IUI Vs IVF – Which fertility treatment is right for you?
Ever come across the term ART? Assisted Reproductive technology (ART) is the umbrella term given to describe a number of different treatments that can be performed to help achieve pregnancy. If you have been looking for assisted reproductive treatments, you must have come across the terms IUI & IVF as they have gained a lot of popularity in recent times.
Let’s learn about IUI First.
One of the simplest forms of Assisted Reproductive Technology, Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves collection of the sperm, preparing the sperm in the lab and then inserting the prepared sperm into the uterus (womb) of the woman close to the time of ovulation. Hence in this case, the fertilization takes place internally. A cycle of IUI can be undertaken with or without fertility drugs for the woman, depending on what is medically recommended.
In ART, IVF is the most popular form of fertility treatment. In essence, it is the collection of sperm from the male and eggs from the woman, which are then placed together in a petri dish in the laboratory. The embryologists then observe if the process of fertilization is complete and prepare for transfer of healthy embryos back into the uterus of the woman at any time from day 2 to day 5.
So, which treatment is right for you?
You may benefit from IUI if:
The female partner suffers from any form of ovulation disorder.
The patient wants to be a single mother or are a same sex couple
The female partner has been detected with very mild to mild endometriosis
The male partner is reported to be having a low sperm count
The male partner is suffering from other issues such as erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction.
The patient is opting for sperm donor.
The patient just wants to speed up the fertilization process and does not want to get into specific attributes such as gender selection or detecting genetic disorders
The patient is suffering from Infertility that is not attributed to underlying causes
The patient is looking for cost effective solutions
Let us visit the benefits of IVF now. IVF includes all the benefits of IUI but there are reasons why it is preferred by patients who are looking for a more effective solution.
IVF comes to the rescue in case the patient is suffering from blocked fallopian tubes.
It allows for gender selection
It helps detect genetic disorder that can be passed from either parent to the child and bypass it completely
Patients who have failed 2-3 cycles of IUI switch to IVF for more effective solutions
IUI and IVF both have proven track records and the results vary from patient to patient. Some patients might end up conceiving with IUI while others might have to switch to IVF. Choosing between IUI and IVF relies upon your age and the conditions of both the partner’s reproductive organs. According to the condition and situation, an infertility specialist will suggest the right choice for you. Both procedures have promising histories of being effective, and it is up to you to decide which way you are most comfortable with.
To lead you on the right path of fertility treatment, MMC IVF is offering you an opportunity to consult with a world-class fertility specialists for a one-on-one discussion. All you have to do is make an appointment with us +971 56 136 2512 or write to us at email@example.com. We will get back to you promptly. The best part is that you can stay at home and talk to our specialists online. In addition, you can request for a second opinion on the diagnosis and treatment you already are on. Reach out to MMC IVF and we will fix an appointment for it.