Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

The specialists at Reproductive Care Center have used Intrauterine insemination (IUI) for over 25 years to treat infertility. IUI is a painless procedure where a small catheter is used to pass concentrated sperm through the vagina, past the cervix, and into the uterus.

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IUI is one of the first steps in the majority of infertility treatment plans. Using a time-tested method, IUI places sperm inside a woman’s uterus. The goal of IUI is to increase the chances of pregnancy by increasing the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes.

Working with our specialists, we will help determine which infertility treatment is right for you. Typically, IUI is the best treatment choice for those impacted by cervical factor infertility, mild endometriosis, older age, mild to moderate male infertility, male ejaculatory problems, and/or for patients who have been unsuccessful with drug treatments.



Semen Analysis

Our andrology lab uses the “Kruger Strict Criteria” to evaluate semen.


Fertility Medicine

Prescribed medicine increases the chances of conception using IUI.


hCG Injection

Before the procedure, the patient is triggered with chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to cause ovulation.


Intrauterine Inseminations

36-40 hours later and after the hCG injection, an IUI is performed.

IVF Cycle Monitoring

The insemination process must be timed properly to maximize the chance of pregnancy. Sperm can last for several days in the female reproductive tract, however, the egg can only be fertilized within approximately 24 hours.

The level of luteinizing hormone (LH) rises in the urine 36-40 hours before an egg is released. Home ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) test the urine for LH and predict ovulation accurately 90-95% of the time. Women with PCOS often have elevated LH levels, which can cause a false positive test. The insemination is scheduled 36-40 hours after this hormone surge.

OPK Instructions

Follow the kits instructions and begin testing in the morning, before 11:30 am, on day 10 of your cycle. Cycle day one is the first day of full flow of your menstrual cycle before 5pm. We recommend Clear Blue Digital Kits (We do NOT recommend the “Advance” kits). Testing is done once daily in the morning, before 11:30 am, with your second or third void (skipping your first void of the morning). Ovulation will most likely occur between days twelve and twenty. When your test is positive, in the morning before 11:30 am, call the office as soon as possible to schedule your IUI for the next day.

If you surge on a day we are closed, contact our on-call nurse at (801) 878-8888 option 4. Call us for further instructions if you don’t surge by day 16.

Additional Cycle Monitoring

An ultrasound can confirm the number and maturity of the follicles and the thickness of the lining of the uterus.

Another way of monitoring your cycle is through blood estradiol levels which confirm healthy mature follicles.

Transvaginal ultrasounds, estradiol, LH and progesterone measurements are also done when FSH is used. This helps avoid multiple births, FSH side effects, and can help determine the best time for the hCG injection

Money back guarantee

We are so confident we can help grow your family that we offer a 100% IVF money back guarantee.

Reproductive Care Center specialists will help you understand your treatment options.

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