Are you and your partner having problems getting pregnant because of concerns like hostile cervical mucus or low sperm count? There is no need to keep feeling disappointed, especially after engaging in unprotected sex, because a solution to your problem is here. Intrauterine insemination is the answer to your problems. IUI in Celebration is offered by fertility experts who use IUI techniques to help you start a family you have been dreaming of. Below is everything you should know about intrauterine insemination.
What is intrauterine insemination?
Intrauterine insemination is one of the common fertility treatments available. It is a treatment that involves the introduction of sperms into the female reproductive system, thus bypassing sexual intercourse. Intrauterine insemination involves placing the sperms directly into the uterus, thus eliminating some problems that might interfere with fertility, like hostile cervical mucus.
Why might you need to consider intrauterine insemination?
In most cases, you might consider using intrauterine insemination if you have been having a problem convincing due to the following:
- Male factor fertility
Generally, male factor infertility usually affects the quality or number of sperm found in the semen. To assess this, your physician usually performs a sperm count to help evaluate the number of sperm present in each milliliter of your semen. The average number of sperms present in each milliliter of semen should be approximately twenty million or more. Typically, low sperm count might be due to physical problems such as a varicocele, an enlarged vein in the scrotum, genetic condition, hormonal imbalance, lifestyle, and environmental factors.
- Hostile cervical mucus
At times your cervix might create a hostile environment that prevents sperms from passing through into the uterus. This environment may be caused by your cervix having anti-sperm antibodies that attack sperms because they view them as harmful microorganisms.
- Unexplained infertility
In most situations, the primary cause of infertility remains a mystery and unknown. Some unresolved psychological issues or minor concerns could exist, but there is no explanation for their inability to get pregnant for most couples. However, if your male partner might have a genetic condition or is not producing viable sperm, the health care providers might opt to use a sperm donor. In this case, they use donor sperm obtained from a donor sperm bank.
What does intrauterine insemination involve?
The intrauterine insemination procedure starts with the preparation of sperms to be used. The fresh sperm is usually washed and sorted in the lab to eliminate abnormal sperm, leaving healthy sperm concentrated in the sample. The donor sperm is then processed, ready for thawing out before the procedure. After the sperm sample is ready, the care provider threads a thin and soft tube or catheter through your cervix. The tube delivers the sample into your uterus, and once all the sperms are in place, he withdraws the tube. IUI is an outpatient procedure that does not require anesthesia because it is painless.
Infertility due to low sperm count and hostile cervical mucus is one of the common causes of infertility. Therefore, if you and your partner are experiencing problems with conceiving for a long time, kindly call or visit the Center for Reproductive Medicine today and start by booking your appointment online.