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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination is a method of infertility treatment in which processed and concentrated motile sperm are placed directly into the female's uterine cavity during ovulation. An intrauterine insemination procedure is performed when female's fallopian tubes have normal permeability, but due to the low quality sperm of her partner, fertilization of the egg is not possible (because of the low motility and activity of spermatozoon and decrease in the level of concentration of spermatozoon).


IUI procedure step by step

  1. Preliminary consultation with reproductology specialist (medical history, determination of possible causes of infertility)
  2. Medical consultation + transvaginal ultrasound (for determining the structure of the uterus and ovaries, anatomical features, etc.) + tests (blood and urine, smears) that are necessary for the IUI procedure + medications (if necessary)
  3. Necessary procedures before intrauterine insemination:
    • Hydrosalpingoscopy (to determine the size, shape of the uterine cavity, possible changes and features, as well as patency of the fallopian tubes) or
    • Hysteroscopy (examination of the uterine cavity using an optical probe)
    • Blood tests: FSH, estradiol level, etc.
    • Spermogram (to evaluate the structure, concentration, motility of spermatozoa), functional sperm test
    • Blood tests (thyroid hormones, prolactin, blood group and Rh factor, as well as analyzes for infectious diseases (chlamydia, syphilis, HIV, etc.)
  4. Waiting for the start of natural menstruation or ovulation induction (stimulation of ovulation by medication)
  5. Ultrasound on the 9th - 12th day of the menstrual cycle (depending on the length of the cycle)
  6. Ovulation induction with Ovitrelle or Pregnyl
  7. Carrying out the insemination procedure approximately on the 13th-15th day of the cycle
  8. 14-day (at least) drug therapy to maintain the phase of corpus luteum (luteal phase)
  9. Blood test on day 14 to determine HCG and progesterone level
  10.  Ultrasound 4 weeks after insemination to control pregnancy

iVF Riga offers to use Donor Sperm for Infertility Treatment by IUI procedure for:

  • couples, when partner's sperm is not suitable for for fertilization
  • single women and female couples wishing to become mother

Sperm Donation is absolutely legal in Latvia. IVF Riga uses frozen donor sperm provided by the European Sperm Bank as well as our local sperm bank from more than 50 donors. Recipient can choose the appropriate sperm donor based on his criterion.

iVF Riga Clinic can offer:

  • A wide selection of young, healthy and carefully examined donors
  • Anonymous donors
  • Donor sperm for single women (untill the age of 49 including)
  • Donors of iVF Riga clinic undergo a mandatory health check by urologist, medical geneticist and addiction psychiatrist