If you’re looking for a minimally invasive treatment for infertility, you may be a good candidate for IUI. At New York Fertility Institute on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the experienced fertility specialists offer onsite IUI procedures to increase your chances of conception when you’re experiencing unexplained fertility or infertility due to low sperm counts. Find out if IUI is right for you by scheduling a consultation today. You can call the New York City office today or request an appointment online now.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an artificial insemination fertility treatment where your New York Fertility Institute specialist places sperm inside your uterus for fertilization of an egg.
When you combine IUI with ovarian stimulation, your chances for successful fertilization increases significantly.
You may benefit from intrauterine insemination if your partner has a low sperm count or test results reveal dysfunction in sperm’s mobility. Additionally, this treatment may benefit men with ejaculation dysfunction.
You may also be a candidate for IUI if you have conditions like:
IUI is an alternative treatment to in-vitro fertilization, as the process is less invasive and more affordable. Your New York Fertility Institute doctor can determine if you’re a good candidate for IUI after a full evaluation of your existing health, medical history, and the root cause of your fertility issues.
However, the procedure is designed to assist the sperm in reaching the egg. The fertilization of the egg must still occur on its own. Your New York Fertility Institute provider can discuss the pros and cons of IUI based on your specific needs and background.
Before the insemination process, you may need to start medications to stimulate ovulation. The New York Fertility Institute team monitors your hormone levels using ovulation kits, blood tests, and ultrasounds to detect ovulation and perform the insemination at that time.
Sperm used in IUI can come from your partner or a donor. To prepare it, the New York Fertility Institute medical team washes it in a lab to separate semen from other fluids and remove any harmful chemicals. To place the sperm, your provider inserts a catheter and delivers the sperm directly into your uterus.
The New York Fertility Institute team performs IUI conveniently in-office, and treatment only takes a few minutes. Following the procedure, your doctor reviews signs of pregnancy you need to watch for over the next few weeks.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of IUI, call New York Fertility Institute today or book a consultation online now.