Intrauterine Insemination

IUI Improves your chances of conception

Sometimes it can be difficult for the sperm to find its way to an egg. We use Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) to help improve pregnancy rates.

What to expect during IUI

First, a semen sample is collected and delivered to the lab where it is “washed”. The sperm are then placed into syringe that is attached to a long, thin, soft, flexible catheter (insertable tube). A speculum (medical instrument) is inserted into the vagina so that your provider can see your cervix.  Your provider then wipes away any cervical mucus. Next, the tiny catheter is inserted through your cervix into your uterus. Finally, the sperm are slowly injected. The whole process takes just a few minutes.  Afterwards, you will be instructed to lie flat for approximately 15-20 minutes. This will allow the sperm to start to swim up your fallopian tubes. This is where fertilization should take place as the sperm comes into contact with an egg.

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