Center for Human Reproduction
Infertility Specialists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
Embark on a transformative fertility journey with Center for Human Reproduction's (CHR) expert intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedures. Dr. Norbert Gleicher and Dr. David Barad, leading fertility specialists, bring forth decades of experience to provide tailored fertility solutions, including IUI and in vitro fertilization (IVF).
IUI Q & A
Understanding IUI: A Proven Fertility Solution
IUI is a meticulous process designed to enhance the chances of a successful pregnancy by introducing sperm directly into the uterus. This procedure is particularly beneficial for women facing male fertility challenges such as low sperm count, low sperm motility, and sexual dysfunction. Additionally, IUI addresses cervical factor infertility, where cervical mucus may impede sperm from reaching the uterus.
Navigating the IUI Process: Tailored to Your Unique Needs
The IUI process at CHR is a carefully orchestrated series of steps, individually tailored to your unique situation:
Ovulation Induction: Kickstarting the process, ovulation induction utilizes ovary-stimulating medications to increase the number of eggs produced.
Monitoring and Assessment: The CHR team closely monitors your progress through blood tests to check hormone levels and vaginal ultrasounds to assess ovarian follicle growth.
Triggering Ovulation: Upon the maturation of a significant number of eggs, you receive an hCG injection to initiate ovulation.
Strategic IUI Treatments: The IUI procedure is strategically scheduled just before and after ovulation to optimize the chances of success.
Sperm Preparation and Introduction: Sperm, sourced from either your partner or a reputable local sperm bank, undergoes meticulous lab preparation before being delicately introduced into your uterus through a flexible catheter.
Comparing IUI to IVF: Informed Decision-Making
While IUI can be effective, in vitro fertilization (IVF) emerges as a more reliable option. The success rate of a single IUI cycle is, at best, one-third of that achieved with IVF. If time is a crucial factor, especially due to age considerations, IVF often becomes the preferred choice.
While IUI may present a cost advantage for a single treatment cycle, the higher effectiveness of IVF narrows the cost difference. The choice between IUI and IVF depends on individual goals, preferences, and needs, and the CHR team is dedicated to guiding you through this decision-making process.
Why Choose CHR for IUI?
CHR takes pride in offering the most effective IUI treatments, combining advanced technology with compassionate care. Schedule your fertility services consultation with the CHR experts today by calling the office or clicking the online appointment link. Let us be your partners in realizing your dream of becoming a parent.