IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)
- The first visit is on the 2nd or 3rd day of the menstrual cycle.
- The woman first undergoes a baseline trans-vaginal ultrasound.
- She then starts the induction of ovulation on that day by taking tablets or injections daily.
- Regular visits are required for assessment of response to the induction by ultrasound scanning.
- When the follicles reach the mature size, the patient is triggered by HCG injection for ovulation.
- 36-40 hours later IUI is carried out.
On the day of the procedure:
- The male produces the semen sample in a sterile cup after abstaining from ejaculation for 4-5 days.
- The semen sample is then processed in the laboratory for a period of about 40-60 min. during which the sample is centrifuged and washed clear of all debris and bacteria. The highly motile sperms are separated by special techniques.
- The sample is then injected into the women’s uterus in a very simple short and painless procedure with no anesthesia needed.
- Bed rest is not needed after the procedure and the patient is advised to live her life normally with no restrictions.
- Sexual intercourse is not forbidden, on the contrary it is recommended after two days following the procedure.