Trying to build a family while facing infertility issues can be a challenge.
IUI, or intrauterine insemination, is often recommended as the first step in your fertility journey.
Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC in Omaha, NE, has helped patients conceive with innovative treatments like IUI since 2000.
What Is IUI?
Are You Struggling With Infertility? Request a Consultation
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May Benefit From IUI
For some patients, the cause of their fertility may be unexplained. If you've undergone fertility testing and the doctor can't find the reason for your inability to conceive, IUI is typically the first treatment to try. We may also suggest ovulation-inducing medication paired with IUI for patients with unexplained infertility.
Candidates for IUI Is IUI Right for You?
Patients With Male Infertility
IUI can help with both female and male infertility. Couples with male factor infertility, such as a low sperm count or weak sperm, can especially benefit from IUI.
Patients With Mild Endometriosis
Has your endometriosis prevented you from being able to get pregnant? Intrauterine insemination may be a beneficial artificial insemination method for you.
Same-Sex Couples & Single Women
For same-sex couples and women who are conceiving by using a sperm donor, IUI is the recommended treatment to start with before undergoing IVF.
Under 35 Years Old
Ideal candidates are in their 20s or early 30s. If you are over 35, we may recommend combining IUI with fertility drugs to improve your chances of success.
IUI Is Not Recommended For Certain Patients
While intrauterine insemination has many benefits that make the treatment well worth it, certain patients will not qualify for the procedure. If you have any of the following traits, our team of doctors will not recommend IUI because the procedure may not be as effective as other treatments, like IVF.
- Severe endometriosis
- Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
- Susceptibility to infection
- Serious scarring affecting any of the reproductive organs
- Severe male infertility
Do You Qualify for IUI? Request a Consultation
At Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, our doctors offer various methods to help couples struggling with infertility. Several of our doctors are board-certified and highly trained to help determine which artificial insemination method is correct for you. Request a consultation at our Omaha, NE, office or give us a call:
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The nurses and doctors are wonderful to work with. Our IVF worked first try. We were lucky and had everyone there being hopeful without also having unrealistic expectations kept us hopeful and grounded. If you have to go here, you are already under quite a bit of stress. It's good to feel like the staff is on your side.View on Google
Our family is beyond thankful for everything Heartland has done for us over the last 9 months. They have been such a blessing to us! Without them, we’d have likely given up on the dream of growing our family. We always felt heard, known, and always received the most thorough explanation of any and all treatments, lab work, and scans. We felt very involved every step of the way.View on Google
The Process of IUI It's More Simple Than You Think
Compared with other fertility treatments, the cost of artificial insemination is relatively low.
Risks You May Encounter
The risk of developing an infection from IUI is low but not unheard of. If an infection is in the vagina, it can spread to the uterus during the IUI process. Our fertility specialists will thoroughly review your medical history to prevent the spread of infections.
During the IUI procedure, a catheter is inserted into the cervix. This may result in mild spotting for a few days after your procedure. Note that this is often not a cause for concern, nor is it a sign that the procedure has failed.
If you combine your IUI treatment with fertility drugs, you increase your chance of multiple pregnancies (twins or triplets), which can carry the risk of miscarriage or premature birth. Patients who do not use fertility drugs with their IUI treatment have a lower chance of multiple pregnancies.
What Is the Success Rate of Each IUI Cycle?
Why Choose Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Board-Certified DoctorsOur doctors and nurse practitioners are board certified or pursuing board certification. This certification represents our staff's ability to stay on top of the latest developments and techniques in the field of assisted reproductive technology.
Our practice uses leading reproductive technology to help our patients at every step of their fertility journey. We use ultrasound technology, HCG trigger injections, insemination catheters, and other advanced equipment to help aid your fertility.
Humanity at Our Core
Our staff places humanity and respect at the core of our practice. With this, we strive to promote honesty, diversity, kindness, courtesy, privacy, confidentiality, and compassion in all that we do.
"Highly recommend going to Heartland." More 5-Star Reviews From Omaha Patients
Our family is beyond thankful for everything Heartland has done for us over the last 9 months. They have been such a blessing to us! Without them, we’d have likely given up on the dream of growing our family.View on Google
I was a very fortunate to be a patient of Dr Constance and can not express how wonderful she is. After trying to conceive for two years, we were able to get pregnant after our first round of IVF. Highly recommend going to Heartland.View on Google