Advertorial: IUI: An effective fertility treatment option

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Fertility problems can be highly emotional, it's key to recognize that there exist numerous treatment options to address such concerns. One such treatment option is intrauterine insemination (IUI).  The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and increase the chances of fertilization. 

IUI is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm directly into a woman’s uterus during ovulation. This is done to increase the chances of fertilization and pregnancy. IUI is often recommended for couples who have been trying to conceive for a year or more without success, or for those with certain fertility issues, such as low sperm count or cervical mucus problems 

Additionally, the process of IUI is relatively simple and straightforward. First, the woman’s menstrual cycle is closely monitored to determine when she is ovulating. For some patients, doctors will give medications to stimulate the ovaries to mature and ovulate. This process is called Ovarian stimulation. These medications can be oral or injectable medicines. Once ovulation is detected the male partner provides a semen sample, which is then washed and concentrated in a lab to separate the most motile and healthy sperm from the rest. Next a thin catheter is used to insert the concentrated sperm directly into the woman’s uterus. This process is typically quick and painless, and takes only a few minutes to complete. After the procedure, the woman is advised to rest for a short period of time before going about her day. 

IUI is relatively simple and noninvasive procedure with few risks or side effects. The main risk would be multiple pregnancies. Statistics indicate that this occurs in approximately 1 in 5. 

Moreover, the chances of getting pregnant with the help of IUI treatments ranges between 10% to 20% per cycle. This means that after 6 cycles of IUI, the chance of pregnancy is around 60% to 80%. However, there are other factors which affect the success rates for your IUI treatments such as lifestyle, nutritional factors and psychological factors. The success rate also varies from person to person, so it is important to speak with your doctor about your individual chances of success. 

IUI can be an effective fertility treatment for couples struggling to conceive. By placing a sperm directly into the woman’s uterus during ovulation, IUI can increase the chances of fertilization and pregnancy, if you are considering IUI as a treatment option, speak to a fertility specialist to determine if it is the right choice for you. 

Our hospital is proud to offer the services of our skilled and compassionate fertility specialists who are dedicated to helping couples achieve their dream of starting a family. Our team of experts has years of experience in treating infertility, and they are equipped with the latest technologies and state-of-the-art facilities to provide the most effective and personalized treatment plans. Tree Top Hospital will be opening a fertility clinic that will offer a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options, including IUI and IVF very soon. 

One of our well-known specialists in fertility is Dr. Zakiya. She is a specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility and aims to make treatments more accessible for women in the Maldives. 

Tree Top Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality of clinical care for all patients. Our experienced and highly trained specialists combine a wide variety of interests and expertise to offer the latest services.