Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

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What Is Intrauterine Insemination?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure that promises to bring the sperm and the egg closer together than would typically be possible in natural circumstances. It is a process in which concentrated motile sperm collected from the male partner are injected directly into the female partner’s uterus. By timing the procedure to coincide with ovulation, IUI attempts to bring the sperm and the egg near each other, resulting in a potential union. IUI is a favourable treatment, especially in cases where the male partner has been diagnosed with low sperm reserves, or the female partner suffers from endometriosis or ovulatory dysfunction.

Why Choose Intrauterine Insemination?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) presents a shorter journey between the sperm and the egg, automatically eliminating any obstructions on the way.

Suitability for Him

IUI is a fitting solution for men with low sperm reserves or low sperm motility. On Cloudnine, our fertility specialists handpick only the best sperm, carefully releasing them into the uterus during the fertile window. After arriving inside the uterus, the sperm wait by the fallopian tubes, in anticipation of the egg.

Suitability for Her

Women with hormonal conditions such as endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome often struggle with ovulation. For women whose ovulatory cycles tend to be irregular, IUI is a recommended treatment method. Through continual monitoring, IUI charts the journey of an egg, perfectly timing the insertion of the sperm with the readiness of the egg.

Is Intrauterine Insemination Right for Me?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an effective treatment for many couples, provided certain prerequisites are fulfilled. For instance, the treatment is not normally advisable for women with blocked fallopian tubes, as the injected sperm may never reach the egg in such cases. Additionally, IUI may not prove fruitful for older women and women with poor egg reserves or severe endometriosis. In complex cases like these, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) may be favoured over IUI.

What Are the Steps of Intrauterine Insemination?

On Cloudnine, intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple, swift and painless procedure, experientially likened to a pap smear.

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Ovulation Stimulation

Although IUI can be timed with a woman’s natural ovulatory cycle, ovulation is usually induced through medication when the natural ovulatory pattern is askew.

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Semen Procurement

On the run up to ovulation, a semen sample is procured from the male partner. To optimise the quality of the semen, sexual abstinence of about two to four days, preceding the sample collection, is recommended.

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Sperm Processing

After we have collected the semen sample, our fertility crew expertly processes the semen in a laboratory. This routine involves separating the sperm from other components of the seminal fluid to augment its composition and density.

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Cervical Cleansing

As an ovarian follicle nears maturity, the stage is almost set for the IUI procedure. IUI is usually performed on the day of ovulation after the vagina is lightly cleansed with the aid of a beak-shaped device known as a speculum.

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Insemination

The final step in the series of procedures leading up to IUI is the insemination itself. Here, a processed sample containing only superior quality, motile sperm is inserted into the uterine cavity, through a fine, lightweight tube, called a catheter.

What Are the Risks of Intrauterine Insemination?

The risks associated with intrauterine insemination (IUI) are minimal. The few risks that do exist stem from the ovulation-inducing medications prescribed before the routine, rather than the IUI process itself.

Multiple Births

The fertility medications administered during an IUI cycle sometimes stimulate the ovaries to produce more than one egg. If both eggs are fertilised, it could be a case of multiple births.

Other Symptoms

IUI could also potentially lead to hot flashes, mood swings, headaches and nausea. However, these symptoms are almost always mild, receding soon after a course of medication is withdrawn. If performed inadequately, IUI could herald serious complications, such as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and ovarian cysts. On Cloudnine, we personalise every IUI procedure in keeping with a guest’s medical record. We assess every minute medical detail before prescribing even a simple treatment.

TESTIMONIALS

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We Were Thrilled With the Services Provided on Cloudnine

The ever-smiling Dr. Manju Nair is an excellent fertility specialist, not to mention, extremely polite and courteous. We were thrilled with the services provided to us by her and the team of nurses. The entire treatment process was seamless and we are now blessed with a baby girl! We would like to thank everyone who made our journey on Cloudnine so wonderful!

Cloudnine Fertility Customer
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We Are Grateful to Dr. Manju Nair for Our Little Miracle!

We would like to thank Dr. Manju Nair and the entire team at Cloudnine Fertility from the bottom of our hearts. The staff members extended their absolute support and guided us throughout our journey. It was our life’s best experience! We are extremely grateful to Dr. Nair for our little miracle!

