You can only have IUI treatment if you or your partner have healthy Fallopian tubes. Once we’ve carefully assessed your fertility and taken you through all the necessary tests, we might recommend IUI as part of your treatment plan if:
We time IUI treatment to coincide with ovulation, using blood or urine tests and ultrasound to carefully monitor the ovulation cycle. If needed, we might also trigger ovulation with medication and then time the procedure to take place 36 hours later.
Before IUI treatment begins we’ll prepare a high-quality semen sample in the lab, whether this is yours or a donor’s, separating fast-moving sperm from the less active. Then, using a catheter and speculum, we pass the sperm sample into the cervix in a short and simple procedure; you or your partner shouldn’t experience any more discomfort than you would at a smear test.