If a woman does not become pregnant after treatment with medical and surgical techniques, she may choose to undergo more complex procedures, called Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART), after consulting her doctor.
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the placement of a man’s sperm into a woman’s uterus using a long, narrow tube. IUI can be used in combination with medications that stimulate ovulation; this combination can increase the chance of pregnancy in some cases.
The success of IUI depends on the cause of the couple’s infertility. If inseminations are performed monthly with fresh or frozen sperm, success rates can be as high as 20% per cycle depending on whether fertility medications are used, the age of the female partner, and the infertility diagnosis, as well as on other factors that could affect the success of the cycle.
In Vitro Fertilization
During in vitro fertilization (IVF), eggs and sperm are taken from the couple and are incubated together in a dish in a laboratory to produce an embryo. The doctor will then place the embryo into the woman’s uterus, where it may implant and result in a successful pregnancy.
The steps of IVF include: Ovarian Stimulation (Stimulation of Egg Maturation), Egg Retrieval, Fertilization and Embryo Transfer.
Please consult our doctors to see which treatment is suitable for you.