BIOMATERNITY Fertility Specialists-IUI (SPERM)

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (IUI-IntraUterine Insemination)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves a laboratory procedure to separate fast moving sperm from slower or non-moving sperm.
The fast moving sperm are then placed into the woman’s womb close to the time of ovulation when the egg is released from the ovary in the middle of the monthly cycle.

 

 

BIOMATERNITY Fertility Specialists-IUI (SPERM)

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (IUI-IntraUterine Insemination)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves a laboratory procedure to separate fast moving sperm from slower or non-moving sperm.
The fast moving sperm are then placed into the woman’s womb close to the time of ovulation when the egg is released from the ovary in the middle of the monthly cycle.

 

 

SEMEN FROM THE PARTNER
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Unexplained infertility.
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A hostile cervical condition, including cervical mucus problems.
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Cervical scar tissue from past procedures which may hinder the sperms’ ability to enter the uterus.
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Couples in which the man has slight or moderate defects in his semen in terms of concentration or motility.
DONATED SEMEN
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Men with poor semen quality or an absence of spermatozoa.
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Men who are carriers of a genetic disease which cannot be detected in the embryos.
NOT RECOMMENDED
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Women who have severe disease of the fallopian tubes.
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Women with a history of pelvic infections.
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Women with moderate to severe endometriosis

PROCEDURE

Personalised assessment of the patient to decide on the most appropriate fertility treatment.

 

 

Ovarian stimulation and ovulation induction

This procedure is necessary for increasing the chances of success, as a woman only produces one follicle – and therefore a single ovum – in each natural menstrual cycle. Furthermore, for artificial insemination to be successful it is essential that at least one of the Fallopian tubes is permeable and that the man’s semen contains a minimum concentration of motile spermatozoa, allowing the technique to be carried out with good chances of success. This phase consists of stimulating the ovary so that it naturally produces more ova, and it lasts around 10-12 days. During treatment, a series of 3 or 4 ultrasound scans are carried out and the amount of estradiol in the blood is determined to check that there is normal growth and development of the follicles. When we have evidence through the ultrasound scans that the follicles have reached an adequate size and number, we schedule artificial insemination around 36 hours after administering an injection of hCG which induces oocyte maturation and ovulation.

Preparation of the semen

Semen preparation in artificial insemination consists of selecting and concentrating the spermatozoa with the best motility. To achieve this the specimens are processed by means of semen capacitation or preparation techniques which allow dead, immobile or slow spermatozoa to be eliminated and the quality of the sample which is to be used for insemination to be optimised.

Insemination

The process of artificial insemination is carried out during consultations at BIOMATERNITY following ovulation induction. Two hours beforehand, a semen sample must be given to the Andrology Laboratory for preparation and capacitation. A speculum is put in place, which is no more uncomfortable than having a smear test, following which the cannula is passed through the cervix, enabling the sample to be introduced into the uterus.

BIOMATERNITY Fertility Specialists-IUI (INFOGRAPHICS)
BIOMATERNIT Fertility Specialists-IUI (INFOGRAPHICS)

PROCEDURE

Personalised assessment of the patient to decide on the most appropriate fertility treatment.

 

 

Ovarian stimulation and ovulation induction

This procedure is necessary for increasing the chances of success, as a woman only produces one follicle – and therefore a single ovum – in each natural menstrual cycle. Furthermore, for artificial insemination to be successful it is essential that at least one of the Fallopian tubes is permeable and that the man’s semen contains a minimum concentration of motile spermatozoa, allowing the technique to be carried out with good chances of success. This phase consists of stimulating the ovary so that it naturally produces more ova, and it lasts around 10-12 days. During treatment, a series of 3 or 4 ultrasound scans are carried out and the amount of estradiol in the blood is determined to check that there is normal growth and development of the follicles. When we have evidence through the ultrasound scans that the follicles have reached an adequate size and number, we schedule artificial insemination around 36 hours after administering an injection of hCG which induces oocyte maturation and ovulation.

Preparation of the semen

Semen preparation in artificial insemination consists of selecting and concentrating the spermatozoa with the best motility. To achieve this the specimens are processed by means of semen capacitation or preparation techniques which allow dead, immobile or slow spermatozoa to be eliminated and the quality of the sample which is to be used for insemination to be optimised.

Insemination

The process of artificial insemination is carried out during consultations at BIOMATERNITY following ovulation induction. Two hours beforehand, a semen sample must be given to the Andrology Laboratory for preparation and capacitation. A speculum is put in place, which is no more uncomfortable than having a smear test, following which the cannula is passed through the cervix, enabling the sample to be introduced into the uterus.

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