The Intra Uterine Insemination method is used on patients who have had intercourse regularly for a whole year, but have been diagnosed with infertility and are unable to conceive. Intra Uterine Insemination can be used after conducting several tests if 1 year has passed since the couple initially decided to try and have children and they are still unable to conceive. Intra Uterine Insemination is relatively simple and almost painless compared to other methods. In order for Intra Uterine Insemination to work, the male needs to have healthy sperm and the woman needs to have healthy egg development.
In Intra Uterine Insemination, after injecting the mother with the rupturing injection, a sperm sample is taken from the spouse, and the sperms with the most suitable shape and the best mobility are selected via centrifuge and washing methods and later inserted into the mother’s womb via catheter.
Who can use Intra Uterine Insemination?
If the man has a slightly low sperm count, or the woman does not have ovulation dysfunction such as polycystic ovary disease or in the case of unexplainable infertility factors or Vaginismus, then Intra Uterine Insemination can be applied.
How is Intra Uterine Insemination done?
Intra Uterine Insemination is a painless procedure that lasts for only a few minutes. Intra Uterine Insemination is done after injecting the mother with the rupturing injection, taking a sperm sample from the spouse, and then selecting the sperms with the most suitable shape and with the most mobility and finally inserting them into the mother’s womb via catheter.
On which day of menstruation can Intra Uterine Insemination be performed?
The Intra Uterine Insemination procedure starts with the first bleeding of menstruation and lasts for approximately 2 weeks. On the first day of menstruation, the patient is called in for an examination and on the 3rd or 5th day of menstruation, the treatment starts. First, a medical treatment that helps eggs develop is given to the mother. It is necessary for the mother to come in for regular ultrasound examinations during this process. The hormone therapy continues until the eggs are developed to a certain stage. After the egg reaches the desired growth, the patient is given a rupturing injection and usually 36 hours later, the sperms are prepared and then injected into the womb.
After the Rupturing Injection
After the patient has rested for 20-30 mins after the procedure, she can return to her normal daily life. The patient must immediately contact her physician if anything negative happens. Patients who have tried Intra Uterine Insemination without a pregnancy or live birth must be re-evaluated and referred to In Vitro Fertilisation if necessary.