IUI—Artificial Insemination

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), also known as Artificial Insemination, may be an option for couples if the wife’s fallopian tubes are patent (no blockage) and the husband’s sperm count is adequate. Although the success rate per treatment is lower with IUI than IVF-ICSI, Fakih IVF has a high rate of success in all of our assisted reproduction treatments. With centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and medical partners in Al Ain, Fakih IVF is available to help couples throughout the UAE and abroad. Other treatment options available at Fakih IVF include IVF-ICSI, Mini IVF, Natural Cycle IVF, Gender Selection, Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS), Screening for hereditary diseases through PGD, Male Infertility and much more.

What Are The Steps And Duration Of An IUI Treatment?

In an IUI cycle, a semen sample is taken and the concentrated sperm is placed into the uterus near the time of ovulation. Minimal medication may be prescribed to stimulate the ovaries. 

Day 3 Of The Menstrual Cycle:

An assessment is made through ultrasound and blood test. Minimal medication may be prescribed to stimulate the growth of multiple follicles in the ovaries. These follicles will develop into eggs.

Day 8, 9 Or 10:


Endometrial lining and follicle size are assessed through ultrasound to determine the date of the next visit.

Day 11, 12 Or 13:

An hCG “trigger” shot is given to induce maturation of the egg within a scheduled timeframe and the IUI is time accordingly.

*The above dates are an approximation of an average cycle.

36 to 40 hours later, the IUI is scheduled. A semen sample is provided and sperm is prepared, concentrated (washed) and placed in the uterus using a precise tube (catheter).

Should I Be Considering An IUI? Do I Have Any Other Options?

Each couple is unique and it is important to discuss your full medical history with one of Fakih IVF’s physicians before making a decision. We are aware that experiencing difficulty in conceiving can be stressful, emotionally and financially, and we will do our part to help you and your spouse fulfill your dreams of parenthood. Book an appointment today to discuss your history with a physician and begin your journey.

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