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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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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Dr. Radhika Seth’s Sheer Brilliance Shone Bright!

We visited Cloudnine Fertility, Malad a few months ago and sought an intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment to help us conceive. My husband and I met with Dr. Radhika Seth, who patiently heard and understood our case. She recommended the road ahead, while making sure we were comfortable and on the same page. Dr. Seth is a gem of a person! She always welcomed us with a smile and ensured that her diagnosis and treatment approach fit 100%. We were impressed with her warm, encouraging nature. Her sheer brilliance and professionalism shone bright! We are satisfied with the fertility treatment and would recommend Dr. Seth.

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Dr. Indu Madhusudhan’s Treatment Did Wonders!

Our journey at Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar was remarkably good, through conception and beyond. Dr. Indu’s treatment did wonders and the staff too was caring and friendly. We’re super happy with the overall experience.

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Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar Has a  Positive, Cohesive Team

Our consultant, Dr. Uma Maheshwari extended all her support during our treatment at Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar. The support staff and nurses were friendly and guided us at every step. Moreover, their positive words were extremely reassuring. We would like to thank them all.

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Dr. Uma Maheshwari Fulfilled Our Dream of Conceiving a Baby

Our experience at Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar was off to a great start, thanks to Dr. Uma Maheshwari’s words of motivation. We became hopeful about our chances of conception. During each visit, the whole Cloudnine team was helpful and supportive. Many thanks to everyone who was involved in our journey.

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Dr. Reeta Biliangady Stood By Us Like a Pillar of Strength

Our journey at Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar – from the day we met Dr. Reeta Biliangady to the day we received the news of being pregnant – has been wonderful! Dr. Biliangady has served as a pillar of strength throughout. We will be eternally grateful to her and the entire Cloudnine team.

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We’re Genuinely Thankful to Dr. Sumana Gurunath

We were welcomed on Cloudnine, Malleswaram with first-class hospitality. Dr. Sumana Gurunath was very kind and handled our case with utmost care. Her fertility treatment was successful. We are genuinely thankful to everyone who made our journey awesome!

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Dr. Manju Nair Is a Ray of Hope for Childless Couples

Without a doubt, Dr. Manju Nair is the best fertility specialist we’ve ever met! She’s a ray of hope for couples trying to conceive. Her positive, considerate nature made our experience priceless. We wish for her to continue with her sterling treatments and brighten others’ lives just like she did ours! A big thanks to her for everything!

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Dr. Manju Nair Brought Back Our Long-lost Smiles!

It has been a real pleasure to consult Dr. Manju Nair, who always has a calming effect on our stressed minds. She has restored our long-lost smiles, for which we shall be eternally grateful. Thank you for your super successful treatment, Dr. Nair; we are over the moon!

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Dr. Manju Nair Has Served As Our Angel On Earth!

I’d like to thank Dr. Manju Nair for her wonderful treatment and for truly elevating us to ‘Cloudnine’. Her positive words fuelled our confidence during the treatment process and I’m happy to share that I’m now two months pregnant. Dr. Nair has served as our angel on earth!
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Today, We Are Truly ‘On Cloudnine’ Thanks to Dr. Manju Nair’s Fertility Treatment

When we entered Cloudnine Fertility, Old Airport Road for our first visit, we were confused and scared. But as soon as we met Dr. Manju Nair, we were given the reassurance that we needed. She gave us comfort and confidence and explained everything in detail with a smile on her face. She was our ray of hope and has truly been a blessing in disguise for us. She was always reachable and always responded swiftly. Today, we are truly ‘on Cloudnine’ only because of her and her amazing team. We are eagerly counting down to the day we will welcome the newest member of our family!

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