IUI Cycle Overview
Call the office on day I or 2 of period to schedule “Day 3 lUI Start”. This appointment will include blood work and an ultrasound. Pending the results of that visit, stimulation medication will start that evening between 7 -9PM. Stimulation medication will be taken for approximately 3 nights. On or about the fourth day, you will come to the office for your next visit. You will then get instructions for that evening and be told when to come for the next blood work and/ or ultrasound.
After approximately 5-14 nights of medication, you will be ready for your BCG shot. This is a one time intramuscular injection that will trigger your body to ovulate. You will then be given instructions regarding inseminations over the next 24- 48 hours.
Your partner will need to come with you to produce or you will have to bring his specimen with you by 7:30 AM. The semen will be washed and processed for insemination. You will be positioned in the same manner as you would be for a pap smear.
Intra Cervical Insemination (ICI)
Sperm is placed in the cervix just prior to ovulation. You will rest for 5 minutes after the insemination.
Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI)
Sperm is placed directly into the uterine cavity at the time of ovulation. You will rest for 10 minutes after this procedure. Most women will receive progesterone support beginning 2 days after the lUI. One week after the lUI you will have a blood lest to check your progesterone level. One week later you will have a pregnancy test.