Artificial insemination, a simple procedure of increasing the chances of pregnancy, is helpful for couples with infertility problems or who haven’t been able to get pregnant naturally.
The process is simple as it starts with inserting sperm directly into a woman's cervix, fallopian tubes, or uterus.
Intrauterine insemination or IUI is the most common method of Artificial insemination – in which sperm are placed in the uterus.
Is Artificial Insemination Helpful to Resolve Fertility Problems?
It is counted as a successful method for different kinds of fertility problems. In cases of male infertility, it is used, at the time of low sperm count or in case sperm aren’t strong enough to reach the cervix and up into the fallopian tubes.
If the issue is related to female infertility, it is done – mainly in case of endometriosis or in case of abnormality in reproductive organs.
If you have unreceptive cervical mucus – that surrounds the cervix and prevents sperm from getting into the uterus and fallopian tubes, artificial insemination helps sperms skip the cervical mucus.
Artificial Insemination Procedure
It starts with ovulation kits, blood tests, and ultrasounds to ensure ovulation at the time of artificial insemination. The Semen of the partner is required at the same time.
A doctor may suggest you avoid making physical relationships for a certain number of days to ensure a higher sperm count for better results.
There are multiple available options for artificial insemination like IVF etc.
Sperm after used immediately even within one hour of ejaculation.
Washing the sperm to remove chemicals is a vital part of the process and raises the chances of pregnancy. Sperm is also liquefied to add harmless chemicals to separate out the most active sperm.
Artificial insemination, a short and relatively painless procedure, is helpful in increasing the chances of pregnancy. You have to lie down for a few minutes after inserting the sperm and start continuing work.
Who needs Artificial Insemination?
Artificial Insemination is helpful to increase the chances of pregnancy in older age women, males with poor sperm quality, and women with poor eggs, severe cases of endometriosis, damage to fallopian tubes, and blockage of fallopian tubes.
Chances of Pregnancy through Artificial Insemination
According to doctors, the special sperm washing effect in IUI is likely to increase your chances of artificial insemination pregnancy.
As far as chances of success of pregnancy through this method are concerned, it depends on the age of women as women under 35 years of age have good chances of getting pregnant for the duration of the IUI Cycle.