Intrauterine insemination (IUI) can resolve challenging fertility issues affecting both men and women. IUI alone is a useful technique for achieving pregnancy in couples with severe sexual dysfunction, low sperm count in the man, damaged fallopian tubes in the woman as long as at least one fallopian tube is patent. It’s also an effective option for women in same-sex relationships and other patients opting to fertilize an egg with donor sperm.
In this minimally invasive procedure, healthy or “washed” sperm from the partner or donor is injected directly into the uterus just before ovulation. The increased numbers of sperm reaching the cervix greatly improves the likelihood of egg fertilization.
In some cases, Ferny will prescribe fertility drugs to enhance the ovulation cycle and boost your chances of getting pregnant. Although the drugs can cause temporary headaches, cramping, and hot flashes, the actual IUI procedure has minimal side effects.