Understanding Intrauterine Insemination

Posted on May 21, 2015 by NYRW

What exactly is intrauterine insemination or IUI?

IUI is a type of fertility treatment that has been very successful for many families. You may be familiar with the term artificial insemination, which involves placing sperm into the female reproductive tract. Intrauterine insemination is the most common and current form of artificial insemination. What differentiates IUIis that the sperm are placed directly into the uterus, so it is a more targeted and direct form of artificial insemination. There’s less distance for sperm to travel, which greatly increases their chance of fertilizing an egg. By being closer to the fallopian tubes, more sperm are better positioned for the best possible outcome. Overall, this method increases your chances for success, and aims at getting you one step closer to your goal of conception.

One of the factors that contribute to the success of this procedure is optimizing the environment and the timing. This is accomplished by carefully monitoring your ovulation cycle. There are many methods to help determine ovulation before the procedure. Sometimes we work with your natural cycle alone, and sometimes we provide certain helpful medications. A reproductive specialist will help you manage your ovulation cycle, as part of the preparation for your first treatment.

Dealing with fertility issues can be an extremely challenging time. We are proud to provide IUI as part of our fertility treatment services, in our effort to increase your chances and restore your hope. If you are wondering if this may be a good option for you, contact New York Reproductive Wellness at (516) 214-9844 to set up a consultation where we can evaluate your situation and recommend the best individualized treatment options for you. We’re here to help you understand intrauterine insemination and all aspects of your reproductive health.



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