Patients who have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, mild male factor infertility, a cervical factor, or irregular or absent ovulation are often good candidates for IUI. The goal of this treatment is to increase the number of sperm that reach the Fallopian tube and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization. IUI provides the sperm an advantage by giving it a head start, but still requires the sperm to reach and fertilize the egg on its own. Depending on your fertility diagnosis, IUI can be coordinated with your normal cycle or with fertility medications. A physician may also recommend IUI in cases where a woman or couple needs donor sperm.
IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) Near DC | Dominion Fertility
IUI or Intrauterine Insemination is a form of artificial insemination. IUI is typically the first fertility treatment a couple will try. This simple procedure is often performed when there is unexplained infertility, endometriosis or irregular ovulation. During this fertility treatment, a catheter enters through the cervix to deposit washed sperm directly into the uterus. Sperm washing is the separation of sperm cells from seminal fluids. It is done prior to IUI in order to remove dead sperm and chemicals harmful to fertilization.
During an IUI, sperm is placed inside your uterus allowing increased numbers of swimming sperm to have an opportunity to find the egg. In preparing for an IUI, the semen sample must first be washed and prepared prior to placement. Washing the semen sample allows for identification of the most actively swimming sperm and also removes prostaglandins, proteins in the semen that can cause violent uterine contractions if placed inside your uterus. Washing also eliminates substances that might lower the sperm quality and activates the sperm, thereby leading to improved sperm motility.
Fairfax Cryobank provides a large selection of thoroughly screened donors with industry leading testing and the strongest specimen quality guarantee. Fees for donor vials are based on a variety of factors including preparation type based on medical procedure type such as Intrauterine Insemination or IVF , expanded panel testing, and availability. Availability of vials and fees are listed on each donor page. See an example.