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