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IUI Treatment

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Fertility First is proud to offer IUI fertility treatment in it’s Sydney clinic.

IUI (intrauterine insemination) is a leading fertility procedure. It is a procedure where a mans best sperm is injected into the uterus. To ensure the best possible results, IUI combines a small amount of ovarian stimulation, to maximise the maturity of the egg and the lining of the uterus.

Analysis of the studies of IUI indicates that it is 2 to 3 times more effective if the ovarian stimulation is given via injection rather than with clomiphene tablets.

Who is suited for an IUI procedure?

IUI treatment is suitable for couples with unexplained infertility or minor semen problems provided the woman’s fallopian tubes are normal. The aim is to maximise the number of normal, motile sperm around the egg at the time it is in the fallopian tubes. 

Here at Fertility First, we always take a holistic approach. From improving fertility naturally, we look at the entire picture, and treat everyone who comes into our clinic. Before jumping into IUI treatment, we will conduct fertility testing.

The IUI Fertility Process

Here is an overview of the IUI procedure in Sydney:

  1. Ovulation Induction: Before the IUI procedure, the woman is given medication to stimulate ovulation. This helps to increase the number of eggs produced and the chance of successful fertilisation.

  2. Sperm Collection and Preparation: The male partner’s sperm is collected on the day of the IUI procedure and prepared in the laboratory. The sperm is washed and concentrated to increase the chances of fertilisation.

  3. Insemination: The prepared sperm is then inserted directly into the woman’s uterus using a thin catheter. This procedure is usually painless and takes only a few minutes to complete.

  4. Post-IUI Care: After the IUI procedure, a woman may experience some mild cramping or spotting. It is advised to rest for a short while before resuming normal activities. A pregnancy test is usually scheduled two weeks after the IUI procedure to determine if the treatment was successful.

Key things to consider when choosing a fertility clinic for IUI treatment

Why choose Fertility First for your IUI procedure?

Here at Fertility First, we understand the importance of seeing the same specialist throughout your fertility journey. That’s why one of our dedicated fertility specialists will be your one point of contact and have availability after hours on weekdays and during weekends. We are aware that ovaries know nothing about weekends and public holidays, so whatever is the right day for your fertility treatment will be the day that it is done.

Because our Sydney fertility clinic is a Doctor-owned Medical Practice, our IUI treatment costs do not need to cover overheads and/or shareholder dividends. 

At Fertility First, we offer a unique approach to male fertility testing and treatment. We are the only Sydney fertility clinic that routinely screens for sperm DNA damage in all of our male patients. This means that we can identify potential fertility issues early on, and develop personalised treatment plans to address them.

FAQ's about Fertility First's IUI Procedure

Fertility First estimates $1,720 OOP cost for IUI treatment. See our fertility cost page for more.

If you’re considering IUI treatment, Fertility First can provide you with the convenience and peace of mind you need. Our Sydney fertility clinic offers IUI procedures onsite, which means that you won’t have to worry about uncomfortable hospital visits or hidden costs.

At Fertility First, we believe that accessibility and affordability are crucial components of fertility treatment. By providing IUI procedures in our clinic, we can ensure that our patients receive high-quality care in a comfortable and familiar environment. Plus, you won’t have to worry about the additional costs associated with hospital visits – making Fertility First the best IUI treatment clinic in Sydney.

Our treatments include ovulation induction and cycle monitoring, semen insemination with partner (IUI) or donated sperm, frozen embryo transfer, and more fertility treatments. We also offer cutting-edge treatments, such as pre-implantation genetic testing and fertility preservation, to help our patients achieve their dreams of starting a family.

In Sydney, individuals or couples seeking fertility treatment have various alternatives to intrauterine insemination (IUI) available to them. Here are some common alternatives to IUI treatment that are offered in Sydney:

1. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF): IVF is a widely used assisted reproductive technology that involves fertilising eggs with sperm outside the body in a laboratory. After fertilisation, the resulting embryos are transferred into the uterus. IVF treatment is often recommended for individuals or couples with more complex fertility issues, such as blocked fallopian tubes, severe male factor infertility, or advanced maternal age.

2. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): ICSI is a specialised form of IVF where a single sperm is directly injected into an egg to facilitate fertilisation. It is commonly used when there are male infertility factors, such as low sperm count, poor sperm motility, or abnormal sperm morphology.

3. Donor Insemination (DI): Donor insemination involves using donor sperm to achieve pregnancy. It is a suitable option for individuals or couples who require donor sperm due to male factor infertility, genetic concerns, or other reasons. DI can be performed through IUI or IVF procedures.

4. Egg Donation: In cases where the female partner cannot produce viable eggs, egg donation can be an alternative. Donor eggs are fertilised with the male partner’s sperm or donor sperm through IVF, and resulting embryos are transferred to the uterus of the intended mother or a gestational carrier.

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In Australia, the procedure for intrauterine insemination (IUI) typically involves several steps. While the specific details may vary slightly between fertility clinics, here is a general overview of the IUI procedure steps in Australia:

1. Initial consultation

2. Ovarian and genetic testing

4. Sperm Collection and preparation

5. Insemination procedure

6. Post-insemination rest 

7. Follow-up and pregnancy test