Artificial insemination (with husband sperm)

DEFINITION:  

Artificial insemination consists of placing the selected sperm in the uterus. Sperm can be provided by the husband or a sperm donor. 

Artificial insemination is recommended for those cases in which women and man are fertile but cannot get pregnant because the sperm cannot reach the uterus because of impotence problems or anatomical defects.

DESCRIPTION:

The process includes a pretreatment period, an endocrinology test, the sperm capacitation, either from the husband or a donor, and the insemination itself.

Artificial insemination is performed in the doctor's office and it does not require anesthesia. The doctor introduce the sperm into the uterine cavity using a catheter. Patients should remain lying down for 15 minutes after insemination.

BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

The weeks before the insemination, it is conducted an ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins. When the eggs are ready, the insemination is programmed.

The semen also undergoes a improve process to maximise the quality and the chances of success.

AFTER THE PROCEDURE:

Two weeks after insemination, patients may undergo a pregnancy test to check if she is pregnant.