IUI is a fertility treatment that places sperm in the uterus during ovulation. This procedure is done in our office. There are 2 main steps in this procedure:
- First, the man's semen is "washed". This is done at the hopsital within the Andrology lab - about 2-3 hours before your scheduled IUI. This separates active sperm from the semen. The semen sample can be collected at the hospital or brought in from home if you live within 30 minutes of the lab.
- Once the lab has prepared the semen sample for insemination, you are responsilbe for picking it up and bringing to your IUI appointment at our clinic. The sperm are then placed inside a thin tube called a catheter. The catheter is inserted through the woman's cervix and the sperm are injected into the uterus.
In most cases, IUI is done in combination with hormone medications that enhance a woman's fertility. The date and time of the insemination will be scheduled within 24-36 hours after the medication injection.
For any questions or concerns, please call our office at 920.729.7105 and ask to speak with one of our fertility nurses.