Artificial insemination, also known as intrauterine insemination (IUI), is a technique that involves placing sperm inside the woman’s uterus with a catheter to achieve fertilization. Unlike IVF, artificial insemination does not require the collection of eggs from the ovaries or fertilization outside the body.
Atlantic Reproductive, a leading fertility clinic in Raleigh, NC, specializes in fertility treatments, including artificial insemination. Our practice is known for providing comprehensive and compassionate care — and the IUI process must be performed by a licensed medical professional.
IUI Process for Our Raleigh-area Patients
Intrauterine insemination is a painless process that takes place in our clinic over the course of a few minutes. It’s done at the time of peak ovulation. So, how does it work?
First, sperm that has been washed is injected into the uterus. Washed sperm is used because the washing process strips semen of certain chemicals that can irritate the uterine tissue and reduce the rate of success. This can be sperm from a partner or those of a sperm donor.
After injection occurs, the woman will spend a few minutes lying down and resting on the table in order to maximize the IUI success rate.
Form a Relationship & Work with Our Raleigh, NC Fertility Doctors
Over the years, Dr. David Walmer and Dr. Susannah Copland have helped hundreds of patients add to their families through artificial insemination. To see if IUI is a good option for you, contact Atlantic Reproductive Center today to schedule an appointment. We regularly see patients from all over the Triangle, including Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville and beyond!