Cloudnine Fertility Customer
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Our IUI Was Successful, Thanks to Dr. Manju Nair

We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Manju Nair at the Cloudnine Fertility Clinic. We underwent an intrauterine insemination (IUI), and Dr. Nair and the entire support staff were very friendly, proactive and understanding at every stage. They took extremely good care of us. The IUI proved successful, and we were finally pregnant by the grace of God and Dr. Manju Nair’s expert treatment – a life update we had been eagerly awaiting. Our gratitude knows no bounds and we would like to thank each person involved in making our journey memorable.

Cloudnine Fertility Customer
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‘Hope Is Born Here’ is an Understatement for Cloudnine

If you ask me, ‘Hope Is Born Here’ is an inadequate tagline for Cloudnine. Dr. Manju Nair turned out to be my angel. She restored my happiness and I would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart. May God bless her, always!

Cloudnine Fertility Customer
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Dr. Manju Nair’s Efforts Were Truly Commendable

Our journey on Cloudnine started through Dr. Jyotshna Madan, who led us to Dr. Manju Nair. At the time, we were struggling with infertility, and Dr. Nair took care to give us a detailed diagnosis, and an explanation of each procedure during our visits. The way she lent her complete support and motivated us along the way was truly commendable. Additionally, she was easily reachable and this was vital for us during our journey. Apart from the treatment itself, the atmosphere on Cloudnine was amazing, as was the hospitality. We would like to thank Dr. Manju Nair and the entire Cloudnine team for everything they have done for us!

 

Cloudnine Fertility Customer
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Dr. Manju Nair Restored Hope and Positivity in My Life

I want to thank Dr. Manju Nair for everything; for bringing positivity into my life. She has restored hope in me and brightened my days, thanks to her successful treatment. She deserves a warm hug and a massive thanks. In addition, I had a lovely experience with the staff on Cloudnine.

Cloudnine Fertility Customer
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My Quick Journey to Conception Is Testament to Dr. Manju Nair’s Treatment Approach

Dr. Manju Nair is an excellent doctor. She made us feel at ease throughout, and allowed us to freely communicate all our problems. Her treatment approach was awesome, and the fact that I conceived so soon after meeting her is testament to that fact.

Cloudnine Fertility Customer
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We Are Grateful to Dr. Manju Nair for Our Little Miracle!

We would like to thank Dr. Manju Nair and the entire team at Cloudnine Fertility from the bottom of our hearts. The staff members extended their absolute support and guided us throughout our journey. It was our life’s best experience! We are extremely grateful to Dr. Nair for our little miracle!

Cloudnine Fertility Customer
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When I Look Back on Our Fertility Struggle, I Wish We Had Met Dr. Manju Nair Sooner

My wife and I had been trying for a baby for almost three years, having consulted at least 3-4 renowned doctors in Bangalore without any success. After two failed intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles, we were advised a surgical scan. However, we were wary of going under the knife as part of a diagnostic procedure, and decided against it. Shortly afterwards, we met Dr. Manju Nair on Cloudnine, and we were pleased with our first interaction. She tried to understand our history, the tests done so far, and took note of all our past consultations. Then, she recommended some additional tests for my wife and referred me to an andrologist. Once she had our reports, she was able to pinpoint the problem within a few short weeks. Based on the findings, Dr. Nair communicated the most advisable treatment, and left the final decision to us. Given my sperm morphology, the options were limited – it was either surgery for me, or in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The surgical scan we had been recommended at our previous clinic wasn’t required at all. We went for IVF as per Dr. Nair’s suggestion and the procedure was a success. We were amazed when the pregnancy test showed positive. Today, our baby is almost four months old.

We really valued Dr. Nair’s friendliness, approachability, positivity and tell-it-like-it-is attitude. She boosted our confidence, gave us hope, yet, never made any false promises. We always came back feeling good after every consultation. I would definitely recommend Dr. Manju Nair to anyone struggling to conceive. She is the finest doctor we have ever met and we wish her continued success in the future.

When I look back on our fertility struggle of almost 3 years – visiting different doctors, waiting in long queues and undergoing numerous scans – I only wish we had met Dr. Nair sooner.

Cloudnine Fertility Customer
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My Experience on Cloudnine Was Seamless

As my fertility specialist, Dr. Manju Nair was cordial, understanding and super helpful. I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor for consultation! Also, I really appreciated the staff and nurses, who were kind and attentive to all my questions. I only have good things to say about my experience here! Keep up the good work!

Cloudnine Fertility Customer

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