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FAQs on IUI Treatment in India

Is the test tube baby procedure painful? What happens during IUI treatment? Questions and answers about pregnancy with IUI treatment.

What is IUI treatment?

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is an advanced reproductive technology used for couples who are unable to conceive naturally. During IUI treatment, the sperms are introduced directly into the female's uterus using a thin and flexible catheter tube. The process of inseminations takes only 2 to 3 minutes.

Where and how long before the IUI treatment is the sperm collected?

The sperm is collected, washed and prepared prior to the insemination process. The semen is collected in a sterile container by masturbation after 3-5 days of abstinence. The person can do it at their home or in private at the clinic's collection room. If the semen is collected at home, it needs to be submitted to the lab within one hour of collection for storage. In the lab, the sperms are then separated from other parts of semen (sperm wash). Sperm wash may take up to 30-40 minutes. The best sperm is then selected by your doctor and is introduced into the woman's uterus.

Can IUI treatment help in conceiving?

Yes, IUI treatment is a process that helps infertile couples in conceiving. In this process, sperm is artificially introduced to the women's uterus after ovulation for maximum chances of fertilization and successful pregnancy.

Is IUI different from IVF treatment?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) and In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) are two different techniques for infertility treatment. During IUI, the male sperm is artificially introduced into the woman's uterus, whereas, in IVF, the eggs and sperm are fertilized in a laboratory, and the fertilized embryo is then transferred into the woman's uterus.

What is the success rate of conceiving through IUI?

The success of the IUI treatment depends upon your condition. In general, the success rate of natural cycle IUI is 6-10% and IUI with ovulation medication, it is 20-30%.

Is IUI treatment painful?

IUI treatment is painless in most cases of IUI treatment. After the process is complete, you might feel little cramps due to ovulation and not the treatment.

Is it possible to have twins through IUI treatment?

Yes, there is a 10-15% chance of conceiving twins with IUI treatment.

How long before the IUI treatment should a couple stop having sex?

This depends on your personal situation. But it is recommended to not have sex at least for 72 hours before to the procedure. If the male sperm count is low, it is advised to stop having sex and masturbation 4-5 days before the sperm collection.

What is the best time to get IUI treatment?

Your doctor will schedule an ultrasound on cycle days 11-14, to determine if a mature follicle has developed. Afterward, HCG is given which will cause ovulation to occur within 36-44 hours. Your doctor will then schedule the insemination. If two inseminations are done per cycle, then there can be a gap of 24 hours between them.

What is sperm wash?

Sperm wash is also known as sperm preparation. During this process, healthy sperms are separated from other semen fluids in a laboratory. The most viable sperm is then used for IVF or IUI treatment.

How long do I have to lay down after the insemination procedure?

Your doctor might advise you to lay down for 15 to 20 minutes after the insemination.

Can I live normally after the IUI procedure?

You can certainly go back to your normal routine without any worries after an IUI treatment. However, some women avoid doing aerobic exercises and lifting heavy objects to increase the chances of pregnancy.

How long after the IUI process does implantation take place?

After insemination, implantation happens within 6-12 days. Your doctor will do a pregnancy test after 12-14 days of insemination to confirm the pregnancy.

How long after the IUI treatment, should I get a pregnancy test?

Two weeks after the insemination, is considered an ideal time to get a pregnancy test.

Does IUI treatment help in the case of blocked fallopian tubes?

Due to blocked fallopian tubes, the sperm cannot reach the eggs to fertilize them. In this situation, IVF treatment is advised.

Is it possible to conceive after the first cycle of IUI treatment?

Most infertility specialists recommend two inseminations back to back in one IUI cycle to increase the chances of success.

Does IUI treatment involve risks?

The IUI treatment is very safe and generally does not involve any risk. You may experience cramps and notice light spotting, but that is due to ovulation and not the treatment.

Can the child’s gender be found out through the IUI treatment procedure?

According to Pre-Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT) 1994, finding out a child’s gender before birth is a crime in India. We do not support any such techniques.

How does Zealthy help in the IUI treatment process?

It is crucial to find a qualified and experienced doctor for IUI treatment. Zealthy helps you in finding the best nearby fertility doctors and centers for your treatment at the right price. You can talk to our experts at 636-636-3030 for more information on IUI treatment packages in India.

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