IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination)
One of the simplest forms of Assisted Reproductive Technique is IUI. With this procedure, approximately 1500 healthy babies are born in our center.
Superovulation: (Mild hyperstimulation of ovaries)
With the help of tablets and injections (called Gonadotropins) more than one follicles (eggs) are produced. Once they grow to the size of 18-20 mm they are called mature eggs. At this moment in HCG is given to rupture those follicles and from which eggs are released. The release of eggs from follicles occurs after 36- 40 hours. So IUI is done at this moment.
Follicular monitoring (ovulation study)
Serial sonography is done to know the size of follicle (maturing follicle). In this endometrial bed is also examined to know whether it is receptive for the embryo (baby) or not. Good healthy endometrium is 7-12 mm and three lines or triple layer.
Semen washing, preparation, and procedure
The husband is asked to deposit semen in a clean environment in a special disinfected jar. Given semen is put in special media (medicine). This sample is kept in a centrifuge for 10- 15 mins. With this procedure best of the sperms in the form of motility and morphology are isolated and taken. Sperms with media are taken in syringe and cannula. These sperms are transferred into the uterine cavity. Anesthesia is not needed for IUI. If a woman is uncooperative help of anesthesia is taken. The woman is asked to lie down on the table for 10-15 mins. She can do her routine work after the procedure. Husband and wife can have intercourse after the procedure as per their will.
Post IUI treatment
Progesterone support is given for better implantation of the embryo. Another treatment is added according to the requirement of the patient.
Support medicine after IUI
Progesterone support is given.
Indication (useful to whom)
It is useful for following infertile couples.
- Low sperm count.
- Ejaculatory problem.
- HIV positive cases, HBsAg positive cases.
- Unexplained infertility.
- Autoimmune cases.
- Cervical factors.
- Improper sexual intercourse.
- Azoospermia(donor sperms).
- Kleinfelter’s syndrome.
Advantage of IUI and superovulation
- A number of follicles so more chance of pregnancy.
- A number of good quality sperms so more chance of pregnancy.
- Sperms are kept closer to eggs, cervical factors are cleared by transferring in the uterus so chances of conception increases.
- Very economical as compared to IVF.
We follow complete PC-PNDT norms, no deviation from legal norms will be done.