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Intra uterine insemination (IUI) is the process of inserting processed sperms in the uterus near the fallopian tube to assist fertilization IUI is the basic treatment of infertility. It starts with ovulation induction followed by a LH trigger , post which semen sample is collected from the male partner , washed and inseminated in the wife’s uterus. The growth and the rupture of the follicles in monitored on ultrasound. Tubal patency is essential while doing IUI treatment , which are generally checked on X-ray or during a diagnostic laparoscopy.
STEPS INVOLVED DURING IUI
1. Ovulation Induction
Starts from day 2 of the patients periods, she is given medication to grow more than one follicle. When the follicle size becomes 18 – 20 mm , a rupturing trigger is given to the female partner post which IUI is performed.
2. Semen Preparation
The semen sample is washed in a media chosen depending on the semen count. The washed sample of then centrifuged to collect highest concentration of sperms in minimum amount of media, this is then loaded in a Catheter.
Some clinics do IUI once post or pre rupture, however at Jilla’s IVF we usually do IUI twice pre and post rupture follicular rupture and thus giving our patients a higher chances of conception.