Sometimes the egg and the sperm need a little help coming together. With intrauterine insemination, you can increase your chances of the two meeting, and ultimately creating a baby.
About Intrauterine Insemination
Following intercourse, only a few hundred sperm will make their way to the egg. With IUI, millions of active sperm are placed into the uterus and fallopian tubes, increasing the chance of fertilization and pregnancy.
IUI is timed to coincide with the patient’s ovulation with careful monitoring of a patient’s cycle.
It is almost always used in conjunction with fertility medication in cases such as:
- slightly decreased sperm count or motility
- hostile cervical condition
- sexual dysfunction
- with use of donor sperm
- unexplained infertility
Fertility Centers of New England offers IUI as an initial treatment option for patients, which can be an effective first step toward pregnancy.