IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)
The IUI procedure involves the processing of seminal fluid separating the fast-moving sperm from sluggish or non-motile ones. The progressive/ fast-moving sperm will be placed into the patient’s womb close in time of ovulation. This procedure can only be done provided that the fallopian tubes are open and healthy.
The patient will discuss with her fertility specialist if she can undergo the procedure with or without fertility drugs.
The male partner will collect a sperm sample on the day of the procedure.
The actual procedure will be painless and brief. A speculum is inserted in the vagina (like in a pap smear test). A small, soft and flexible catheter in inserted in the cervix containing the best motile sperm. Patient can rest for 30 minutes and can go home right after.