IUI

  • What Is IUI?
  • IUI Procedure
  • Why Choose Kasturi IUI ?
  • Do's And Dont's

Sometimes ladies are in position to have sperms naturally, in that case, IUI can be the best option. In this, insemination is done artificially by the doctors, such as IVF. By raising the number of healthy sperms, which enter the fallopian tubes when the woman is most fertile, this treatment seeks to increase the likelihood of conception.

Sperm move from the vagina through the cervix (the lower, narrow portion of the womb), the uterus (the womb), and up into one of the fallopian tubes when a woman conceives naturally. The sperm and egg can meet and combine (fertilize) in the tube if they do so shortly after the egg is released from the ovary (ovulation).

The amount of sperm that enters the uterus is naturally constrained by the cervix. The sperm in the ejaculate only enter the fallopian tubes in a very small proportion of cases, according to this. During intrauterine insemination (IUI), sperm is injected into a woman's uterus just before she ovulates. This greatly reduces the distance to the fallopian tubes, increasing the likelihood that more sperm will come into contact with the egg. This technique is intended to increase a woman's likelihood of becoming pregnant.

IUI is beneficial for many couples, including:

  • Couples, who are unable to conceive because of illnesses (for eg. endometriosis or some low sperm count or quality).
  • Unexplained infertility among couples.
  • For female couples of the same sex who use donor sperm.
  • Single ladies who want to conceive with the help of donor sperm.

Because it is a less intrusive, more affordable treatment option than in vitro fertilization (IVF), and because it can be easily completed at our clinic, IUI - intrauterine insemination is a popular choice

How precisely does the widely utilized fertility treatment operate? The IUI process is one of the 7 Keys to Success in getting Pregnant.

  • Suggestions from IUI specialist
  • Before starting the procedure, you must choose a recommendation from an expert in IUI- intrauterine insemination. The doctor will provide you with accurate information about the surgery and will also advise you to take medications to protect your maternal health. Additionally, it will be advised that you arrange your food appropriately and abstain from alcohol and tobacco. This will facilitate a wonderful trip to a fruitful pregnancy.

Additionally, some tests will be performed to identify the issue with a natural pregnancy. The effectiveness of the IUI (intrauterine insemination ) technique will be determined in part by the test findings.

  • Egg growth stimulation

For the stimulation of ovaries to promote the growth and maturation of eggs, oral or injectable medicines are employed. These injections are prescribed by doctors to be given in areas of the body where fat will accumulate, such as the top of the thigh, the stomach, or intramuscularly on the buttocks. Injections are administered for three to twelve days whereas oral medications are prescribed for five days. It is based on how the ovaries react.

  • Blood monitoring and ultrasound

Doctors advise ultrasonography every two to three days when taking injectable medicines. Monitoring the ovaries and the development of the eggs is helpful. To check the levels of hormones linked to ovarian function and egg development, blood tests are occasionally advised.

Knowing that everything is going according to plan is made easier by these tests and monitoring. A trigger shot is intended when the average egg size is greater than 20 mm and the endometrium of the uterus is healthy.

  • Inducing ovulation

Once the egg is mature, after that, patients are given a trigger injection. It induces ovulation in less than 36 hours. In a clinic, the shot may be provided by a nurse or self-administered sometimes. Processed sperm from a sample. The male partner or the donor provides the sperm sample and during processing, the sample is cleaned to get rid of any material that can contain immobile sperm. Additionally, washing aids in getting rid of the irritants that lead to cramping. The healthy sperm is further concentrated.

  • Insemination
  • It is very much similar to a standard pelvic exam, where a woman rests on the table. A long, thin, flexible catheter is used to inject the sperm sample directly into the uterus. The treatment is quick and painless, and it doesn't take too long.
  • The chances of becoming pregnant remain unchanged after getting up from the table. Insemination is occasionally advised to take place across two days in a row. However, single insemination is frequently advantageous as well.
  •  Follow-up

After a week, progesterone and ovulation levels are checked. In some cases, further hormone assistance is also recommended. These hormones prepare the uterine lining for pregnancy. Additionally, helpful to women who experience many miscarriages is this support.

  • Pregnancy test

The process ends with this step. Typically, it is carried out 14 days following uterine insemination directly. Finally, this exam aids in determining if the treatment was effective or not. At least two weeks must pass following the procedure before conducting this test. If the outcome is unfavorable, one can get in touch with the doctor and repeat the process.

The Kasturi team of highly qualified and experienced gynecologists and fertility specialists has successfully treated a variety of infertility situations in both men and women. At Kasturi IVF, we think that if a couple is willing to try various fertility treatment methods, they can overcome infertility and have children of their own. It has always been a pleasure to assist couples by providing the rare opportunity to have their own children thanks to the most cutting-edge technologies and equipment designed for IUI fertility therapy.

When you come in, we'll do a number of tests to pinpoint the problem's exact location. After that, our medical staff will develop the best course of therapy for you around-the-clock. For couples who have been trying to conceive for a while, this is actually their best and most economical hope. At our hospital, all the patients are treated on priority.

IVF and IUI, in both treatments, insemination is done artificially by the doctors. If you choose to go through the IUI or IVF procedure, you must make specific dietary and lifestyle adjustments. You should check out the Dos and Don'ts following IUI.


•    You must try to consume as much fruit, nuts, and leafy greens as you can.
•    You should try to consume only fresh, home-cooked food and avoid processed foods.
•    Try avoid consuming seafood with high mercury levels.
•    You must consume six modest meals daily.
•    You should include complex carbs such as quinoa, brown rice, and others in your diet on daily basis.
•    You should steer clear of foods that are hot, spicy, or that aggravate indigestion. Nothing or just asafoetida should be added to the food.

Don’ts after IUI Procedure

There are many things, which we should not dobduring IUI. A few of them are as follows:


●    Avoid sitting on the floor, abruptly leaning forward or backward, or doing anything that puts pressure on your lower abdomen, especially after IVF. 
●    Don't smoke and drink 
●    Limit your intake of tea, coffee, or caffeine to two to three cups per day or less • Avoid radiation and heat
●    If you need to bend over to pick up anything off the floor, it is preferable to do so at the knees rather than at the waist.
●    Refrain from wearing anything weighing more than 5 kg. Holding the item close to your body will help you maintain good balance and reduce the chance of falling.
●    Refrain from going up and down the stairs too quickly.
●    Aim to space out your trips to no more than 2-3 hours.
●    Get ample rest; it requires at least 8 hours.


The time frame immediately following the embryo transfer is crucial. Always get enough sleep at night. Prenatal care is crucial at this point.
Avoiding travel is a fantastic method to lower the possibility that IUI and IVF operations will not be successful. It should be noted at this point that there was nothing you could have done to succeed if IUI or IVF had not been an option. No one diet, complementary therapy, method, or practice could have made it certain. Therefore, you shouldn't hold yourself accountable. However, using these suggestions will undoubtedly increase your odds.

Dr. M. Kalpana (DNB, OBGYN, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Fertility Specialist Fetal Medicine Specialist)

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