What is IUI?
I.U.I. stands for intrauterine insemination. This is a treatment whereby the partner's sperm is 'prepared' and introduced into the female partner's uterus (womb) during the fertile period.
Primarily I.U.I. is offered to women when using Donor Sperm in cases of severe male infertility, in single women and lesbian couples. It is also offered in cases of unexplained infertility, hostile cervical mucus or age related subfertility.
This treatment has been recommended in order to increase your chances of pregnancy.
This potential increase is achieved is by
- The use of fertility hormone injections, so that more than one mature follicle develops on the ovaries (the follicle is the cyst that contains the egg) and also to improve egg quality.
- Inseminating with the strongest and most motile sperm.
- Injecting the sperm into the uterus (womb).
- Triggering ovulation and inseminating the prepared sperm at the fertile time.
Our I.U.I. programme is performed on a natural cycle; that means there is no interference with the menstrual cycle. We recommend that you try the I.U.I. procedure for 3 attempts over 6 months.