As most of us know intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) are two different forms of fertility treatments. However, you may lack the clarity on what effect each treatment would give to your individual fertility issues.
Things may seem totally puzzled and overwhelmed when you are looking for the right infertility treatment for you. You don’t want to try such treatment methods that don’t suit you, Right?
In fact, any randomly chosen infertility treatment may not serve your purpose, especially when you are spending too much and looking for the most effective treatment. Knowing the differences between IUI and IVF, you will get better clarity on what is right for you and your baby.
Let’s here breakdown the differences between IVF and IUI for your better understanding of these treatment methods.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
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In IUI treatment, the sperms are collected from the male partner and processed in the laboratory. The collected sperm is then washed to remove seminal fluid so as to avoid severe cramping, which is then concentrated.
In order to enable fertility, the sperms are placed higher on the uterine cavity bypass which shortens the passage to the fallopian tubes. Through IUI, more sperm will meet the egg and thereby higher the chances of pregnancy.
Who Can Benefit from IUI?
When the couples have below health issues, you can opt for IUI:
- If a woman is not ovulating properly and not able to conceive even after consuming medicines for ovulation-inducing fertility,
- When fertility medication opts for increasing eggs for a woman who ovulates normally.
- When ejaculation is problematic for the male partner.
- If donor sperm is used for pregnancy.
- If the male partner is affected by testicular cancer and frozen sperm has been collected before surgery or treatment.
For issues like unknown infertility, mild endometriosis, mild male infertility, etc, IUI is the most suggested infertility treatment.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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IVF is a type of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) wherein the male partner’s sperm and eggs of a female is combined in a laboratory dish which takes place outside their physical body. Female ovaries can be stimulated using medications and also develop multiple follicles with eggs.
IVF is a small process wherein sedation is used for trans vaginal ultrasound in order to aspire follicles and get the eggs followed by insemination of sperm on the same day. Through IVF, embryo growth can also be monitored and wait for the optimal day to transfer the embryo.
Who can benefit from IVF?
In vitro fertilization is suitable for the couple who have been unsuccessful in getting pregnant even after continuous trying for one year and also for someone who has increased fertility issues as below:
- When fallopian tubes are blocked due to scarring or tubal ligation.
- Ovulation is not regular
- Low male sperm count or low motility.
- Increased endometriosis
- If there is the previous vasectomy for the male partner.
- When there are less egg vitality and lower egg supply.
- IVF surrogacy and/or Egg donation.
IVF is suitable for such couples who have already tried to conceive naturally to a minimum of three unsuccessful IUI cycles.
Janisthaa IVF centre is a world-class Fertility centre in Bangalore under the Directorship of the most talented and experienced Dr Shwetha. With years of collective reproductive clinic experience diagnosing and treating infertility, Janisthaa is a leading provider of IVF and fertility care. We personify numerous success stories in IUI and IVF treatment with continued innovation and drive to support every infertile couple to achieve a healthy pregnancy in the shortest time frame possible.
We provide unwavering pledge to give comprehensive care and support to fulfil your parenthood dreams, each progression of the way. We believe healthy births to be the most significant aspect of a fertility centre’s actual success. With hundreds of babies conceived, our success rates and experience represent themselves, our innovative and right IVF and IUI infertility treatment can successfully fulfil your dreams to become a parent.
It is critical to ask your specialist or Doctor if you have any enquiries concerning an IUI or IVF. Abstain from using Google as an approach to find solutions in light of the fact that these change on an individual premise. Connect with any of our fertility specialists for help on your journey.