Intrauterine insemination refers to a type of artificial insemination, which can be used for infertility treatments. In the procedure, sperms are washed and concentrated, following which they are placed directly in the uterus when it is time for one or more of the eggs to be released for fertilisation. The older methods placed the sperm in the vagina. Though the process was easy, it was nearly not as successful as the current technique. The outcome that is hoped to follow involves the swimming of the sperms into the fallopian tube and fertilize the egg, resulting in a normal pregnancy.
Why is the intrauterine insemination performed?
A lot of things need to go absolutely right for a couple to get pregnant. Failure of these factors might be the reasons why the couple cannot conceive. Let us look at the reasons why intrauterine insemination becomes necessary in certain people:
What happens before the actual procedure?
Careful coordination is required before the intrauterine insemination takes place:
What can you expect?
The visit for intrauterine insemination does not take more than 20 minutes and takes place in the doctor’s clinic. No medications or pain relievers would be required. You would need to put the legs on a stirrup and a speculum is inserted into the vagina.
A vial of healthy sperms is connected to the end of a long, flexible and thin catheter. The catheter is inserted into the vagina through the cervix and into the uterus. The sperm sample is then pushed into the uterus, following which the catheter and speculum are removed. If the pregnancy is not successful, IUI can be given another try before moving on to other fertility treatments.Authored by Dr. Radhika Meka
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