IUI Treatment and Precautions
Pregnancy is conceived when the sperm meets with egg. This can happen under natural circumstances as it happens usually during sexual intercourse. There is also another way for the union of sperm and egg. This method is known as Intrauterine Insemination, IUI Treatment. In this process, sperms are placed in the woman’s uterus at the time of ovulation to enhance the chances of fertilization.
When to opt for IUI Treatment:
IUI treatment starts in the first 5 days of the menstrual cycle. Baseline transvaginal scanning is done, to begin with. This is followed by ovulation induction with the help of hormonal tablets and injections. Follicular study is then conducted to monitor the growth of follicles. Meanwhile, the sperm sample is washed and processed to separate the motile sperms from debris. The motile sperms are then injected into the uterus during ovulation.
The follicular study starts in the first five days of the cycle. IUI process happens around the time of ovulation which can occur anytime between 12th to 18th day of the cycle.
There are a few things that need to be taken care of before, during and after the treatment:
Regular health monitoring
Healthy diet regimen
Avoiding smoking, alcohol and habit-forming substances
The success rate of IUI depends on the proper selection of cases and varies from 10% to 20%.
There is also the risk of medication side-effects like:
- Water retention
Our Success Rate:
10%-20% of the parenthood journey
How Common is it:
This is first Line of Treatment and Couple with unexplained infertility undergone IUI
Average span of treatment:
2-3 weeks from the 1st day of the menstrual cycle