IUI

Intra Uterine Insemination   (IUI)

  • IUI is the least invasive form of fertility treatment and is particularly appropriate for single women and same sex couples.

WHAT IS   IUI ?

  • Intra Uterine Insemination, or IUI, involves directly inserting specially washed sperm into a woman’s womb at the most fertile point in her menstrual cycle. Doctors use hormone blood tests and monitoring scans to keep track of the cycle and pinpoint the time at which ovulation occurs, then they introduce the sperm into the uterus in a simple non-invasive theatre procedure.
  • The IUI treatment can occur during the natural cycle or, if required, a woman’s ovulation can be stimulated with an injection of human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) to induce the release of eggs.
  • There is no egg collection involved in IUI, and the procedure is usually easy and pain free.

What are   the benefits of IUI ?

  • SAFE
  • The lack of fertility drugs and medical procedures means that IUI is the safest form of fertility treatment and avoids the potential side effects that come with some forms of IVF.
  • GOOD FOR SINGLE WOMEN & LESBIAN COUPLES
  • For those with a good egg reserve, IUI is a cheaper and less invasive option.
  • AFFORDABLE
  • IUI is the most affordable form of assisted reproduction treatment.
  • NON-INVASIVE
  • There is no egg collection involved in IUI, meaning that there is no invasive procedure and sedation is not required.

WHAT IS   IUI TREATMENT PROCESS?

  • STEP 1
  • INITIAL CONSULTATION & SCAN
  • come in for an initial consultation & scan where a consultant will assess you and devise a personalized treatment plan which will give you the best chance of success. You will also be offered counseling support.
  • STEP 2
  • TREATMENT CONSULTATION
  • 2 weeks before the start of your period you will come into meet with a fertility nurse who will talk you through your treatment plan and go through the consent forms with you.
  • STEP 3
  • SCAN & BLOOD TESTS
  • you will have 2 or 3 monitoring scans to monitor the growth of your follicles and track ovulation.
  • STEP 4
  • SPERM PREPARATION
  • once the time is right to perform the IUI, the sperm sample will be washed and prepared before the procedure
  • STEP 5
  • INSEMINATIONS
  • just as you have ovulated, the sperm will be introduced into the uterus through a thin catheter.
  • STEP 6
  • PREGNANCY TEST
  • we will invite you back to the clinic for a pregnancy blood test and give you the test results by the end of the day.