IUI - Artificial Insemination

IVF Michigan Fertility Center's state-of-the-art facility utilizes the latest technologies including an in-house embryo genetic testing laboratory allowing for embryo micromanipulation in addition to a lab for sperm processing. IVF Michigan Fertility Center is committed to fulfilling dreams of parenthood by delivering compassionate and personalized fertility treatments that are provided by a team of specialized medical experts equipped with the most advanced technology and innovative medical protocols.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), also known as Artificial Insemination, may be an option for couples if the woman's fallopian tubes are patent (no blockage) and the man's sperm count is adequate. Although the success rate per treatment is lower with IUI than IVF-ICSI, IVF Michigan Fertility Center has a high rate of success in all of our assisted reproduction treatments. 

With over 60 years of collective experience and locations in Bloomfield Hills, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Saginaw and Toledo, OH, the physicians of IVF Michigan Fertility Center are available to help couples throughout the Midwest and abroad. Other treatment options available at IVF Michigan Fertility Center include IVF-ICSI, Mini IVF, Natural Cycle IVF, Gender Selection, comprehensive chromosomal screening through Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS), Screening for hereditary diseases through PGD, Male Infertility and much more.

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What are the steps involved in an IUI treatment?

In an IUI cycle, a semen sample is taken and the concentrated sperm is placed into the uterus near the time of ovulation. Medication may be prescribed to stimulate the ovaries.  

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Day 3 of the Menstrual Cycle:

An assessment is made through ultrasound and blood test. Medication may be prescribed to stimulate the growth of multiple follicles in the ovaries. These follicles will develop into eggs.

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Day 8, 9 or 10:

Endometrial lining and follicle size are assessed through ultrasound to determine the date of the next visit.

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Day 11, 12 or 13:

A "trigger" shot is given to induce maturation of the egg within a scheduled timeframe and the IUI is time accordingly. 

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36 to 40 hours later, the IUI is scheduled. A semen sample is provided and sperm is prepared, concentrated (washed) and placed in the uterus using a precise tube (catheter).

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*The above dates are an approximation of an average cycle.

Should I be considering an IUI? Do I have any other options?

Each couple is unique and it is important to discuss your full medical history with one of IVF Michigan Fertility Center's physicians before making a decision. We are aware that experiencing difficulty in conceiving can be stressful, emotionally and financially, and we will do our part to help you and your spouse fulfill your dreams of parenthood.  Book an appointment today to discuss your history with a physician and begin your journey!