Intrauterine insemination ( lUI ) is an infertility treatment that is commonly known as artificial Inseminisation. This procedure involves injecting the woman with specially prepared sperm. Most of the time the woman is also treated with medicines that stimulate ovulation before lUI.
Process of IUI
This procedure is quite simple and takes about 5-10 minutes, usually it is a painless procedure. First A speculum is inserted into the vagina which will aid visualizing the cervix. A mild cleaning solution is used to clean the cervix and surrounding vaginal tissue. Then the washed sperm is drawn into a syringe with a tiny catheter attached. Finally the catheter is passed through the cervix and then the sperm is injected into the uterus. The catheter and speculum is now removed and the patient is asked to rest for a short period of time, approx 15-30 min.
After the IUI is completed, the patient can resume any activities There is no need of bed rest in the IUI procedure.