Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

What is IUI?

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a fertility procedure where carefully processed sperm is placed directly into the uterus, increasing the chances of fertilization and pregnancy. This method is known for its simplicity, affordability, and effectiveness in certain fertility cases.


Suitable Patients for IUI:

IUI is often recommended for couples facing specific fertility challenges, such as:

  • Unexplained infertility
  • Mild male factor infertility
  • Cervical issues
  • Ovulatory disorders


Our experienced fertility specialists will assess your individual case to determine if IUI is the right solution for you.


The IUI Process:

1. Ovulation Monitoring:  Your menstrual cycle will be closely monitored to identify the optimal time for insemination.

2. Semen Collection and Processing: Sperm from a male partner or a donor is collected, processed, and prepared for insemination.

3. Insemination:  During ovulation, the processed sperm is placed directly into the uterus using a thin catheter, increasing the chances of sperm reaching the egg.


Timeline and Duration:

Here’s a simplified timeline to guide you through the IUI protocol:


Day 1

Start of Menstrual Cycle

Day 3-5

Begin Ovulation Monitoring

Day 10-12

Possible Start of Ovulation Window

Day 12

Insemination Procedure (Timing may vary)

Day 14-15

Post-Insemination Monitoring

Day 28 approx.

Pregnancy Test

Please note that the timeline can vary based on individual factors and treatment protocols.


Expected Outcome:

While success rates can vary, IUI offers a promising solution for many couples. Factors such as age, fertility history, and the reason for infertility will influence the likelihood of success. Our team will provide personalized guidance throughout the process.



As with any medical procedure, IUI carries some risks, including:

  • Multiple pregnancies
  • OHSS (Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome)
  • Infection (rare)


Our dedicated medical team prioritizes your safety and well-being, addressing any concerns and ensuring a supportive environment throughout your IUI journey.


At Alhaya Fertility Centre, we believe in empowering you with information to make informed decisions about your fertility. If you have further questions or are considering IUI, our expert team is here to guide you every step of the way.