Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

IUI is a fertility treatment also known as Artificial Insemination. A catheter is used to place a number of washed sperm directly into the uterus. The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of fertilization. IUI is a relatively “low-tech” assisted reproductive technology (ART). The IUI procedure is simple and may be performed even if the woman is not receiving medications to improve or increase her egg production. However, many physicians will encourage women to take medications to stimulate the ovaries in order to increase egg production and, hopefully, the chance of achieving pregnancy.

Follicular monitoring or follicular study is a vital component of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) assessment and timing. It basically employs a simple technique for assessing ovarian follicles at regular intervals and documenting the pathway to ovulation.
This involves removing some cells from the trophectoderm component of an IVF blastocyst embryo. The removed cells can be tested for overall chromosome normality PGS , or for a specific gene defect PGD. The embryo should be at the expanded blastocyst stage (or beyond) at the time of cell removal.