At Dallas IVF, our fertility specialists focus on helping our patients build families. We perform intrauterine insemination (IUI) for couples with unexplained infertility, semen allergies, cervical issues or below-average sperm health. IUI is also known as artificial insemination. The procedure deposits washed and prepared sperm directly into the uterus, bypassing the cervical canal.
A successful artificial insemination cycle at Dallas IVF
Patients who visit our Dallas fertility clinic for IUI can take Clomid or gonadotropins to stimulate the ovaries or allow the ovaries to naturally grow eggs without medications. We schedule artificial insemination procedures near ovulation. We use sperm collected from the male partner (or sperm donor) prior to the procedure.
Before the procedure, all donor sperm is prepared in our state-of-the-art andrology laboratory to separate the active sperm from the inactive sperm.
Once the donor sperm sample is prepared, the woman will come to our office for the IUI procedure. During IUI, the physician places e a speculum into the patient’s vagina and inserts a small catheter through the cervix. Once positioned, the physician releases the sperm inside the uterine cavity.
On average, an IUI procedure is less than five minutes. After the physician transfers the sperm and removes the catheter, we recommend that the patient rest for an additional 10 minutes. However, she may resume all of her normal activities after that time period.
Dallas IVF offers IUI or artificial insemination with donor sperm
Our Dallas fertility clinic also offers artificial insemination with donor sperm. We recommend the procedure for couples when the male partner is sterile, as well as for single women and lesbian couples who wish to start a family.
We source donor sperm from FDA-approved cryopreserved sperm banks that follow mandated infectious disease screening. With the exception of using donor sperm, the preparation and procedure is identical to traditional IUI.
The success rates following artificial insemination are related to the type of treatment the patient is undergoing.
- In a natural cycle, pregnancy rates are 6-10%.
- A Clomid cycle produces pregnancy rates of 8-12%.
- A gonadotropin cycle has pregnancy rates of 15-25%.
If you want more information about IUI at our Dallas fertility clinic, please contact us today.