Artificial Insemination is the procedure to tackle infertility issues, wherein the sperm is introduced either into the vagina, identified to be as intracervical insemination or directly into the uterus for further implantation, identified to be as intrauterine insemination. The procedure is being commonly opted by many single women and lesbians.
Preparation for Intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedure
- On the basis of pelvic examination and ultrasound, the childbearing capacity of a woman and any structural abnormality in the ovaries and fallopian tube is determined.
- With the help of an ovulation predictor kit, the ovulation time is predicted by when the woman secretes maximum level of luteinizing hormone (LH); and at the same time serum sample with enriched sperm count is kept ready for further insemination.
- In case the woman has a problem with ovulation, she will be given hormonal injections.
- Ideally, IUI should be suggested within 6 hours, either side of the ovulation.