BONUS 16: IUI 101

September 18, 2015

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Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY.

After Dr. Rodgers answers two listener questions, she and Heather explore everything you need to know about IUI:

  • What is IUI and how is it done? What is the average success rate?
  • Are there certain diagnoses that would benefit from IUI? On the flip side, are there diagnoses for which you would not recommend pursuing IUI?
  • Are there different IUI protocols?
  • What type of monitoring is done during an IUI cycle?
  • To avoid multiples, at what point do REs typically cancel an IUI cycle? Are there other reasons a cycle might get cancelled in the middle?
  • Where does sperm collection take place, and how long before the procedure is this done?
  • How long before IUI should the male partner abstain from intercourse or ejaculation?
  • What does “sperm washing” mean and what does it entail?
  • How does the timing of IUI work?
  • What does IUI feel like?
  • What “rules” should be followed immediately after the IUI procedure and during the two week wait?
  • When does implantation typically occur?

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