Is Intrauterine Insemination Right for You?
posted: Nov. 12, 2019.
Find out more about IUI and whether it’s the best fertility procedure for you.
You’ve been trying to get pregnant but you’re having trouble conceiving. This is an issue that’s more common than you might think. While it might be upsetting, frustrating or embarrassing to talk about, our South Florida physician Dr. Minna Selub offers a welcoming, warm and compassionate environment in which to sit down and discuss your fertility treatment needs. Proudly serving patients from South Florida, including the Jacksonville and Tampa areas. There are many options when it comes to improving your chances of conceiving and one option is intrauterine insemination (IUI).
What is IUI?
Intrauterine insemination involves collecting a highly concentrated sample of sperm and then placing it directly into the uterus. This procedure is performed right before a woman ovulates, giving her the best chance to conceive.
When is IUI recommended?
Many couples choose to try IUI first because it is simple, easy and non-invasive, as well as more cost-effective than other options. The process is also fairly fast and some couples have had incredible success with IUI.
Who is a good candidate for IUI?
IUI may be a good option for women who are having trouble conceiving due to,
- Mild endometriosis
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Scarring or abnormalities within the cervix or vagina
- Unexplained fertility
Women who have a healthy number of eggs and at least one functioning fallopian tube may also be good candidates for IUI, as well as women who are also looking to get pregnant through a sperm donor. This fertility treatment might not be recommended for women with a history of infertility (more than 4 years), severe tubal disease or severe endometriosis.
Age also plays a role in fertility treatment success rates. Women over the age of 40 are not typically good candidates for IUI. Our South Florida physician will go through your medical history and perform the necessary exams to rule out certain reproductive disorders or abnormalities that could be affecting your fertility. From there, we can create a treatment plan with the highest success rate for conceiving and help you decide whether IUI is the ideal route for you.
If you are trying to conceive and want to talk about your fertility treatment options then call Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston, FL and serving patients from South Florida, Orlando and throughout the state. Call (954) 217-3456 today for a consultation.