It is natural for any couple trying to conceive to feel frustrated and disappointed when they are not successful. Unfortunately, it does take time to get pregnant. If you’ve been trying for six months with no success, your doctor may recommend intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a type of fertility treatment that may help to increase the chances of getting pregnant. This type of fertility treatment is often used when the male partner has a low sperm count, or if other methods like hormone therapy and surgery haven’t worked.
Pregnancy rates for IUI (intrauterine insemination) are higher than those for natural conception. If you’re considering trying to conceive with your partner, you may consider intrauterine insemination as a viable option. For women who don’t have any known fertility problems, IUI might be recommended if they’re age 40 or older and their partner has a low sperm count.
Here are some things you should know about IUI pregnancy:
What is IUI (intrauterine insemination)?
IUI is a fertility treatment used in cases of male infertility. For men with a low sperm count, IUI may be used in conjunction with other fertility treatments.
IUI is a type of artificial insemination, which is when a doctor takes sperm outside the body and inserts it into the uterus. It’s an easier and less invasive way to get pregnant than in vitro fertilization (IVF)
How Successful is IUI?
The success rates for IUI (intrauterine insemination) are much higher than those for natural conception. This type of fertility treatment is often used when the man has a low sperm count.
Pregnancy Symptoms After the IUI Process
The success rate for IUI is about 50 percent. However, success rates can range from 5 to 50 percent. The process itself takes two days and during that time you’ll most likely be undergoing tests and scans to make sure you’re healthy and able to take part in the procedure.
Whether you’re pregnant or not, you might be worried about the risks involved with IUI. The pregnancy rate after undergoing IUI treatment is equal to the success rate of natural conception.
There are several pregnancy symptoms that can happen during the first two days of IUI treatment:
On day 1, you may experience mild cramping in the abdomen, usually around the time you’ve ovulated.
On day 2, you may have diarrhea or diarrhea with vomiting or constipation.