Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
Before we can recommend this treatment, we need to know whether the fallopian tubes are open (patent) and healthy. We usually advise that you have a urine test to check for chlamydia. If this is positive, you’ll be offered a tubal patency test such as a HyCoSy.
What does IUI treatment involve?
An IUI treatment cycle can be natural (without medication) or medicated using injections that boost egg production. The insemination itself is timed to correspond with ovulation so that you have the best chance possible of becoming pregnant.
If you are using your partner’s sperm, this is referred to as AIH (artificial insemination by ‘husband’) and if donor sperm is used it is referred to as DI (donor insemination).
Who might need IUI?
We may recommend IUI if:
- You have unexplained infertility
- There are problems with ovulation
- Your partner has erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence
- The sperm are mildly abnormal
- There are antisperm antibodies
- You do not have a male partner but are using donated sperm
Same sex couples and single women:
Wednesday 3rd February at 5.30 pm
Wednesday 17th February at 5.30 pm
Alternatively, via email:
or phone: 01273 229410
We look forward to welcoming you.