Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

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.

1

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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They say, ‘Never lose Hope’

Dr. Manju Nair was my doctor here at Cloudnine. I have a 9-year-old daughter but could not conceive for the 2nd time. After coming to Cloudnine not only were my spirits uplifted but my hope of conceiving after these many years turned into reality 🙂

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Positivity spread across to enlighten our hearts

It was a good experience at Cloudnine. Dr. Uma is one of the best doctors in the city. She was very understanding of our situation and gave us a consultation in a very calm manner with much clarity. The atmosphere in Cloudnine is very positive and welcoming.

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The touch of genuine care

The doctor assigned to us showed genuine care towards us and provided the best opinion, Dr. Uma explained all the processes involved with complete compassion. The environment was very comfortable. We give credit to cloudnine for this impressive treatment.

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A great experience in making

The staff was immensely supportive, right from the support-desk staff, the nurses, to the doctors. I was guided and helped wholeheartedly. The entire team equally contributed to this great experience. I thank you all for it.

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Dr. Manju Nair Has a Divine Persona

 

I don’t have enough words to describe Dr. Manju Nair’s qualities adequately. She is simply the best. She is confident, caring, friendly, positive and has some kind of magic in her hands. Among all the fertility specialists we met, she shone through with her divine persona. Dr. Nair’s vibrant personality made us feel comfortable and I thank her and her team for the wonderful care they took at every step of our treatment. Hats off to them all!

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Dr. Manju Nair Is the Friendliest Doctor We Have Ever Met

This past year has been a wonderful journey for us. Dr. Manju Nair has helped us navigate highs and lows, and is the most honest and friendly doctor we have ever met. ‘Thank you’ doesn’t quite encapsulate the gratitude we have for her, and we are indebted to her for all she has done for us.

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Coming to Cloudnine Fertility, Old Airport Road Was the Best Decision of My Life

I think I made the best decision of my life by coming to Cloudnine Fertility, Old Airport Road and meeting Dr. Manju Nair. She listened to my concerns with immense patience and calmed my fears about the scans I would have to undergo on my way to conception. A big thanks to her for tolerating the fuss and frenzy I inevitably made during each scan. Dr. Nair proposed a wonderful fertility treatment, due to which, I have now conceived twins. My husband, my family and I are grateful to her, and I would recommend any couple struggling to conceive, to meet her. Also, a big thanks to the support staff for being so considerate and taking such good care of me!

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Dr. Uma Maheshwari Cocooned Us In Comfort and Positivity

We had a great experience at Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar. Dr. Uma Maheshwari was very calm throughout our treatment and cocooned us in comfort and positivity. The counselling we received was excellent.
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Dr. Uma Maheshwari Genuinely Cares About Each Couple

Dr. Uma Maheshwari genuinely cares about each couple, and provided us with valuable guidance through our infertility treatment. She explained every aspect of the cycle to us. Overall, we found Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar to be a comforting environment with the best selection of treatments.
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Our Experience at Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar Was Good!

We found the staff at Cloudnine Fertility, Jayanagar very supportive. They guided us wonderfully through the various steps of our treatment. The front desk staff was highly cooperative. Our overall experience was good. Thanks to the whole team!
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