pregnancy test is conducted after a period of 14 – 16 days of ovulation, to determine whether the women is pregnant or not.