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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Discover the Path of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

A Warm Path to Parenthood with IUI

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) stands as a beacon of hope for many longing to begin or grow their family, with the option to use sperm from either a partner or a donor. Celebrated for its simplicity and gentle approach compared to other fertility treatments, IUI is favored for its efficient process and minimal discomfort, mirroring the experience of a standard health check.

Before setting out on the path of IUI, your consultant will conduct a thorough medical assessment to determine if this method aligns with your family-building aspirations. At its core, IUI involves the careful introduction of sperm directly into the womb, fostering an optimal environment for conception to naturally occur.

Your Journey Unfolds

1

Consultation

The journey begins with a detailed consultation where you will discuss your medical history and preferences in treatment with your consultant. This session illuminates the options available to you and addresses all your queries.

2

Key Tests and Assessments

Ensuring IUI is the right path for you will involve some specific tests, such as an AMH blood Test which will give an indication of your ovarian reserve and a 3D Hycosy test to highlight the health of your fallopian tubes. If partner sperm is involved in your treatment, a detailed semen analysis will be conducted to confirm the quality of the sperm being used.  

3

Agreeing on Your Treatment Plan

Once we have a clear picture from your test results, we’ll tailor a treatment plan uniquely for you. You’ll be briefed on each step and the associated costs, providing clarity and confidence as you proceed.

4

Nurse Consultation

Your dedicated fertility nurse will guide you through the treatment phases, managing your medication schedule, and ensuring all your questions are answered, marking the beginning of your treatment journey.

5

The IUI Procedure Unfolded

The IUI process involves a simple yet significant step of placing the sperm sample directly into the womb using a soft catheter and scan, a moment filled with hope and possibility.

6

Pregnancy Test

Fourteen days after embryo transfer, a home pregnancy test will reveal the outcome of your IVF journey. Regardless of the result, our compassionate team stands ready to guide and support you in the steps that follow.

Getting to Know More About IUI

Preparing for IUI

Preparation for IUI involves prescribed medication and suggested lifestyle adjustments to optimize your body’s readiness for the procedure.

What's the duration of IUI

While the IUI procedure is brief, the overall preparation and follow-up typically span 4-6 weeks, tailored around your unique cycle.

Who Can Benefit from IUI?

IUI may not be the right fit for everyone. Your consultant will determine if IUI matches your needs, offering alternative suggestions as necessary.

Exploring IUI without Medication

“IUI without stimulation” or “natural IUI” is an option for some. Your consultant will explore this with you, highlighting the potential benefits and considerations.

How safe is IUI

While IUI is predominantly a safe procedure, it’s important to be informed about all aspects of your treatment, including the potential for multiple pregnancies. Our approach is to minimize any risks, ensuring your journey is as smooth and comfortable as possible. For a broader understanding of fertility treatments, the HFEA website offers comprehensive insights.

After IUI Care

Following IUI, maintaining a balanced lifestyle supports your body’s strength as you await the pregnancy test results, with ongoing guidance from your consultant.

Costs associated with IUI vary based on individual treatment needs. A detailed breakdown will be provided, ensuring transparency every step of the way.
For an overview of potential costs, our Pricing page is a helpful resource. 

Begin Your Journey with IUI

Ready to take the first step for your fertility journey or simply curious to learn more?

Book a consultation with our specialists who are eager to support you on your path to parenthood with personalized advice and guidance.