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Intrauterine insemination or IUI is a fertility treatment in which sperm are delivered directly into the uterus.

IUI Articles

Doctors often recommend intrauterine insemination (IUI) for couples with unexplained infertility or mild male-factor infertility. Doctors generally suggest IUI for women or couples, except for those with:

  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Severe fallopian tube damage
  • Very poor egg quality
  • Menopause
  • Male partners who have severe infertility, such as total motile sperm count less than 5 million

Getting Ready for the Cycle

Artificial insemination is one of the least complex of the fertility treatments. For that reason, it’s often a first-line treatment for couples looking for some help trying to conceive. In fact, it can even be performed at home. But what should you do in order to prepare?

How to inseminate at home

If you are considering at home insemination, you may be confused about how to go about the process. Depending on which type of sperm you are using—samples from a sperm bank, for instance, or fresh samples from your own home—the process can be different. However, it is important to time the artificial insemination correctly with your ovulation no matter which type of sperm you are using.