IUI(Artificial Insemination) in India

It is one of the simplest infertility treatments that help in baby conceiving. Artificial insemination is a process in which the sperm is directly put into the uterus to meet with the egg at the right time.

What is IUI ?

Intrauterine insemination IUI also called artificial insemination is a basic step in the direction of fertility treatments. The treatment can be done using the partner’s (husband’s) sperm or sperm from a donor.

This low-tech process can be done in two ways: natural and with ovulation induction. In a first manner, the body is monitored for ovulation and when the LH surge is higher, one should contact the fertility clinic for further instructions. They will inform you when and how to collect a sperm sample.

When is sperm collected for IUI?

The sperm is usually collected through ejaculation into a sterile collection cup or in collection condoms. Most of clini cs want the semen within a half hour of ejaculation, so if one lives close then the sperm are collected at home but if not, one has to go to the clinic and do it in a private setting. After this washing is done and the sperms are used for IUI.

What is the best time for IUI?

As per experts, within 6 hours of either side of ovulation, IUI should be performed. When timing is based on an hCG injection, the process is done between 24 and 48 hours later. Post-hCG, the timing of IUI is around 36 hours or 24 hours, while others also do it in 40-42 hour

Some experts, base the timing on a natural LH surge (within 24-36 hours). The two planned inseminations are timed between 12 and 48 hours after the surge is detected. The egg is only viable only for 24 hours after its release.

IUI Procedure

  • Drug treatment is done for encouraging two or three eggs to mature.
  • The treatment is monitored for measuring the growth of follicles, individualize drug doses, and to prevent any side effects. Moreover, the reduction of the risk of multiple pregnancy is also checked. The doctor does blood tests for measuring estrogen concentrations and use ultrasound for tracking the development of follicles.
  • When two or three follicles reach the required size, hormone hCG is injected to induce ovulation.
  • Sperm sample (collected in the ovulation morning, washed and concentrated) are inseminated later that day. Using a catheter, the doctor inserts the sperm through the cervix and into the uterus of the female partner.
  • Tests of potential pregnancy and early ultrasounds are done.

Benefits, Success rate and Support for IUI Treatment

The success rates IUI falls between 5 -15 percent per cycle, on the woman’s age (up to 35 years), sperm count of the male partner and the female’s tubes that should be healthy. Generally three cycles of IUI are tried, if they fail then advanced methods are recommended.

IUI is a simple and inexpensive form of therapy, thus it should be tried first, then going on to more expensive options. In comparison to other countries, India offers treatment at affordable rates.

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