IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)
AIH (Artificial insemination with husband’s sperms)
Artificial insemination using with your husband’s sperms is useful in the following situations
1.Cervical factor( Infections, narrowing due to cicatrisation, etc.)
2. Disturbance in Ejaculation
3 Low sperm counts
Procedure; This procedure is done once a month around the time of Ovulation ( i.e. releasing of egg from ovary)which is assessed using follicular monitoring by USG or very basic method of BBT (Basal body Temperature). On the scheduled day husband will provide the sample in a sterile container in our lab by masturbation .This sample is then washed. Sperm preparation media are used for this and it takes about one to one and a half hour depending on the liquefaction time. Then a small volume of concentrated sperms are deposited in the Uterus using a sterile catheter. Woman is advised to rest for 15 to 30 minutes at the centre.
Medicines; though natural cycle IUI can be done, we at our centre do use Medicines to recruit more follicles. These include Clomiphene as well as gonadotrophins. HCG or Gnrh a injection are used for triggering of ovulation.Prper timing is utmost important for the success.
Success; With the proper the selection of patients and protocol we are getting 12% to 15% at our centre. IVF will be the choice In case three or four cycles of IUI fail.