All It Takes Is A Little Headstart

Intrauterine Insemination is a procedure that puts sperm directly inside a woman’s uterus at the time of ovulation to help it get closer to the egg. It gives the sperm an advantage, in terms of number and a shorter route to reach the fallopian tubes to fertilise the egg.

For this procedure, the sperm is specially-prepared (washed) before it is placed in the uterus when ovulation occurs, naturally or through Ovulation Induction.

Increasing The Chances of Pregnancy

Although popularly referred to as artificial insemination, with IUI, the sperm still fertilises the egg on its own. The idea is to give it a little well-timed head start to boost the chances of pregnancy.

IUI is commonly recommended for:

  • Low sperm count and motility
  • Hostile cervical condition
  • Unexplained infertility


IUI is recommended as a fertility treatment when there is unexplained infertility, a hostile cervical condition, or below-average sperm quality or even dysfunction in ejaculation.
Candidates will be carefully examined and tested to ensure that IUI is the best option for you. We will consult and discuss the possible causes for your infertility, such as age and underlying health conditions as well as the viability of different treatment options.
Before giving a sperm sample, your partner should abstain from ejaculation for 3-5 days to maximize his sperm count and help ensure that his sperm are healthy and motile.
IUI is not recommended for women who have severe disease of the fallopian tubes, blocked tubes, a history of pelvic infections, a low ovarian reserve, moderate to severe endometriosis or poor quality sperms.