If you’ve stumbled on this page, you might be deciding whether Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) is right for you. If that’s the case, we’re here to help. Here’s everything you need to know about IUI.
An IUI is a type of artificial insemination in which sperm is injected directly into your uterine cavity near the time of ovulation. This procedure can be performed either with your partner’s sperm or with sperm from a donor.
What is IUI and how does the procedure work?
IUI is considered the first-line treatment for unexplained infertility, mild endometriosis, or mild male factor infertility.
In general, IUI does two
We’ve all had the moment where someone asks the question, “When are you going to have kids?” Depending on the person and the day, we may feel anger, frustration, sadness, or uncertainty. Whether the question is expected or it comes as a complete surprise, it’s helpful to think ahead about how we might respond. If you have a partner, it’s also important that you present a united front and are on the same page with what you share and with whom.
Remember, you are in the driver’s seat and you can choose not to respond at all. For those times when
For sure, it seems nearly impossible to stop obsessing about pregnancy while dealing with infertility. Babies are all around you. You spend countless hours in the doctor’s office checking this, assessing that – all in the hopes of having the sperm meet the egg. Here are some ideas for how to get pregnancy off your mind, or at least deal with it in a more healthy way.
1. Make a list of the positives.
Literally, write down everything that you are grateful for. If you can stretch yourself, also write down the things you are able to do now without the added
A hysterosalpingogram or HSG test lets your doctor examine the inside walls of your uterus and fallopian tubes. This minor procedure is designed to provide information about the shape and contour of the endometrial cavity (uterus) or to document the presence of endometrial polyps, leiomyomata (fibroids), or scarring. In addition, the procedure will determine whether the fallopian tubes are patent (open).
Having a blocked fallopian tube or a growth in your uterus can reduce your chances of pregnancy. If your fallopian tubes are blocked, the sperm can’t reach the egg. A hysterosalpingogram or HSG test uses x-rays and a special dye