Understanding intrauterine insemination
Intrauterine insemination, also known as IUI or artificial insemination, is a common fertility treatment option that can help individuals and couples overcome certain obstacles in achieving pregnancy. Texas Fertility Center offers expert guidance and personalized care for those considering IUI in San Antonio as a potential solution to overcome infertility and expand a family.
What is IUI?
IUI involves the placement of prepared sperm directly into a woman’s uterus at the time of ovulation. The goal is to increase the chances of fertilization by bringing the sperm closer to the fallopian tubes, where fertilization occurs. The process is carefully timed to coincide with ovulation, maximizing the probability of conception. In many cases, women will prepare for IUI by taking medications to control the ovulation cycle and maximize the chances of success.
What is intrauterine insemination used for?
IUI is often recommended for individuals and couples facing specific fertility challenges.
- Unexplained infertility. When certain causes of infertility are diagnosed or suspected, we may recommend IUI as an initial treatment strategy.
- Cervical issues. The cervix sits at the bottom of the uterus, and sperm must pass through it to reach the egg. Intrauterine insemination can bypass cervical factors that may impede sperm movement.
- Male factor infertility. IUI can be an effective treatment when a couple is struggling to conceive due to mild sperm abnormalities or low sperm count.
- Lesbian couples and single women. Our fertility center is proud to offer IUI in San Antonio to help single women and lesbian couples conceive a baby with donor sperm.
Success rates for IUI
The success rates of intrauterine insemination vary depending on various factors, including the age of the woman, the underlying cause of infertility, and the overall health of both partners. On average, the success rates for IUI range from 10% to 20% per cycle, approximating what monthly fertility rates are in fertile couples.
It’s important to consult with a fertility specialist to determine if IUI is the most suitable treatment option, based on your individual circumstances and fertility diagnosis.
Take the next step toward your future family. Contact Texas Fertility Center today to schedule a personalized consultation for IUI in San Antonio, and find out if intrauterine insemination is the right treatment for you.