In the complete pregnancy process, man’s sperm should travel through the woman’s cervix into the uterus and finally should reach the fallopian tube, where fertilization takes place. But in some situations, the sperm is unable to make such a journey, or woman’s cervix may restrict the sperm to travel. Under such condition, artificial insemination is done to improve fertility chances and help a woman in conceiving. Usually, this treatment is suggested in two conditions:
- If a woman under 35 is unable to conceive after six months of unprotected intercourse.
- If a woman more than 35 years of age is unable to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse.
Types of artificial insemination process
Mainly there are two processes, namely IVI and IUI. IVI can be performed at home, while the patient is supposed to visit the hospital for the IUI process.
- Home artificial insemination (IVI)
This process involves the deposition of male sperm into the vagina near the cervix. In this process, the patient is supposed to monitor her menstrual cycle, through urine-based ovulation predictor kit or body temperature. Once done, the patient needs to lie down on her back with her hips elevated. In such position, insemination syringe filled with partner’s sperm is inserted into the vagina and deposited close to the cervix. The patient can start doing her daily chores after 15-30 minutes.
- Office artificial insemination (IUI)
This process is also similar to that of IVI, but it is done in more précised manner. Before inserting the sperm in the body, it is washed to remove proteins which can hamper fertility. This makes the semen more concentrated, which increases the chance of fertilization. Also, the doctor will make use of speculum to makes it easy to access the uterus. This thin tool is inserted in the vagina to place the sperm in the uterus.
The risk associated with artificial insemination
It is normal for a patient to experience some cramping or little bit of bleeding after the treatment. The risk is less if the process is performed under a well maintained and hygienic environment. Home insemination has a greater possibility of risk because of the open environment and contamination.
About Meerut IVF
If you are struggling to become a parent, then artificial insemination is the way to bring a smile on your face. Contact us, as our team of experts can let you know more about these two procedures and your chance of becoming pregnant. We can suggest you IVI or IUI process as per the situation.