Ovarian Stimulation and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Commonly known as artificial insemination, IUI involves inseminating your uterus with best quality (high motile) sperms of your partner or donor using a tube (catheter) thereby enhancing the chances of pregnancy. The ovaries are stimulated with FSH or hMG to produce several eggs per cycle. When the eggs reach maturity, ovulation is triggered by either an endogenous LH surge or by an injection of hCG. Approximately 36 to 42 hours later, near the time of ovulation, a prepared sperm sample is placed into the upper uterine cavity via a narrow catheter. This treatment regimen increases the chance of pregnancy.