Treatments Options

Intra-uterine Insemination

Intra-uterine insemination(or artificial insemination) with husband (AIH) or donor (DI) sperm is a procedure by which specially prepared sperm is deposited inside the woman's uterus (womb) via the cervix near ovulation time.

AIH/DI is used to treat patients with at least one healthy fallopian tube and a healthy ovary, who can ovulate naturally or when a small dose of stimulatory drugs are used.

Indications for AIH are:
. Unexplained Infertility
. Cervical Mucus Hostility
. Immunological Infertility such as the presence of antisperm antibodies
. Sperm problem that can be improved by sperm preparation techniques.
. Failure to conceive after ovulation induction

Indications for DI:
. Where the male partner has no sperm ( azoospermia ) or poor sperm activity
. Where the male partner is a carrier of a serious genetic disorder

The initial consultation will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for IUI. Further tests may be necessary to check the condition of your
fallopian tubes. If your partner's sperm is to be used, a fresh semen analysis will be carried out at you first consultation before any treatment is initiated.

The treatment is monitored by a series of ultrasound scans, commencing usually on Day 8 or 9 of your cycle as this allows more accurate timing of of ovulation.