Intrauterine Insemination {IUI}

For this procedure, insemination occurs by placing sperm inside the uterine cavity. Most professionals find this preferable to intracervical insemination (ICI) or intravaginal insemination (IVI) as you risk less sperm leaking out through the cervix. You also bypass the cervical mucus, which may not allow sufficient enough sperm to pass.

The process often starts with egg stimulation, which can be done with oral or injectable medications. Then we monitor the growth of the follicles through ultrasound. Once we have a mature follicles, we trigger ovulation with a medication that stimulates the final maturation and release of the eggs. Typically we find two to three mature eggs to be ideal in stimulated cycles.